Harvard Will Host 'Reenactment' of Satanic Mass


#1

Saw this on Drudge

cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/harvard-will-host-reenactment-satanic-mass

A Satanic Black Mass reenactment is scheduled to take place at the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall at Harvard University on May 12, with the Mass performed by The Satanic Temple, which is being hosted for the event by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club.

A non-consecrated communion host will be used in the reenactment, according to Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple.

“While Black Masses are supposed to utilize a consecrated host, ours is merely representative of a consecrated host,” Greaves told CNSNews.com. “It is not consecrated. We neither believe in nor invoke the supernatural.”

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The Satanic Temple, which is scheduled to perform the reenactment Black Mass, is the same group that is trying to have a statue of Satan (depicted as “Baphomet”) installed on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

This is so-called higher education in a university. No thanks.


#2

I don’t see the problem. Students aren’t required to go. I find Satanism distasteful in general, but this is a group that is very politically relevant right now. Frankly, I’d love the chance to go and ask a few questions after the presentation. Learning about something, even if it’s the antithesis of what you believe and value, is never a mistake (and it’s quite often valuable).


#3

Mildly perturbing (I certainly wouldn’t attend). Some of the people on that comment thread really need to get a grip though. Must be a full moon or something.


#4

What sort of questions would you ask and why? I have been ruminating about the issue of learning about other points of view lately and this seems related. (LOL, I guess I am asking questions of someone who has a different point of view now.)

Learning about something, even if it’s the antithesis of what you believe and value, is never a mistake (and it’s quite often valuable).

You say that this is never a mistake. Do you think it could sometimes be a waste of time? For example, I would not bother to learn about the Westboro Baptist folks (bit I would be polite if I ever met one).

Thanks!


#5

And so i love to learn about it. I learn about the occult alot, actually. Its interesting, and as a Christian the more i know about it the less I understand why one would want to be involved. May I ask your opinion? Why do you think they’re doing this?


#6

Well to be honest i would not say its a waste of time. I think that, personally, learning about the antithesis is a valuable thing. the ANTITHESIS. Not another thesis, t would be a waste to learn all the theology of Westboro baptists, but they are not the antithesis. I believe that demons are there in numbers at these sort of things. And learnign to be aware of them can be useful.


#7

The Satanic Temple says the host is not consecrated and expects us to believe them? It might not be, but there is a reason Catholic churches have observers to make sure people don’t walk off with the Consecrated Hosts. Satanists would give their proverbial right hand to have one for their black masses.

I have been losing respect for Harvard for a while now, and this instance of “free expression” is really sick and offensive. So, now, those of you who think Hell is unjust, do you not see how people choose to go there themselves? This group certainly isn’t pursuing unity and love.

Praise to the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Sean

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.


#8

To recruit people like you who, in the absence of God, will be under the influence of legions of demons who can and will confuse you, lead you away from your Christianity, and even possess you. Just by thinking that witnessing something so offensive to Jesus Christ would be interesting, you are being influenced or already have. I suggest confession.


#9

Totally ignoring the whole event is probably the best response. There must be something more interesting on Tv. Aren’t the Stanley cup finals still on? The best way to deal with people who want to create controversy is to declare them boring.:shrug:


#10

There is nothing okay about this. They might not believe in anything, but my own experiences are more than enough for me to know that this is inviting evil. Best case scenario - this is offensive. Worst case scenario - people find themselves with demonic attachments. Do not play with the occult.


#11

I agree. I have my doubts as to whether or not the host is really unconsecrated as well.


#12

Satanic Mass, The catholic mass started with our lord jesus at the last supper. Mass is a catholic thing. I feel this is a direct attack on a catholic sacrament and would not attend.


#13

I agree with you Brooklyn. To me, it is an attack on a Catholic sacrament, the Eucharist, which is Jesus.

I think one of the reasons why so many people hate Catholicism is because they know that the Catholic Church is the one true Church but they do not wish to submit to the Catholic Church and her teachings and so they then hate the Catholic Church instead.


#14

When did they do their Catholic Mass?


#15

It beats me how satanism can be allowed to take root in a society all in the name of freedom of expression! It is Pandora’s box; why open it?


#16

I think the other Christian groups in antiquity, including the Gnostics, also had “mass”…so it isn’t solely a Catholic thing.

The way it is described in the article, this event looks to be completely informational and academic. It’s for the Cultural Studies club…and this would be part of our culture.

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#17

Extremely blasphemous and morally reprehensible. Nothing good can come out of it. I would never attend. That would imply approval. Demonic attacks and. possessions could occur. It would be mortally sinful to attend.

This event should be boycotted, protested against and banned.


#18

I am sorry but this is complete relativist Bull t.
I am so annoyed I can think of no more appropriate word to describe it.


#19

What exactly is wrong with America and the whole western world. How did it come to this in less than a century. Our western Christian foundation is actively hated by so many people. It is really sad.


#20

These people are atheists, not real Satanists. They do this to poke fun at and antagonize Christians. That is their only purpose, I wouldn’t expect to learn that much from them. I think it was Anton Levy’s only pupose too, he was an atheist.


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