And dissimulation... pervades the culture.
At least it strikes me that way. The Susan B. Komen for the Cure playground fight is the most recent example of it. Most of us already knew that the Planned Parenthood extermination camp industry is based upon lies, enthusiastically endorsed by lying politicians, the women's movement, the MSM and God knows who else. Although I suppose the height of dissimulation is exemplified by President Obama now passing himself off as a religious man, with the claim he bases his policies upon the teaching of Christ... Although, what if he really believes that?
Even genuinely religious men seem unable to get their stories straight these days. I'm not saying they are lying, nor do I believe they are trying to deceive, rather I wonder if they are deceived - in other words, deluded? Like Obama?
The "Pope chased demons from St. Peter's Square"?
Take Fr. Amorth for instance. He has made some extraordinary claims in the past, in addition to more or less having endorsed dubious mystical revelations and apparitions. Once again his recent claim that the Holy Father's blessing exorcised two men who were said to be possessed, while attending an event in St. Peter's Square, doesn't exactly square with what the Vatican says happened.
VATICAN CITY - A blessing by Pope Benedict XVI exorcised the devil from two howling men during a general audience in St. Peter's Square in 2009, a leading Catholic exorcist says in an upcoming book.I loved that headline though - 'the pope chased demons' out - he doesn't even walk down aisle of the basilica any longer, so I really doubt he could chase anyone - unless his moving platform goes into high speed of course. Just kidding. Yeah. So anyway, what's up with Fr. Amorth?
Extracts from the book by Gabriele Amorth, a well-known exorcist for the diocese of Rome who has already written two books on treating demonic afflictions, were published in Panorama magazine on Thursday.
The Vatican has denied that the pope performed an exorcism on the men. - Read more here.
One thing I am convinced of however: the world is definitely engulfed in one huge diabolical delusion.
Photo: Exorcism scene from 1961 Polish film: Mother Joan of the Angels.
[Editor's note: See how delightful and informative my blog is? I post on numerous subjects in one succinct post, filled with innuendo and brain teasers, punctuated by intriguing photos... if I must say so myself. I'm banned in Boston, you know.]