Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Who Ya' Gonna Call? Probably Not These Guys...

Man, my home state of Kentucky gets enough heat for being the stomping grounds of Ken Ham, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and every goofy group of "ghost hunters" that's willing to pay good money to spent the night romping around an abandoned sanatorium. Now we're getting even more derision heaped on us because we have these guys. From what I gather, they're part of a Catholic splinter group called the Old Catholic Church. * In any event, this particular group stays on call to perform exorcisms, slay ghosts, and cast cure light wounds and remove curse spells for wandering adventurers.

"Paranormal Clergy" will, for free, come into your house and cast a few magic spells to chase away any demons, ghosts, or miscellaneous spooky stuff that may have invaded. They claim to be extensively trained (They'd have to be - demons fall under the "special" category when being turned, so these guys would have to at least 9th-level clerics to stand any chance against them.) and warn vociferously against standing up to any monsters you may encounter without their help. To quote their site, and define the word "irony": Creating a pretty website and publishing a poorly written book does not make one a REAL Demonologist or Exorcist.

The leader of this group is Archbishop James Long, such as he is. He's got a 2-hour demonology class coming up in March, and I may just have to check it out.


* The Old Catholics reject papal infallibility, instead believing that only the Council of the Bishops is infallible. This creates an interesting question as to what to do if the members of the Council should disagree, but I digress.

2 comments:

JAK said...

I can't quite convince myself that these guys are on the level. (Or, rather, as on the level as they could be with a racket like this.)

I wonder what they'd do if you showed up at their demonology class with an armload of D&D books and some dice...

Skippy the Skeptic said...

I dunno, I've read my share of flotsam from other exorcism groups, and these guys seem pretty par for the course. It should be pretty interesting to see what they have to say during their demonology class.