By Theodore Shoebat
True liberty is not what is found on a piece of paper, written by idealists who think themselves enlightened, but on the hearts of men, inscribed with the eternal pen, and instilling the glorious laws of Heaven.
For the holy David writes, “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.” (Psalm 119:45) It is the Divine Law, that lamp that expels the darkness, where liberty is found, and not in the freedom given to the very darkness that it is here to destroy.
Freedom given to demonic religion is not a sign of liberty, but the abolishment thereof, most certainly is.
Look to what violence occultism and demon worship is bringing, and you will see not liberty, but the absence of liberty.
A Muslim man named Ibrahim in New Jersey beheaded and dismembered two Coptic Christians and buried their bodies in a backyard.
A British man who converted to Islam beheaded an 82 year old woman with a machete.
Not all Satanic murders are done by Muslims. There are others done by occult groups.
A girl named Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, stabbed another 12 year old girl (whose name is listed as P.L.) 19 times, almost killing her, in order to sacrifice her to a creature they call The Slender Man, who was seen in one of the perpetrator’s dreams and has a cult, and an occult following, on the internet.
One of the girls said that she sees “Slender Man in her dreams, and claims he can read her mind and teleport.”
According to court documents, Weier “stated in order to be a proxy, you needed to kill a person. This would show your dedication to [Slender Man]… Weir stated that many people do not believe [Slender Man] is real and she stated she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.”
The plan was “to put duct tape over P.L.’s mouth, stab her in the neck, put the covers over her to make it look like she was sleeping and run.” The victim was “one millimeter away from certain death.”
The 12 year olds were arrested. One of them, Weier, expressed regret,
“I believe [killing someone] is taking a life and I regret it… The bad part of me wanted her to die, the good part of me wanted her to live.
But the other, Geyser, showed no remorse, and wanted the victim dead:
It was weird that I didn’t feel remorse… I may as well just say it. Kill her.
Another girl tried to slaughter her whole family by lighting the house on fire, after reading a book called Soul Eater , about “a death god in training who must capture the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch”, and reading into sites on the Slender Man.
Pasco County detective Daniel Toner said,
There’s a part in this book where two characters get in a fight with each other. All of a sudden that clicks something in her mind, and she decided she was going to kill her family.
A 13 year old girl tried to stab her mother to death on account of her obsession with “slender man,” as read in one report:
An Ohio woman stabbed by her teen daughter is claiming that the 13-year-old girl attacked her due to an obsession with the Internet meme known as Slender Man
How does this type of violence and evil come about? Freedom of demonic religions.
Worthless professors, and online journalists who are just as sick as the killers, portray “slender man” as just some internet sensation, modern folklore, or they try to give some psychological reason to the killings, saying that the creature is moldable to people’s personalities or fantasies.
Or they will attribute such violence to mental illness.
And we wonder why in Detroit, plans are already ahead to build a “satanic temple” where devil worship will take place. Demonism is given freedom, and this is the source, nay, rather it is the problem, with violence and murder being but the symptoms to the problem.
Lets get to the reality: there is God and there is the devil, and there are no other choices. We must pick a side, either God or Satan, the Kingdom of Heaven or the demonic realm.
Everyone says that we are born into this world, but I say that we are born into a spiritual war, a war so intense, so real, so critical, and so violent, that it leaves me to ask, “Who is on the LORD’S side?” (Exodus 32:26)
Right from the beginning there was the serpent, creeping about, and slithering to where lied the weak in mind, to take their souls by twisting truth and mixing it with lies, corrupting the orthodoxy of God’s people, adapting to their righteousness, and using it to taint their minds with evil, to make them vulnerable to demonic possession.
From the starting point of man’s story, there was Cain and Abel; “the LORD had respect unto Abel” (Genesis 4:4), and “he obtained witness that he was righteous” (Hebrews 11:4). But as for Cain, he “was of that wicked one” and “his own works were evil” (1 John 3:12). And what was it that occurred? Cain killed Abel, just as the worshippers of the devil amongst us, shed the blood of the innocent and delight in the carnage.
Cain’s sacrifice was that of the heretic, having no blood, just as the heresy of the Muslim has no divine blood atonement. Abel’s sacrifice, on the other hand, was that of blood, for “without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22), and thus did it foreshadow the sacrifice of Christ.
Both the Muslim and Cain reject the atonement of Christ, and in living in their vomit of heresy, they turn from shedding the blood of lambs, to the shedding of the innocent sheep of Christ.
Every heretic desires an Abel to kill.
In the profound story of the conflict between the earth’s first two brothers, there lies the foreshadower of the fulfillment of this very struggle between the dove and the serpent, and that is, what occurred between Christ and Judas.
