Satanism has never been more popular thanks to the efforts of mainstream media. When people hear the world “Satanism,” they think of blood rituals and child sacrifices. Those are certainly aspects of Satanism, but the core of Satanism is self-worship. That is the Satanic reflex, as we know from the Quran:
[Allah] said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?” [Satan] said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.” [Quran 7:12]
The principle of self-worship is inscribed in the Satanist mantra: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Nothing is above us that can dictate how we should behave, according to the Satanist. There is no ethics beyond the ethics of what one wants to do. Whatever one thinks is ethical, whatever one feels is ethical just is ethical.
And if ethics is, in this way, completely self-defined, then there can be no concept of sin. How can you be sinful if you consider yourself to be the lawgiver? How can you disobey yourself when obedience just means doing whatever you want to do?
As I have explained in the past, Liberalism and Satanism share this aversion to the concept of sin because the very notion undercuts self-worship. To acknowledge that you are sinful is to acknowledge that you made a mistake and that you are accountable to a higher, transcendent power. The Liberal/Satanist mind writhes at the thought of such hierarchy, at the thought of being subject to the judgment of One above.
So Liberals and Satanists take every opportunity to preach against the concept of sin. And global media publications like the NY Times merrily furnish such opportunities.
By failing to teach my child the meaning of the word sin, had I somehow failed to give her a moral foundation?
The notion of sin dominated my girlhood. Raised in Indiana by fundamentalist parents, sin was the inflexible yardstick by which I was measured. Actions, words, even thoughts weren’t safe from scrutiny. God was a megaphone bleating in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad, you’re bad!” I had recurring nightmares of malevolent winds tornado-ing through my bedroom — a metaphor, I now realize, for an invisible and vindictive god.
Clearly, there are some psychological problems, i.e., daddy issues, this woman has suffered from which she thinks has something to do with the religious concept of sin. Or maybe she has been possessed, literally.
But then, as a teenager, I started attending a public school and my black-and-white worldview started gaining color and nuance. I stopped fearing the secular world and grew intrigued by it. And paid the price: At 17, after being caught “fornicating” with my high school boyfriend, I was sent to a Christian reform school where children were beaten in the name of God.
Well, if it would get seventeen year-old “children” to stop fornicating, keep up the beatings! Also, hilarious that she puts “fornicating” in quotes. What do the quotes imply?
It was there that I learned that religion has nothing to do with goodness and there’s a strong link between zealotry and hypocrisy.
Also, just because she had a less-than-stellar experience with Christianity, that must mean all religion is bad. It never occurs to her that maybe Christianity is false and another religion is true. Do you want to know which religion that is? I’ll give you a hint. It’s the one that prescribes corporal punishment for “fornication.”
I lost my faith by fits and starts. The absolute truths of my girlhood crumbled when I watched Carl Sagan’s 13-part “Cosmos” series in graduate school — a program that included an overview of evolution which made it verboten for me as a kid, but whose logic made irrefutable sense to me as an adult.
What deep faith she must have had for it to all come crashing down with a TV show.
And after years of living a “secular” life, I realized that my notion of sin has evolved. As a girl, my focus was on gaining admittance to heaven. Now I believe that this life is the only life we’ll know; this planet, our only existence. I am no longer motivated by fear of an unproven hell, but by real-world concerns about injustice and inequality.
In other words, Hillary Clinton became her god.
I am raising my two daughters according to my moral code. To me, the greatest sin of all is failing to be an engaged citizen of the world, so the lessons are about being open to others rather than closed off.
She couldn’t handle a moral code that told her not to fornicate like a wild boar, so she had to invent her own. And gee, what a coincidence! Her moral code just happens to coincide perfectly with the Democratic Party platform circa 2018! What are the odds?
We started taking our kids to marches when the younger one, Davia, was an infant perched on our shoulders and 3-year-old Tessa danced between the lines of protesters as if it were a block party. We’ve marched for racial justice and for women’s rights. Our church is the street, our congregation our fellow crusaders. We teach our children to respect the earth by reducing, reusing and recycling.
It’s sinking in. My daughters make me proud by taking their own actions to confront injustice where they see it [and] by always questioning the world around them.
Yeah, question everything except the leftist faux-morality you’re indoctrinating them with. Seriously, this is child abuse. These kids need to be taken away.
Their activism has even inspired others. In 2016, Tessa choreographed 20 grade-schoolers in a “Kids for Hillary” pantsuit flash mob in Berkeley.
This is painfully cringe inducing. Imagine children aspiring to be that murderess witch by wearing pantsuits and dancing around like heathens.
I realized that my kids already knew what sin was, without ever having been exposed to the onerous religious weight of the word. Despite being unchurched, they are empathetic, loving and kind. And even more: They are fearless.
Ever wonder where the word “unmosqued” came from? Yup, it came from these liberal ex-Christian deviants who coined “unchurched.” Same concept, yet you have some Muslim figures who tried to peddle this trash in our community.
[My daughter] did have a moral code — one she followed not from obligation, but from her own desire to make the world a better place.
Her desire, or your incessant leftist brainwashing, turning an innocent child into a God-hating SJW robot?
This is what liberal secularists imagine: That all children are born on the fitra of leftist pigswill. In reality, all human beings naturally have a sense of modesty, a sense of shame, a sense that they are accountable to their Maker. We all have a conscience which Allah has given us so that we constantly turn to Him and seek Him for our forgiveness and salvation.
Just like physical pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong and we need to do something now to change it, the feeling of guilt after sin is our qalb’s way of telling us that something is wrong and we need to do something to change it. We need to turn back to Allah and beg forgiveness.
But the Satanic mindset is that guilt is a negative emotion that must be excised, and if not excised, then ignored and ridiculed. This is the same sentiment behind the whole “Don’t judge me,” nonsense that continues to have currency in some Muslim circles, sadly.