Celebrating Evil - SatanCon Sells Out With Largest Satanic Gathering In US
By Michael Snyder/End of the American DreamApril 01, 2023
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Should we be surprised? As our society comes apart at the seams all around us, Satan and Satanism are becoming extremely popular.
Videos featuring Satan are getting millions of views on TikTok and YouTube, millions of Americans are watching shows that feature Satan as a main character on Netflix and other streaming services, and the Satanic Temple has become one of the fastest growing religious organizations that the United States has ever seen.
As you will see below, traditional American values are declining at a very rapid pace, and it was inevitable that something would fill that void. In fact, it turns out that Satanism's "values" correspond almost perfectly with the "values" that much of the population has already embraced in this day and age.
Once upon a time, most Americans were repulsed by anything that had to do with Satan.
But now Satan is eagerly welcomed into homes and hearts all over the nation. Today, Satan has become one of the hottest spiritual figures in America, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. The following comes from a Newsweek article entitled "Satan is Getting Hot as Hell in American Pop Culture"...
The Devil is front and center in movies, TV shows, podcasts and even children's books. There are Satan After School Clubs, while the proliferating Satanist groups have their own political divisions.
There's The Exorcist Files, in which Father Carlos Martins recreates exorcisms, and the podcast routinely tops the list of the most popular in the "spirituality" categories. On Netflix alone there are dozens of titles dealing with hellish demons, including Warrior Nun, Devil in Ohio, The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself and Lucifer, in which the ruler of Hell runs a piano bar in California. Comedy is also fair game, thus Ted Danson plays a torturous demon who is prone to mistakes in the Netflix series, The Good Place.
On top of everything else, a major convention is coming up.
It is being billed as "the largest satanic gathering in history", and it is being held in Boston at the end of April...
This year's event is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 28-30, 2023, and is titled "Hexennacht in Boston" -- otherwise known as "Witches Night." On the announcement page, the Satanic Temple (TST) laments Boston Mayor Michelle Wu "for her unconstitutional efforts to keep TST out of Boston's public spaces" and announces that the event will be dedicated to her.
In return, purchasers are promised a "weekend of blasphemy and remembrance."
In the old days, maybe a few fringe weirdos would get together for something like that.
But this year's "SatanCon" was completely sold out six weeks in advance.
The Satanic Temple is the organization that runs the conference. It was established in 2012, and it now has more than 700,000 registered members...
Founder Douglas Mesner, who goes by Lucien Greaves, declined Newsweek's request for an interview, but The Satanic Temple's website espouses such non-controversial tenets as forgiveness, empathy toward all creatures and freedom -- including "the freedom to offend." Its website boasts more than 700,000 registered members.
That makes the Satanic Temple one of the fastest growing religious organizations in U.S. history.
Last years conference included a presentation on "Devil's Food, "Abortion as a Religious Right" and "Raising Children in a Satanic Household."
The organization also has been active legally, demanding the "right" to abortion because members consider a religious "ritual."
One of the organization's core beliefs is that you are supposed to have complete freedom over your own body...
Citing its tenet that "one's body is inviolable, subject to one's own will alone," The Satanic Temple has filed lawsuits on religious freedom grounds in states that limit abortion, claiming that abortion bans violate the rights of an "involuntarily pregnant woman" to engage in a "Satanic Abortion Ritual."
But it turns out that anyone that attends SatanCon must "have proof of COVID vaccination" and must wear a mask...
Now according to the Satanic Temple's website, "Satancon attendees must be 18 or over and have proof of COVID vaccination. Attendees must wear an N-95, KN-95, or disposable surgical mask. Gaiters, bandanas, and cloth masks will not be allowed."
The mask and vaccine requirement is ironic as their 'about' section states, 'the mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits.'
So much for being consistent.
Of course a lot of their followers simply do not care. Many of them have embraced Satanism because it fits what they already believe much more than Christianity does.
Sadly, a brand new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll shows that traditional American values are in a very rapid state of decline...
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? It's all pretty bad, but let's get it over with: the share of Americans who say patriotism and religion are "very important" to them has fallen sharply, as has the number of Americans who value involvement in their community, hard work and having children.
These revelations come courtesy of a new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll, complete with a graph depicting our nation's nosedive. Some nitty-gritty: in 1998, 70 percent of respondents deemed patriotism to be very important; now, that number is 38 percent. Twenty-five years ago, 62 percent said religion was very important; now only 39 percent do.
I was floored when I first saw those numbers.
Have we really fallen that far?
In such an environment, it is easy for evil to thrive.
In fact, it won't be too long before the number of registered sex offenders in America hits the one million mark.
There has always been evil in our society, but today vast multitudes of people are openly celebrating it.
For those that wish to revel in the evil that they are doing, Satanism is perfect for them.
But what is going to happen to our nation as even more Americans reject Christ and embrace Satan?
We are truly in uncharted territory, and we should all be deeply alarmed by the tremendous evil that is rapidly growing all around us.