“Conjuring” fans and free speech boosters alike want to know: Can you yell “Satanic Panic” in a crowded theater?
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.
Many of the tropes we take for granted about Satanism have roots in anti-Jewish bigotry, although like the appeal of George Burns, they can be hard to place.