satanistic kid

so, my buddy littledivinity and i have been talking beauty & the beast a lot, because ‘tis the season, and we somehow stumbled upon the idea of the story being told about a middle aged belle and the beast instead of youngins, and how that would make the story even more resonant.

and then just now i randomly thought, “what if nicole kidman and ewan mcgregor starred in such a film?”, because my soul needs nicole kidman and ewan mcgregor to fall in love again on a movie screen like it needs few other things in this life. plus, you know, musical, bright colors, awesomeness, hurrah!

and then i thought, ‘but wait, actually, what i really want in this life, even more than brightly colored musicals, is more lowkey and lovely fairytale movies like exquisite and incomparable 1998 masterpiece ever after

and just picture it!

nicole kidman is the longtime spinster school teacher who lives in a quaint vaguely magical 19th century-esque country village, but she’s a badass teacher who exposes her students to different philosophies of thought and probably takes them outside for nature studies and calisthenics. (so, basically, miss stacy from anne of green gables.) the school board hates her, probably, and is very suspicious of what kind of IDEAS she’s filling the local kids’ heads with (why does she keep saying it’s okay for girls not to want to be wives and mothers, or that it’s all right for boys to cry???? is it possible that she is A WITCH???), but her parents were very well regarded in the town when they were still alive and so that bought her some respect for awhile. but there’s a new fancy schmancy family with school aged kids in town, and they’re extremely disapproving of miss nicole, and trying to find a way to oust her as schoolteacher and replace her with a man who is probably very similar in temperament to mr. collins from pride & prejudice. a man who will put patriarchal gender roles back into childhood education!

meanwhile, ewan mcgregor is a grumpy old hermit duke or something who once had great wealth and privilege but has fallen into disrepair. maybe someone cursed (magically? complicated vengeance-ly, a la the count of monte cristo? who knows) his family long ago due to their shady rich people business dealings, and his father killed himself to escape the scandal and his mother died of heartbreak and his fiancee who he thought loved him steadfastly dumped him to marry another, and now ewan’s the last surviving member of his once-great family and he just lives alone this grand old manor house that has gone totally to seed. he isn’t an actual beast, because it seems like in this day and age that’s going to require levels of CGI that my quaint b&tb retelling movie just don’t need, but let’s say that he’s quite unshaven and dirty and generally off-putting and he sometimes ventures out into the forest that separates his estate from the village, but is never seen actually frequenting the village. there are abundant rumors that the forest and manor house are haunted by a beast/ghost/warlock/vampire (how does he SURVIVE if he doesn’t come to the weekly market for food???), and everyone knows you don’t go there. also, people like to gossip a ton about his family and the scandal even though it was decades ago and they all dead. because people suck.

so one night, some of nicole’s rowdy teen pupils maybe steal some wine from one of their parents’ liquor cabinets and venture into the woods and dare each other to go past the gate of his manor house, and he catches them at it and gets HELLA PISSED @ THESE UPPITY HOOLIGANS INVADING HIS PROPERTY. kids today!!!!!!!!! he probably locks them in the stables so he can deliver them a 5 hour lecture on why they suck, and also why all of humanity sucks. which isn’t the worst fate ever, but, like, he kind of looks like a straight up crazy ax murderer (crazy hair! crazy beard! tattered clothes! definitely hasn’t bathed this month!!!), so there’s some serious panic in the hearts of these kids.

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When secular students don’t matter.

Arkansas is still going ahead with implementing the “In god we trust” displays in their public schools.


In other words they are saying “children from secular and multitheistic homes not welcome”


In PUBLIC schools.


And here I thought it was about a safe, welcoming learning environment for all kids. Instead its about religion.


This is a disgrace and a disservice.

When goth kids/wiccans/satanists try to summon demons I like to show up in the summoning circle instead, shake my head at them disapprovingly, then leave. Always good for a laugh.

This is the type of bullshit that makes Satanism look like something it’s totally not. The headline says she “claims more than 22 satanic murders” although in the article, it only says the first murder was part of a satanic cult initiation. This is NOT what satanists do. Kids who get caught up in the Crowley, grimoire, summoning demons to do their bidding shit and don’t bother to even do research on what they’re practicing are what give Satanism a bad name. Nothing about spiritual Satanism is about harming anyone in any way. Satanism is about spirituality, having a relationship with Satan and achieving godhead through spiritual strengthening. It’s ignorance like this that pushes back the progression and gives other narrow minded people a reason to demonize Satanism. Nothing this girl did was truly satanic. She killed people she thought didn’t deserve to live on this planet because they were doing fucked up things. Not because of Satanism.

So this obsession with coming off edgy; lets talk about Satanism.

Warning: I exercise my sailor tongue a few times.

Definition time: “symbol” means: “a thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract”.

 What do you want to represent?

