Mar 12, 2010

The devil made us do it

From the Indo

The growing clerical sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that the Devil is at work inside the Vatican, according to the Holy See's chief exorcist.

Father Gabriele Amorth said the Pope "fully believes in liberation from evil, because the Devil lodges in the Vatican. Naturally it is difficult to find proof, but you can see the consequences". Fr Amorth (85) has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession.

Amazing how a fictional anthropomorphic personification made the Catholic Church rape, torture, enslave children and then cover it up.  It certainly is a evil being - one so beloved of God. Whatever you call the entity - Lucifer, Satan or the Devil - it must be a terrible burden to be responsible for all the evil in the world.

Blaming an anthropomorphic personification is just another way of refusing to take responsibility for one's actions and that is far more likely in the Catholic Church. There is no excuse too outlandish that the Church will try to wriggle out of admitting its crimes.

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