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.
“Belief in Satan is a very old conspiracy theory,” folklorist Bill Ellis says. There is no “new Satanic Panic”: The panic was old when religion was young.