In a Washington Post article last Friday, Satanists are presented as cute, cuddly, harmless pranksters who “don’t actually worship Satan” but instead use the avatar of ultimate evil to “promote humanistic pluralistic values.” They are, the Post tells us, “atheists, humanists and free-speech activists. They tend to use satanic imagery to mess with governments they feel are violating the separation of church and state.”
America’s epidemic of Satanic ritual child abuse reaches the highest levels of power. This is documented in Nick Bryant’sThe Franklin Scandaland the film Conspiracy of Silence.The Washington Post (complicit in the Franklin coverup) sounds positively creepy saying that the Satanists “added two little kids at (Baphomet’s) side to make the statue more publicly palatable.” Really, WaPo?! Child rape, ritual torture, and murder are “publicly palatable”?
George H.W. Bush, whose White House offered “midnight tours” to Larry King’s child sex slaves, famously told journalist Sara McClendon: “If the people knew what we had done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.”
When that lynch mob finally forms, will the Washington Post also feel its wrath?
But let’s give credit where it’s due. The Post is not entirely wrong when it equates atheist humanism with Satanism. Historically those two “religions” are two sides of the same coin, promoted by the same people for the same purposes.
Atheists are at war with God. It isn’t that they doubt or reject this or that specific belief. They just can’t stand the whole concept, and they can’t shut up about it. (“The problem with atheists is they can’t stop talking about God.”)
Satan is the symbol of all things anti-God. Therefore it is natural and inevitable that atheists should tend to take Satan as their mascot.
And since atheists are people, and since people are naturally religious creatures who seek symbols and rituals, atheists will tend to use Satan, the symbol of anti-God, as their means of transcendent religiosity. And since human sacrifice is a time-honored means of invoking the transcendent/numinous (hence the ubiquity of human sacrifice cross-culturally) atheists, who reject the traditions that ground morality in metaphysics, will often be tempted to “get their religious kicks” through ritual human sacrifice. (What better way to reject the commandment “thou shalt not kill”?)