The Gabriele Amorth Park Place Log

from some crevice, the smoke of satan has entered into the temple of God.  ...  this condition of uncertainty reigns within the church as well.  after the second vatican council, we believed that the history of the church would enjoy a period of sunshine.  instead, the day became ugly, dark, cloudy, and stormy.
    — pope paul vi

what are the greatest needs of the church today?  do not think that our answer is simplistic or superstitious and unreal: one of the greatest needs today is the defense from the evil that we call the devil.
    — pope paul vi

the battle against the devil, which is the principal task of saint michael the archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive and active in this world.  the evil that surrounds us today, the disorders that plague our society, man's inconsistency and brokenness, are not only the results of original sin, but also the result of satan's pervasive and dark action.
    — pope john paul ii

satan, defeated by Christ, continues to hinder our salvation with all of his energy.  he encourages paganism, idolatry, witchcraft, wickedness, and especially heresy and apostasy.  heretics and schismatics who do not follow the true church of Christ are members of satan's legions.  they are his agents in the cosmic war against Christ.
    — saint irenaeus

whoever refuses to recognize the existence of [the demonic reality] denies biblical and ecclesiastical teachings.  so does anyone who claims that this reality has its own beginning and that it does not originate from God, as every creature does, and anyone who tries to explain it as pseudo-reality, as a conceptual and fantastic personification of all unknown causes of our ills.  ...  the chapter on the demons, and on the influence they can exert on single individuals, on communities, on entire societies, or on events, is a very important one for catholic doctrine.  we need to revisit it and study it; unfortunately, today it is practically ignored.
    — pope paul vi

saint michael the archangel, defend us in battle, be our protector against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, o prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  amen.
    — pope leo xiii

o most high queen of heaven and of the angels, we humbly beseech you, who received from God the power and mission to crush satan's head: command the heavenly host to pursue the demons in battle wherever they are, to rebuke their daring, and to thrust them into the abyss.  amen.
    — the euchologion

Old Titleless Gunter Log XVIII

now, i'm kinda vague on this new lingo, so please forgive my accent:
   Fighting Vipers's da *bomb*, but *nobody* touches Die Hard Arcade for sheer kick-their-<BEEP> gameplay!

we are errant knaves all.
    — hamlet

btw, it is in fact possible to crash win95 merely by clicking on the 'deliver now' button really, really quickly.

you see how picky i am about my shoes, and they only go on my *feet*.
    — clueless

remember my mentioning that no room is too small to lose things like remotes?  it's still true...

always appreciate the moments, for they're all we really have.
    — babylon 5 (paraphrased)
    // 08 addition:  shame on me for not keeping track of the episodes back then.

you know that sealer-thing on the gatorade sports bottles?  i'd recommend taking it off rather than giving yourself a brain hemorrhage by trying to suck the liquid *through* it.

more fun words...
    // 08 addition:  i cheated and just now added the last one.

Old Titleless Gunter Log XVII

nothing against God, 'cause i imagine He knows what He's doing, but where exactly is the silver lining for us allergy sufferers?  (other than scaring the crap out of those around us, that is.)

it's hard when you don't know what you want.
    — europe

just when you thought that there couldn't be any more signs that it's probably about time to seek some help, you realize that you have a distinct tendency to judge how well your weekend was by the amount of cash you laid out.

we know what we are, but not what we may be.
    — hamlet
(methinks that first part might be giving too much credit to some, though.)

every woman has her 'chairs'.
    — phenomenon

as long as we have the military we might as well use them!
    — madeleine albright, former USAF representative to the UN, referring to why they keep sending us to podunk countries

and the number one reason to buy a black t-shirt with a logo that starts no higher than chest level...  so you'll have something to wear under your BDU shirt when you decide that sleep is more important than laundry.  (but guess what i just realized: i'm gonna have to take my top off to get my hepatitis shot.)

are you all right?
    give me some definitions of 'all right' and i'll see what i can do.
    — babylon 5