The title is deliberately cheesy. Get over it.
Unfortunately though, the title is also correct. In recent months the website Salon.com has become infamous for promoting pedophilia. It is a clear agenda to normalize such criminally evil behaviour. Today I noticed they’re also pushing Satanism.
I am not a Christian, and I’m talking about this issue because it should concern everyone whether they’re Christian, Atheist, pagan or whatever. A few days ago Salon published an article called “The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians”. The article is as the title describes. Satanism is supposedly much more moral and rational than Christianity.
The Seven Tenets
The seven fundamental tenets of Satanism are listed:
- Strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
- The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
- One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
- The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
- Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
- People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
- Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
The first four of the tenets I don’t have much problems with. They’re generic, and ultimately meaningless, since anyone can try to argue that whatever they are doing, they are doing in pursuit of these principles. But I can agree with the basic principle.
The next tenet is “Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world.” This is utterly banal. I would say that our beliefs do conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. If someone believes that something is true, they automatically adopt it into their world view. However since different people have different perspectives, they’re views on what is scientific fact differ from each other. Also some people are more informed than others. Taken this way, the tenet is meaningless.
However, what I think they mean is that basically people should conform to whatever the technocratic theocracy tells them to believe. If the “science” says that we evolved from the primordial goo, we should ignore people who say otherwise, such as we were created by a deity, regardless of what the actual evidence says.
The addendum to the fifth tenet is even more pointless; “We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.” Or in other words you could, we should remain truthful to others and to ourselves. I think this should apply in other contexts, and not merely when it comes to science.
The next tenet is a truism, i.e. true but not worth mentioning; “People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.”
The last tenet I sort of like. We should strive to inspire nobility in action and thought, but I don’t think that’s what these Satanists are really doing. And the latter part of the tenet is suspicious: “The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.” Is that a veiled way of saying you should disregard all laws and holy books like the Bible in favour of these vague ideals?
Right after the tenets, the article says the Ten Commandments “asserts the primacy of a single deity rather than the primacy of compassion and empathy.” This is apparently a bad thing according to the author. Well, if you’re a Christian and believe in God as the absolute source of everything and all that, I would say that God’s will is more important than your petty fucking emotions. This is such Cultural Marxist/Social Justice Warrior-propaganda. As long as your feelings are good, everything is good.
Other Satanist articles
This recent pro-Satanist article isn’t the only one on Salon. One article from almost 2 years ago is titled “The 18 best songs about the devil”. By itself the article would be fairly innocuous, but Salon.com has several other articles praising Satanism, i.e. this is an agenda.
One article praises Satanists for challenging anti-abortion laws. Abortion is murder, ’nuff said. I do think that murder, including abortion, is justified under certain circumstances, but generally speaking it should be avoided. For example, if a woman is raped and gets pregnant, I am in favour of murdering the rape spawn. It may sound harsh, but I do not believe in rewarding rapists by allowing them to spread their seed.
A third article berates Christians for believing in demons, hinting they are superstitious and backwards for doing so. Looking at the rise of Satanism in recent years, and how people are just going crazy and rejecting reality, I wouldn’t say that the notion of demonic possession is such a dumb idea. Moreover this article seems intent on dissuading people from looking at this potential problem.
The article states that “it should be emphasized that most Satanists don’t literally worship the devil. They’re atheists who treat the figure of Satan as an inspiring piece of mythology, a symbol of individual freedom and resistance to oppressive orthodoxy.” If they’re just Atheists who don’t really believe in any spiritual crap, why are they erecting statues of Baphomet everywhere? Why are they acting as if Satanism is a religion? Moreover, the above statement is bullcrap.
Last summer a Baphomet statue was unveiled at the Satanic Temple in Detroit. People who wanted to buy a ticket to the event also had to sell their soul to the devil. It’s just a minor thing. Nothing to worry about. Vice website states that their excuse was: “We were thinking that having them sell their souls over to Satan would keep away some of the more radical superstitious people who would try to undermine the event”. Or just keep away people who want to keep their souls, or don’t get tangled in their non-religious Atheist religion that doesn’t take it seriously, but still bothers with these rituals.
In my humble opinion this Satanism stuff is very real, and very evil. It’s not just teenagers listening to Black Metal. They are trying to introduce it as something quirky and cuddly, like it’s not a big deal, until people get more accustomed to it. You know the Boiling Frogs-method.
I’m pretty sure that on top of the pyramid, there are Generational Satanists who want to pervert and subvert all of society. They take their pedophilic rape as a religious duty. It’s not a co-incidence that Salon is pushing both pedophilia and Satanism. These things are interconnected.
Some of the Salon article are originally from AlterNet. Perhaps that is the original Satanic source, and Salon is just mirroring it.
The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians: http://www.salon.com/2015/11/28/the_greatest_trick_the_satanists_ever_pulled_they_may_be_truer_to_the_words_of_jesus_than_most_christians_partner/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
The 18 best songs about the devi: http://www.salon.com/2014/01/25/the_18_best_songs_about_the_devil/
“This isn’t a joke to us”: Satanists get serious about challenging antiabortion laws: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/30/this_isnt_a_joke_to_us_satanists_get_serious_about_challenging_antiabortion_laws/
Inside the Satanic Temple’s Secret Baphomet Monument Unveiling: http://www.vice.com/read/inside-the-satanic-temples-secret-baphomet-monument-unveiling-666
Detroit Baphomet Monument Unveiling: Attendees Required to Sell Their Souls to Satan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x6gCXycc5Q