You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Today’s title could me talking after reading yet another article on Satanism or maybe something I can hear a Satanist saying as he spouts more lies, however ridiculous.
Headlined on the Drudge Report as “Satanism Spreading,” the banner for the article reads “In haunted Salem, a Jewish church founder preaches the art of ‘Satanic’ social change.”
The article is about TST. No, this isn’t an STD, although I’d think we’d be better off if it was. TST stands for The Satanic Temple, which reports 50,000 members worldwide. Not bad having been founded in just 2013. The guy doesn’t stay still, does he? This guy is Malcolm Jarry, a self-proclaimed “secular Jew.” Can you say oxy-moron?
What I find even more telling is that his name is a pseudonym, and he refuses to be photographed. People of Truth do not fear the light.
“Satanism is something that can co-exist with being a Jew.” Really.
He just one of many off-shoots of Satanism. He does not subscribe to any sort of magic, for example, while Anton LaVey’s Satanism started in 1966 was full of spells and magic. The trait they all have in common is anarchy. They are against submitting to centralized authority. This is reflected in Jarry’s “loyalty” to Israel:
“I am an unwavering supporter of Israel, so long as it remains democratic, pluralistic, and protects human rights.”
So if Israel is “pluralistic,” he’s good with that. Why? Because that’s an anarchic attitude.
Pluralism as defined by Merriam-Webster: “A state of society in which members of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, or social groups maintain and develop their traditional culture or special interest within the confines of a common civilization.”
Read that carefully, and you’ll understand that it is a self-negating definition. No? You think not? Well, back to Merriam-Webster to define “civilization.”
“the culture characteristic of a particular time or place”
Note the use of culture in defining pluralism. You could rewrite it this way: “…develop their traditional culture or special interest within the confines of a common CULTURE.” Culture within a culture? Nice theory, but here in the US you get labeled a bigot for trying it. Just try talking openly about blacks and chicken, Indians and IT, Hispanics and donkeys, etc. Censures galore. In other parts of the world it turns into genocide.
So back we go to Satanism and anarchy. And what is Jarry doing with his new-founded religion?
- Attempts to deliver a Satanist invocation at Boston City Hall
- Championing gay marriage
- Pro-choice (a.k.a murdering the unborn)
- Held a black mass at Harvard in 2014
- Suing to remove Ten Commandments displays from public areas
- Or get the right to erect a Baphomet (devil goat’s head) at same
- “TST is also planning to take on some schools’ use of isolation, denial of bathroom access, and corporal punishment of children.”
Why is my head spinning? Satan, the father of lies, has schooled his victims well in using language to double back on itself, confuse meanings, and getting even well-meaning, God-fearing people to get a severe case of The Stupids. From the article:
“Among Salem’s several thousand Jewish residents, those questioned by The Times of Israel had only positive things to say about their town’s newest faith — or faithless — based neighbor.”
“Honestly, for us, it is such a non-event.”
“We live with so many different types of beliefs…As long as we can practice our Judaism freely, I have to extend those rights to them as well,””
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
There’s only one Way to go. Just like the Children of Israel in the Old Testament, God doesn’t want our faith polluted with lies and other gods. Can we stop others from doing what they want? Absolutely not! No one can stop a determined person from virtually any act. That does not mean we need to sanction any behavior that an individual or group insists that we sanction.
What do we do with people like Jarry? Love them. Pray for them. God wishes for no one to be lost. Part of that love is not winking at behavior God forbids so we can avoid conflict. Preach against it, hold it up for correction.
In the meantime, let’s do our best to keep our heads on straight!