Horoscopes are ridiculous but Satan is real says exorcist

Horoscopes are ridiculous but Satan is real says exorcist January 22, 2017

Mexican priest Father Francisco López Sedano, above, dismissed horoscopes as ‘ridiculous’ in a recent interview.
Thinking that the stars influence our lives is “the biggest lie,” Lopez said.

They’re a million miles away! They are bodies made up of metals and gases, how are they going to influence us? The same goes for magic, which is to attribute to things a power they do not have. Carrying around a horseshoe because it’s going to give me good luck is a lie.

Which is a bit rich, coming from a man who represents Catholicism, which makes big bucks selling tacky “good luck” gewgaws to the gullible.

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However, when it comes to the Devil, Sedano is convinced that he exists, and that he is not a mere personification of evil but an actual being. The priest, who claims to have carried out 6,000 exorcisms in his 40-year career, said he did not fear Satan, but Satan feared him.

Jesus often confronted Satan himself and spoke with him.

And so does Sedano. “Who are you to expel me?” Satan has challenged the priest.
And I answer: ‘I am nobody, but I come from Christ, your God and Lord and you leave right now, I command you in the name of Him to go away!
The priest, who normally treats three to five cases a day, says that he has personally spoken with the devil on many occasions.
The Word of God carries three mandates from Jesus, the priest added:

To preach the word of God, heal the sick and cast out demons.

All three of these are still in force in the church, he said, but many priests do not dare to engage the Devil because “they are afraid of him”.  Others, he said, simply do not believe in the Devil.
The priest claims that he is not afraid because God protects him.

If he didn’t, nobody would get into this work.

Sedano said that the devil often enters people because they let him in, because they play around with occult practices.
People let the Devil in. He would not mess with us if we did not open doors for him. That is why God forbids practicing magic, superstition, witchcraft, sorcery, divination, consultation of the dead and spirits and astrology.
According to the Catholic News Agency, Sedano, 80, is the national coordinator emeritus of exorcism for the Archdiocese of Mexico, and he belongs to the order of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. Now, he continues his ministry in the Parish of the Holy Cross in Mexico City.

Hat tip: Trevor Blake

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  • Matt

    RCC … an organisation run by criminals, riddled with hucksters and supported by millions of credulous wish thinking imbecile losers.

  • Har Davids

    According to the book of Job, part of the Bible, Satan is on par with God, talking to him as an equal, albeit a competitor in the market of souls. An exorcist might ask Satan to move out, but commanding him seems a no-no.

  • StephenJP

    Well. I don’t engage in magic, superstition, witchcraft, sorcery, divination, consultation of the dead or spirits, or astrology. So according to Father Sedano I should be OK. Yet funnily enough I find myself equally uninclined to engage in worship, prayer,confession, repentance of sins, and many other things of which he would doubtless approve. Dear me. How is one to distinguish acceptable from unacceptable spiritual practices these days?

  • Johan

    I ate a peanut butter with plum jam sandwich today. That’s it. The highlight. But at least I didn’t need an exorcist to deprive me of my small hard earned stash of money.

  • Just imagine the wickedness to be found were men to follow stars to the birth of a child.

  • barriejohn

    If Satan isn’t real, where does all the evil in the world come from? See – you atheists have no answer to that, do you?

  • RussellW

    Har Davids,
    Yes, that’s the Zoastrian influence on Judaism. Two equally powerful deities makes more ‘sense’, the problem of theodicy is eliminated.
    Well spotted, the world was of course created by an evil spirit, not a benevolent deity.

  • Am I the only person in the world who has no star sign? Alas, I suspect that I am. Hopefully, President Trump will soon build a Wall to keep the likes of this crazed Padre Sedano OUT of the USA.

  • Robster

    Next week, butter and margarine are the same!

  • Paul

    How is this:
    “Carrying around a horseshoe because it’s going to give me good luck is a lie.”
    Any different from wearing a cross, pendant of St Christopher, carrying a prayer on a piece of paper, a ‘picture’ of ‘mary and jesus’?
    I’m sure he would say because they’re ‘real’.
    But they aren’t they are a lie.

  • Broga

    The RC religion is a great racket. You can make truck loads of money, be venerated, get all your sins forgiven and dress in fancy clothes and you don’t have to do any real work.

  • Paul

    Have a look at the reports comments. Link is above at the head of the report.
    Some are truly astonishing.
    And this is a country (US) with immense wealth and power – and with clever people – goodness me. How will the US ever get itself out of this Stone Age mentality.

  • Matthew Carr

    “If he didn’t, nobody would get into this work.”
    Getting paid for it has nothing to do with it.

  • Vanity Unfair

    To summarise: my mumbo-jumbo is better than your mumbo-jumbo.
    Satan (the adversary) was regarded as part of JHWH’s civil service, in charge of weeding out and testing unbelievers. The whole of the book of Job is built on that premise.
    Casting out demons (nothing to do with Satan) was the germ theory and psychiatric theory of first century Middle East. You would really expect an omniscient deity to know about that and perhaps teach the inhabitants, thereby advancing medical knowledge by several centuries.

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