Priest who crucified nun during exorcism continues to be an asshat.

It’s news stories like this one to lend credence to Nunya’s constant claims that religious people are mentally deranged.

A Romanian Orthodox priest, facing charges for ordering the crucifixion of a young nun because she was “possessed by the devil”, was unrepentant today as he celebrated a funeral ceremony for his alleged victim.

“God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil,” Father Daniel, 29, the superior of the Holy Trinity monastery in north-eastern Romania, told an AFP reporter before celebrating a short liturgy “for the soul of the deceased”, in the presence of 13 nuns who showed no visible emotion.

He insisted that from the religious point of view, the crucifixion of Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, was “entirely justified”, but admitted he faced excommunication as well as prosecution, and was seeking a “good lawyer”.

If you ask me, what he needs is a bit of his own medicine. This news item was brought up a few days back by someone in a comment to one of the other threads (apologies for not remembering who or where, but a few minutes searching the comments led me nowhere), but I’ve not had time to rant about it until now. I don’t know what I find more abhorrent about this story; what she was put through or the fact that this schmuck thinks he delivered a miracle onto her.

Cornici was found dead on Wednesday, gagged and chained to a cross, after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police.

Mihaela Straub, spokeswoman for the police in the province of Vaslui, said Daniel and four other nuns had claimed Cornici was possessed and should be exorcised.

Before being crucified she had been kept shut up for several days, her hands and feet tied and without food or drink, he said.

Claps of thunder from an approaching storm were sometimes the only sounds to break the silence.

“This storm is proof that the will of God has been done,” Daniel said.
“You see it?” said the priest, gesturing at the body, lying in an annexe and still showing the marks of the gag.

Cornici had only been a nun for about three months before this idiocy took place. Can you imagine having just recently dedicated your life to being a Nun only to wind up accused of being possessed, starved for a few days, and then crucified? And then this asshole has the audacity to claim he did you a favor?

“Over there, in your world, the people must know that the devil exists. Personally I can find his work in the gestures and speech of possessed people, because man is often weak and lets himself be easily manipulated by the forces of evil,” said the bearded young priest.

“I don’t understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this. Exorcism is a common practice in the heart of the Romanian Orthodox church and my methods are not at all unknown to other priests,” he said.

The urge to slap him had he been talking to me would probably have been overwhelming. Of course, he’d probably accuse me of being possessed. He certainly wouldn’t be the first. The sad thing is that I’m sure there are some folks here in the States who would attempt such measures if they thought they could get away with it. Hell, some don’t even worry about that. There’s been various kids killed during attempts to de-possess them here in the past. We have our own fair share of religious morons. People like this asshat for example.

8 thoughts on “Priest who crucified nun during exorcism continues to be an asshat.

  1. The more of these stories I see, the more inclined I am to agree with Nunyabiz that religious people ARE in fact mentally deranged.  It’s getting more and more difficult for me to truly believe in my heart that if an otherwise normal person chooses to follow/worship/listen to an invisible being there’s no harm done, “live and let live” and all that.

    People who follow/listen to invisible beings clearly have the capacity to be dangerous to society, and perhaps are even more prone to such psychoses due to the required break with reality it takes to believe in such nonsense as gods.

  2. Les,

    The person that brought this to your attention the other day would be me. I apologized for being off topic, but was sure you would be interested in it.
        I also picked up a couple festive shirts for you while I was shopping for my trip up to Michigan this coming week.
        If you’re going to have any free time to possibly meet up, drop me a line at my regular e-mail address. I’d like to shake the hand of the Stupid Evil Bastard himself while I’m home and donate to his collection of fashionable attire.
        I think a fitting punishment for that priest would be for the same thing to happen to him. They should send in some other priests to lash him to a cross while claiming he’s possessed. If he tells tham it’s nonsense, they can say denial is one of the first signs of possession.

  3. Serge,

    I’m harmless… honestly. If you happen to have AOL, you can pull up my profile there and take a look at my pictures. Would a murderer paint his face green and run around in ripped, purple pajamas, pretending to be The Incredible Hulk? Now that I think it over…..don’t answer that question. That is the only disguise I’ve worn lately though.
        I tried to use Google to see if there was anything proving that I’m a swell guy. All I found was this listing under Wexford county from when my father (James C. McCuan) passed away. That brought back memories.
    http://www.record-eagle.com/2000/jun/obit0604.htm

  4. Wait…we’re you talking about me or the nun thing? I can never tell…people are always accusing me of things I didn’t do.

  5. “God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil,

  6. Mayo,
    Hopefully I will cheer you up by saying that I was talking about the priest and the nun.
    I just think that somehow that priest killed her and blamed it on an exorcism that turned bad.
    It might sound silly at first but that way a lot of people will believe that he tried to do good.

  7. Meant to write this comment the other day and promptly forgot to:

    The person that brought this to your attention the other day would be me. I apologized for being off topic, but was sure you would be interested in it.

    Indeed. And I thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    I also picked up a couple festive shirts for you while I was shopping for my trip up to Michigan this coming week.
    If you’re going to have any free time to possibly meet up, drop me a line at my regular e-mail address. I’d like to shake the hand of the Stupid Evil Bastard himself while I’m home and donate to his collection of fashionable attire.

    Coolness. I will make some time. Expect an email as soon as I finish this up.

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