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“Talk of the Devil …”

Posted by Big John on December 31, 2007

It won’t be long before they are chucking old ladies in duck ponds to see if they float and collecting firewood for the stake on the village green, if recent press reports coming out of the Vatican are anything to go by; for it seems that … “we have a Pope who has decided to fight the Devil head-on” … by ordering his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism.

Bloody HELL ! … Oops ! Sorry…  I don’t want to invoke any demons, or the potty Pontiff might send round his holy hit squad: for don’t forget that his previous job was as head of ‘The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’, which used to be better known as ‘The Office of the Holy Inquisition’.

The Devil ! … Demons ! … Satan ! … Blimey ! … Is this really the 21st Century ? 

Tony Blair recently became a member of the Roman Catholic Church after previously saying that if he discussed his religious beliefs people would think that he … was a nutter“.

…    Now we know why !


4 Responses to ““Talk of the Devil …””

  1. It is all the more worrying when you place this report beside those about some African churches torturing children – sometimes to death – for being suspected witches.

    Apologists will immediately claim that Catholics would never do anything like that. Are we sure? Where is the dividing line? There isn’t one. Once a community gets caught up with such ridiculous ideas as exorcisms and possession by demons,there’s no telling where it will end.

    Witches of Salem, anybody?

  2. When one man has a delusion we call him crazy, when many people have a delusion we call it religion.

  3. Big John said

    What is your new URL John-Ward. Your link still takes me to ‘toad fire’ error ?

  4. Terri said

    Since I was born and raised in Salem….yes, the Witch City…I know full well how these things can mushroom. No….I wasn’t hung at Gallows Hill, but we have enough history to show how easily this can happen.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, John. All the best to you and your family.

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