lek wrote:"These Devil Worshippers are a sect of Christianity, even though Christianity does not want to claim them."
Lots of interesting stuff, though I would like to refute this above statement.
Devil worshippers, Satanists, are in no way a 'part' of Christainity. Christainity is a faith of those who follow Christ and have a personal relationship with Christ. Satanists have no relationship with Christ other than mocking and contempt for him. Satanism at best is a b*stard religion that sprouted off from a central belief in the God of Abraham in ancient Hebrew which worships the all time loser Lucifier who thought himself better than God until he got his butt kicked. So, Satanists form their own group, write their own "bible" and try to put their spin on things.
I'm opened minded and eager to learn about all religions, but not Satanism, I draw the line there.
Overall that article was a very good read though, very informative.
your original quote IS true, that's the whole point.
Before monotheism there was no "all consuming" dichotomous "embodiment of evil"
Devil worship IS a christian cult.
There would be no "mocking" if there weren't a system in place to mock...you see? Like the jesters employed by ancient kings to mock themselves, saying Devil worshippers aren't a christian cult is like saying the government of the U.S. doesn't own stock in MSNBC
There are so many difficulties I have with this thinking, not the least of which is the use of the word "Devil" which is obviously a bastardization of the word "Devi" from Sankrit...meaning Goddess...
it's just demonization of Goddess worship by the Abrahamix but...hey...disprove 30,000 years of human spirituality , and I'll buy it.