Ponder this mission statement:
" To encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will."
Do you have any issues with that? That is the mission statement of a L.A. Satanic temple.
The L.A. Times ran an article the new generation of Satanists. I've encountered some of these folks in the past. For the most part I find it odd and misguided, but I feel the same way about people who are into Reiki, Scientology or the vibes of the universe. Do your thing, but I'm not interested.
My view changes when something is dangerous. Obviously worshiping evil can be dangerous, but the truly evil people are mixed in with the confused and lost seeking something out there and I guess that is the point. Evil blends in. It wraps itself in the disguise of social causes, feel good movements and attracts those who are looking for a place to release their angst and fear and anger and whatever else they carry.
We all face that. We all have a path to choose.Should the fact that self proclaimed Satanists would are more inviting than Christians be concerning?
Read the article and tell me what you think