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keyfeatures's Avatar Comment 1 by keyfeatures

When doing those salutations to the sun it can certainly cause strange emissions...as if something inside were trying to get out.

Father forgive me, for I have downward dogged today.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:15:59 UTC | #893307

LeCoeurSec's Avatar Comment 2 by LeCoeurSec

Interesting how "Harry Potter" is the only series Catholic Church likes to attack all the time. As if they have a personal grudge against Rowling. What about myriad of other fantasy books who deal in magic etc.? Hmph... What I think, and I apologize if this comment is going to be marked as inappropriate, is that all of those Church fathers need to get laid! Asap! There, I said it and no, it wasn't Satan making me say (type) those words, it was my observation as a future scientist. Suppressing our natural urges (mostly sex, in their case) can only lead to frustratingly stupid texts, statements etc... :D

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:22:45 UTC | #893311

isisdron's Avatar Comment 3 by isisdron

Nutter.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:25:04 UTC | #893312

Rich Wiltshir's Avatar Comment 4 by Rich Wiltshir

There's already a huge amount of evidence to encourage the conclusion that religion is a corrupt and ridiculous enterprise engineered for the benefit of buffoons, so why does this imbecilic jerk give us even more?

It's not his age that delivers these stupid conclusions, it's being immersed within the group-think culture the rcc.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:25:23 UTC | #893313

Southpaw's Avatar Comment 5 by Southpaw

And the needle jumps back to that same old spot on the record. "Your superstitions/fiction/beliefs are evil and wrong, ours are lovely and right, because they're ours." Come up with something new or GTFO.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:27:23 UTC | #893316

Starcrash's Avatar Comment 6 by Starcrash

"And when kids cross my lawn," said the 86-year-old priest, "it's from the devil!"

I enjoy the Magic: the Gathering playing card game, and my parents act the same way about it. And they treat Dungeons & Dragons, too, as a life-threatening and soul-sucking activity. It doesn't even matter how many times I tell them that the bible has nothing to say about these activities.

Yoga is not forbidden by the bible. Nor is it a "gateway activity", Father Amorth, in the same way that praying to God doesn't lead to praying to Allah. Get over yourself.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:27:53 UTC | #893317

old-toy-boy's Avatar Comment 7 by old-toy-boy

And this is from a member of the wolds biggest child-rape support group ???

           or

How do we know that Father Gabriele Amorth is not an agent of the devil ? (does he weigh more than a duck?)

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:30:15 UTC | #893318

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Comment 8 by Schrodinger's Cat

The Catholic church lecturing on what is evil truly takes the biscuit. Harry Potter is just fantasy. What about the Maleus Maleficarum......the official witch hunter's guide.......which was fully sanctioned by the church and was the official guide for over 200 years, on how to recognise and interogate a witch. It is probably one of the most downright evil books ever written.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:35:54 UTC | #893321

Capt. Bloodeye's Avatar Comment 9 by Capt. Bloodeye

Deletrius!

Evanesco!

Damn. They're still here.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:49:53 UTC | #893329

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 10 by Anonymous

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Sat, 26 Nov 2011 15:53:27 UTC | #893330

Jos Gibbons's Avatar Comment 11 by Jos Gibbons

Didn't John Paul II say good things about HP? :S

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:02:17 UTC | #893332

Red Dog's Avatar Comment 12 by Red Dog

Comment 7 by old-toy-boy :

And this is from a member of the wolds biggest child-rape support group ???

       or

How do we know that Father Gabriele Amorth is not an agent of the devil ? (does he weigh more than a duck?)

Actually, he addresses the child rape issue in the last quote of the article:

"He has also claimed that the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Catholic Church in the US, Ireland, Germany and other countries was proof that the Anti-Christ is waging a war against the Holy See."

Child abuse is not the fault of the priests its part of the price they pay for waging war with the Anti-Christ.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:15:51 UTC | #893334

StephenH's Avatar Comment 13 by StephenH

The battle rages on....

http://www.secularism.org.uk/prime-minister-to-send-a-bible-t.html

a lot of money about to be wasted, sending a bible to every school (they already have it)

I think they are running scared now, after the popularity of The Magic of Reality, which is aimed at youngsters

Nothing can be allowed to interfere with the agenda, which is how religion has persisted for so long (the indoctrination of children)

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:16:58 UTC | #893335

Pagan Pete's Avatar Comment 14 by Pagan Pete

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:30:56 UTC | #893336

Evolved Primate's Avatar Comment 15 by Evolved Primate

Comment 6 by Starcrash

...and my parents act the same way about it. And they treat Dungeons & Dragons, too, as a life-threatening and soul-sucking activity.

It is! I was in a university Science Fiction club back in the 70s...D&D destroyed what was a fun group of people who enjoyed talking about books, authors, media...into mindless dice rollers.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:33:25 UTC | #893337

dloubet's Avatar Comment 16 by dloubet

More of that sophisticated theology I guess.

