Feel the Burn
What interests me is less how the devil got horns so much as why. What exactly are they for? The answer I’ve recently come to is: They help.
Theology and fiction sometimes speculate about whether god will ever redeem Satan. This question ignores the more important fact that that’s our job.
Some people like to associate Loki with Satan. I’ve never bought into this, but as a shapeshifting biracial genderqueer anti-Nazi I admit he’s qualified.
The word “holy” means “complete.” But I’m not complete: I’m human. I’m a mess. I’m unholy. And I like it that way.
Even Ronald Reagan changed his address from 666 to 668. This is pretty impressive given how much AIDS activists know Reagan hated acknowledging numbers.
In its proper historical context, an idea like Hell could actually make a lot of sense. The fact that it doesn’t is on the people who invented it.
The rule has always been the same: No assholes, no Trump voters, no Nazis. The “tolerance paradox” is not actually a paradox at all.
Some non-Satanists pose: If (most) Satanists don’t believe in the devil, what does “Hail Satan” even mean? The answer is all about you.
I care about Satanism, but not about everything to do with it. Some topics you couldn’t threaten me into minding. I choose sloth—and that’s empowering.
The serpent Satan beguiling Eve is the most famous of all myths about the devil–and it never happened. Here’s the annoying reason people believe it anyway.