Being as how we are in the fading afterglow of Halloween, here is something from the Bay Area Satanists:
It has got to be supremely frustrating to the actual Satan to see so-called “Satanists” upholding Jesus’ teaching about supporting the vulnerable, fragile, and abused and rebuking exactly the same sort of religious bullies he rebuked. Most so-called “satanism” is just satire suffused through and through with a deeply Christian ethos about defending the weak from the strong and cruel, with a thin veneer of Prince of Darkness aesthetic to scare the sort of Fundamentalist who can’t tell the difference between a Halloween mask and demonic possession.
Conservative MAGA types, who don’t trust God, don’t believe the gospel, and therefore live in perpetual fear that the enemy is going to bring it all tumbling down with his clever wiles see expressions of kindness like the above as “Satan disguising himself as an angel of light”. They never seem to see MAGA cultists selling lies, fraud, cruelty, and sadism via a Bible-waving con man as Satan dressed as an angel of light. They imagine they can see fern seed a mile away, while being blind to the GOP elephant in the sanctuary:
Here’s reality: A Christian who cheers for kidnapping children at the border, or torture, or jailing miscarrying women, or rich sex predators, or mockers of the disabled and POWs is far more a servant of Baphomet than some guy in a black cape helping refugees to spite MAGA bigots or saying something kind to a fragile soul. A “Satanist” sock drive for the homeless is closer to the Kingdom of God than this paradigm of “Christian” righteousness.
“What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he repented and went. And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him. (Matthew 21:28-32)
A so-called Satanist who loves his neighbor and shows him kindness is nearer the kingdom of God than a Christian who hates his neighbor and enjoys inflicting pain on him.