This just in.
The Vatican's Chief Exorcist has just announced that Hitler and Stalin were possessed by the devil.
Parchment at eleven.
Any news about those pedophile priests yet, Your Exorcist-ness?
Someone I know and respect who is
Catholic suggested only yesterday that the church would probably
sanction marriage for priests in the near future.
I told him I wouldn't hold my breath.
No doubt overcome by an ecumenical
virus, he also felt that the time was coming when Christians would
forget their differences to unite as one to overcome the influence of
Screw diversity, the game is ON.
In case anyone else thinks that the
Vatican has entertained a notion of joining the twenty-first century,
today's announcement from the Chief Exorcist should
dispell any of those silly thoughts.
Because I was raised as an
Episcopalian, which was horny Henry VIIIth's breakaway sect, I naively
used to think that we basically had the same belief system as the
Except, wait a minute, Episcopal
can be married. They can be gay. They can be female. They can be gay
AND female. Women
have to put bags over their heads, literally or figuratively, to buy
birth control. Or suffer guilt for using it. Or confess to anyone about
suffering guilt and for for
using it. The
Episcopal church took a pro-choice position on abortion. Nobody writes
novels about the Episcopal church. Episcopalians don't have secret
societies either, unless you count Skull and Bones.
That's just the
stuff. About the only thing the two have in common is celebrating
Easter and Christmas on the same day.
Which brings me to Warren Jeffs,
the polygamist Mormon cult leader who was just arrested and booked for
forcing underage girls to marry older men. Way older men.
Did John Marc Karr ever look into that group? He might have saved himself the airfare to Thailand.
So many religions. So little God.