Questionable Motives

March 12, 2010

How can we tell if someone is possessed by Satan?

Filed under: Catholic Church,Demons,Exorcism,Satan,Vatican — tildeb @ 3:45 pm

Pretty easy, actually. Just look at their vomit.

Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s Chief  Exorcist, said people who are possessed by Satan vomit shards of glass and pieces of iron.

How do we know Satan is active in the possession business these days? Why, silly, the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Church in the US, Ireland, Germany and other countries, is ample proof that the Anti-Christ is waging a war against the Holy See! Read more about this demonic onslaught here.

It’s all so… so… plausible.

Isn’t it?


  1. Ok 249 priests out of 49,000 yes, huge scandal there! Not that it’s ok but get real here.

    Maybe you are posessed!

    Comment by 4amzgkids — March 12, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

    • I have been thinking: why not install large magnets at the entrances to every catholic church. If the priest or deacon or congregationalist is suddenly pulled into the magnet, we can suspect Satanic possession!

      Comment by tildeb — March 12, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

    • Umm, my math shows that 4% of 49,000 is 1960. Let’s assume 100 victims for every known clerical pedophile and you would have us call the raping and abuse of nearly 200,000 children not “okay”. I think that’s a bit dismissive of the terrible damage done to innocents by guilty people protected by the church. Seems to me you have your priorities wrong.

      Comment by tildeb — March 12, 2010 @ 11:59 pm | Reply

      • Ummm…read reliable sources not nonsense! I’ve posted some on your other articles! It’s less then 1/2 a percent Genius!

        Comment by 4amzgkids — March 16, 2010 @ 1:53 am

  2. I have a test for this – not very scientific, but never the less… here goes:

    If evil like child abuse is Satan’s work and exorcism is the cure… then we should reduce prison costs by allowing Catholic priests to perform exorcisms on convicted child abusers who are already in the prison, and then let them go free, because they will be cured.

    Do you reckon that would work… if it did, it would prove god existed – shall we try it 4amzgkids?

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 14, 2010 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  3. Where did I say it was ok? Didn’t – said it was sick and those were sick men. However, everyone publishes articles and bashes the Catholic church when it’s worse elsewhere. That’s ridiculous. It’s 10% in the protestant churches and even higher for non-religious!

    It’s all disgusting but let’s expose everyone here – not just the catholics.

    Comment by 4amzgkids — March 16, 2010 @ 1:55 am | Reply

    • How can it possibly be worse elsewhere i.e. other Churches (in fact its not – do the research without your blinkers on). Look at the child abuse scandals in Belgium, Germany,The Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, USA etc, it’s international in scale. Why the focus on the Catholic Church ? Because of the sheer magnitude of the abuse, the cover-ups , the moving of priests form one parish to another, the lies, the buying of silence, the denials and so on. Its not all anti-Catholic but these numerous sickos have obviously given them plenty of ammunition.

      Comment by Paul — March 9, 2012 @ 4:54 am | Reply

  4. Do you not see the irony that if religion ‘worked’ – a) there would be a cure for child abuse – which there isn’t. b) no priests (without exception) would be abusers of children – because they would get their moral guidance from god – instead they twist the moral guidance to justify their actions.

    I appreciate that child abuse is an extreme example of this type of mentality – but it certainly says something interesting about god – either god does not exist, or he does not care what the leaders of his ‘flock’ get up to. Now I accept that priests are human and they make mistakes – but child abuse is a very serious mistake – so if no priests made such a serious mistake then this would be good circumstantial evidence for moral guidance from the bible – but it isn’t, because the public image of the church and reality (that which is observed and reported upon) are massively different.

    It is for this reason that I do not trust religious people anymore than I trust anyone else – in fact I am inclined to take it the other way – the more devout they are the more suspicious I become – because they are utterly deluded, and deluded people should never be left in charge of children ever.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 17, 2010 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

    • Your A & B are excellent points. How to cope with this moral dilemma you serve up?

      That’s a tough one…

      Ooo, I’ve got it… let’s introduce a god-like character who is everything god isn’t and we’ll make HIM responsible!

      Okay, I’ve got it… By making a god-like faith destroyer, we’ll be able to promote the real god as a victim of people’s susceptibility to the evilness of this faux-god. Yeah, that’s good.

      But we need a good name… how about Santa? Oh right, that’s already taken. The letters are recognizable… Hey, let’s just mix up the letters and people will buy it… how about Natas? Naw. Tanas? Too much like Texas. Satan? Yeah, that’s the ticket. Satan is like an anti-god and will take you over unless you pour even more faith into the righteousness of a god that allows child rapists to work for him through the One True Faith. Yup, this is gunna work out just fine.

      Comment by tildeb — March 17, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

    • Why can’t you understand that bad men have hidden themselves in the church? Just like in every other job out there? Why is this so difficult? We are tempted, God gave us free will – otherwise we would be robots – we are to come to Him and follow His rules – then, there wouldn’t be these issues at all. However, as we can see, not everyone does this and that is why there is child abuse, animal abuse, war, rape, crimes, etc…You children should never be left with anyone you don’t really know! That has been proven through out history. You just never know! Uncles, aunts, grandparents, parents, etc…..shouldn’t a child be able to trust their family above all else? Well that is proven wrong time and time again sadly. So you can’t go off on the church/religion thing…..It’s everywhere (SADLY)!

      Comment by 4amzgkids — March 18, 2010 @ 1:34 pm | Reply

  5. “Why can’t you understand that bad men have hidden themselves in the church? Just like in every other job out there? Why is this so difficult?”

    That isn’t difficult to understand – what is difficult to understand is how the Church went out its way to cover this up. The other thing that is difficult to understand is why the religious go out of there way to defend a morally bankrupt organisation on the basis of their faith in a supernatural being that has no evidence to support its existence – and even if it did exist it didn’t intervene to prevent the abuse or cure it – as the Church is now claiming. Don’t you find that odd at all – that the most faithful the people who push the religion and bible are offered no protection by it at all?

    If Walmart covered up sex abuse in its ranks what would do and think? More importantly, if you met people who still shopped there oblivious to the abuse would excuse them? So no it is not like any other job… it is cover up and it stinks.

    The worrying thing is that what we know is probably only the tip of the iceberg – just like hell houses and other supernatural junk that is used to physiologically bully and blackmail young minds into the belief in the unbelievable.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 21, 2010 @ 7:18 am | Reply

  6. […] much for all the commentary here and here that insisted that the catholic church no official policy of secrecy and denial and cover-up and […]

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