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yod@

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#1 13 years ago

A Vatican university is to offer the first official qualification in Satanism for Catholic priests in an effort to counter what it calls "a worrying increase in interest in the occult". The school of theology at Regina Apostolorum, one of Rome's most prestigious pontifical universities, has devised a two-month course that includes how to carry out an exorcism, in response to warnings that half a million Italians have had contact with satanic sects.

The first series of four-hour lectures, to start next month, will cover the anthropological, theological and liturgical aspects of Satanism, and will include instruction by an exorcist within the Catholic Church.

"In the past few years there has been a lot of interest in Satanism, and it develops because of the media," said Carlo Climati, one of the teachers on the course. "It's not that the devil is in the media, rock and roll or the internet, but that it can be damaging when used the wrong way.

"For young people, interest in Satanism can start with a CD, then move on to the internet. From there, it sometimes develops into seemingly harmless things like going to cemeteries, but sometimes can lead to murders."

At least 100 priests and advanced students of theology have expressed interest in the diploma course.

A spokesman for the university said: "We are looking for highly motivated individuals. Priests need the tools to fight against disinformation and ignorance surrounding Satanism."

The Telegraph, London

anybody interested? :p




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#2 13 years ago

lol I don't understand, they're making courses in satanism to COUNTER satanism? Don't make sense.




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#3 13 years ago

Sounds fun.




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#4 13 years ago

I think it's supposed to run along the concept of "know your enemy".




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#5 13 years ago

exorcism. me and CHAKA will sign up for that one.




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#6 13 years ago

yeah, I always wanted to tie Linda Blair to a bed...




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#7 13 years ago

My God, that is disgusting. Let me guess, you have a fetish for pea soup? :naughty:




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#8 13 years ago

Hmm, satanism classes -- seems devilish to me. :p




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#9 13 years ago

Heh...I find people who like Satan and all that stuff to be stupid..I mean,even if they do follow him and praise him and all,whats the use??They'll go to hell anyway.




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#10 13 years ago

wrent there people that said harry potter encourages satanism? lol