Questionable Motives

January 30, 2014

Can you spot the irony?

Filed under: Uncategorized — tildeb @ 7:26 am



International Catholic Association of Exorcists Director Reverend Isaac Kramer has warned that Internet exorcisms are just a scam.




  1. Hahaha!
    Funny, very funny

    Comment by makagutu — January 30, 2014 @ 7:37 am | Reply

    • I haven’t gotten past the gob-smacking scope of the absurdity of the statement to get to funny yet. This may also have something to do with me coming back to my computer this morning and finding my desktop irony meter laying about in twisted and still smoldering bits and pieces.

      Comment by tildeb — January 30, 2014 @ 10:24 am | Reply

      • Both are scams! Why should the organization claim one is a scam?

        Comment by makagutu — January 30, 2014 @ 10:57 am

  2. I can indeed. $$

    Kramer goes on to say:

    “If a person is fully possessed, the demon inside of them will not let them sit in front of the computer screen to be exorcised,” Kramer pointed out. “Chances are, they’re going to throw the computer screen across the room and destroy everything.”

    Here’s an excerpt from Father Joe’s blog:

    J. de Tonquedec (1886-1962), a psychologist and the official exorcist of the diocese of Paris for over 20 years, doubted that he ever found a real case. He wrote:

    “Exorcism is an impressive ceremony, capable of acting effectively on the unconscious of a sick person. The adjurations addressed to the demon, the sprinkling of holy water, the stole passed around the patient’s neck, the repeated signs of the cross and so forth, are very capable of creating a diabolical mythomania in word and deed in a psyche already weak. Call the devil and you will see him; or rather not him, but a portrait made of the sick person’s idea of him. It is for this reason that certain priests, due to their inconsiderate and imprudent practice of exorcising, create, confirm and encourage the very disorders that they want to suppress.

    IMO, this should be illegal, online and off. So many people have been harmed by this barbaric ritual.

    Comment by N℮üґ☼N☮☂℮ṧ — January 30, 2014 @ 7:56 am | Reply

    • Now here’s the scary part about exorcisms: more Americans believe in demons than they do evolution understood by its scientific meaning.

      Comment by tildeb — January 30, 2014 @ 10:17 am | Reply

      • It is scary, and I live in the thick of it, a Red state. It doesn’t surprise me that neuroscientists found increased gray matter volume in the right amygdala (fear) of conservatives here in America. I’m not sure if you saw this interview, but it really does show you just how backwards our country is, still.

        Justice Scalia in an interview: Justice Scalia in an interview

        “You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the Devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the Devil!”

        Idiocracy from the top. And we wonder why America is so fucked up.

        Comment by N℮üґ☼N☮☂℮ṧ — January 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am

  3. This is why aliens won’t talk to us! Now excuse me while I find a stadium full of people to help me falmpalm

    Comment by john zande — January 30, 2014 @ 8:51 am | Reply

    • That, of course, should read, “facepalm” 😦

      Comment by john zande — January 30, 2014 @ 8:54 am | Reply

      • You could have used the word ‘falm’, which the urban dictionary tells us is a contraction of ‘face palm’, but I admit you threw me with adding the ‘palm’.

        Comment by tildeb — January 30, 2014 @ 10:15 am

      • I’m thoroughly enjoying your exchange with Prayson. Said it before, but I love the way your mind works.

        Comment by john zande — January 30, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

      • That’s high praise from someone of your intellectual caliber (although my first comment was not edited properly – laziness and being hurried).

        I like to explain my thinking so that I don’t just pontificate but open the door for criticism of how I arrive at my opinions – always in the hope that someone will provide me with better reasoning so that I have cause to change mine. Your additions to my knowledge base about historical religious claims are very valuable to me and help me inform what I think. Your efforts are much appreciated. If I can get that process I undergo across to another poster (with whom I disagree based on my criticism) than my hope is that that person then has cause to re-evaluate his or her own process (which then will result in an eventual change of opinion having dealt with the criticism).

        But what I find really interesting is how many people over time bend their opinions slowly to align with what I had written sometimes years earlier! I consider that worthwhile, too, even if credit for my efforts is rarely forthcoming (or even a factor in that change). It’s like my opinions have to be stewed for while before causing whatever level of effect they may eventually have.

        Prayson – like many theists – assumes a right to tell me what I think (to align with what he believes about atheists) and define my character (to some extent) based on his religious assumptions. He’s not alone (and I suspect many of his readers are very much like he is in this regard), but if he’s going to try to argue against a well reasoned position, then he needs better reasons than what he assumes justify his beliefs. I like to hold him to account because I think he’s very earnest and has a fairly large following so I wish for other readers to mull certain criticisms (and why they are important to consider) rather than assume those who might disagree with him do so for poor reasons.

        Comment by tildeb — January 30, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

      • Til, send me an email:

        I have something to tell you.

        Comment by john zande — January 30, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

      • Apologies, i should have said: if you don’t mind me having your email, send me an email…

        Comment by john zande — January 30, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

  4. Pfffft! Everyone knows that you can only do exorcisms in person! Same thing with psychic readings. Who’d be crazy enough to think you can do that stuff over the phone or internet?!?!?! Those people must be nuts.

    Comment by Ashley — January 30, 2014 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  5. Made my day. I love it when Christians talk about demons. Absolutely love it. Exorcisms? A barrel of fun. Never saw a youtube video that records a “real” exorcism that I didn’t like. They’re all so….wonderful.

    Exorcism report by ABC’S 20/20, May ’07

    Comment by Cedric Katesby — January 30, 2014 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

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