Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Excommunicatin' Butt and Takin' Names

One read through the The Popes Dreadful Curse at The Lion and The Cardinal and you'll be asking "where do I repent and make satisfaction", whether you've been excommunicated or not.

Here's how it starts:

BY THE AUTHORITY of God Almighty, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and of the undefiled Virgin Mary, mother and patroness of our Saviour; and of all the celestial virtues, angels, archangels, thrones, dominions, powers, cherubins and seraphins; and of all the holy patriarchs and prophets; and of all the apostles and evangelists; and of the holy innocents who in the sight of the holy Lamb are found worthy to sing the new song; of the holy martyrs and holy confessors; and of the holy virgins; and of all the saints together, with the holy and elect of God:

We excommunicate and anathematise him, and from the thresholds of the Holy Church of God Almighty we sequester him, that he may be tormented, disposed and delivered over with Dathan and Abiram, and with those who say unto the Lord God, ‘depart from us, we desire none of thy ways’. And as fire is quenched with water, so let the light of him be put out for evermore, unless it shall repent him and make satisfaction. Amen.

And it only gets worse with all the citizens of heaven called upon to curse the excommunicated. Read it and see if it doesn't put the "Fear of God" into you!

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