An Alternative To Going Satanic

Introduction

Hello, my name is Reverend David Shadrick, although I prefer Dave.  Some of you may recognize me as the SEO Manager here at www.calamitypolitics.com.  This is my second article responding to a publication done by another author.  The article in question for today’s response is the recent article on LaVeyan Satanism and I’d like to offer an alternative to going Satanic.

Leaving Traditional Faiths

There is a feeling that organized religions are letting people down

There is a feeling that organized religions are letting people down.

Currently, there has been a move from religion to spirituality.  There is a feeling that organized religion doesn’t offer an alternative to going Satanic.  With shootings, sexual abuse, and the feeling that much of what the ministers preach is out of line with the teachings of Jesus many people feel that church isn’t the place to practice their faith.

Spirituality vs. Religion

To better explain why Spirituality is an alternative to going Satanic, here is a joke that sums up why people feel more spiritual than religious.  With spirituality, God is all good, everywhere, all the time.  With religion, God puts all of His children in a room full of books and tells them “I’m going out for a while.  Read these books and when I get back tell me which one is correct.”  When God comes back He takes all the children who picked the right book out for ice cream, the rest He sets on fire.

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LaVeyan Satanism: The Devil’s Advocates

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Calamity Politics writer T.K. McNeil shares a bit of his tiger poking personality in this great piece about  LaVeyan Satanism. Just the kind of thing we like to do here at www.calamitypolitics.com. Read on. –Darlene

LaVeyan Satanism: The Devil’s Advocates

T.K. McNeil

Shades of Grey

Anton LaVey looking mysterious

Anton LaVey wrote the Satanic Bible.

Things are rarely as they seem. Even the notion of “seeing is believing” can be problematic, due to the very personal way humans process information. The perception we have of LaVeyan Satanism for one.

Mistaken Identification

All we have to do is look at mistaken “eye-witness” identifications. Many eye-witness accounts are later proven incorrect, based on DNA evidence. Not to mention the wide variances in meaning for very straight-forward words.  I’m just asking that you keep an open mind while I explain LaVeyan Satanism’s core beliefs.

Did You Say Satan?

One such word, guaranteed to evoke a specific response is Satanism. For good reason things are not as clear at they might seem. There is a gulf of difference between what is called “theological” Satanism and the more philosophical interpretation known as LaVeyan Satanism.

Schools of Thought

In opposition to LaVeyan Satanism, Theological Satanism, what most people think of when they meet the term, is an extreme minority religion that is a mirror image of Christianity in which rather than worshiping God followers worship the Devil in the literal sense. It is fair to think of this form of Satanist basically as inverted Christians.

Sins of Theological Satanism

They are also the ones most likely to commit acts of violence like rape, murder, animal abuse and vandalism, especially church burning. They are also an extreme minority, not only in terms of the general population but also among Satanist themselves. The reason that they have become so large in the public imagination is a concerted campaign of lies and misinformation in the early 1990’s.

Satanic Ritual Abuse

Holy Bible and crucifix

Holy Bible and crucifix

Despite the hysteria around Satanic Ritual Abuse, of which there has never been a single confirmed case, which is more than can be said of other religious sects. From doomsday cults to radical Mormons to mainstream Catholicism, LaVeyan Satanists are a lot more sane and considered in their beliefs.

Essentially Atheism

Essentially Atheists in terms of spiritualism LaVeyan Satanists, by far the most common in the modern context, have no literal belief in the Biblical Satan. They are not agents of evil nor do they really believe in it in a metaphysical sense. Generally, this form of Satanism uses the figure of Satan symbolically to represent rebellion and freedom.

Evil Backwards Spells Live

Anton LaVey kept his private life mostly secret.

Anton LaVey kept his private life mostly secret.

The origins of modern, LaVeyan Satanism go back to The Church of Satan and its founder Anton LaVey. It can be difficult to understand how anyone can see anything good even in the metaphorical figure of Satan and LaVey was one of the first to figure out why.

