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MRCTV had an interesting, if disturbing, article last week about a city council meeting in Alaska. Like most such affairs in America it was kicked off with a religious invocation. The invocation was unusual in that it was given by some Alaskan satanists.

Let us stand now, unbowed and unfettered by arcane doctrines, born of fearful minds in darkened times. Let us embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge and dissipate our blissful and comforting delusions of old. Let us demand that individuals be judged for their concrete actions, not their fealty to arbitrary social norms and illusory categorizations.

Let us reason our solutions with agnosticism in all things, holding fast only to that which is demonstrably true. Let us stand firm against any and all arbitrary authority that threatens the personal sovereignty of all or one.

That which will not bend must break and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared its demise. It is done. Hail Satan.

“It is done. Hail Satan.” This is not your grandfather’s country anymore. Such words of “blessing” at a public gathering are unusual but are part of a growing trend. I recently watched a video of a similar spectacle in Pensacola, Florida.

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What. The. Hell? MRCTV.org.

America is, or was, a Christian nation. Naturally, Christian priests and pastors were called on to lead prayers before official meetings. Now, however, in post-American times, cities are caving to the forces of darkness out of fear of lawsuits. The courts and the lawyer class have twisted the First Amendment into a weapon against public morality. I fail to see how having Christian prayers somehow constitutes either the establishment of one religion or the banning of others. To me, it merely reflects respect for the majority sentiment and homage to the wisdom which founded the country. No longer.

In years past the debate sometimes centered on a Catholic invocation versus Protestant. This was not a matter of apples and oranges, but of different types of apples. Christian versus satanic messages isn’t apples and oranges either; it is apples and horseshit.The Alaskan and Floridian satanic messages were less about the devil and more about smart aleck atheism – sly jabs at the Christian faith and believers (which, of course, is the Devil’s work).

The lawyers’ work is done. The courts have ruled. The politicians have caved. Still, it isn’t entirely the government’s fault. Some blame lies with the Christian churches in America, Catholic and Protestant. Pat Buchanan dedicated two, back-to-back chapters in one of his books to this phenomenon. The Catholic Church (Latin [Roman] especially) has done a pitiful job of promoting and defending itself, instead dedicating it’s time to cover-ups and institutionalism for institutionalism’s sake.

The Protestant churches, born of arbitrary changes, have kept on arbitrarily changing to fit the times. Whereas Catholicism has been perceived as not changing enough or not changing at all, the descendants of Calvin and Wesley have changed too much. Some of these have completely ceased to even resemble churches.

I spend a lot of my time on road trips. Often, with nothing to do but drive, I tune in to local Christian stations. I particularly pay attention to broadcasts from older, senior pastors. Most of these are Protestant, frequently Baptist. I’m Catholic but I do love the apples to apples bluntness in the messages. Recently I listened to an independent Baptist preacher in Jacksonville. He decried the rise of “cotton candy” theology and he nailed it as a problem. I paraphrase: The typical “Christian” worship experience at the new, nondenominational mega-“churches” consists of 45 minutes of rock music followed by a 10-15 minute, feel-good sermonette about nothing. He said of this false gospel nonsense: “It tastes good but it isn’t very filling.” He’s right. The majority of our churches have dropped the ball.

The people themselves have done worse. To them goes the lion’s share of responsibility. In a way it is fitting that agents of Lucifer preside over American government gatherings. Most government at any given time and all of them, given enough time, will cross over from being mildly intrusive to completely evil. As that process unfolds today, legions of Americans gleefully anticipate and revere the doings of the state. Many (a huge number, maybe approaching a marjoity) now, in some form or fashion, literally worship the state itself. Government power is now a religion, possibly the largest in the United States. God has nothing to do with it. People may deny this though theirs constant genuflection to the civic altar rather gives them away.

“It is done.” Perhaps it is so. But there is a chance it may still be undone. Praise Jesus!

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