Friday, April 12, 2013
Much ado about a little gas...
A Romanian lawyer is suing his local Orthodox bishop and four priests claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were forcing him out of his home.
Madalin Ciculescu, 34, accused the five of fraud after they turned up several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business. . . .
The case alleging ‘religious malpractice’ is reportedly the first time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court. . . .
The case has already been rejected by a lower court in Romania and was rejected again this week by the Romanian High Court, but now the businessmen says he plans to go to the European Court of Human Rights.
He told the court: ‘If they (the accused) represent the way of God then God’s ways are crooked. They did not remove the demons that made these bad smells as they promised to do, and I still see all sorts of demons in the form of animals, usually crows but also other such things, that are making my life miserable.
Ahhhh... but wasn't it Luther who suggested that when you feel the devil near, you could chase him away with a fart? Perhaps it was an Ascension joke (in German Himmelfahrt)... Okay, I will go back to things more weighty (at least more weighty than gas... gaaaaaahhhhhhh, just cannot help myself)....