Sulphur:

‘Sulphur’ is a symbol that’s used for, well, theatrics. We’re not a stoic (maybe sometimes) group of people, and it doesn’t take a skilled brain to connect the dots: symbols like that cause a stir. Sulphur is related to the imagined smell of hell (fun rhymes to teach your kids) but… Satanists don’t believe in hell! :D Who does? People who probably have incorrect views on what our beliefs are, and will get jumpy when we pull out symbols. It’s not productive, but when you can’t make people change their mind, you might as well play off what they give you.

It’s an inside joke.

It’s a little dorky when non-Satanists use this because…

  1. You think it’s some vital image to represent how satanic you are, when it’s not—you should know this.
  2. Why are you even wearing things you don’t get? Unless sulfur is your favorite symbol (I like it a lot, too) please don’t label it with “Satanism”.

Courteously of the FAQ on the official website: “It is the alchemical symbol for sulphur. The stench produced when this substance burned has long been associated with the infernal regions. Dr. LaVey used it as a spooky decoration and it has no other significance despite some hilarious interpretations by evangelical Christians.”

 “666” also has the same purpose as sulphur, with even less importance. it scares Christians and some of us are that apathetic- end of story. I’m not saying that only Satanist can use these, but it’s kind of like those pervasive/racist/rude/politically incorrect slang names you and your friends give to each other. Any non-Satanist can flash these, but there’s a huge difference between being playful and taking them so seriously that you start shitting bricks.

The inverted cross:

Anyone can tell you WHY this is a big no-no, but for shits and giggles, I will.

This is a Christian symbol. It was used when St. Peter was crucified, and is a testament to his adoration of Christ’s crucifixion. It has nothing to do with Hell, Satan, or anything else ‘demonic’—Satanism isn’t even about demonic happenings, so I want to rip my hair out even more when I see those re-bloged pictures of the evil kittens with the black inverted cross on their forehead tagged, “satanism”, “satanic”, “demonic”, “possessed.”

Christ on a fucking cracker.

Not even close, people.

I know it seems like it would take on the similar meaning of the inverted star, but it does not.

This is the one time that I defend Christian based groups because the way they would feel, is how I feel when the Baphomet is used so lightly as decoration. 

The Sigil Baphomet:

The baphomet is the symbol for Satanism. The Hebrew around the goat on the inner circle translate into “Uroboros”, “Leviathan”; infinity, wholeness. It’s the mythological name of a serpent (which has been used as imagery in the past) eating its own tail. This serpent has been used in many stories and beliefs. Hint: it’s associated with ‘Lucifer’ when he disguised himself to Eve at the Tree of Knowledge. And in Satanism, the idea of being self-sufficient, wise, and understanding of our true nature is what we’re all about. The symbolism for snakes also appears in cultures such as Japan, where it represents, that same, what was defined earlier.  

The Goat of Mendes, The Goat of a Thousand Young, The Black Goat, The Judas Goat, and The Scapegoat, is this famous goat head. Quote from the satanic Bible, “In Satanism the pentagram is also used, but since Satanism represents the carnal instincts of man, or the opposite of spiritual nature, the pentagram is inverted to perfectly accommodate the head of the goat – its horns, representing duality, thrust upwards in defiance; the other three points inverted, or the trinity denied.”

The goat represents “sinful”, animalistic, nature that many groups such as Christianity try to crop us out of; Satanists recognize ourselves as animals.

The pentagon that LaVey was referring to, is a very popular image; a man with his legs and arms spread to create the shape of a star. The top point in that original image represents spirituality, and as Satanists, we naturally invert that due to our opposing beliefs of what it commonly means to be “spiritual” and the guidelines that go along with that..

Take the Sigil of Baphomet seriously.

Before you wear any symbols, please take some time to research.

Before you call yourself something, please take some time to research.

Before you do anything, please take some time to research if you don’t already know.

I know we all have such busy lives, but if you have time to go to the mall, buy a shirt, take a picture, post it online: you have time to research and find out what it means.

I’m getting tired of people misinterpreting it and influencing the misinterpretation of others. Satanism is not a style; it means something. I don’t care how cool the symbols are or how bad-ass it makes you look to display them: stop empty posturing.

And if you are a “Theistic Satanist” don’t use the symbols meant for an Atheist group, and don’t call yourself a Satanist. “Satanism” was a term that Anton LaVey titled his philosophy and when you use that name and link it to the description of someone who believes and worships demons, Satan, and other mythical things, you are pushing the negative stereotype along for the rest of us who do not. (I cross out “theistic” because in Satanism, there is no worship going on. If you worship the devil, you would most likely be “Leviathan”–yes, I mentioned that earlier. Uroboros plays a part in many things, and yes: people do share common ground, but that des not make us the same. Hey I’ve got an idea! Go fucking research.) 

Please find the correct terms for yourself and stop being so thoughtless.

C’mon, you’re on the internet all day googling the answers to your math homework, anyway. Just open another tab. It’s that easy.

I hope everyone’s having a decent fucking day.

Research.