Llewellyn - New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit - www.llewellyn.com

Oct 25 2010

Oklahoma Shocked to Discover Satanists are Kind of Childish

The devil you say! Pun intended.

If you have spent a significant amount of time in the occult community you have met Satanists, who are not part of any individual religion but more of a collection of left hand pathers who adopt the name to describe any number of theologies. This includes the radical atheism of some Church of Satan members who expressly believe that there is no Satan.

I have known and been friendly with a few self-described Satanists and some were decent enough but most were a bit childish and unsophisticated, especially in regard to their Art. Most were not so much pro-Satan as they were anti-Christian and anti-Wiccan. A few were literal devil worshippers, but in reality most people who describe themselves as Satanist are simply being pretentious.

The Internet has changed that in some respects. Easy access to a wider variety of materials than The Satanic Bible had given the “Satanic Underground” more depth than they had in the 80s when I first came to know many. Diana Vera’s Theistic Satanism was on the forefront of the resurgence of a more occult based Satanism which coincided with the sudden popularity of Demonolatry and Luciferian Witchcraft. While these trends created a (somewhat troubling) new seriousness in the theological underpinnings and magical practices of Satanist, culturally the Satanist has never progressed from the days of Anton LaVey’s magically meaningless orgies disguised as rituals.

So it came as no surprise to me that “Satanists” created some sort of scene in Oklahoma which seemed designed to irk Christians. When said Christians did what the Satanists wanted them to do (pay attention to them) the Satanists reacted like scolded children:

The ritual began at 8 p.m. Thursday and drew plenty of controversy.Before making it inside where the Satanists were practicing their religion, prayers were heard outside by groups opposing the ritual.Chiquita Carbajal said she is against the ritual.

“No place for Satan in Oklahoma,” she said.One woman outside began screaming at the Christians to kill each other and rape children.

God doesn’t exist,” she said.

Sad really. Then as icing on this childish cake the Satanists, who claimed that all would be able to witness their “Blasphemy Ritual” locked the doors so that no one could see them do whatever it was they were supposedly doing in there.

Which you and I both know was nothing.

There are indications that Satanism is maturing and we may all hold our different opinions as to what that means, but right now no one should be shocked to discover that your local Satanists are more interested in offending you than Satan’s will.

There’s a video report at KOCO-TV.