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Monday, 26 May 2008

We're all spawn of the Devil

If you're a secular humanist and happen to be gay, you're blinded by the Devil himself to the inhuman nature of your affliction. Oh, that goes for people who favour abortion, too. Oh, and secularism. And bits of scientific research.

The thing is, the organisation that has published the words of the lunatic who wrote them is laughingly called the Catholic Truth Society.

Pardon me a moment . . .

Ha, ha, ha. Tee-hee. Chuckle, chuckle.

Sorry about that. Now, where was I? Oh, yes, truth. (Titter! Oh, stop it!)

Father Jeremy Davies is described in this story in Catholic Review as exorcist of the Archdiocese of Westminster. This is what it says:

In a new 56-page book called Exorcism: Understanding Exorcism in Scripture and Practice, Father Davies wrote that Satan had blinded secular humanists from seeing the “dehumanizing effects of contraception and abortion and IVF [in vitro fertilisation], of homosexual ‘marriages’, of human cloning and the vivisection of human embryos in scientific research.” The result, he said, was that Europe was drifting into a dangerous state of apostasy whereby “only [through] a genuine personal decision for Christ and the church can someone separate himself from it”.

This chap says atheism is largely to blame for, as the paper puts it, "entrapping people in states of 'perversion' ".

He called occult practices such as magic, fortunetelling and contacting the spirits of the dead “direct invitations to the devil which he readily accepts”. He said such practices involve the abandonment of self-control, making them as corrupting an influence as hard drugs, demonic music and pornography.

He even says using yoga for relaxation is the thin end of the wedge.

This loon, ordained in 1974, was trained as a medical doctor. Mind you, some of them can be bonkers, too, but you do tend to expect a bit more from those who have trained in the sciences.

He goes as far as to warn Catholics (just Catholics?) to be wary of the “idolatrous demonic side” of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism and druidism. So, not happy with knocking atheists, he gets other religions in his sights, too.

The exorcist denounced “new revelations” and criticized Mohammed, founder of Islam; Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Rev. Sun Moon, founder of the Unification Church, now called the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. He called them “heretical prophets and false messiahs” who led their followers to a “demonic bondage of conscience”.

The words pot, kettle and black come to mind.

Hat tip Freethinker.

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