Satanists are Going Mainstream, PTA Meeting When?
Conspiracy videos before the internet and ones in the first half of the 00’s, and a lot of websites with a “Christian” bent carried the line that many people would be outright Satanists in “the end times.” It was supposed to be that simple. That prediction doesn’t seem very likely to come true. However, with “the mark of the beast” and its “image,” one could make the case that many men will be opposed to God and therefore literally in opposition to God or, an adversary.
Satan generally means adversary. Wikipedia has the word satan defined as follows.
The original Hebrew term sâtan is a generic noun meaning “accuser” or “adversary”, which is used throughout the Hebrew Bible to refer to ordinary human adversaries, as well as a specific supernatural entity.
As such, there are many in opposition to the Jesus and God the Father. Many then are satanic. However, they are not Satanists.
The 1960’s brought actual Satanism in 1966. The year 1966 brought the founding of The Church of Satan by a now dead man that was once a carny. His name Anton LaVey.
According to The Times of Israel:
The Church of Satan was founded by Jewish-born Anton LaVey in 1966. Known in his heyday as “the black pope,” LaVey seeded “grotto” churches around the country, and Hollywood figures including Sammy Davis Jr. joined the church. (Davis had converted to Judaism in 1961.)
The Church of Satan was the first openly Satanic Church and had celebrities involved with it besides Sammy Davis Jr. LaVey is known to be somewhat of a showman.
The New Breed
At present, new Satanic churches and organizations are now in operation. These new organizations have so far been less ostentatious than LaVey’s. Some seek to change society with their rights and are also outright enemies of Christians and Christian Societies.
Satanists seek to convince people they have the moral high ground in part by acting as they already have it. They are nonetheless still hostile to nd seeking to do their part in destroying the shell of Christendom that is left in The West.
The Satanic Temple group, as of now, seem to be the group to watch. They were covered in the same Times of Israel article cited above. According to The Times of Israel The Satanic Temple’s(TST) International Headquarters was set up in Salem, MA…
by activist Malcolm Jarry, a self-described “secular Jew” who co-founded The Satanic Temple (TST) in 2013. Jarry is a pseudonym, and he refuses to be photographed.
TST is celebrating a victory in having been given the greenlight to give an invocation at a Sahaurita, AZ Town Council meeting. According to Tuscon.com,
(TST has) been lobbying various cities and towns for nearly three years for the chance to speak as other groups do, usually in the form of short speech or prayer before public meetings.
Marx, Jewish by blood, wrote Satanic poetry. In “The Fiddler,” Marx says he “struck his deal with Satan
TST is anti-social, they spread disgrace, hostility and a selfish and materialistic worldview to say the least. They are not pushing politics yet though.
Here is the TST’s sample invocation from Tuscon.com
“Let us stand now, unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines born of fearful minds in darkened times. Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the Tree of Knowledge and dissipate our blissful and comforting delusions of old. Let us demand that individuals be judged for their concrete actions, not their fealty to arbitrary social norms and illusory categorizations. Let us reason our solutions with agnosticism in all things, holding fast only to that which is demonstrably true. Let us stand firm against any and all arbitrary authority that threatens the personal sovereignty of One or All. That which will not bend must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared its demise. It is Done. Hail Satan.”
Bonus Satanist Fuckery:
Also according to Tuscon.com, TST tried to setup an after school program in AZ, and more:
The Arizona Chapter of the Satanic Temple has been active in other venues locally, also attempting in 2016 to set up an after-school club at Roskruge Bilingual K-8 School, on East Sixth Street across from Tucson High Magnet School. The group was unsuccessful.
The group has also adopted a section of highway in Arizona to pick up litter and has a program called “Menstruation with Satan” to offer menstruation products at schools to those who may not be able to afford them without assistance.
They are tenacious and their community based efforts make the media driven efforts of the Alt Right et. al. look less than effective.