The Rise Of Satanism

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Satanism - Public DomainInterest in Satan and Satanism has experienced a tremendous resurgence in recent years. At one time, Satanists were generally feared and shunned by society, but now Satanism is steadily being accepted into mainstream culture. Up until recently, the Church of Satan that was founded by Anton LaVey in 1966 was the most prominent Satanic organization in the world, but now it is rapidly being overtaken by a relatively new group known as the Satanic Temple. It is headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 to combat the influence of evangelical Christianity in politics. It has grown explosively over the past several years, and at this point the organization’s leadership claims that it has a global membership of somewhere around 100,000.

 

On Saturday night, the chapter of the Satanic Temple in Los Angeles held what was described as “their biggest event ever”

On Saturday, the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles held their biggest event ever: a massive satanic mass, complete with a live bloodletting ritual. The purpose of the mass, according to the Satanic Temple’s website, was “to inspire personal and societal liberation.” The event, which was held in partnership with Das Bunker, doubled as a fundraiser for a number of causes including the women’s reproductive rights campaign, lawsuits concerning violations of the First Amendment, and providing education and assistance to individuals incarcerated in our for-profit prison system. Once attendees made it past the massive line to get in, there was live painting, and first-come-first-serve tattooing.

In most Christian churches, if the program goes over an hour people start to become quite restless. In contrast, these Satanists gleefully celebrated their dark arts well into the night. At this event in Los Angeles, the doors opened at 9, and a series of very twisted events led up to “a bloodletting ritual” that didn’t end until nearly 3 in the morning

A one-hour invocation ritual followed at 1 am. The crowd later took part in a bloodletting ritual from 2:15 am to 2:45 am.

The Satanic Temple Los Angeles had teased the event ahead of time, saying it had faced ‘rampant opposition’ in the months leading up to it.

I actually know someone personally that belongs to the Satanic Temple. At one time he was seriously considering becoming a Christian, but now he is very proud to call himself a Satanist.

And a lot of these Satanists are far more committed than most people that call themselves “Christians”.

A single individual with a passion for a cause can accomplish a great deal. Unfortunately, all too often these individuals are working for the wrong side. For example, a public school teacher down in Boca Raton, Florida decided that he wanted to put up a “Satanic display” in a public square this past holiday season, and despite tremendous opposition he was able to achieve his goal

Earlier this month, the city of Boca Raton gave Smith permission to install a Satanic display at Sanborn Square downtown. That is the same park where other religious organizations install a nativity scene and menorah during the holiday season.

Smith is a known activist for separating religion from government. He argued if the city allows one religious display on public property, it has to allow them all, even if they are offensive.

His display included the words “May the children hail Satan.” Bremer said that is not a message a middle school teacher should spread.

You have got to be quite sick to do that sort of thing, but the truth is that a new brand of militant Satanism is on the rise all over the nation.

Back in July, the Satanic Temple announced that it would be launching a series of after-school programs for elementary students all over America, and so far they have already established nine clubs.

If you can believe it, this includes an after-school club in heavily Mormon Utah

Utah’s first After School Satan Club kicked off with an open house Wednesday at Vista Elementary School.

The club, for children between the ages of 5 and 12, encourages students to think critically and have a scientific understanding of the world around them, according to Chalice Blythe, Utah chapter head for The Satanic Temple.

“Kids naturally have that ability to be curious and question things,” Blythe said. “We’re basically just saying we should bolster that.”

The Satanic Temple says that they do not intend to encourage kids to worship Satan. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that many “Satanists” do not actually believe in a literal being named Satan at all. According to CNN, the Church of Satan considers “Satan” to simply be “a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism”…

The Church of Satan, founded in the mid-1960s, explains it this way on its website: “Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person.”

And the official stance of the Satanic Temple is quite similar

The Satanic Temple, which formed in recent years to fight a perceived intrusion of Christian values on American politics, says, “we do not promote a belief in a personal Satan. To embrace the name Satan is to embrace rational inquiry removed from supernaturalism and archaic tradition-based superstitions.”

Of course there are many Satanists out there that take the worship of Satan quite seriously. These hardcore Satanists tend to keep a much lower profile, because they are often involved in things that could get them thrown in prison if they were to be discovered.

