Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Satanists Protest Bibles In School With ‘Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities’

Orange County, Florida’s public school district has twice allowed a Christian group to pass out Bibles to its students, prompting a self-identified Satanist group to seek equal treatment. A religious organization called The Satanic Temple announced on Sunday that they will provide “Satanic materials to students during the new school year. Among the materials to be distributed are pamphlets related to the Temple’s tenets, philosophy and practice of Satanism, as well as information about the legal right to practice Satanism in school.”

The Satanists reportedly intend to distribute a book called The Satanic Children’s BIG BOOK of Activities, which includes several games with Satanic themes geared towards children.

Restoration of Stonehenge

Standing at the center of the Stone Circle of Stonehenge in the moments before dawn, lulled by low-hanging rain clouds, I am, for a while, unable to understand why so many pilgrimages have been made here. Sure, the setting is attractively pastoral, with gently rolling fields and dark patches of trees on distant hills. But the vista verges on the ordinary.

I can even make out the line of a highway not far off, cutting across the meadows, commuters’ headlights poking through the grim mist. In the half-light, the surrounding stones seem almost familiar and scarcely mysterious. Is this really the place that Thomas Hardy called “a very Temple of the Winds,” describing it “rising sheer from the grass,” its stones seeming to hum with sound? Did Christopher Wren, the great architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, really think so much of Stonehenge that he left his signature chiseled in one of the stones? And why should this site now lure as many as 18,000 celebrants to a summer solstice festival on the day the sun rises through a gap between its central stones, bisecting the monument?

Update! Archbishop Sues Satanists for Return of Consecrated Host Ahead of Black Mass

Oklahoma City Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley has filed a lawsuit against a Satanist group claiming it stole a priceless, consecrated host in order to sacrifice it, Courthouse News reported.

Coakley claims the holy host – a communion wafer – was obtained illegally by the defendants, satanic leader Adam Daniels and his religious organization Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, who have scheduled a black mass at the City Space Theatre in Oklahoma City on September 21 st where they intend to “desecrate and destroy it.”

The complaint asserts that the defendants plan on releasing sexual fluids on the host and stomping on it during the black mass.  The satanic group’s website explains that the black mass will involve “nudity, public urination, and other sex acts' and have included 'forms of bestiality along with animal sacrifice.'"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

As he prepares to move in to Bangkok's Government House this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is going to great lengths to sweep away any occult challenge.

Prayuth, 60, has left nothing to chance since leading a military coup to topple a democratically elected government on May 22. After a meticulously planned power grab, he has systematically snuffed out dissent.

That meticulousness is being carried through to his government. Like many politicians and generals before him, Prayuth believes in spiritualism and divination and on Monday members of his entourage were seen carrying Buddha statues and religious idols thought to bring luck in to Government House.

But his beliefs go beyond conventional religion, and last week, Prayuth told an audience of dousing himself from head to toe in holy water as his enemies had tried to curse him.

Army officials say his views on the spirit world and rituals to ward off evil are unlikely to influence government policy, however.

"Like most Thais, General Prayuth has a deep respect for the spirit world, but his policies will be determined by urgency, practicality and the needs of the people," Veerachon Sukhontapatipak, deputy spokesman for the army, told Reuters.

Judge Rules Florida Schools Must Welcome Satanic Temple

Oops. Looks like conservative “Christians” are about to throw major temper tantrums and they only have themselves to blame.

Florida schools that allow Christian materials to be read by students must open their doors to any religious group to provide materials of their own. That ruling came down from a Florida judge in August and now the Satanic Temple is coming to exercise real religious liberty.

Because bible thumpers at Orange County school district decided to push Christian religious materials upon their students while banning materials from other religious and non-religious groups, the school faced a lawsuit and agreed to allow the materials. Enter, the Satanic Temple.

The Satanic Temple is widely known for fighting to place a statue of Baphomet next to the Ten Commandments on the Oklahoma statehouse grounds. And now they’re bringing Satanic materials to kids in Florida, and it’s all thanks to “Christian” extremists.

Haunted property-- the latest real estate trend

If you think haunted houses are impossible to sell, then you’re in for the fright of your life. 

"There are buyers out there that think it’s cool to own a home that may have ghosts,” real estate agent Cindi Hagley told ABC News’ “20/20.” 

Based in California, Hagley runs Past Life Homes, specializing in the selling of so-called “stigmatized properties,” and that includes haunted houses. 

“Right now we are in a seller’s market in almost all of northern California,” Hagley said. “You can have a dead body swinging from the chandelier, and I’m still going to have ten offers on the phone.”

Hagley said plenty of houses for sale come with supposed tenants of the supernatural type, who have allegedly lived there for hundreds of years. In some states including California, realtors are required by law to tell buyers if a home purportedly has ghostly inhabitants. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that homebuyer need not be told of murder

In a July 21, 2014, decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a murder/suicide inside a house did not constitute a material defect that had to be disclosed to a buyer (Milliken v. Jacano). The Court indicated that it would be difficult to determine what traumatizing events would have to be disclosed and that in general "the possible fact patterns are endless and lead down a slippery slope." The legislature should make this determination. It is very difficult to assign monetary damages to psychological stigmas since individual reactions vary. Finally, the murder/suicide was publicized and the buyer could have located this information in print or on the internet. This comment briefly reviews the legal issue of stigmatized properties. Consult an experienced real estate professional in disclosure situations.

