Hi, my name is Jeremy crow and I’d just
like to take a moment to discuss religious tolerance and freedom of
religion within the occult community. Now what happens a lot of times is you see
Christians telling pagans that they are being deceived by Satan; that in fact
they are practicing Satanism unbeknownst to themselves. And pagans will typically
defend themselves by saying, “No we’re not Satanists. This is why. This is a
difference…” You know? And that’s totally fine. I think that that’s good and right
and something that should be done however sometimes people take it in a
different way. They defend themselves by saying something along the lines of, “Stop
bothering us. We’re not Satanists, so stop bothering us.” Implying that if they were
Satanists then they have the right to be bothered. I mean that the Christians have
a right to bother Satanists. No, that’s not right. Religion is an individual’s
choice and we’re supposed to have freedom of religion, even if that
religion is Satanism. I’ll give you an example here of some of this that I’ve
seen in the community. I read an article recently about a little girl who went to
public school and she wore her pagan necklace that had a pentagram on it. Her
substitute teacher told her that she needed to cover it up and tuck it into
her shirt but didn’t tell any of the other students who had other different
religious symbols such as crosses to hide their religious symbols.
So she singled this child out for being pagan. And now the substitute teacher was fired
but a commenter on that article said, “What was that substitute teacher doing?
You know, it’s not like it was an inverted Satanic pentagram. It was a
pagan pentagram.” You know? Well what if it had been an inverted satanic pentagram?
Would the teacher have been right in telling the child to hide their
religious symbol and not telling anyone else to hide theirs? No. That’s wrong.
Even if it’s a Satanist. A Satanist should have freedom of religion as well.
Another example, I think about a year ago, I read an article, a news article about a
pagan religious supply shop in the United States that was being targeted by
Christians with religious propaganda that apparently was quite inflammatory
and told them that they were being duped by Satan and practicing Satanism
unbeknownst to themselves. Talking back saying, “Listen, stop bothering us. We’re
not Satanists!” So, well what would you have said if you were… what if you had
set up a Satanic religious supply shop and were selling Satanic books and
then pretty much everything else. We see almost the same contents in the store.
How would you defend yourself against a Christian campaign of religious
intolerance against you if you actually had been Satanists, you know? By saying,
“Stop bothering us, we’re not Satanists” is not helping the cause of religious
tolerance and religious freedom and you’re alienating yourselves from the
Satanists who are probably going to be much better allies.
Christian’s, part of their core belief system is that anybody who’s
not Christian, pretty much, especially pagans (and of course self-declared
Satanists and Luciferian) that they are Satanists even if they don’t realize it
themselves. They believe that your gods and goddesses are actually demons
masquerading as gods and goddesses in order to trick you into worshiping them.
This is core fundamental Christian belief that you are not going to change.
Doesn’t matter how many pagans are out there saying, “We’re not Satanists.” The
Christians still think that you are being duped by Satan, you know? You’re not
going to change that belief. You’re not going to gain tolerance for your
religion from Christians because they don’t believe that your religion is
valid and they never will. Satanists, on the other hand, other left-hand path
occult practitioners: Luciferian, Setians… These are the people that
understand what you’re talking about when you say, “I’m not Satanist and this
is why…” These are the people that will defend your religious freedoms, you know?
Show some respect back, you know? I know that there are a lot of pagans that
do support the Religious Freedom of Satanists and Luciferians and such
but I’m more talking to the people who don’t. Just think about it for a
moment. When, you know… who is most likely to come smashing down your door
and tearing your altar down, you know? It’s not the Satanists! The Satanists
will be there fighting with you if that were to happen, you know? Just think about
it for a moment before you speak. Instead of saying, “Don’t! Stop bothering us. We’re
not Satanists!” Say, “Stop bothering us. We should be tolerated for our unique
beliefs and so should everyone else.” You know? You’re not going to gain any kind
of mainstream tolerance or recognition from the Christians. And I see this in
the Luciferian community as well! A lot of Luciferians try to separate
themselves from Satanism in order to convince the mainstream that we aren’t
evil. They say, “Listen! We’re not Satanists! Lucifer is not Satan, and
Lucifer means this and that and you don’t understand… You’re using the term
wrong.” But Christians are never going to believe it. They’re still going to think
that Luciferians are Satanists and Satanists are Luciferians and Pagans and
Heathens… Heathens are another group that really try to distance themselves from
Satanism. Let’s just face facts. Christians believe that you are
Satanists. It’s a core fundamental belief of theirs and it’s never going to change,
you know? Let’s start helping each other out and fighting for religious freedom