And as Christian occult expert Bill Schnoebelen likes to point out, one of the places that you are most likely to find a Satanist is at your local church. Many hardcore Satanists are obsessed with sabotaging churches and other Christian organizations, and this Sunday you could end up sitting next to a Satanist at your church and you might not ever realize it.

Even though much of the church tends to ignore it, spiritual warfare is a very real thing, and often the dark side takes it a lot more seriously than we do.

At the Vatican, they are also deeply alarmed by the rise in Satanism that we are witnessing. In fact, the Vatican says that so many people are becoming possessed that it is causing a real ’emergency’ within the Catholic Church

A rise in demand for exorcisms has caused a shortage of priests able to carry them out, the Vatican’s exorcist has warned.

The church says that a sharp rise in people wanting to experiment with satanism and the occult means that more and more people are seeking out exorcisms, believing they have been overtaken by evil forces.

But as demand grows, there is a lack of priests able to carry out the ceremonies to battle the Devil’s work, causing a real ’emergency’ within the Catholic Church.

Unfortunately for most of the people that are experimenting with these things, the truth is that they don’t have any idea who they are actually dealing with.

Satan and the forces under his command are very, very real, and they are locked in an epic conflict with the God who created all things. The Bible makes it clear that this conflict will reach a dramatic conclusion during the period of time just before the return of Jesus Christ, and many of us believe that we have now entered the period of time that the Bible refers to as “the last days”.

Our world is a very dark place, and things are going to get a lot darker. But in the end good will triumph over evil, and that is a fact that should be of great comfort to all of us.

   
  • GetReal4U2

    We are in the last days for sure…America turned it’s back on Israel with parting shots from obummer…now Trump is about to move the embassy…it will be “this” excuse the muslims use to bring about an evil coalition against Israel……the stock market is about to drop in a BIG way…of course Trump will be blamed for all of obummer’s failures…May GOD help us all…Keep up the great articles Michael!

    • AverGo

      Israel turned it’s back on Our Creator along time ago.
      Don’t be naive. But yes it is the last time. The door of mercy is closed. Trump is another puppet, with the same bloodline as the rest. All war is done with the agreement of both sides to bring about the changes needed. Order Out of Chaos and The End Justify’s the Means. Search Albert Pike ThreeWorldWars.

  • Jim Davis

    They don’t call it The Synagogue of Satan for nothing.

    • Only the Book of Revelation calls it the “Synagogue of Satan”, no one else. Wait, some guy in the eighties (I think??) used to try calling it that, but he was a kook.

      The dopes who do the whole Satanism nonsense refer to it as “the CHURCH of Satan”.

    • Why fear Satan when he says he is Satan…Common Now…World is not what we think it is..The real Evil is a million times more diabolical than we are led to believe….

      The real evil is so cunning, it probably is sitting at your home planning for next tragedy while we look at Satan as the bad guy…We are way past the Satanic level of Evil on Earth already…

