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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:25 PM
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'Harry Potter and yoga are evil', says Catholic Church exorcist
Source: Telegraph

'Harry Potter and yoga are evil', says Catholic Church exorcist
For most people it is a way of toning the limbs and soothing the stresses of everyday life, but the Catholic Churchs best-known exorcist says yoga is evil.
By Nick Squires, Rome
2:31PM GMT 25 Nov 2011

Father Gabriele Amorth, who for years was the Vaticans chief exorcist and claims to have cleansed hundreds of people of evil spirits, said yoga is Satanic because it leads to a worship of Hinduism and all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation.

Reading JK Rowlings Harry Potter books is no less dangerous, said the 86-year-old priest, who is the honorary president for life of the International Association of Exorcists, which he founded in 1990, and whose favourite film is the 1973 horror classic, The Exorcist.

The Harry Potter books, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, seem innocuous but in fact encourage children to believe in black magic and wizardry, Father Amorth said.

Practising yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter, he told a film festival in Umbria this week, where he was invited to introduce The Rite, a film about exorcism starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as a Jesuit priest.



Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/8915691...
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:28 PM
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1. when will such an exorcist say that child molesters are evil
unrec for religious lunacy
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:05 PM
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11. in the earliest church they believed in reincarnation. in this
version not so much. as for their moral authority on anything, not so much either.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:32 PM
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13. The OP is NOTendorsing the lunacy of the Catholic exorcist--but merely
exposing it. Why would you not want such lunatics to be exposed? When they spread their BS under people's radar, it prevents saner people from countering them.

The fool exorcist doesn't know that you are unreccing a post about his stupidity, so it does HIM no harm to unrec--and there is no logical reason to smack down the OP, who is not the exorcist or a supporter of the exorcist.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:45 PM
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3. I never realized my incredibly relaxed and self-reflective, thoughtful wife was so dangerous!
:rofl:
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:53 PM
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4. And now I curse my parents for reading me
fairy tales. How could I have known how evil they were? Am I forever doomed?

Guess so.
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xfundy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:12 PM
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5. Relax, religious nut. It was only a vacuum cleaner.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:47 PM
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6. If it wasn't for the child rapes, sexism, and homophobia, the RCC would be a joke. nt
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 03:07 PM
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7. Each and every day, we see more and more of these kooks coming
out of the woodwork, and so many of them are some sect of "Christian".

Seeing a pattern here on gullibility scale?
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:14 PM
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8. The CAtholic Church admits that witches, wizards, black magic exists.
I always thought that basically Jesus was reincarnated as a god............
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:06 PM
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12. He never thought he was.
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Humanist_Activist Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:26 PM
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16. No, he's a demi-god, like Hercules. n/t
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:23 PM
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9. Sounds like insanity.
But it's just religion.
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:04 PM
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10. Well, hey, the 8 limbs of yoga include the niyamas...
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 07:11 PM by tex-wyo-dem
The first limb, which are basically the exact same tennants as the ten commandments. Problem is that yoga pre-dates Christianity by, oh, 2000 - 4000 yrs.

My own theory is that yoga, which pre-dates hinduism, budhism, islam and christianity was the basis for all the modern day spiritual practices and religions, they all just borrowed and stole from the basic practice.

...but you will never hear anyone admit that.

On edit: I think that is why so many religious "leaders" feel threatened by the practice of yoga...it is basically the realization of the self, and many who practice the deeper meanings of yoga don't need any other religion or spiritual practice.
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alterfurz Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:35 PM
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14. Harry's on our side
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:28 PM
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15. The "Chief Exorcist"
(who) claims to have cleansed hundreds of people of evil spirits...

Um, "The Exorcist" was NOT a documentary, Gabe...

"Demons"... "Evil spirits"... And could it be, oh, I don't know, maybe... "SATAN"?????

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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:21 AM
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17. time for a Milton quote: ".... better free in hell, than a slave in heaven ...." n/t
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