Christ was “as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:19), fulfilling the flock which Abel sacrificed; Judas, like Cain, was “a thief” (John 12:6), and of such did Christ say, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10), and was this not the spirit of Judas when he killed Christ, just as it was with Cain when he murdered Abel?
Both Judas and Cain worshipped the devil, for “Satan entered Judas” (Luke 22:3), and Cain “was of that wicked one” (1 John 3:12), that is, the devil.
And both Judas and Cain murdered saints for the pleasing of Satan.
People go to the side of spiritual darkness, allowing the devil to take their souls, and they turn to violence. For in man’s beginnings, before the flood, people partook in idolatry and chose the ways of the diabolical, and the result was the slaughter of the Church, and of the innocent. I say this because in the Scriptures it reads that “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” (Gen. 6.11)
Here a connection is made between tyranny and demonic religion, for the term corrupt is interpreted by Rashi to mean lewdness and idolatry, (1) in which the worship of demons would have been done. (2)
According to Lactantius, when man first rejected God for the worship of idols, injustices and wickedness had prevailed, since mortals had ceased to raise their eyes to Heaven; they depressed their focus, and venerated objects of the earth, seeking things solely of the moment and short-lived, placing their trust in evil on account that its rewards were nearer at hand. (3)
The Wisdom of Solomon, in giving the history of idolatry, also informs us on the devastating results of paganism when it was first embraced by mankind, and how it is the cause of all of the world’s evils:
They lived in a state of evil warfare, but they were so ignorant that they called it peace. They murdered children in their initiation rituals, celebrated secret mysteries, and held wild ceremonial orgies with unnatural practices. They no longer kept their lives or their marriages pure. A man might kill another by an act of treachery or cause him grief by committing adultery with his wife. Everything was a complete riot of bloody, murder, robbery, deceit, corruption, faithlessness, disorder, falsehood, harassment of innocent people, ingratitude, moral decay, sexual perversion, broken marriages, adultery, and immorality. The worship of idols, whose names should never be spoken, is the beginning and the end, the cause and the result of every evil. People who worship them lose control of themselves in ecstasy, or pass off lies as prophecies, or live wickedly, or break their word without hesitation. They tell lies under oath and expect no punishment, because the idols they put their trust in are lifeless. (Wisdom 14:22-29, GNT)
Such a description is the result of demonism and devil worship. Why do you think the Muslims are so violent and deceptive, so blood thirsty and conniving? Because they worship Satan, and when they kill, they do so to express their allegiance to Satan, just as Satanists sacrifice victims as a demonstration of their loyalty to the devil.
The story of Cain and Abel testifies as to the choice we have, with one brother choosing light and the other determined to become a slave to darkness. The story is moreover a microcosm as to the immensity of the spiritual war that the world is in.
Judas did not think he was worshipping a false god when the devil “put into the heart of Judas Iscariot” to betray Christ (John 13:2).
And David did not think that he was under demonic influence when “Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” (1 Chronicles 21:1)
If even David himself can come under the influence of the devil, then it indicates as to the tenaciousness that we must exert when guarding ourselves and fighting against the diabolical.
Even if we are indifferent, even if we do not choose a side in the struggle between good and evil, we are in the battle. Those who are lethargic or neutral in this war, have already gone to the side of the devil. It is only those who are vigilant for God that stand on the side of Moses’ staff, eschewing the golden calf and carrying a sword to destroy its image.
The fight between light and darkness is manifested in the story of Moses slaying the Egyptian, after he saw “one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed” (Acts 7:24). As St. Gregory of Nyssa, commentating on this glorious story, wrote:
The fight of the Egyptian against the Hebrew is like the fight of idolatry against true religion, of licentiousness against self-control, of injustice against righteousness, of arrogance against humility, and of everything against what is perceived by its opposite. Moses teaches us by his own example to take our stand with virtue as with a kinsman and to kill virtue’s adversary. The victory of true religion is the death and destruction of idolatry. (4)
So, then, Christians, why is satanism and paganism being allowed to prosper, why are temples of Satan and demonism suffered to be promulgated by these acolytes of the diabolical? Why must blood be shed? The victory of true religion is the obliteration of idolatry, which means not a single satanic temple, not a single mosque, not a single center for witchcraft, demonism, or atheism, should be standing.
