367Re: [eldil] Satanism and satanists
- Sep 12, 2013On 2013-09-12 06:58 , Steve Hayes wrote:
> A quote from "War in heaven", followed by a question:<snip>
> My concern is rather what Williams (and perhaps his contemporaries) thought of "satanism".He wrote a book on it - or, as it was understood by the West -
"Witchcraft", 1941. This was before the identification of witchcraft
with paganism popularized by Margaret Murray (now discredited by
academics - the Pagans had their own witches).
An early "pact with with the Devil" story is that of Theophilus of
Adana, 6th C.
St. Augustine condemned devil-worship in his "City of God", 5th C.
The 3rd C gnostic Ophites are said to have worshipped the Serpent that
Jesus Himself was offered power in return for bowing down to the Devil.
He didn't take the deal.
Mr. Graham Darling, PhD
1007-D Gilmore Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5C 4S4
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