Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Ex-Files

We suppose it was just a matter of time, but Mexico now has its first church dedicated solely to the performance of exorcisms, a chapel adjacent to the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Soriano in Colón, Querétaro - Querétaro apparently being a hotbed of demonic activity. (The fact that Colón is the only municipality in the country named for Christopher Columbus might help explain this.) Though at least a dozen churches are visible from the roof of Burro Hall World Headquarters, we plan to make the 50-mile drive to this particular house of worship with some regularity.

Lest you think this is some sort of fringe cult kind of thing, the church, which opened today, was consecrated by the archbishop of Querétaro himself, Mario Gasperín.

We were having a good ol' chuckle of the silliness of this, until we noticed just how low the bar is for earning a visit from Max von Sydow:

Signs of possession could be, for example, speaking in a foreign language that the person does not know, or being familiar with events that happened in far away places or in other times.

Um...your correspondent routinely speaks a foreign language which he barely knows, and is currently employed making historical documentaries about past events in places he's never been. On second thought, maybe we won't be heading out to Colón after all.


jennifer rose said...

OTOH, maybe it's time for a sequal of The Exorcist -- this time with a good-looking male spewing pea soup.

Burro Hall said...

If I ever write a book, I'm using this as a cover blurb.

"...A good-looking male spewing..."
--Jennifer Rose