When Moses, that sacred prophet of all truth, looked upon the nations of the Canaanites, and saw how wicked they were, how violent and cruel their dispositions were, how bloody their hands were, did he order the children of Israel to tolerate “the wickedness of these nations” (Deuteronomy 9:5)? No, but to “Destroy their altars, and break their statues, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven things.” ( Deuteronomy 7:5)
Those righteous sons of Abraham, the pioneers of the Faith, the advancers of the truth, the pavers of the sacred path, the waiting guards of the Holy One, they “destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan” (Acts 13:19), slaughtering “all the souls that were therein” (Joshua 10:28), “both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.” (Joshua 6:21)
And such a victory happened after Joshua looked up to the heavens and gazed upon our Savior, the Christ, with sword in hand, and he fell to the ground, knees to the earth in ineffable piety in the presence of the sacred, and the Christ — Captain of the Host of the Lord, Knight of all knights and founder of all Knighthood — declared, “See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.” (Joshua 6:2)
And they slew the city of Jericho by the command of the Eternal General, Who with spiritual sword slays the devils and orders His armies to destroy the cities of Satan, after the armed men of valor went before the priests, who took up and raised high the holy Ark, which John saw in Heaven before being fixated upon “a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,” (Revelation 12:1), and that is, Mary the Mother of Our Lord, stomping upon the Crescent of Islam, the symbol of idolatry that was crushed in Canaan.
She is the same woman whose image the Christians hoisted up on their ship when they vanquished the Muslims in the glorious Battle of Lepanto, in which the valiant Don Juan of Austria proclaimed with zealous voice,
You have come to fight the battle of the Cross–to conquer or to die. But whether you die or conquer, do your duty this day, and you will secure a glorious immortality
I have heard it told to me, like an irascible bird who stings the ears with its chirps, that Christ did not start wars or destroy other religions. And I say that this is a mere falsehood. For who was with the Israelites when they slaughtered the enemies of God, but the Holy Trinity, the second member of Whom is Christ? When Joshua slaughtered the Canaanites, who led his troops but Christ, Who declared the victory before it was even gained? Who looked to Sodom and, before destroying it, said, “I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it” (Genesis 18:21), but Christ?
Those who adamantly affirm that Christ had nothing to do with war, are ignorant of the Holy Trinity, for where the Father is, there is the Son, the Word of God Who exhorts the destruction of demonic religions, Who lends to the righteous rulers the authority to be “not a terror to good works, but to the evil”, to “beareth not the sword in vain”, and to be “the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” (Romans 13:3-4)
The warriors of God went forth, the idols of the pagans were shattered, their temples broken to pieces, their demons driven away, and with the holy angels did the saints uproot the disease of demon worship.
And when David crushed the Philistines, did he say that it would be permissible for the Israelites to worship their idols? No, he took their idols and destroyed them, as the Scriptures tell us:
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them. (2 Samuel 5:21)
Did Josiah tolerate such evil, the worship of devils and the veneration of darkness? No, for
the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away (2 Kings 23:24) .
When Hernando Cortez, one of the greatest of the warrior saints, invaded Mexico, did he declare freedom and license for the devilish religion of the Indians? No, but he vowed to destroy it utterly, without an ounce of toleration or mercy for such a sinister and diabolical religion. Cortez, before his army of Conquistadors, declared with fiery zeal:
They [the Indians], indeed, deserve a great whipping and punishment, because, if you remember, the people of the city, not satisfied with killing an infinite number of men, women, and children, in sacrifices to their gods (devils, rather), eat them afterward, a cruel thing, abhorrent to God and punished by Him, and one which all good men, especially Christians abominate, forbid, and chastise. Moreover, without penalty or shame, they commit that accursed sin because of which the five cities, along with Sodom, were burned and destroyed. Well, then, what greater or better reward could one desire here on earth than to uproot these evils and plant the Faith among such cruel men. (5)
Cortez purged the land of the idols, knocked down the altars and crumbled the temples of the demons; he slew the heathens who gave up their seed to the fires of Molech, and he suppressed and extirpated the demonic homosexual rituals of the pagans.
Why are we not following such precepts? Why do we give license to evil religions, only to try to fix the problem after innocent people are murdered? Why wait until after the damage is done, instead of banishing the evil ideology from the beginning before blood is shed, cutting off the leaven before it “leaveneth the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9), and thus preventing the murders and the violence before they even happen. Destroy the evil religion, before it inspires others to commit evil.
I call this preventative societal maintenance.
When Constantine the Great saw a temple in Lebanon, and what demonic rituals they did therein, and how they conducted homosexual rites, did he say, “live and let live”? or “God will judge them, its not our place to punish them”? No. Instead he had the rituals “immediately abolished, and the hand of military force was made instrumental in purging the impurities of the place.” (6)
Why then do we cower from this history? Why mock, why hide, why be ashamed of such beautiful triumphs of Christendom? Why do we feel the need to reject or to apologize for the great warriors of Christendom, who committed themselves to the obligation to strive for the “punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” (1 Peter 2:14)
Let us remember in such dark times the words of St. Peter, “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” (1 Peter 2:17) But what king are we to honor? We need a ruler who will strike with the temporal sword, at the command of the spiritual sword, the Church, and dissipate the darkness with the light of justice.
