Demonstrating once again the back-handed compliment that the devil always pays to Jesus Christ, the blasphemy is directed, not toward Zeus, Quetzelcoatl or Mars, but toward the one true God. In turn, blasphemy always destroys, not God, who cannot be harmed, but the blasphemer, who makes himself utterly small when God desires to exalt him and give him joy.
So tragic. Pray for the poor souls who are opening themselves to very dark things with this act. Also, pray for Harvard, which would never think of allowing acts of blasphemy targeting Jews or Muslims, but which casually embraces the Last Acceptable Prejudice.
UPDATE: Lizzie now reports they will not be desecrating the Eucharist. Thanks be to God.
UPPERDATE: The Satanic Temple definitively shows itself to be, not bold iconoclasts spitting bravely at the Christian God, but pantywaist passive aggressives. I mean, come on, “I am writing on behalf of The Satanic Temple to relay that there will NOT be a consecrated host at the Black Mass. This was a miscommunication on our part and want to let you know that we respect all religions and don’t want anyone to feel offended.”
They remind me of this sketch:
And fellas, if you want to be taken seriously in that whole “respect all religions” thing, you might call your act of blasphemy something besides a “Mass”.
There’s something unique to our time about people who engage in obvious hatred of Catholics while wanting very much for people to like them and not feel offended. Man up, people! If you are going to spit in the eyes of God and your Catholic neighbor at *least* have the stones to not make mewling pleas to be liked for it. Embrace the Inner Jerk! Jesus would rather you be hot or cold than lukewarm. He can make a St. Paul out of a hearty blasphemer. But this sort of tapioca PC God hatred is just spewable.