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Vatican University Debuts Classes on Satanism for Clergy

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 10:16 AM
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Pretty interesting stuff here, looks like the Vatican is gearing up for invasion of demons and devils. Who knows with all this talk of armeggedon and bible prophecies, excorcism may be making a comeback as people begin to believe that demons and devils are the cause for the current state of the world.

Vatican University Debuts Classes on Satanism for Clergy


Worried about the lure of the devil, a Vatican-linked university on Thursday debuted its latest course offering: a class on Satanism, black magic and exorcism.
The class for clergy and seminarians at Rome's Pontifical Academy "Regina Apostolorum" arose from alarm about what some religious officials see as Satanic practices among young people, especially in Italy.
A major theme of the first day's course was how to differentiate between a person who is possessed and someone who is simply suffering psychological problems.

Rome exorcist Francesco Bamonte described how he works with a team of priests and psychologists to make the distinction before deciding whether to go through with an exorcism.

"If not, I would be inundated with requests from people who don't need me," said Bamonte, who said he performs about 20 exorcisms a year.

The Vatican is also concerned about a growing number of young people who develop what instructors called personal forms of Satanism, outside the sects that are closely monitored by police. They often learn about the devil through the Internet.

"It's a more spontaneous and hidden phenomenon, a problem of loneliness and isolation, a problem of emptiness, that is fulfilled by the values of Satanism," said one of the teachers, Carlo Climati, a specialist on youth culture and Satanism.


It's kind of funny that in this age, the 21st century, many people would dismiss this kind of talk and belief in possession, the paranormal and such, yet the Vatican, no doubt filled with highly intelligent minds feel that it is necessary to offer such a course. Truly fascinating.




posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 10:56 AM
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Well WorldWatcher,

The base of the Church is the believe of good and evil, and on the evil Satan was created.

So in order to keep the believe alive they have to keep making people believe that is a real thread than needs Vatican care and good teaching.


The Vatican needs to keep the soldiers trained into devil warfare after all.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 02:20 PM
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The class for clergy and seminarians at Rome's Pontifical Academy "Regina Apostolorum" arose from alarm about what some religious officials see as Satanic practices among young people, especially in Italy.

I think its a reasonable enough explanation for offering the course. The vatican wants its preists to be able to deal with the youth, and the youth are interested in this sort of stuff, so the preists have to be educated in it.



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