Grilled on Television

When called upon to explain himself during an appearance on the Joe Pyne Show in 1970, LaVey put it this way: “Everybody that’s made rules and regulations concerning the devil or the devil’s work, the devil’s activities have been people that have been very righteous people, people during crusades.” He later went further, stating that “for centuries both church and laymen have defined the Devil according to their needs, all the while playing the game of muzzling the enemy.”

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The Shirt Off His Back

I was surfing Twitter this morning and came across this really beautiful video. It is the sort of moment that brings a tear to your eye. Sometimes a shirt or a pair of shoes for a person is more about Jesus than a Sunday Service. God bless. www.calamitypolitics.com understands that some of the greatest moments go quietly unnoticed. Make sure you try to bring at least one person a good word, a shirt, a pair of shoes, or a prayer today. Darlene

“Mr. Trump is a racist, a con-man and a cheat”

Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight Committee

Michael Cohen testifies before House Oversight Committee. Chairman Elijah Cummings steered 7 hours of testimony.

MICHAEL COHEN: “Mr. Trump is a racist, a con-man and a cheat”

By D. S. Mitchell

It Was Jaw Dropping

Michael Cohen had his time in front of the American people today and it was jaw dropping. He came to Capital Hill to testify before the House Oversight Committee chaired by the Honorable Elijah Cummings. Cohen started his testimony with the provocative statement, “Mr. Trump is a racist, a con-man, and a cheat”. He went on to implicate President Donald Trump in bank fraud, election fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion, lying, suborning perjury and more. I could hardly tear myself away from the testimony to grab a fresh cup of coffee. Cohen was captivating. For close to seven hours Mr. Cohen gave testimony that lit the hair of viewers on fire. At the end of his testimony I finally closed my mouth and uttered a hushed, “Wow”.

A Web of Lies

Trump is a man of lies and corruption

Trump is a common criminal says Mr. Cohen.

There were moments when I truly empathized with Mr. Cohen. He said, he like most of us, is complex. Cohen admitted he was mesmerized by the heady world of Donald Trump. He was quickly swept into the Trump web of lies and misdeeds. A world where lies are twisted and manipulated for Trump’s advantage. A world where Trump uses code to give instructions. I could see it happening. The normalizing of criminal activity, they were all wearing suits and ties. Right? Nothing they were doing was that bad, was it? Now everything looks different. Now he realizes he was under the spell of Mr. Trump and he did a variety of illegal things that benefited only Mr. Trump. In the end the normalizing of those white-collar crimes and blind loyalty to a criminal kingpin have taken Michael Cohen to a guilty plea and a three-year sentence in federal prison.

Racketeering and Corruption

I have watched the GOP sink into a swamp of corruption over the last several years. Michael Cohen accused the Republican members of the committee of having fallen into the Trump quagmire. And it does seem as if at least two of Trump’s attack dogs in Congress, Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan seem to have become entangled in the Trump web of racketeering and corruption.

White Knuckled Attacks

Elijah Cummings is a powerful chairman of the House Oversight Committee

Elijah Cummings powerful chair of the House Oversight Committee invited Cohen to testify.

Otherwise, why all the red-faced screaming and white knuckled paper waving attacks against Mr. Cohen personally? It looked bad. The Republicans on the Oversight Committee did themselves no favors by their ugly display today. Despite the outrage and the effort to stop the hearing with objection after objection, Chairman Cummings steered the hearing to a mind-blowing conclusion.  At least two news commentators took noted that no congressman defended Trump, or spoke to his sterling character.

On Speaker Phone

Do I think Cohen would have had his conversion if the FBI had not raided his offices and home and seized incriminating evidence?  It wasn’t until Jesus was passed in front of his face that Cohen had his Damascus moment. My ears perked up as Michael Cohen described a call that Trump received from Roger Stone. Cohen’s disclosure described Roger Stone, on speaker phone with Trump. During the conversation Stone allegedly told Donald Trump that Wikileaks was about to release an email dump. Cohen’s testimony brings us closer to evidence that Donald Trump was aware of the upcoming email release of stolen DNC emails. Is it proof that Donald Trump was in co-ordination with their release. No, but it smells really bad for Stone and Trump.

