The Roman Ritual

I’m an atheist so I have a natural immunity against being possessed by evil spirits or demons but this might be helpful for religious folks who need to perform an exorcism.

I adjure you, ancient serpent, by the judge of the living and the dead, by your Creator, by the Creator of the whole universe, by Him who has the power to consign you to hell, to depart forthwith in fear, along with your savage minions, from this servant of God, N., who seeks refuge in the fold of the Church. I adjure you again, X (on the brow) not by my weakness but by the might of the Holy Spirit, to depart from this servant of God, N. , whom almighty God has made in His image.

Vonnegut on Bill Maher

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Eighty two years old and still kicking! You gotta love him.

It’s a tragedy for me that he’s president of my country. You know, my book is called A Man Without a Country,I still have a passport, but if I showed this now in Portugal or Spain or Italy or Germany of France or Denmark or Japan or even communist China, what it would say about me is that I’m not only from the richest country in the world but the dumbest country in the world. Is our President a tragic figure, perhaps, but he doesn’t know diddley squat about economics or history or science even how to speak well.