To Weed Out Protesters at Last Night’s Event, The Satanic Temple Had Attendees Transfer Their Souls to Satan

***Update***: Here’s the actual soul-transferring contract:

I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am hereby avowing my soul to Satan (aka Abbadon, aka Lucifer, aka Beelzebub, aka The Antichrist). I do so knowing that He (aka The Fallen One, aka The Father of Lies) or any of His representatives may choose to collect my eternal soul at any time, with or without notice. I understand that my signature or mark representing any name, real or made up, upon these papers constitutes a lasting and eternal contract, and that there will be no further negotiations on the matter of my eternal soul.

Last night, as I posted earlier, The Satanic Temple unveiled its Baphomet statue in Detroit.

What’s really interesting is how TST dealt with all the threats they were getting from God-fearing Christians.

According to TST spokesperson Lucien Greaves, attendees for the event had to go through the following process:

1) Show up at the location stated on the e-ticket.
2) Go through a security checkpoint there.
3) Sign a contract transferring their souls to Satan.
4) Get the real location for the event, which was miles away.

It worked. The event went off without a hitch.

Why all the distractions? Because the original event host backed out of the contract and not-so-anonymous threats were made on Facebook to burn the location down. Keeping the final location a secret as long as possible, then, was pivotal to the success of the event.

(Top and bottom image via Matt Anderson. Middle image, of crowd, via Chris Switzer)

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