There are some gals down the street from me who do yoga and honor Shakti, but I've never met a Semiramis devotee before.
Free Republic sure is getting diverse!
I was speaking to the ancient goddess worship (Semiramis, Astarte, Venus) that has always tried to elbow its way back into Christianity by way of syncretism.
In this case, goddesses are demons who seek to be worshiped and, in the view of many, are not mythological at all but quite real and dangerous.
And yes, as a Christian, I believe demons and spiritual powers of darkness/sin/evil are, indeed, real.