Tuesday, August 29, 2006

9/10's of the Law

A senior official at the Vatican has claimed that both Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were possessed by the devil.

“I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed,” said Father Gabriele Amorth “All you have to do is think about what Hitler - and Stalin did. Almost certainly they were possessed by the Devil. You can tell by their behavior and their actions, from the horrors they committed and the atrocities that were committed on their orders. That's why we need to defend society from demons."

No word yet on whether or not Father Amorth believes the crusaders under Alexis the First were possessed when they assaulted the Seljuk Turks and massacred the population of Jerusalem in the 11th century. Or if the atrocities against German and Hungarian Jews by Christians during subsequent crusades were the result of possession. Or the invasion of Mexico and enslavement of the Mayans in the name of Christianity in the 16th Century. Or the carnage of Pizarro and the other Spanish conquistadors. Or Columbus. Or…whatever, you see where this is going.

Father Amorth is one of the Church's chief proponents of the “crusade” against J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter novels, claiming that the author herself may be possessed and that her books teach children to dabble in the occult and black magic, which leads them astray from their faith and makes them susceptible to demonic possession.

Maybe next he will speak out against history books?


At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Neil said...

If his theory is true, and I think we know it is. Than why did Stalin fight Hitler during WWII? Why didn’t they join up? Todd you are Catholic so I defer this question to you.

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Pistol said...

This comment is actually about the Colbert video post:

Toady, that clip was hilarious, but I have to tell you, no one visiting the Natural Habitat is "pressed for time."

At 11:51 AM, Blogger The Awkward Toad said...

Haha. Stamped. I just wanted to make sure people saw the end, which is the funny part.

At 5:24 PM, Anonymous pistol said...

And speaking of terms like "stamped," when david dellucci ran into the outfield wall attempting a catch in last night's game, Chris Wheeler (I like to call him "Wheels") said "He just smoked himself into that wall."
Oh gawd.

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous ken said...

did he really say that? OHGAWDJERR


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