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March 05, 2010

An excessive interest in demonology

Mike Potemra is troubled by news of Satanic sects at the Vatican (ahem), or rather by the high probability the news suggests an otherwise respected exorcist has gone "off the emotional rails" by drawing attention to the problem.

This is a mistake. I have no clue if Satanic sects are particularly active at the Vatican at the moment (too busy in Canterbury, I would have thought) but accusing an exorcist of an "excessive interest in demonology" is not only unreasonable in itself but is also bad for the brand. Do you think anyone would watch Omen or The Exorcist or, at one time, Madonna if it they used Quaker iconography (ahem)?

They would not.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 5, 2010 07:47 AM