  • DJohn1

    Satan. Just exactly what is Satan?
    We have a lot of clues in the Bible. The Bible being a collection of books. Some of which are very old. The biggest clue is probably the book of Job, which is considered one of the oldest books in the Bible.
    In that book, Satan is a member of a legislative body ruled over by God. Satan is a member of this group in good standing. At least it was. I say “it” because we are dealing with an alien species that has an unknown biology. Though male and female entities are described in many myths and legends in our pre-history.
    We are dealing in this book with a human-like creature currently known as a “demon”. In this time, they are known as fallen angels.
    Angels? Demons? Jesus confronting Satan. Title of “ruler” of this planet?
    Satan challenges God to a contest using God’s human known as Job.
    Satan alleges that Job only worships God because of the benefits involved and if he withdrew those benefits then Job would curse God and die.
    God also in this book explains a lot about his nature.
    He created it all. Including Satan and his charge over this planet.
    If the Bible is to believed and I do, then Satan is still in charge over this planet challenging humans. Probably in accordance with what God has planned in leaving this entity over this planet. Even after Jesus was crucified. His own son was killed by Satan using humans as tools. He is described as capable of going backwards and forwards in time. So we are dealing with an entity that is quite old. IF our own science is correct then that makes God at least 15 billion years old or more.
    Here is what we do know. God and his angels both fallen and not are part of a regime. They are also immortal by our standards of aging.
    There appear to be two universes overlapping one another. Or at least a universe with levels we are not aware of. No human knows exactly what is going on in this area.
    One is the universe we can see around us.
    One is the unknown level of universe in which a Holy Spirit exists.
    Do ghosts exist in that level as souls?
    God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit according to Christianity are a holy trinity as part of God.
    God is in charge.
    Jesus considers God as his Father.
    Yet the Holy Spirit came to Mary and Jesus was conceived of a virgin.
    Amongst these superior beings known as angels there might be a predicted civil war going on. Satan being the leader of the resistance to God.
    Jesus apparently has command over a large number of these angels.
    I think an army of six thousand of them is mentioned somewhere in the New Testament part of the Bible.
    All throughout the time of the Old Testament humans summoned “gods” using an “innocent” sacrifice. That innocent sacrifice could be human or animal. In the Jewish sacrifice it was often an innocent lamb.
    Usually the cleanest and best animal available.
    In the pagan, they often used a human being as a sacrifice.
    When God was called in his temple, there was an entire procedure that had to be followed by the priests or people were killed accidentally in the process of dealing with God.
    God being a very powerful and lethal entity to deal with.
    I have to believe that if these people are worshipping (in the old testament mode) Satan, then they too are dealing with an entity that is very powerful with rules they have to follow in order to survive.
    Sadly the Jewish People are well aware of the rules. They are still under contract (covenant) with God. Terms of which mean they are supposed to follow certain rules of living including the Moses rules of diet and also how they relate with their God in the Temple of God.
    All of which are well defined in the older books of the Bible and Jewish religious materials.
    There is also the matter of judging. Because in the end of time we are all to be judged. In accordance with Christianity those saved by Jesus’s sacrifice are exempted by the blood of Jesus and go to “heaven” while the rest supposedly go to a place called “hell”. Ruled by Satan.
    No one human on this planet really knows what “heaven” and “hell” are. We do know that one is pleasant and the other is very painful.
    It used to be simple when people thought of “heaven” as above our heads and “hell” beneath our feet.
    But then these people probably believed in a flat earth.

    • Johnny Rebel

      Your understanding of the Holy Bible sounds like that of a 5 year old. Please check your medications.

  • Ray S.

    “A global membership of somewhere around 100,000…” That’s a speck compared to the 2.4+ billion Christians on the globe.

  • ” “Satanists” do not actually believe in a literal being named Satan at all.”

    Darn! Ninja’d! Yes, these silly people do not worship th devil, and they don’t believe the devil even exists. I am proud, if not surprised, that this site included this fact.

    “…the Vatican says that so many people are becoming possessed that it is causing a real ’emergency’ within the Catholic Church.”

    Let’s not forget a chief reason people are using exorcisms: unruly teenagers, drug-addicted loved ones, un-medicated psychiatric illnesses. None of these [likely] involve any deviltry. Overly-superstitious people are hoping that exorcisms will bring about much needed miracle cures to “exorcise” their loved ones of their terrors. Doesn’t seem to work.

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      No it doesn’t really taste different from most brands, but B&Js is sweeter and their flavors are more intense.

  • Judah

    According to CNN, the Church of Satan considers “Satan” to simply be “a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism”…

    Considering the source, I don’t believe this statement one bit!

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  • I love Satan…You have nothing to fear from Satan guys…Look at him…What’s not to like ;)…Evil is in his face…

    What I fear are Snakes..aka The Vatican, Religion, Science, Government…The real evil strikes you unexpected…

    Satan is mere distraction…Its so Naive to think…Evil will strike you when you are staring at him….

    Let them built the church of satan all over…then you will know where evil resides…we then just have to avoid that place…but we very well know…Evil will be still around…because the real one is right behind you waiting to strike when you put your guard down. WAKE UP…

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  • Lorelei Vision

    If they don’t believe in Satan, then why use his name for their organization??

