Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I wanna be your exorcist

If it's Wednesday, it must be Morford.

Attention college grads! Economy driving you to despair? Prospects feeling hopeless? Job market endlessly bleak? Ready to move back in with your exhausted parents and play WoW 18 hours a day and lose yourself in Facebook and not have sex for five years?

Fear not, young seeker. Fresh job opportunities abound, if you know where to look.

That's right, the Vatican is hiring!

...the Vatican needs exorcists.

Really, is it not the height of wicked and delicious irony? Is it not sort of easy to point out that, while some people are very much susceptible to various vile and/or oppressive demons, cults and sects, the church, with its deeply embedded homophobia, sexual dread, misogyny, fondness for pedophilia and cover-up, falls squarely into that exact category? More directly: Doesn't the church often represent just the sort of savagely manipulative demon it seeks to expunge? Why, of course it does.

Gee, sounds like the House of Representatives. Rumor has it they tried to get an exorcist of their own but the Tea-possessed put the kibosh on it. The tribal memory runs strong in them still and they'd much rather be the accusers than the accused. Like last time.

1 comment:

Fixer said...

Behold, a recent announcement from none other than that ancient employer of scowl and misery, nervous altar boy and indefatigable oppression better known as... the Vatican.

Heh ...