The “Sophisticated” Theology of the Catholic Church

As non-believers, we are often told that we should respect the new sophisticated theology of today’s modern church. Well, today’s modern Roman Catholic Church is indeed showing how sophisticated their beliefs are. They are holding a seminar on demon possession and exorcism:

“The object of seminars was to scrutinise the phenomenon of Satanism with “seriousness and scientific rigour”, avoiding a “superficial or sensational approach”, he said.”

And training in this rather serious subject is important. Though any old priest can wave their magic wands around if need be, sometimes you do need to call in trained professionals: 

“Vatican officials said three years ago that parish priests should call in professional exorcists if they suspect one of their parishioners needs purging of evil.”
And, in order to wield the power to purge out demons, the organization itself must be pretty pure. No?:
“The Vatican’s chief exorcist claimed last year that the Devil lurked in the Vatican, the very heart of the Catholic Church.”
The Chief Exorcist said that! Oh Their God! Well, I’m sure the leader had a hold of the situation:
“He said Pope Benedict XVI believed “wholeheartedly” in the practice of exorcism.”
So, there you have it. Once you peel away the theology talk, the church is a firm believer in magic spells and incantations. I expected as much. Superstitious old men running world wide organisations. Give me a break.

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