Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, December 15, 2007

What Would Satan Do?

I don't think Satanists wear What Would Satan Do bracelets, because Satan wouldn't like the behavior of Peter Gilmore, a Church of Satan high priest, too much:
CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) - A teenager was arrested after a leader of the Church of Satan turned over to the FBI an e-mail the high school student had written to the sect in which he threatened to kill his grandparents, authorities said.

Andrew Culver, 18, told police the e-mail detailing his intention to kill his grandparents and steal their money and car was a joke, said Bazetta Township Police Chief Charles Sayers.

According to police, Culver wrote he had access to an arsenal of weapons and wanted to "kill in the name of our unholy lord Satan."

Culver sent the message Wednesday to Peter Gilmore, the high priest of the New York City-based Church of Satan, Sayers said. Gilmore alerted the FBI, which notified local police. Culver was taken out of class Thursday and questioned by police, Sayers said.

"To send an e-mail making specific threats, to sign your name, that to me is not a joke," Sayers said.

Gilmore said his church discards most of the hundreds of e-mails it receives daily. But Culver's message stood out, he said.

"I thought it could be a joke, but with recent events in Colorado and Nebraska, I thought it was better to play it safe," he said, referring to mass shootings in an Omaha mall, a missionary school near Denver and a Colorado Springs church that killed a total of 13 people, including the gunmen.
Gilmore's behavior was quite moral, wouldn't you say? Where does that morality come from if the Church of Satan professes this belief of man's morality:
Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos which is permeated and motivated by the Dark Force which we call Satan.
Satan would not be at all happy with Gilmore. He would have let the email pass, let the grandparents be murdered, and get the boy's eternal soul (assuming no jail house conversion, of course), don't you think?

What's this world coming to? A moral Church of Satan while priests molest children and Episcopalians embrace homosexualitiy!

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