There’s a certain pain that becomes the only thing you really believe. For Eden Knight, that pain came from one particular place: Her parents.
My argument would be something pretty close to Ehrman’s: Briefly, we know Jesus didn’t rise from the dead because that’s FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE.
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.
Satanists are conducting many sacrifices right now: of our time, of our company, and of opportunities that might have been, all to save lives.