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Holy murder.

Posted by Big John on November 27, 2011

Anyone who is familiar with this blog will know how much I enjoy a good religious nutter story, but here’s one that most definately did not bring a smile to my face.

Yes, it would seem that a bunch of dangerous loony witch-doctors masquerading as Christian pastors have been exposed as being responsible for the deaths of at least half a dozen people in this country who believed the claim that their mumbo-jumbo cured the HIV infection through exorcism and prayer.

Now I get a bit confused when it comes to all these weirdo churches, but most seem to belong in the category of .. ‘fundimentalist Pentacostalism’ .. or .. ‘loony Evangelicalism’. This latest crazy bunch call themselves the Synagogue Church of All Nations, and as you can see from their website there are a number of ways in which they can fleece their gullible flock.

It wasn’t so long ago that even churchmen in the more mainstream Churches were indulging in ‘back to the Middle-Ages thinking’, with talk about Aids being “a plague sent by God”, so I’m not surprised to see this story about some bloke wearing a purple frock and waving a crucifix declaring that .. “Practising yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter”, and guess what ? …

Yes, he used to be the Vatican’s chief exorcist ! .. Just as Pope Benedict XVI, when known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s enforcer of doctrinal orthodoxy, or what used to be called … “The Holy Inquisition” ! .. an outfit in an altogether different league to the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

Before I get too carried away on the subject of religious brainwashing and intimidation I’ll take a breather, and leave you with the words of the French essayist and philosopher Denis Diderot, who was one of the originators and interpreters of the “Age of Enlightenment”, and who summed up my feelings exactly when he said that ….

…  “Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”.

3 Responses to “Holy murder.”

  1. John,
    Thank you for expressing your feelings which by the way I share totally. Somf
    Fifty plus years ago when I was in a Catholic High School I was lied to by the School Counselor who told me that the University of Minnesota cost the same as St. Benedicts College. My parents were working class folks and had no idea about colleges. Based on her lie, I did not go to college for five years. Instead, I married and became a victim of physical and mental abuse. Somewhere along the way, I found out that our local college cost 77 dollars a semester while St. Ben’s was over a 1000 dollars. I could easily have worked my way through the public school.
    Fortunately, I found a way to get my college degree, but I have never forgotten or forgiven that nun and the Church that deceived me in so many ways.

  2. I looked, and the website failed to “touch” me. However, “anointing water” could be useful if mixed with a liberal dose of bourbon.

  3. Ginnie said

    I try to be respectful of other’s beliefs … since I want people to respect my lack of belief, but this is taking it way too far. What always amazes me is the power that these crazies have over those who want so hard to believe what they spout !

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