December 9, 2009

“The power of Christ compels you!” – or is it the power of fiber?


“The power of Christ compels you!”
       Father Merrin and Father Damien
       Played by Max von Sydow and Jason Miller
       Famous line from the movie The Exorcist (1973)


“I adjure you, ancient serpent...to depart from this servant of God, whom almighty God has made in His image. Yield, therefore, yield not to my own person but to the minister of Christ. For it is the power of Christ that compels you.”
       From the official Catholic “Rite of Exorcism”
       Used on “the person possessed (who should be bound if there is any danger)”


“The power of fiber compels you!”
       Comedian Robin Williams
       Commenting on a remedy he used for drug-induced constipation
       In his HBO Special Weapons of Self-Destruction (Dec. 2009)


“Here’s how con artists pull off the trick of financial possession, and how you can perform an identity theft exorcism. Read on. The power of MasterCard compels you!”
       Author Duane Swierczynski 
       The Complete Idiot's Guide To Frauds, Scams, and Cons (2003)


“The Power of Christ Impales You!” 
       Ad tagline for the indie movie Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

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