May 15th, 2020
Are you expecting to take a look into a Satanic organization and find beheaded goats and cannibalized babies? Well, that’s not what you’re going to get. Those that would insist on seeing such atrocities and labeling it as Satanism are simply looking to turn our beloved Baphomet into a scapegoat for which to place blame for their own incompetence. To them, it’s unfathomable that people can commit vile acts on their own accord, so they must be in league with Satan!
Satanism does not advocate for one to grovel and bow before an external deity. Why would we bow before something that isn’t ourselves, unless it is deserving of high respects and recognition? After all, Satanism is a self-centered religion. We don’t search for a deity to make sacrifices to in order to appease them. The only deity we need appease would be ourselves, by pursuing and attaining our own desires.
The Satanic religion isn’t one that sacrifice can fit in. The Satanist needs not give up anything they desire, since their philosophy and religion is built around the idea of epicurean indulgence. Why would we waste our time bending the knee and slaughtering innocence? And furthermore, if that were the case, why would we choose such a malevolent, not to mention demanding, entity to perform such atrocities in the name of?
Those that engage in human or animal sacrifice have very obviously missed the point of the Satanic religion. Most likely, they are suffering from some form of mental illness or criminal depravity. Otherwise, how could one handle the guilt of taking an innocent life? The only time Satanism approves of killing something is in self-defense or, in the case of non-human animals, for food. And many Satanists, even under those circumstances, would not enjoy it. In fact, many would feel guilt that they had to take a life at all. Satanism advocates that one be true to their natures. For many, it’s hard to deny life to an animal doing just that.
Let’s not forget where this myth comes from: the era of the Satanic Panic. The idea of a cabal of Satanists performing ritual sacrifices stems from the myth of Satanic ritual abuse. It’s not only an absurd notion; it’s been debunked! But who better to blame for sex trafficking, child abuse, and the repugnant acts of the world than Satanists? It couldn’t be that humans can commit horrible acts on their own, right? Nay, they need an unholy master dictating orders of sacrifice and abusive rites to them!
Frankly, it’s a hideously outdated and harmful conspiracy theory, at best. At worst, it’s the ramblings of misinformed people following the “careers” of failed journalists trying to profit from sensationalist tomfoolery. But, it sure does make a good story doesn’t it? After all, how else would such an abhorrent fable survive this long, if it weren’t in the hands of determined (albeit, foolish) keyboard warriors?
It all comes down to a feeling of jealousy towards Satanists. The sheep feel that they cannot live their lives to the fullest and must bow down before a tyrannical god. But Satanists know the truth. We revel in earthly delights, take responsibility for our actions, and seek to make our live’s worthwhile! It would seem that the envy for our love of vitality is what fuels the sheep on their foolish crusade, alongside the powerful tool of fear.
At any rate, the need for a scapegoat proves our accuser’s incompetence. If they feel such an urge to shift the blame of all the unfortunate acts in the world to us, they refuse to acknowledge the free will of individuals. It’s unfortunate that imbeciles murder and abuse each other. However, that’s no one else’s fault but the one inflicting the harm.
To reiterate, Satanists do not perform ritual sacrifices. We cherish life, and see no need to destroy it unless ours is being threatened. We are not your scapegoat. We are individuals. We are Satanists.