Back In Time

After hearing the Michael Cohen testimony tying Trump and Stone to Wikileaks prior to the email release I thought www.calamitypolitics.com should dig around the YouTube treasure chest and find some of those old Roger Stone tapes from InfoWars say, and show them again. The following is actually from a CNN segment related to Stone bragging about his insider information and his “dinner with Assange”. I’m sure it will bring back memories.  Please note that Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Roger Stone have issued precisely worded denials of Mr. Cohen’s depiction of events.

COMMENT & OPINION: 21 Savage’s Deportation Is Not Just Racist, It’s Religious Bigotry

COMMENT & OPINION: 21 Savage’s Deportation is Not Just Racist, it’s Religious Bigotry

By Quinton Reed

Friendly Reminder

Our nation is a nation of immigrants. We stole land from the indigenous peoples hundreds of years ago and made it ours. Why? The Separatists in the United Kingdom sought religious freedom from the Church of England.

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Statue of separatist William Bradford

Statue of Puritan Separatist William Bradford who claimed Plymouth

Under the leadership of William Bradford, the Puritan Separatists made a pilgrimage across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Mayflower. The party landed in the ‘new world’ where they established a colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is a familiar story. Without admission that they claimed land which was not theirs to claim. We are taught that the theft was a thing of greatness.  American schools, from elementary through high school perpetuate that base lie. Yet, here we are in 2019, attempting to wall off our borders. Take the case of 21 Savage.

A Little More History

 Sheyaa Bin Abraham Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, is a 26-year-old rapper, songwriter, and record producer based in Atlanta, Georgia. On February 3rd, 2019, Abraham Joseph’s vehicle was pulled over and he was arrested by ICE (The U.S. Immigrations and Custom’s Enforcement) due to his and his passengers’ involvement in aggravated assault and violation of the Georgia Gang Act. After his arrest, ICE revealed that Abraham Joseph was an unlawful occupant of the United States, due to an expired visa.

Bridging the Gap

ICE arrested 21 Savage on gang charges and revealed he was illegally in the United States

ICE arrested 21 Savage on gang charges and revealed he was illegally in the United States.

At first glance, 21 Savage’s arrest seems textbook; an immigrant of color with a markedly un-European name is arrested due to suspected gang activity and is found to have  overstaying his welcome. However, the details of 21 Savage’s case are more complicated than a simple case of ICE-saves-the-day-from-outsiders-once-again.

First of all

ICE and Abraham-Joseph’s legal team can’t agree on simple facts. ICE claims he emigrated at or around the age of fourteen, while the legal team insists he emigrated at the age of seven. ICE claims he has a previous conviction, and the legal team says he does not.

Childhood Visa

Savage shown here with his gorgeous mom came with her to the United States as a young child.

21 Savage shown here with his gorgeous mom came with her to the United States as a young child.

It is not as if Abraham-Joseph has made no attempt to legalize his stay in the United States. His Mother entered the United States with an H-2 visa, an employment visa for service industries. 21 Savage entered with an H-4, which is essentially the derivative of the H-2 visa for a child.

Georgia is Unwelcoming

Alex Spiro, a well-known celebrity lawyer claims that when Savage’s visa expired, he application for a U visa (a visa to protect victims of crime and their families) in 2014 and again in 2017, and–whether this is true or not–it isn’t at all unbelievable, given that Georgia is among the worst states for immigrants seeking citizenship; the denial of asylum is 95% percent where the national average is between 45-50%. Furthermore, 21 Savage may be eligible for bond, based on the statements of his attorneys, meaning he was detained without bond despite potential eligibility.

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