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So here we are in almost 2008 and we still have to listen to religious extremists such as this current Pope, a man who regularly spouts rhetoric of hate and intolerance towards gays and lesbians.  Now Osama's "christian" counterpart wants to exorcise folks on the internets.  

I kid you not, see blockquote below.

I have something to tell this confused conservative who would turn back the clock a thousand years and bring back "exorcisms" which has resulted in dead children and is a practice akin to snake handling purification rituals.  What's next Ratzinger? The burning of heretics at the stake?

Or maybe Ratzinger is bemoaning the fact that Jesus' teachings about the temple of the body made it into the current, otherwise heavily-edited Bible and he's trying the age-old distraction technique again to deflect from that concept being more understood?

This guy's a joke.  To the Catholics I offend, my apologies.  It's time to reject this brute Ratzinger and his medieval views.

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The Pope has ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism.

Vatican chiefs are concerned at what they see as an increased interest in the occult.

They have introduced courses for priests to combat what they call the most extreme form of "Godlessness."

The Vatican is particularly concerned that young people are being exposed to the influence of Satanic sects through rock music and the Internet.
I have not ONCE met a satanist.  And I could give a shit about the occult.

As far as I'm concerned, followers of the occult and any "church," "temple," or "mosque" for that matter are all relics of an ignorant, medieval mindset that allow "church"-based hate-crimes to occur.

So Ratzinger must be refering to people like me on the internet who tell people like Ratzinger that he should look in the mirror if he's looking to find evil in the world.

His money-changers must be feeling the pinch now and has decided to deploy exorcist squads.

What a joke.

He and his evangelical counterparts are no better than Osama Bin Laden and his chump ass murderous freaks.

Unfortunately, this article reads like it's a joke or a farce.  It is not.  Ratzinger's "exorcistinchief" has this to say:

"Thanks be to God, we have a Pope who has decided to fight the Devil head-on," he said.

"Too many bishops are not taking this seriously and are not delegating their priests in the fight against the Devil. You have to hunt high and low for a properly trained exorcist.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...

God exists, just not in the temples of man.

He/she/it exists in every connected atom of the universe and he/she/it is just trying to comprehend himself/herself/itself.

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Originally posted to a gnostic on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 07:36 PM PST.

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