Saturday, September 16, 2006

Perks of being the best in fighting imaginary fiends

78-year old Fr. Gabriele Amorth is the Vatican's chief exorcist.

[H]e is considered the world's leading expert on problems concerning Satan and his evil activity against mankind. He is the 'doctor' par excellence for illnesses caused by evil, the 'surgeon' who knows how to root them out, fight and prevent them.

Proudly wearing it as a badge on his sleeve Amorth brags of having performed some 70,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. If we assume he started emancipating hapless souls from possession at the age of 18, it comes out he's been averaging 3 exorcisms a day every single day including Sundays for the past 60 years! This guy certainly wins hands down, outclassing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spiderman, and all the DC Comics superheroes combined.

James Randi blurts:

I can hardly believe that I, a grown man, will sit here at my keyboard seriously discussing with other grownups the notion of demons inhabiting a human body, demons that can be banished by saying special words and sprinkling “holy” water… I have to look at the calendar on the wall and move back into the 21st century! And there is a vast, wealthy, flourishing organization headquartered in Rome, Italy, that supports this farce…?

So tell me again, Why is it that relgionists must check their brains at the church door?

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