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  •  Most likely because those they fix (5+ / 0-)

    their focus upon will be "real life" human beings, not "Satan."

    And thus, this decree is bound to cause more horror and hate than we already have.

    UNLESS... of course... they show up when both Bush and Cheney are in the same room.  Now theah be some DEEEMONS in need of castin OWT!

    •   bound to cause more horror and hate (3+ / 0-)
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      Caj, aitchdee, xanthe

      And thus, this decree is bound to cause more horror and hate than we already have.

      are there a bunch of high school freshmen on this forum?  

      How does one go from, "Pope wants to exorcise Satanism" to "bound to cause more horror and hate than we already have?"

      Does exorcism involve depleted uranium? or millions of cluster bombs?  Is the pope planning to build walls around entire towns and villages, or shut off water to a million people?  How about this:  is the pope intent on economically sabotaging an entire sovereign nation  ?  Did the pope just blow himself up in Pakistan because he's so pissed off at the way his country is being run?

      When you communicate, use reason & logic; it burnishes the edges of hate.

      "Accurate scholarship will unearth the whole offense....[will] learn ...what huge imago made a psychopathic god." -W H Auden

      by Orpheus on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 10:06:15 PM PST

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      •  Oh for crying out loud....! (1+ / 0-)
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        "reason and logic" when we are talking about Medieval superstitions involving devil possession and exorcism?

        That's just daft.

        Here's the deal:  Sending forth teams of exorcists is just another exploitation of other peoples' fears.

        Is the Pope operating on the stupidly excessive level of evil as George W Bush?  Hard to say.  He doesn't wield weapons of war - in the physical sense.

        But how much damage is done to the psyches of people assaulted by his obtuse adherence to antiquated notions of fealty, control, and guilt?

        When you communicate, remember that there may be more than one way to see the actions of an institution.  I have no hate for Catholics. I have plenty of scorn for this pope and his history. His long campaign against gay people is a moral and pyschological pogrom.

      •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

        bunch of high school freshmen

        Seems like you've got the "othering" concept down pretty good.

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