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Satanist Hipsters Plant Goat Head in Brooklyn?

A goat head was found in Brooklyn this week causing Joe Veix of Death and Taxes to speculate on a bizarre, hipster-Satanic ritual behind the head, although the Gothamist decided it was likely Santeria-induced, not Satan love. Who knows? In the meantime, the most bizarre part about this tale is that it is not the first time a severed goat’s head has appeared in the area.

On Monday, a decapitated goat head was found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, tagged with the number “93″ on the ear. While the number possibly indicates that it comes from a slaughterhouse or meat market, it also seems perfectly reasonable to jump to insane conclusions and say that it’s a new trend: Satanist hipsters are to blame, god damn them.

If you follow the decapitated goat head beat, you may recall that a previous goat head was discovered in the same park four years ago. It’s possibly related, but who knows? Maybe sawin’ off goat heads is just totally normcore now.

What’s it all mean? Is The Yellow King involved? We may never know.

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Are Copycats Giving Satanists a Bad Name?

From the Houston Press/Camilo Smith

God is good, and for some Satan is, too.

Satanists don’t deserve the bad rap they’re getting after the recent news linking accused killers to the Prince of Darkness. The words “satanic ritual murder” or “occult killing” set off alarms in God-fearing people, and that’s probably why prosecutors and the media ran with it.

This hit home when two Harris County teens were charged with capital murder recently in what the Houston Chronicle referred to as an “occult killing.” Other news outlets headlined it “deal with the devil” or “ritual murder.”

“You now have people who are practicing the illusion of the occult,” says Michael Bradley, a Satanist and a regular in Houston’s goth scene. When you hear about people, especially teens, killing in the name of the devil, there’s probably mental illness involved, and an imagination twisted on images from metal music groups and hit movies that teens consume in hopes of scaring the shit out of their parents.

Blaming a supernatural force for causing someone to commit murder is disturbing and sad, and at this point, very unoriginal. Claiming “I did it for the devil,” is no different from people saying they were commanded by angels, God or other voices to commit murder,” says Bradley. “It’s unfortunate that it’s sensationalized,” he said. “The supernatural, the occult, help to relieve people of their responsibility.”

Read the full article in the Houston Press here

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Satan and Lucifer

A modern-day Satanist talks about the difference between the Devil and Lucifer

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Folllowing my last post about connecting with Satan several people asked me how I would differentiate between Satan and Lucifer. Do I see them as different entities or perhaps as aspects of the same thing? Well, I can only give a personal view which I warn may differ significantly from the views of other Satanists and Luciferians. Developing our own opinions and theories is central to most of us who use those labels and it is very rare that we all agree.

There are plenty of sites and books which give cultural, religious and historical accounts about how the various traditions associated with Satan and Lucifer developed and have been interpreted over the years. I am not going to add to them. I am simply going to put my own feelings and beliefs into words, and in these matters words are often inadequate.

There are some rough generalisations that could…

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