Yoga is the work of the devil, says Vatican's chief exorcist

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  1. Vyom

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    Father Gabriel Amorth has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms in his capacity as Chief Exorcist at the Vatican. The 85-year-old can boast 25 years in the post after being appointed by the late Pope John Paul II.

    At a conference today, he surprised the delegates by revealing some of his greatest dislikes - yoga and Harry Potter. Father Amorth, a colourful and often outspoken personality, said:'Practising yoga brings evil as does reading Harry Potter. They may both seem innocuous but they both deal with magic and that leads to evil.' He added:'Yoga is the Devil's work. You thing you are doing it for stretching your mind and body but it leads to Hinduism. All these oriental religions are based on the false belief of reincarnation.'

    Father Amorth, speaking on the subject of People And Religion at a fringe event at the Umbria Film Festival in Terni, spoke of his distaste for JK Rowling's young wizard.

    He said:'People think it is an innocuous book for children but it's about magic and that leads to evil. In Harry Potter the Devil is at work in a cunning and crafty way, he is using his extraordinary powers of magic and evil.

    'Satan is always hidden and the thing he desires more than anything is for people to believe he does not exist. He studies each and everyone of us and our tendencies towards good and evil and then he tempts us.

    'My advice to young people would be to watch out for nightclubs because the path is always the same: alcohol, sex, drugs and Satanic sects.'It is not the first time that Father Amorth has raised eyebrows with his forthright views - last year he said that the ongoing child sex scandals rocking the Catholic Church were evidence that 'the Devil was at work in the Vatican.'

    'Satan studies each and everyone of us and our tendencies towards good and evil and then he tempts us'

    While in 2006, Father Amorth, who was ordained a priest in 1954, gave an interview to Vatican Radio in which he said that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Russian dictator Josef Stalin were both possessed by the Devil.

    According to secret Vatican documents recently released the then wartime Pope Pius XII attempted a 'long distance exorcism' of Hitler but it failed to have any effect.

    It is also not the first time that Father Amorth, who is president of the International Association of Exorcists, has spoken out against Harry Potter saying in the past that it opens children's minds to dabbling with the occult and black magic.
    Today Vanda Vanni, of the Italian Yoga Association, said:'A Satanic practice? Pardon the pun but that is an accusation that is neither in Heaven or on earth. Father Amorth's accusation is completely without foundation.

    'It is an outrageous thing to say - yoga is not a religion but a spiritual discipline. It is about freedom and a search to find one's inner self. It does not touch religion and has nothing to do with Satanic sects nor does it encourage people to join them.

    Giorgio Furlan, who runs the Yoga Academy in Rome, said`:'There are some paths of yoga which do lead towards Hinduism but other paths are more philosophical but their is no direct link with religion and certainly no link with Satanism.

    'To say such things shows you have no idea of what you are talking about - yoga controls violent impulses of the nervous system and subconscious - to be honest with me it had the effect of bringing me closer to Christianity and in particular the Catholic Church which I had abandoned as a youngster.



    Yoga is the work of the devil, says Vatican's chief exorcist (and he doesn't like Harry Potter much either) | Mail Online
     
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    senile catholic priest!!!! in any case he's nearing his end so let him vomit
     
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    ROTFLMAO!

    ROTFLMAO!

    ROTFLMAO!

    That makes him the same as God then. Even God does not like to reveal Himself to us.

    Alcohol - Ok, Sex - Ok, Drugs - Ok, Satanic Sects - ROTFLMAO!

    Ever heard of horny priests Father?

    People can be so intelligent some times.

    Somebody needs to tell him dabbling with the occult and black magic is quite the same as performing "long distance" exorcism on a bad guy. It's really convenient that what the Pope does is good magic "sanctioned" by "God" while what others do is bad magic.

    I guess there is a term called "white" magic as there is "black" magic. That's racism right there.

    Rephrase: Father Amorth's head seems to be loose.
     
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    70,000 exorcisms? I guess either the reporter or the article writer is a nut.
     
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    This fossil would have been perfect had he been born in the 14th century - burning witches and hunting vampires.

    Stupid.
     
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    Gandhi is the epitome of satanism acc to this bugger because of his beliefs and Hitler ought to be in heaven because he tried a holocaust againrt jesus executioners
     
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    Add to that keeping mistresses caesar borgia anyone and burning scentists at the stake
     
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    Yes, he is stupid. The people who adore vampires today are the clever ones,:shocked:
     
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    You got me.

    I like both Twilight Saga and Vampire Diaries :D
     
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    hahaha, well said bro


     
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    Yoga is quite good and beneficial.

    I am not aware if the Padre is in close communion with the Devil to be so clear in his pronouncement.
     
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    I thought it was Yoni.:shocked:
     
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    What's even more scary than the Father's pronouncements are the "best rated" comments on that article:


    Amazing how stupid some people in the so-called First World can be.
     
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    We need to get this priest to my parish, he will have a heart attack...good god !!.. we have yoga classes run in the adjoining school hall. He would have to chase the devil away from us LOL

    BTW, does anyone here know that St. Francis Xavier (whose body in in Goa), was responsible for genocide and starting an inquisition that killed 16,000 (christian) natives. Their only fault was of following old social customs. Thousands more were forced to migrate to Mangalore.

    The second barbarian (as far as Indian christians are concerned) was Tipu Sultan. He wiped out close to 60,000 - 70,000 Mangalorian christians in Seringapattam (about 10,000 - 12,000 survived after the fall of Seringapattam in 1799).
     
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    On St Xaviers that is something I never knew.

    However, let us not judge with contemporary sensitivities.

    Notwithstanding, there is good reasons for the Vatican to be alarmed about Yoga etc.

    The Catholics are openly flouting the Vatican's edict in the West. The numbers attending Sunday congregations are dwindling. Non Christian practices are invading the Church etc. All this is affecting the authority of the Church.

    If only which Cardinal Dais (brother of Gen Dick Dias) had become the Pope (he was in the running)! Things would have been different since he would have understood the Oriental mindset and struck a balance and would have been a real moderate balancing the different forces at work!

    It is time a non Western Pope is anointed.

    And I am not being parochial!
     
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    Recently Vatican said, Millions of souls need to be harvested in India.

    These missionaries are bunch of idiots and are indulge in force conversation & false propaganda against Hindus in India.
     
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    Vatican is targeting India & China. These 2 countries are soft target due to secular, Atheist and not Anti-west/Christian like Muslim countries.

    Earlier, They were successful in S.Korea. Partial successful in Africa and far east countries.
     
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    Violence is not the right path but sometime RSS and it's affiliated group aggressive move is justified against these Missionaries. If such groups/organisation won't do retaliation/protest then these Missionaries will turn India into Hindu minority country with the help of bible, 20,000 Rs and brain-washing tactics. RSS needs to be more aggressive IMO. It's time. :mad2:
     
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    I say all religious proceedings should be video recorded. That could be one of the possible ways of checking forced conversions.
     
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