When the Cathars, who were devil worshippers who spit upon the prophets and murdered Christians, overran southern France, and when the Muslims dominated the Holy Land, upon which God walked, did Pope Innocent III call for toleration of these heretics? No.
He called for the warriors of Christendom to bear the Holy Cross, upon their bodies and upon their foreheads, and looking into the sacred book of Ezekiel, referencing to the eight and ninth chapter, he urged for the crusaders to be as the six holy men who slew all those who did not have the mark of God. In the Fourth General Council of the Lateran, Innocent III exclaimed with just and righteous words ordering the extirpation of the Cathars from France and the Muslims from the Holy Land:
Just as “the man dressed in linen, who had the ink-horn of a scribe in his loins, should pass through the center of the city and mark the Tau on the foreheads of the men who sigh and mourn over all the abominations that are committed within it,” so the High Priest, who has been constituted watchman over the house of Israel, should pass through the whole church — which is the city of the great King, the city on a mountain — investigating and inquiring into the merits of individuals, to see whether “they are saying that good is evil or evil good; lest they are judging darkness to be light or light darkness;” lest “they are killing souls that are not dying, or giving life to souls that should not live.” (7)
So many will object and complain, bringing up words like “freedom” and “liberty” to vindicate their claims. What is the destroyer of liberty but false and dangerous ideologies? What is ruining our liberty today, but marxism, Islam, environmentalism, Satan worship, and a whole myriad of other evil ideas? And thus the purpose for suppressing and uprooting demonism is not to ruin liberty, but to secure it. For Innocent III, in that same council, stated the reasons for destroying heresy, as thus:
for this is where evils have come into the Christian people: faith decays, religion grows deformed, liberty is thwarted, justice is trampled underfoot, heretics emerge, schismatics grow haughty, the faithless rage, the Agarenes [Muslims] conquer. (Ibid)
Heresy and demonism are here closely connected with the loss of liberty, with the latter resulting from the former.
It is most interesting that Pope Pius XII, who was to the enmity of Hitler, who combated the Nazi regime, and who saved at least 700,000 Jews (but probably as many as 860,000) from the Third Reich, (8) completely rejected the concept of religious license:
…that which does not correspond to truth or to the norm of morality objectively has no right to exist, to be spread or to be activated. (9)
Now, did Pius XII say this because he was tyrannical? Quite the contrary; it was because his view regarding religious liberty was the antithesis to tyranny. He rejected false religions just as he rejected Nazism. He was for the absence of error. Thus is liberty.
His adversity against religious freedom stemmed from his hatred of tyranny. He rescued more Jews than any individual, and because of this I must say: the one who hated freedom for false religion, gave liberty to those who were subject to false religion, that is, Nazism.
Even if we do not openly worship Satan, or any false god that he portrays himself as, if we are not for God, then we have chosen the side of Satan. Choose a side, for the battle against the devil is going on as we speak.
(1) Rashi uses this verse from Deut. iv.16 to present the meaning of the text in Gen. vi.11 (see A.M. Silbermann and M. Rosenbaum, Torah with Targum Onkelos and Rashi’s Commentary). See also Young, Historical Dissertation on Idolatrous Corruptions in Religion, vol. i, ch. i, p. 7.
(2) See James Townley, Dissertation ii: On the Zabian Idolatry, in his Maimonides, The Reasons of the Laws of Moses, p. 40; Poole, Comm. Holy Bible, vol. i, p. 18, on Gen. vi.11. Philo Judaeus affirms that the postdiluvians had an “excess of impiety” (Questions and Answers on Genesis, i, question 100, trans. C.D. Yonge).
(3) Lact. Div. Inst. 4.1, trans. William Fletcher.
(4) St. Gregory of Nysa, 2.14-15, trans. Malherbe and Ferguson)
(5) Gomara, Life of Cortez, ch. 120, trans. Simpson, brackets mine
(6) Eusebius, Life of Constantine, 3.45, ed. Christian Roman Empire Series, vol. 8
(7) Fourth General Council of the Lateran, trans. Gardiner
(8) See Lapide, in Rabbi David G. Dalin, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, ch. 1, p, 11
(9) As quoted by Lefebvre, Religious Liberty Questioned, part 1, p. 14