According to a woman quoted in The Huffington Post on Friday, it was the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg that drove her to the dark side. “When Justice Ginsburg died,” said the woman, “I knew immediately that our civil and reproductive rights (were) in danger like never before. And, so, I have turned to Satanism.”
“Well,” Joe Scarborough, an MSNBC commentator sputtered, perplexed at the harsh reaction of conservatives to this new development. “Who hasn’t felt like turning to Satan these last four years? I have to admit that Satanism is also a perfectly logical choice of faith for radical feminists—even better than Methodism--since the latter might balk at unrestrained child sacrifice.”
Better informed defenders of Satanism subsequently cautioned that child sacrifice, and human sacrifice more generally, is not a rite associated with Satanism per se, but more often with communism, which is a different left-wing faith, although one often confused with Satanism. The Satanic Temple, they insisted, does not worship Satan as a deity, but as an archetype of self-indulgence, wounded pride, defiance of all external authority, and self-worship.
“You’re talking about me!” CNN’s Don Lemon joked when one of his guests repeated this observation on his evening broadcast. “No, seriously! I must be a Satanist.”