Demons being real or not, you kind of have to love the tenacity of exorcists. They’re so dedicated. Ridiculous, but dedicated. How many others can say the same about their passion for their chosen hobbies or careers? Gabriele Amorth is getting quoted in this Guardian piece. I’ve written about him before, too.
Reading JK Rowling’s 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.
There are Christians who’ve given up the notion of Harry Potter being the gateway to evil and instead embrace his story as a means of introducing the story of Jesus to people. The evilness of yoga is also a common theme among people who think like him. It’s beyond silly in this day and age and he’s showing his age by perpetuating these notions as things to actually worry about. Talk about a waste of time.