That’s the thought that occurred to me when I was reading the Satanic Temple’s mission statement. You know, the folks behind the statue of a figure (that might be Baphomet) they want to install at the state capitol in Oklahoma, and the same group that wants to hold a Black Mass in a pub under the auspices of the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club.
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people.
Really? Ooooooh, I get it.
We’re supposed to believe that Satan stands for truth, justice, and the American way, too. And we’re supposed to believe that the guys behind the Satanic Temple aren’t really Satanists either, right? They are really atheists that just want to sell t-shirts and coffee mugs, and say things like what Sam Elliot is seeing right through.
I’m not sure why the folks at Harvard want to be associated with a Black Mass, but let me answer my own question in the title. When did Satan become a square that believes in selflessness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom? Since he was thrown out of heaven, that’s when. Since he thought it would help him to convince you that he isn’t real, even though he actually is.
Um, I’m saying he isn’t square. Squaring a circle? That’s his game.
In other words, the Father of Lies is lying again, and hoping you don’t notice. I know I’m late to the party writing about this, and you can catch up here, here, here, and at Dawn Eden’s place. But don’t for a second believe that the Satanic Temple are a bunch of poseurs who don’t believe in the Devil.
Seriously. You know what they say about the Big Lie, right?