This guy's a cartoon, he has less to do with reality than Harry Potter.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:35:51 UTC | #893338

glenister_m's Avatar Comment 17 by glenister_m

"The Harry Potter books, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, “seem innocuous” but in fact encourage children to believe in black magic and wizardry"

And the bible doesn't??? Power of satan, witches, miracles and all that? Irony meter...

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:58:24 UTC | #893342

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 18 by Tyler Durden

'Harry Potter and yoga are evil', says Catholic Church exorcist

How could Yoda be evil, he taught Luke about the force. Oh, wait.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:16:09 UTC | #893343

Eyerish's Avatar Comment 19 by Eyerish

Hmmm. "yoga is Satanic because it leads to a worship of Hinduism and “all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation"". Ummm isn't one of the offerings of Christianity eternal life in heaven or in other words to be reincarnated into heaven? This guy was probably straight faced when is said this without a hint of irony. What a tool!

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:21:50 UTC | #893345

Stonyground's Avatar Comment 20 by Stonyground

The thing about the Harry Potter books is that unlike Amorth, children can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:24:01 UTC | #893346

tll's Avatar Comment 21 by tll

It's ironic how these knobs like Father Gabriele Amorth think!

Do you know a Muslim or Hindu or even an Atheist that think their possessed with a Catholic type Satan?

It seems to me the best way to avoid this so called Catholic Satan is to stay to hell away from Catholicism! This also works well with any demon in any religion!

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:39:41 UTC | #893352

Peterianmun's Avatar Comment 22 by Peterianmun

Didn't research into "satanic" sexual abuse of children show that it, and the associated focus on exorcism, provided a wonderful cover for the abuse? Just the thing for one of the largest groups of child abusers in the world - no wonder he's promoting it.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:47:15 UTC | #893354

ZenDruid's Avatar Comment 23 by ZenDruid

Rowling taught children that they can conquer their own monsters and demons. That leaves the poor old exorcist fellow with nothing to do except polish turds and complain that children are too sophisticated for his brand of bullshit.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:48:35 UTC | #893355

hellosnackbar's Avatar Comment 24 by hellosnackbar

I'm surprised that some other catholic priest didn't tell Amorth to shut his gob as he's obviously an embarrassment. Chief exorcist??? Ha Ha Ha!!! One sometimes forgets about the silly mutts who are professional prelates.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:52:53 UTC | #893357

Tyler Durden's Avatar Comment 25 by Tyler Durden

Father Gabriele Amorth has also claimed that the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Catholic Church in the US, Ireland, Germany and other countries was proof that the Anti-Christ is waging a war against the Holy See.

And obviously winning the war if one reads the official reports into the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Catholic Church in the US, Ireland, Germany. In other words:

"Satan More Powerful Than God, claims Vatican".

Seriously, why can't these psychotic nutjobs just own up to their heinous crimes against children instead of blaming it on fictional characters.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:12:41 UTC | #893361

Cartomancer's Avatar Comment 26 by Cartomancer

Well, I suppose you've got to hand it to the guy. If you go around calling yourself an exorcist and making money from pretending to do exorcisms then you either have to be profoundly and delusionally sincere in your belief in the daemonic or else a very convincing charlatan who seems to be that sincere. What you absolutely cannot do is appear to be half-hearted in your commitment to the idea.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:16:01 UTC | #893365

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 27 by Stafford Gordon

Initially, I read the headline as "Harry Potter and Yogurt..."; would have made about as much sense.

He sounds as daft as he looks in his photo.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 19:59:29 UTC | #893385

Red Dog's Avatar Comment 28 by Red Dog

Comment 2 by LeCoeurSec :

Interesting how "Harry Potter" is the only series Catholic Church likes to attack all the time. As if they have a personal grudge against Rowling.

One fantasy trilogy that I highly recommend are the books written by Phillip Pullman: The Golden Compass, The Amber Spyglass, and The Subtle Knife. Unlike the Potter books Pullman's books really do make a not so subtle attack on organized religion. It was played down in the movie version of the first book but the evil bureacracy that the heroine fights against (and that is clearly a force against learning and science) is an obvious analog for organized religion and the Catholic Church.

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:19:23 UTC | #893390

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Comment 29 by Schrodinger's Cat

The Catholic church wouldn't recognise evil if Evil McEvil from Evilton in Evilshire arrived at the Vatican with cloven hoves and pitchfork and a large sign saying 'I am Evil'.

( said in best Blackadder voice ).

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:24:48 UTC | #893396

mjwemdee's Avatar Comment 30 by mjwemdee

Not that I'm profoundly interested, but I wonder what this befuddled old fool would say about C S Lewis's Narnia Chronicles?

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 22:00:39 UTC | #893401