Do you remember that churches were being burned down in Alabama? The arsonists have been caught. Maybe this isn’t news to a lot of people as it is to me. But still, I want to draw your attention to Gene Edward Veith’s column about the college student arsonists in the current World magazine. The authorities are denying that any religious motives were in play, which makes no sense at all. If no religious motives were involved, they would have been burning down drugstores, not churches. But the students themselves identified themselves as satanists to their classmates. Which of course, the suspects were quick to add, has nothing to do with devil worship.
I have heard this before; I have met a young man who is a self-proclaimed satanist. (I think it is a rising philosophy among young people; it is a natural outgrowth of the anti- God religion of death (evolution), life- means- nothing- because- we- all- come- from- slime- and- will- return- to- slime philosophy children are taught in school and university.) He said the same thing. He claimed that the devil doesn’t even exist, that satanism isn’t about a personality, it is about a life philosophy. Satan lies to everyone, and to his own worshipers more than anyone else. These arsonists are facing 45 years in prison for the church burnings, and claim that satanism is not about doing the devil’s will.