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]