Everyone knows the story about the Hookman–but why? This redoubtable but stupid urban legend sticks around because, like devil myths, it has an agenda.
The word “priest” meant “one put over others,” and oh boy can you fuck right off with that. Just writing those words makes my skin crawl and not come back.
Is an inverted cross a Satanic symbol, or a Catholic one? The answer is…not important. What’s important is why we might like it in the first place.
Every Satanist I know is a criminal. But why wouldn’t they be? Nobody can be naive enough to think there’s anybody who isn’t?
At the heart of that word “semantics” we find a question: Why do we do all of this? What, at the end of the day, does Satanism MEAN?
We create Modern Satanism: Our practice is what we’re doing, our doctrine is what we know. That also means we teach it to ourselves: There’s nobody else.