Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's happening now: Not an "apocalypse," but important battles nonetheless

Lots of people today, including some Satanists, believe we are living in the era of an imminent Apocalypse. I personally see no reason to expect a full-fledged "apocalypse" - although I do believe that we are living in a very significant era. I also do believe that we need to take our enemies (e.g. the Christian religious right wing) seriously and work to counteract them.

We live in an era of increasing religious polarization. But religious polarization has had its ups and downs over the past few centuries. What's happening now is yet another upswing.

As for war, today's wars (which typically kill tens of thousands of people) are actually not nearly as bad as many of the wars of the 1900's (which killed millions).

And Christianity is not dying. Far from it. Christianity is growing in some places, shrinking in other places. The more middle-of-the-road sectors of Christianity are shrinking, but the more fanatical forms have been growing in many countries around the world, including the U.S.A., these past several decades. Perhaps Christianity will eventually die, but if so, that's likely to take at least another few centuries.

What is new is the growth of today's new religions plus
subcultures like the goth scene. Also new is today's increasing freedom for sexual minorities (at least in some countries). We are also living in a technological Golden Age. For all these reasons, one could say that we are living in the most "Satanic" era ever. And all these trends are likely to continue, albeit with ups and downs.

In the meantime, the Christian religious right wing is a formidable foe -- although, fortunately, it also has formidable opposition.

1 comment:

G P said...

I concur with the statement 'we are living in the most "Satamic" era ever. I attribute this to the irresistable influence of Satan through the 'rising gods of the modern west: Lilith, Ishtar, Prometheus, Pan, and Lucifer-of-Sophia. Through their influence, radiating outward from the US and other western countries, freedom of thought and expression have been unleashed and have spread and grown worldwide. Thanks to the influence of these gods, independent thinking is spreading like 'wild fire' causing people to question and reject the autocratic authority of traditional religious systems. The influence of Satan is irresistable and is causing the people of the world to throw off the authoritarian yoke of the world's traditional religious systems. Even to the casual observer, it is undeniable.