Posted by The Happy Tutor
According to secret Vatican documents recently released wartime pontiff Pope Pius XII attempted a "long distance" exorcism of Hitler which failed to have any effect.
So, the top Catholic came up short. What if Hitler and Stalin had gotten themselves born again? Would that have straightened them out or made their crimes irrelevant to their Salvation? I will have to ask AKMA, he would know. I mean worse people have been saved that way, not that it has affected their behavior any. I suppose getting Hilter and Stalin saved would have netted the same geopolitical result as a failed exorcism, with the difference being that they could have died with a clean conscience. But I am Catholic, so I probably am just bitter that the Pope came up short when it mattered most. I have known a drunkard who got cured and got elected Mayor by getting saved, and I once knew a serial child-molester who became a respected Scout Master that way. I honestly can't say, in fairness, that I ever knew a politician or anyone else who got them themselve rehabilitated by an exorcism. We could try it on Islamofascists, though. Exorcism, or getting the Mullahs born again, either way it would be more Christian than nuking Iran. Well, never mind. I have the Dumpster to myself and plenty of time to think it over before they come with the Truck to cart me away. "May this cup pass from me," as Jesus said, also to no effect.
"worse people have been saved that way"
O.K.,I give. Who was worse than Stalin and Hitler?
Posted by: rat | November 26, 2006 at 07:21 PM
Vlad the Impaler. Genghis Kahn. Caligula. To name a few contenders. Anyone else come to mind, when we think of Scoundrels?
Posted by: Tutor | November 26, 2006 at 08:12 PM