Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Devil is in the details

It is widely known fact that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin committed some of the worst atrocities that the planet has ever seen. However, until recently, the world wasn't aware that the reason they did it was because of the big guy downstairs. Thankfully, all this can be brought to the light through the words of Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican's prime exorcist, as he declares that both Hitler and Stalin were possessed.

The Father goes on to say that every single member of the Nazi party was to some extent under the possession of a demon, and that, during the second World War, there were attempts at long-distance exorcisms orchestrated by Pope Pius XII. Of course, given that, according to the official rules (and yes, there are official rules in the Roman Catholic church for exorcism), the exorcist must be in the same room as the possessed, and the possessed must be willing to relinquish the spirit residing within them. Not really possible when you take into account the distance from the Vatican to Berlin.

Of course, Father Amorth has also found the devil in the writings of J.K. Rowling, because of the way magic is used in the books, and can certainly find more displays of Lucifer wielding humans to further his personal ends wherever he looks. After all, with two of the biggest criminals against humanity now being outed as merely possessed vessels for Satan and his ilk, what's to stop others from claiming that the devil also stepped into their skin? Are we going to see the GOP defending their recent racist comments by blaming possession? How about the Democrats claiming that Lucifer is responsible for their penchant for drink and women?

And really, is anyone going to be surprised if, a few years down the road, it turns out that GDub was possessed by a demon whose evil was only rivaled by its own stupidity?

1 comment:

David said...

If it tuens out that way, odds are it will be a Babylonian demon.