Skip to comments.Satanists trapped between the devil and the Holy See
Posted on 01/11/2007 10:20:31 PM PST by fishhound
RIESTS are to work alongside Italian police officers to tackle a rising tide of crimes linked to devil worship.
The clerics were seconded to the Squadra Anti Sette, the anti-sect squad, by the Vatican when church officials became worried about the number of churches being desecrated by satanists. In recent months there has also been a string of murders that have been linked to devil worship.
One of the Vatican's leading experts on satanism and the occult, Don Oreste Benzi, said the curiosity of young people meant they were particularly attracted to the occult, and drugs were used to influence and manipulate them.
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Did you hear about the dyslexic Satanist?
He sold his soul to Santa.
I can completely understand how some people become agnostics, atheists, etc. I give them a break.
But devil worship? Just plain stupid, man! Look at it this way... proof of a devil is proof of a God, but proof of a God is not proof of a devil. So the logical conclusion of that is that if you believe in the devil you must also believe in God.
Where is this leading? It's leading to my blanket statement that for someone to worship the devil, they have to be about the stupidest person alive!
Worshiping Satan is not so much choosing Satan but is more rejecting God. It's an extremely immature type of temper tantrum.
A la the dyslexic atheist - he didn't believe in dogs.
ba dup bump
The beliefs, practices and rituals of the Church of Satan have few, if any, points of similarity with the Christian concept of Satan. The CoS' concept of Satan is pre-Christian, and derived from the Pagan image of power, virility, sexuality and sensuality. Satan is viewed as a force of nature, not a living quasi-deity. Their Satan has nothing to do with Hell, demons, pitchforks, sadistic torture, and profound evil. They have occasionally engaged in a Black Mass for publicity purposes, in which the Roman Catholic Mass is ridiculed. But, otherwise, their rituals have no connection to those of Christianity.
There was graffiti on an overpass near where I live for years that said, I kid you not, "Satin Rules!"
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