In a recent post by Monica Weimer, regular Do Right Hyles Anderson Facebook group contributor (DRHAC), Monica posts the following article taken from the “Church of Satan”
Third, we call for the re-establishment of Lex Talionis throughout human society. The Judeo-Christian tradition which exists secularly under the guise of liberal humanism has exalted the criminal over the victim, taking responsibility away from the wrong-doer with their doctrine of forgiveness. Such thinking is a disgrace towards the ideal of justice. This must stop! Individuals must be held accountable for the consequences of their actions, and not be allowed to scapegoat society, history, or other supposed “outside” influences. It should come as no surprise that many Satanists are part of law enforcement agencies, and a large number of people throughout this and other criminal justice systems who fully agree with Satanic philosophy on this point. If the law is not being enforced, Satanists advocate the practice of seeking personal justice, but you are warned to be fully aware of the consequences of such actions in today’s corrupt society. With the present state of affairs, the outcry may yet come to welcome justice back to stay.”~~~Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Monica follows up the article with here take on it as follows:
And we were told that Satanists are evil. I am reading the Church of Satan’s website to see what they really believe and practice. We have been lied to by those who know nothing about Satanism.
We have had conversations before with Monica on this site where she admitted to adhering to atheism and was openly hostile to Christianity. So I am not surprised to this article on the DRHAC page, especially with the other philosophies that this group adheres to. What I am surprised to see though are the several members I thought at least maintained some form of Biblical based beliefs defending this post.
Does it matter what Satanists “really believe”? Two things are known fact about Satanists: they glorified Satan, and they are openly hostile towards any form of Biblical Christianity. But, according to the Church of Satan, and Monica, we Christians have “misrepresented” their real beliefs. Although I suppose the very name they gave themselves, “Church of Satan” isn’t caveat enough, suppose I started a “church” and called it “The Church of Baby Killers”, would it really be necessary to accurately explain every tenet of “faith” that I held when the name itself implies something ominous?
Monica then encourages the group to “…. explore and learn outside your norm, research other philosophies, challenge yourself to see how much you have been lied to about them.” Translation: study anything but Christianity. Be openly tolerant of all views accept for those that revolve around the Bible. Research material that is intellectually dishonest, shallow in reasoning, absent of evidence, and full of supposition and hateful rhetoric towards Christians.
What did tickle me though was one member claiming they are saved but do not wish to “demonize” other beliefs. How does one inaccurately “demonize” a “religion” that openly claims to submit to demons! It is this type of compromise from Christians that are willing to embrace the beliefs and fellowship of other philosophies that are antagonist to even their own professions that make groups like the DRHAC poisonous to Christians, but for the sake of a common cause (exposing the corruption in churches), they are willing to trade in their Bibles for pitchforks.