  • tommy tunes

    The denigration of Humanity to change the minds of people to except Globalism and Government control over everything and everyone is how the use of Satanism by the ideologues works in regards to how Depopulation to save Earth from Overpopulation is playing out today by these elitist satanists !!!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS5B5sEDsb8

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/child-sex-trafficking-explored-abolitionists-documentary-video-926074

    Bloomberg quotes a cybersecurity expert saying the Missile Defense
    Agency’s use of porn is concerning because “many pornographic websites are
    infected and criminals and foreign intelligence services such as Russia’s use
    them to gain access and harvest data.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/10/executive-branch-porn-problem/

    Over 5000 employees inside the Pentagon surfed Porn sites that the
    Washington Times link above says Russia uses to gain access to Harvest the
    Democrats Data !!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPCsm-MgpTg

    Pentagon Child Porn Ring Uninvestigated – Anderson Cooper & Senator
    Grassley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd-IvCeWw3s

    It’s a 150 Billion dollar Industry , http://www.hadassah.org/advocate/human-trafficking.html

    My God even Ex President Jimmy
    Carter is sounding the Alarm !!!!!!

    Politifact says Ex-Prez Jimmy
    Carter’s claims on Child Sex Trafficking are half true , I want to know why any
    of this is TRUE !!!????

    http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2014/apr/25/jimmy-carter/politifact-sex-trafficking-plagues-atlanta-carter-/

    When you read this you will CRY for our
    nation and world !!!!!

    http://atlantadailyworld.com/2012/11/14/atlanta-is-no-1-hub-for-human-trafficking-buckhead-cascade-links-launch-campaign-to-fight-it/

    PAY ATTENTION to these LINK

    Over 800,000 kids go missing every year in USA !!!!!!

    http://livingresistance.com/2016/11/24/legitimacy-pizzagate-child-sex-trafficking-ring-washington-dc/

    Pizzagate: BBC Cover Up Another Huge Pedophile Scandal

    http://yournewswire.com/pizzagate-bbc-cover-up-pedophile-scandal/

    Pizzagate: BBC Cover Up Another Huge Pedophile Scandal http://yournewswire.com/pizzagate-bbc-cover-up-pedophile-scandal/

    Goldman Sachs’ sex trafficking fund

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124457/Ann-Romney-blind-turst-Goldman-Sachs-sex-trafficking-fund.html#ixzz4RVlXJHbx

    http://childabuserecovery.com/nicole-kidmans-father-dies-amid-pedophile-child-murder-ring-allegations/

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/nearly-400-children-rescued-348-adults-arrested-canadian-child-pornography-f2D11599561

    Here in this link Ted Gunderson talks about the Finders based in
    Washington DC a Kidnapping ring , starting at 13:35 listen for 10 minutes and
    you will not believe your ears !!!!!!!! https://youtu.be/yMjSfHo_hDQ?t=13m35s

    Ted L Gunderson Ex FBI Whistleblower Poisoned? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu77VlA41Sk

    Read Nancy Schaefer’s Senatorial report, “The Corrupt Business of
    Child Protective Services”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmUIDfcfLU

    They are trying to silence the historic and current evidence of this
    child traffic syndicate !!!!!

    PizzaGate Just Got Even WEIRDER.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7VXclQB5q4

    Pizzagate News: ‘BBC’ Supports James Alefantis But Did They Catch Him
    In A Lie?

    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=58723

    As you can see this seems to be
    treading under the surface of Government for many decades even with Government
    passing laws to deal with it but NOTHING is done , and is so awful it just
    makes one sick to think about !!! USE YOUR VOICE PLEASE !!!!!

    Become involved , spread the word , lets shut down this network of Evil
    …. http://web.archive.org/web/20150412061921/http://icmec.org:80/en_X1/icmec_publications/ICMEC_mech.pdf , https://archive.is/B1cpw , http://www.hadassah.org/advocate/human-trafficking.html

    The Super Bowl is the Biggest Trafficking event , https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201304/human-trafficking-in-america , And
    your Body Parts are worth more than Your Life ,
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201311/body-snatchers-organ-harvesting-profit