Friday, August 18, 2006

Cultist of the Week Award

We hand this week’s Cultist of the Week Award to the Southern Africa’s Catholic bishops, who earlier this week warned their priests to “stop moonlighting as witchdoctors, fortune tellers and traditional healers.” You really have to applaud Rome for its softened response to pestilent heretics; they used to execute by day and torture by night. Now they simply offer a warning. Then again, these ain’t the Dark Ages. The thing we don’t understand is how on the one hand Rome condemns witchcraft, but on the other they condone transubstantiation and baptismal regeneration. Looks like magic to us. Dark too. Anyway, we tip our Fedora to the bishops, as we admire their pointy hats, and leave them with a word of exhortation from Hedley Lamarr, “Go do that voodoo that you do so well.”