Gabriele Amorth, a Vatican exorcist specialist who claims to have banished evil spirits from 70,000 people is now claiming that the practice of Yoga is the work of the devil.
According to Amorth yoga automatically leads to the belief in Hinduism and he tells the Telegraph“all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation.”
During a speech at a local film festival the priest revealed that yoga was just as evil as the “Harry Potter books” which he says promoted the use of black magic. As Amorth puts it:
“In Harry Potter the devil acts in a crafty and covert manner, under the guise of extraordinary powers, magic spells and curses.”
Gabriele was at the festival to promote the American exorcism movie The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins as a Jesuit priest.
It’s not just children’s book and exercise that Amorth was attacking, he also revealed that the devil exists inside the catholic church, blaming his evil work for the churches sex scandals.
When he’s not busy attacking children’s literature and yoga he can be seen watching his favorite movie, The Exorcist.
I’m not sure whether to be very scared or laugh at the absurdity of Father Amorth’s statements. Do you think Harry Potter and Yoga are the work of the devil?