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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 56 Written : 08/02/94 03:46pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Super-Demons in Romania Serpents, Scorpions, and Super-Demons Central Europe is hardly the place for spooks and religious sophistry. After all, Bucharest, Romania, has a long history of literature, arts, education, and science. But it also houses, now, an eighty-seven-year-old Romanian nut who is a priest in the Romanian Orthodox Church. That church has the temerity to designed the priest as one of its "chosen confessors." On July 30, he apparently invited the media and the citizenry of the city to watch him exorcise demons from what he called "a possessed woman" in the courtyard of the Bucharest Darvari monastery. And hundreds of persons obliged. The priest has been raging against "forty years of no religion taught in [public] schools" which has resulted in "50 percent of Romanians" turning to "witchcraft." In regard to the "possessed woman" he explained the existence of "three types of demons - serpents, scorpions and master demons" and lectured that they could be "vanquished solely by prayers and fast(ing)." News reports did not carry any pictures or information concerned with the "serpents, scorpions and master demons" exorcised from the woman. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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