The Devil Made Me Do It

Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist (I’m not making this up), has recently said that Hitler and Stalin were possessed by the Devil.

Which is just sad.  It’s like saying they didn’t have a choice doing what they did.  They would’ve been nice guys, but the Devil just screwed it all up!  Of course, that’s absurd.  If anything, we need to learn how to stop those types of people from even coming into power.  We can’t give them a free ride by blaming someone else for their atrocities.

Best part of the article, though:

…Pope Pius XII attempted a “long distance” exorcism of Hitler which failed to have any effect.

Father Amorth said: “It’s very rare that praying and attempting to carry out an exorcism from distance works.

“Of course you can pray for someone from a distance but in this case it would not have any effect…”

Anyway, now, I’m just pissed off.  I need to stop scanning the headlines in the morning before work…

 

[tags]Hitler, Stalin, Father Gabriele Amorth, Vatican, exorcism[/tags]

  • Gettoknow

    Umm i think this article was made by someone who obviously does not know about the christian point of veiw on the devil.
    By saying Hitler was possesd by the devil he is not saying it was the devils fault. He is saying:
    we were all created by God.
    But God gave us free will because he didnt want us to HAVE to love him he wanted us to choose to. Thus the devil uses this choice (which God gave us so we wont be like robots). THe devil tempts u to do terrible things. The bible says the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. This is what the devil did through hitler && stalin. BUTTTTTTT they CHOSE to let him do this. God never wants bad things to happen but he wont interfeer with free will so Hitler should be blamed for giving a voice to the devil && for allowing those bad things to happen through him.

    AND damn right there aare alot of ecangelicals…y? because God doesnt care what u’ve done or who u r he loves u whether u believe it or not. U know what u guys can slate this message if u want to be all i know is that im praying for u guys no matter what u’ve been through.

    I used to be an athiest and then I got to know God…now all i can say is my life is changed.

  • http://blog.pointorigin.com Mike Burtner

    As for the Friendly Atheist’s assertion that he should “stop scanning the headlines in the morning before work…”, I heartily concur. Save it for 6 PM, when you can have a beer, laugh and cry simultaneously.

    As for the suggestions by the faithful that God intends ~this~ or the Bible says ~that~ in re: demons, Satan, etc.: it’s like trying to argue with the logic of a Monty Python skit. Or the American President. No matter what your argument, there is a veritable bottomless well of interpretation, nuance and flat-out fabrication to support any spiritualistic argument. Don’t see the Holy Ghost? You aren’t looking hard enough! Think God is ~this~? Why, certainly, the book of will tell you that God is ~that~.

    However, it’s all quite entertaining. Just like “The Life of Brian”.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/anotherstiffler anotherstiffler

    Testing the comment system.


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