The Real Enemy: Worshipping the Devil in the Bible Belt

45 minutes 2015 8.4/10 based on 5 votes

To most people living in the United States and Canada, it’s hard to imagine that there’s such a thing as Devil worship in these modern times. They have grown up hearing stories of demons in Africa and other third-world countries, but such a thing would never exist in ‘civilization’, they believe. And yet the facts prove that there are millions of North Americans involved in, and captivated by, a belief system that is strong enough to make killers of them this includes teenagers and even young children.

Denying the existence of Satanists and Devil worshippers makes no sense because it’s not like they’re trying to hide. James Hale, the Lord High Master of the Church of the IV Crown Princes, states boldly that he worships himself because he views himself as Satan. He goes on to explain that there are many Satans because that name is more like a title. It’s best explained by saying that it’s a veneration of the free will. Satanism is different from devil worship, though, because Satanism is a worship of self, whereas Devil worshippers are an apocalyptic movement that promotes the end of creation. Groups that believe that they have a special role to play in the end times are considered dangerous because they might take action to bring their ideas to pass.

Adam Daniels, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu (high priest) of the Church of Ahriman, is a Devil worshipper. He states that the key is in knowing one’s self and realizing that at times one will be led to do things that others might find amoral or immoral, but as long as one feels gratified in the end, why stop? However, he is quick to add that his organization is based on integrity and honor. Adam Daniel’s church borrows a lot of its philosophy from Zoroastrianism.

Dr. George J Seig, adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, specialized in Esotericism, traces the origin of Zoroastrianism as the first dualistic religion to bring attention to the concept of an angry spirit that was later called the devil versus a good spirit. It was also the first monotheistic religion.

Daniel’s group of devil worshipers prepares to hold a black mass in Oklahoma City’s downtown event center. The mass mocks the Eucharist, includes sexual rituals, and even features an exorcism of the Holy Spirit from an individual. The Satanists warn that if he performs the ritual by the books it violates the local law, the city’s health code, and is just overall disgusting. The local Christian community does everything it can think of to stop the sacrilegious ritual. Find out what happened now.

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  • Chris K

    Here we have some very weird folk getting together to say some incredibly bizarre things that are impossible to prove but are a definite worry if they are true. They hound their perceived enemies, perform strange rituals and speak with vitriol that has to be heard to be believed. A relatively small percentage of them aren’t Christians. :)

    To an agnostic like myself, this is pure theatrical gold that is funny pretty well all the way through. Seven stars.

    It’s interesting to note that one of the participants calls himself Satan and has a sex offense history. The Catholic church of course refutes everything he stands for and also has a sex offense history.
    On the side are a harmless bunch of (as far as I can tell) heavy metal fans with a fixation on being free willed as long as that doesn’t interfere with the free will of anyone else. They are the only ones not calling for battle and the only ones with a zero tolerance for sex offenders. I think (being old school), I’ll put on some Pantera and think about that.

  • Harold Rottencock

    As a rational (and sane) individual, I find the ridiculousness of all the people featured in this documentary somewhat hard to comprehend. It’s a proven statistic that the lower the level of education, the higher the level of religious belief. Stupid Americans…

  • You’re An Oxymoron

    pathetic….

  • Denny Terry

    I cant decide which group is more delusional…the satanists or the christians…the only thing worse than political zealots are religious ones…no wonder the world is so fucked up…all these people are cartoons

  • K

    This documentary was very lame. I was disappointed that the film makers didn’t interview other areas or give some sort of voice over explanation to these satanic groups. All this documentary did was follow ignorant people around and listen to them babel. I don’t get the overarching message. Not worth watching.

    • MyLovelyNose

      Huh, that’s how most 700 Club video clips appear to me. Ignorant people babbling.

  • Robyn

    Well,I am a Jesus loving Christian and I believe that there is most definately a spiritual battle that our human eyes can’t see but our own spirits can feel. It’s sad to see these folks so deceived by their belief and how angry and ridiculous they come across. It almost felt like this was a group of people who were just desperate to fit in somewhere with something. I think the real satanists aren’t so show offy and are way more dangerous then these folks. They are very much behind the scenes but all in all……Jesus will always be the hero,no matter what and they will find this out when it is far too late.

    • MyLovelyNose

      Funny, that’s how the Christianists appear to me: so deceived by their belief that they’re all up in arms over “Happy Holidays”, gays being able to marry, and where people can pee. It’s almost as if these people are desperate to fit in with something. The real Christianists aren’t so show-offy and are way more dangerous–like Rushdoony and the American Family Association. Of course, we have the Duggars, if you want show-offy Christianists.

      Jesus will always be a myth. Christianity bases its power on the threat of eternal torture for not believing in this myth, and “when it is far too late” is their passive-aggressive way of making threats against people and then sloughing it off on “God’s word” and the canard that people “choose” to be eternally tortured because they don’t believe in the idea that there’s a God who would eternally torture people–or, if that God exists, why he should be worshipped at all. He’s a thug.

      • Gore

        They are called Christians

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