Geronimo Rumplestiltskin, Meet Nergal the Catholic — faith formation…

The bizarre pagentry of  four 4′ x 12′ paper-mache Rasta Jesus puppets with human liturgical dancers in-tow frolicking to the reform anthem, “Sing A New Church Into Being”, was too much to stomach for thousands of faithful Catholics in 2008…

EDITOR NOTE: Over on The First Things Blog Joseph Bottum is replaying the still infamous “Mr. Potato Head Liturgy” Video from the 2008 Northern California Call To Action Conference held in San Jose, California. Geronimo Rumplestiltskin left this spicy zinger in the combox after viewing the video…

“Let us sing a new church into being…”. Gee, how’d that work out? In the 70’s and 80’s, though you and your ilk did fail in your attempt to sing, chant, screech, bloviate, bluster, and fart a new church into being, you did manage to raise the least-catechized generation in Church history. Congratulations…”  

Another blogger commenting on Geronimo’s sharp rebuke on liberalism’s 50-year effect on Catholic education in America said, ” it is one of the greatest blog comments of all time..”  I agree with the insight as a catechist, it’s tragically true, see here, here, here. However, we’re not alone with the problem…

Geronimo Rumplestiltskin, meet Nergal the Catholic…  

In 2007, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski reportedly called the Catholic Church “the most murderous cult on the planet” during a show in Gdynia, Poland, and ripped a Bible up on stage.

Although he was sued by the All-Polish Committee For Defense Against Sects for “promoting Satanism,” the case was thrown out of court because Nergal only had one accuser, and two complaints must be lodged before any formal charges with offending religious feelings in Poland.

A second complaint has now been filed against Nergal, according to Blabbermouth.net, and he’s formally been charged with insulting Catholics. He’s pleaded not guilty and could face up to two years in prison if he’s found guilty.

“There are some organizations and institutions that think they have a right to judge what’s wrong and right,” Nergal told CHARTattack last year about the first complaint against him. “They tried to do something, they made attempts but they failed because they can’t really do much.

“They tried to bring me to court for tearing up the Bible on stage. They tried to stop the show, they sent out letters saying Behemoth is this and that, that we’re public enemy number one or that we’re dangerous. But it hardly has any effect, really.

BIO NOTE: Adam Darski was born in Gdynia, Poland, raised Catholic, and started playing guitar at the age of 8[2]. He goes by the stage name Nergal (naming himself after a Babylonian deity).

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