There is now a lot of talk on Satan, Satanism and black Mass in the Church. It seems that the charismatic retreat centres are direly in need of Satan. The Satanic Bible written by Anton Szandor LaVey says, “Satanism has been frequently misrepresented as ‘devil worship,’ when in fact it constitutes a clear rejection of all forms of worship as a desirable component of the personality.” The gods of the past have become their own devils in order to live. The Devil is as an anthropomorphic deity that represented the reverse of God. The so-called Satan worship is very often a cover up for activities that are devilish, which are nothing but ecstatic indulgence in sex, violence and perversions making the most of life – here and now!
There is a lot of immoral indulgence originating from a pagan way of life that is riveted to the past and has claim of enrootedness in the earth. This politics of space runs counter to the cosmopolitan world view, subordinating justice to freedom. The politics of homecoming amidst us is being accused of ontological chauvinism and ethical insensitivity.
Religion loses its guiding role in modern consciousness. This “within” with “natural” existence can therefore be viewed as its sacralization, which is only a species of pagan idolatry. One’s attachment to a place is the very splitting of humanity into natives and strangers. When one deduces thought from biological consciousness, it is no more conscientious. It is conﬁnement of divinity manifesting itself in its stupidness as an idol.
This paganism is fatalism, where one is never free to become himself but is chained to the insurmountable necessity of finding an escape. The concern with transcendence is wholly abandoned. This danger is there in every religion that underestimates the responsibility of faith and reduces worship to a chase after shadows. This paganism will transform itself into fundamentalism with fascist tendencies.
The strange disquiet it brings appears like a condemnation to the impossibility of getting out of the game of life. The flight they command is a search for refuge. What appears in shame is thus precisely the fact of being riveted to oneself, the radical impossibility of fleeing oneself to hide from oneself, the unalterably binding presence of the I to itself. Existence seeks excuses. This fact of being riveted constitutes of all the anxiety of nausea. The tragic despair contains the crimes it justifies, which are the ecstatic, and merits the name ‘barbarian.’ This paganism is based on the belief that human beings are inherently selfish, violent creatures and follows the Darwinian struggle for survival of the fittest. On Saturday night we may see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning we could see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires.
Religion thrives on hypocrisy. Man’s carnal nature decides how much it is purged or scourged by any religion. Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize for these? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree! Such a betrayal is possible within Christianity when people of faith refuse to think and get disturbed. In a heavily censored dispatch from Liege to the New York Times on January 6, 1941. Leon Degrelle, the great ‘lay apostle’ of Catholic Actionof Belgium said: “We must make our choice now. We have faith in the Fuehrer as the greatest man of our times. Trust his spirit, his genius, and have faith in the Europe which he will build up. “Hitler identified his National Socialist Party with ‘Positive Christianity.” In Mein Kampf he states that he imbibed his anti-Semitism and his hatred of Masonry from the Catholic Christian Social Party.
Degenerated religion becomes paganism engendering demons.