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Exorcist Course at the Vatican.

"The Vatican university is launching a new course for exorcists - Roman Catholic priests who cast out evil spirits from the possessed.

Lessons at the prestigious Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum will include the history of Satanism and its context in the Bible.

Practical lessons in psychology and the law will also feature.

Concern is high in Italy about the influence of Satanic cults - especially among the young and impressionable.

And there will also be seminars at the Athenaeum, or Upra as it is known, on the spiritual, liturgical and pastoral work involved in being an exorcist."

From the BBC.

(You ever get the feeling that some days there are just themes to your blogging? I'm going to go and call Jesus and see what he thinks about this. Maybe he can get a teaching job.)

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girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
You know, exorcism could be a really good skill to have.

I wonder what it would look like on your cv:

Skills:

- good computer skills
- excellent communication and literacy
- exorcism
- fluent in French and Spanish
benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
hmm. well. i can't speak french and spanish. perhaps exorcism skills would make up for that?

i wish i could get the uni to pay for me to go there. sigh.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
does it in no way fit in with your field of expertise? can't you smoosh it so it does?

benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
i suppose i could always try, but they wouldn't cover all the costs, so i'd be screwed anyway.

you know, my supervisor told me i should file in for cash to go and see mark twain's house and read his files or some crap like that. i remember thinking, 'jeez, any kind of reason, huh?' but, you know, i couldn't fund the remainder, so it never happened.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
sux being poor and underfunded, doesn't it.
benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
i'd give another post grads life for a scholarship right now.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
heh. not your life but the person sitting next to you? their research is probably not all that useful anyway
benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
well, i know people writing about joseph conrad's heart of darkness. i reckon we've all had enough of that.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
maybe you could exorcise them?
benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
i'd rather have their money.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
its come to that, then.
benpeek
Feb. 18th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
yes. yes it has.
girliejones
Feb. 18th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
well then
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