The Satanic Verses

It seems to me that much of what the church has said about the fall of Satan over the years is based on figurative (specifically: anagogic) interpretation of Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 24 rather than literal interpretation. Indeed, if we were to restrict ourselves to literal interpretation there would not be much we could say … Continue reading The Satanic Verses

Revisiting the beasts of Revelation

I have been exploring Christian art based on the book of Revelation this weekend and, in the process of revisiting the text, I've been struck with how the two horned beast, the one that is given the number 666, is distinctly subordinate to both the seven headed dragon and the seven headed beast that comes … Continue reading Revisiting the beasts of Revelation

Would you say legalism is as Satanic as licence?

I ask this question because it came to mind after some Atheists I know started talking about Satanism, LaVey and the Hebrew roots of the word Satan. I couldn't help thinking of this image, "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" by James Tissot. It illustrates the incident when Jesus called Peter a Satan, that is, an adversary … Continue reading Would you say legalism is as Satanic as licence?

Is sin sexy?

Is this how you imaging Eve? In researching Christian art I frequently come across highly sexualised interpretations of the temptation of Eve, with artists playing up the possibility that original sin was related to sexual knowledge. Often this atmosphere is accentuated by having the snake draped over Eve in ways not normally witnessed outside of … Continue reading Is sin sexy?

LaVey on Satanism

Being the incorrigible stirrer that I am I though it was about time for some Satanic videos. See Church of Satan  LaVey on Satanism  Antony LaVey performing marriage Why in hell are you publishing Satanic videos on your blog you might ask? Good question! Because I want to promote the keeping of the ten commandments, … Continue reading LaVey on Satanism