South Africa is a deeply religious country, and this latest round of ‘satanic panic‘ has been doing the rounds on social media. For the devout religious types, this is yet another sign that 2020 is our most apocalyptic year on record. But for others, this is a symbol of Mzansi’s incredible capacity for diversity and inclusivity.
It’s worth clarifying that those who form part of the Satanic Church do not identify as “devil worshippers” – bare with us here: They do put their faith in Satan, but rather than seeing him as an evil figure, he’s more of a “fitting archetype that best represents true human nature”. It’s a concept that requires some alternate thought.”
The church was given permission to register as a religious organisation back in February. They are a non-profit organisation, and have been forced to deny they are a ‘get-rich-quick scheme’.
It took co-founders Adri Norton and Riaan Swiegelaar four years to finally get approval for their plans.
However, some of these rituals have crossed the line before, and the Church is acutely aware of abuse claims raised by individuals over the last decade. They’ve set up a fund to help prevent these unsavoury incidents from happening on our shores, and aim to provide support for those who have been affected.
…………….REPENT TODAY THE WORLD HAS COME TO AN END……………..