The historic approach to buying and selling was caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). As an outgrowth of the consumer protection movement of the 1960s, courts and legislatures began to view failures to disclose material facts concerning property for sale as fraudulent. However, buyers were expected to exercise due diligence in finding information that was available to the public. So, for example, if a highway bypass project had been publicized that would reduce traffic flow by a business, the seller of the business had no legal obligation to disclose this information to a buyer. In like manner, courts attempted to distinguish information that was uniquely known by the seller and was intrinsic to the property from information that was extrinsic to the property and publicly disclosed. Additionally, courts were concerned that dissatisfied buyers would seize upon trivial matters to be excused from purchases.

"Evil" artifact discovered in ancient cemetary

A 2,000-year-old cemetery with several underground tombs has been discovered near the Nile River in Sudan.

Archaeologists excavated several of the underground tombs, finding artifacts such as a silver ring, engraved with an image of a god, and a faience box, decorated with large eyes, which a researcher believes protected against the evil eye.

Villagers discovered the cemetery accidentally in 2002 while digging a ditch near the modern-day village of Dangeil, and archaeological excavations have been ongoing since then. The finds were reported recently in a new book.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

'Educational' Satanic black mass sells out

A satanic black mass to be held in Oklahoma later this month - featuring a reverse exorcism - has sold out.

All 88 tickets have been bought for the September 21 ritual to be led by a devil-worshiping group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu.

Church leaders have expressed alarm at the gathering, which they say will be a perversion of the Catholic liturgy.

But Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, which is hosting the event, promised on its website it would be "enlightening but educational".

All attendees must be at least 16 years old.

The ceremony will be held before an altar-like table on which a woman in lingerie will lie, say organisers.

Leaders of the service said they would use obscene language while stamping and spitting on an unconsecrated communion wafer.

The ritual will also feature a satanic exorcism, designed to banish the Holy Spirit from the follower's body.

Toyol and Kuman Thong

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pentagon has plan to stop the zombie apocalypse

Never fear, the U.S. military has a strategic plan for surviving the zombie apocalypse.

Deep down in a secret computer network is an unclassified document named "CONOP8888," reports Foreign Policy magazine. It's a detailed synopsis for battling many kinds of zombies, including "chicken zombies," who rise up after being euthanized by farmers, to "evil magic zombies" that are life forms created via some form of occult experimentation."

The 2011 report calls for U.S. Strategic Command to develop a strategy for protecting "non-zombie humans from threats posed by a zombie horde."

The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

 In February, 1891, the first few advertisements started appearing in papers: “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board,” boomed a Pittsburgh toy and novelty shop, describing a magical device that answered questions “about the past, present and future with marvelous accuracy” and promised “never-failing amusement and recreation for all the classes,” a link “between the known and unknown, the material and immaterial.” Another advertisement in a New York newspaper declared it “interesting and mysterious” and testified, “as Proven at Patent Office before it was allowed. Price, $1.50.”

This mysterious talking board was basically what’s sold in board game aisles today: A flat board with the letters of the alphabet arrayed in two semi-circles above the numbers 0 through 9; the words “yes” and “no” in the uppermost corners, “goodbye” at the bottom; accompanied by a “planchette,” a teardrop-shaped device, usually with a small window in the body, used to maneuver about the board. The idea was that two or more people would sit around the board, place their finger tips on the planchette, pose a question, and watch, dumbfounded, as the planchette moved from letter to letter, spelling out the answers seemingly of its own accord. The biggest difference is in the materials; the board is now usually cardboard, rather than wood, and the planchette is plastic.

Though truth in advertising is hard to come by, especially in products from the 19th century, the Ouija board was “interesting and mysterious”; it actually had been “proven” to work at the Patent Office before its patent was allowed to proceed; and today, even psychologists believe that it may offer a link between the known and the unknown.

The real history of the Ouija board is just about as mysterious as how the “game” works. Ouija historian Robert Murch has been researching the story of the board since 1992; when he started his research, he says, no one really knew anything about its origins, which struck him as odd: “For such an iconic thing that strikes both fear and wonder in American culture, how can no one know where it came from?”

The Ouija board, in fact, came straight out of the American 19th century obsession with spiritualism, the belief that the dead are able to communicate with the living. Spiritualism, which had been around for years in Europe, hit America hard in 1848 with the sudden prominence of the Fox sisters of upstate New York; the Foxes claimed to receive messages from spirits who rapped on the walls in answer to questions, recreating this feat of channeling in parlors across the state. Aided by the stories about the celebrity sisters and other spiritualists in the new national press, spiritualism reached millions of adherents at its peak in the second half of the 19th century. Spiritualism worked for Americans: it was compatible with Christian dogma, meaning one could hold a séance on Saturday night and have no qualms about going to church the next day. It was an acceptable, even wholesome activity to contact spirits at séances, through automatic writing, or table turning parties, in which participants would place their hands on a small table and watch it begin shake and rattle, while they all declared that they weren’t moving it. The movement also offered solace in an era when the average lifespan was less than 50: Women died in childbirth; children died of disease; and men died in war. Even Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the venerable president, conducted séances in the White House after their 11-year-old son died of a fever in 1862; during the Civil War, spiritualism gained adherents in droves, people desperate to connect with loved ones who’d gone away to war and never come home.

“Communicating with the dead was common, it wasn’t seen as bizarre or weird,” explains Murch. “It’s hard to imagine that now, we look at that and think, ‘Why are you opening the gates of hell?’”

But opening the gates of hell wasn’t on anyone’s mind when they started the Kennard Novelty Company, the first producers of the Ouija board; in fact, they were mostly looking to open Americans’ wallets.