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Friday, March 03, 2006

Harry Potter Needs an Old Priest and a Young Priest...

Three thousand exorcisms later and Father Gabriele Amorth's mind is obviously uncluttered with reason or common sense. He's the 80 year-old priest who is saying that Harry Potter will lead to the Devil.

Yep, just like Pope Benny before him, Amorth says that the popular books will lead children to magic, from which it is, "a simple step to Satanism and the Devil." Surely David Copperfield, Penn and Teller, Criss Angel, and Lance Burton will love to be in such esteemed company. In Amorth's words, "...magic is always a turn to the devil."

Yeah, I know, the crazy old exorcist is talking about "real" magic. I'm confident that if you ask him, he'll tell you tall tales from his three thousand exorcisms about shit flying around the room, possessed people talking in languages they never learned, and vomitting pea soup. You know...magic.

Pope Benny said that the books can, "...distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly." You know, if the Hitler Youth can't distort Christianity, Harry Potter must be one powerful motherfucker.

See, magic the way amature putzes like me do it and the way the Las Vegas types do it encourages critical thinking. We like to figure out how to do shit, and when we see someone else do something super cool, we try to figure out how they did it. Because of that, we get really good at detecting bullshit when we see it. Religion is FULL of it. Miracle? Not so much. Statue bleeding out its eyes? Hardly.

When a book like the Potter series encourages kids to think and learn about magic, the church sees it as a threat to their indoctrination process because these kids will have something they shouldn't: questions. Questions that some douchebag 80 year-old exorcist won't be able to answer without a heaping helping of the smelly stuff.

Three thousand exorcisms? I call bullshit.

1 Barbaric Yawps:

At 4/3/06 2:39 pm, Blogger Elfred said...

Yo... Guess my pal who likes Harry Potter should read this. :D

I'm from Singapore, do you think there is anything that God can do to get me somewhere else? :D

See ya.

 

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