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The History of Claims that Secret Satanic Cults are Abusing Children. Satanic Ritual Abuse


SK: SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE

Satanic Ritual Abuse

The history of claims that secret Satanic cults are abusing children.

by Blake Smith

Skeptoid #462

April 14, 2015

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To just read out the allegations, it sounds absurd. Animal sacrifice, secret hot-air balloon trips, networks of underground tunnels, sexual abuse, baby sacrifices, kidnapping and torture, people flying via magical powers – yet such claims directly led to people being arrested, tried and, for some, decades-long convictions. Let’s turn our skeptical eye to the topic of Satanic Ritual Abuse.

The 1960s and early 1970s were a time of renewed interest in satanic ritual in popular culture. Films like The Exorcist, Race with the Devil, The Omen, The Devil Rides Out and Rosemary’s Baby suggested that the ancient figure of Satan was not just a spiritual foe urging people to make poor choices, but a dark and evil force practically equal to God, and capable of giving power to those who would do his bidding. Stories of cultists being behind animal mutilations and missing children cases were popping up all across the country.

The 1970s also saw the rise of apocalyptic millennial literature like Hal Lindsey’s The Late, Great Planet Earth and other works which suggested that the world was on the verge of destruction and that before it was over there would be dark and terrible activity conducted by the followers of Satan. Father Malachi Martin thrilled readers with his story of five allegedly real exorcisms in Hostage to the Devil. Self-described Satanic-cult survivor Mike Warnke wrote about his experience as a cult priest in his 1972 tell-all book, The Satan Seller.

The stage was perfectly set for what sociologists call a moral panic. What is a moral panic? It is a cultural event wherein people become hypervigilant to a threat to the status quo and tend to throw reason and rationality out in favor of seeking protection from the perceived threat at all costs. Sociologist Stanley Cohen describes it in his book Folk Devils and Moral Panics:

A condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests; its nature is presented in a stylized and stereotypical fashion by the mass media; the moral barricades are manned by editors, bishops, politicians and other right-thinking people; socially accredited experts pronounce their diagnoses and solutions; ways of coping are evolved or (more often) resorted to, the condition then disappears, submerges or deteriorates and becomes more visible. Sometimes the object of the panic is quite novel and at other times it is something which has been in existence long enough, but suddenly appears in the limelight. (Cohen, 1972) …read more …EPTOID #462

 

Engraving by Henry de Malvost in the book Le Satanisme et la Magie by Jules Bois depicting a Black Mass, part of an earlier moral panic of religious desecration and Satanic ceremonies that was a precursor to the satanic ritual abuse moral panic of the late 20th century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanic_ritual_abuse

 

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  1. Reblogged this on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com.

    April 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm

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