Oh come, all ye faithful…

I recently opened an email on my Facebook that read:

“He that observeth the wind shall not sow ; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child : even so thou knowest not the works of Satan who maketh all.”–Wisdom of Koheleth

Yes folks, Evangelical Satanism is alive and well. Interestingly enough, Koheleth was a Christian nihilist. The quote above was not his. He did say something very similar to this, so whoever came up with the quote simply modified it with “Satan”.  That’s what Evangelical Satanism is. It’s where Satanists start quoting the bible at you, or passages from Christian writers that have been modified to include “Satan”.

Interestingly enough, this particular Evangelical Satanist also chose to remark on my infertility in his little “quote”.  So clearly it’s someone who follows my blog very closely. I think the point of this quote was to tell me I’m not a *Real Satanist* (TM)  I don’t contest this. It’s no secret that I’m not a Satanist. I’m a Daemonolatress and have been for many, many years.

I have not personally identified with the Satanist label since the mid 1980’s, probably because the most vocal Satanists are either angry atheists or they’re Evangelical Satanists.  I call it Evangelical Satanism because its preachy and annoying. Those who practice it smack you with the bible while effectively saying, “This is how it is! If you don’t do what I say — YOU’RE WRONG and you’re not *one of us*!”   The Evangelical Satanist mindset is no different than that of an Evangelical Christian. It’s their way or the highway and if you refuse to conform – you’re a piece of shit.

I don’t know about any of you – but I bow to no man (or woman). If the Daemons want something from me they’re very clear about it. They’ll tell me. Not once have their messages or instructions to me included, “Spread the word!”  “Convert the heathens!” or “There is only one true way!”

Of course to each their own. I don’t begrudge Evangelical Satanists their beliefs or their right to free speech. However, I choose not to allow them to beat me over the head with the Bible, or their doctrines or dogma just as I won’t allow Christians to do it.  I’ve chosen, quite innocently, to disassociate myself from Evangelical Satanists just as I disassociate myself with people who are involved in hate groups. It’s one of the reasons I’ve removed certain people from my personal Facebook page in recent months, and it’s one of the reasons I have slowly started to remove myself from the ‘open’ online occult scene.

As for fanatical Daemonolaters, I have met a few. Those folks don’t associate with me and I don’t associate with them. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

About S. Connolly

S. Connolly is the author of *The Complete Book of Demonolatry* as well as many other titles. Her most recent releases are *Honoring Death: The Arte of Daemonolatry Necromancy* and *Curses, Hexes, and Crossing: A Magician's Guide to Execration Magick*.
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