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Metal music has been a favorite media scapegoat for decades.

A New Jersey-area radio station focused on heavy metal is being targeted by evangelical Christians for a shutdown. They’re accusing the station of playing satanic music, and are demanding it be shuttered immediately.

No, those sentences aren’t from the 1980s. They’re from right now in 2020.

The station in question is WSOU, a longtime titan in the world of heavy metal radio that’s been operating on 89.5 in the New York metro area in its current form since 1986. They’ve broken acts as varied as Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and Korn to the world.

They’re also a college station, owned by Seton Hall University - a Catholic school - which often puts their musical output at odds with station donors.

Now The Lepanto Institute, an organization that seeks to defend Catholicism from threats both external and internal, has the Seton Hall radio mainstay in its crosshairs.

Occultism? In My Metal Music?

The Lepanto Institute is calling on Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark and Chair of the Seton Hall Board of Trustees, to shut down the station, and have even started a petition demanding as much. Their complaints?

“WSOU programming has included graphic first person accounts describing demonically driven murder and mutilation of women and children, genocidal material calling for sadistic execution techniques from the middle ages employed by Nordic pagans against Christians, album artwork depicting a sex act on a mutilated corpse and virtually every form of occult practice, including curses, spells, explicit calls to satanic worship, human sacrifice and even the black mass, which is the satanic ritual desecration of the Holy Eucharist.”

Well, you can’t argue that that isn’t metal.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Content

All this panic over Satanism is very reminiscent of, well, the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and 1990s. 

The Satanic Panic was a full-blown hysteria that swept the nation, manifesting initially in false fears of ritual abuse in daycare centers across the United States.

Those fears were the end result of a rise of both Satan-related media (The Exorcist, The Satanic Bible) and the rise of evangelical Christianity throughout the 1970s.

By the 80s, many Americans had not only a fear of a shadowy cabal of Satanists committing ritual sacrifices, but also the belief that it could be happening right in their own neighborhood. “Stranger Danger”, kids on milk cartons, well-publicized cases of serial killers - it all contributed to a culture of fear of one’s neighbor. 

Pretty much every niche hobby or activity had their time in the spotlight as proof of society’s moral decay and Satanic influence. Video games, comic books, the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, and horror movies were some of the favorite punching bags of the media, but perhaps none got it worse than heavy metal music.

Accusations flew about heavy metal music and musicians, including the belief that some metal bands were putting hidden Satanic messages in their music that could only be heard by playing the record backwards.

But many didn’t have to play the records backwards to find something objectionable: Tipper Gore, wife of Al Gore, founded the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), gathered together 15 songs with lyrics containing occult, sexual, or violent themes, and managed to get the United States Senate to hold a hearing on lyrical content in music.

Those hearings resulted in the ‘Parental Advisory’ stickers that now adorn album covers.

It would be a humorous anecdote of American history if not for the real-world consequences of the moral crusade. Most notably, the West Memphis Three were wrongly convicted of a trio of 1993 child murders in which the prosecution asserted they committed Satanic murder rituals.

They were only initially investigated because of their interest in the occult and love of metal music, and no witnesses or DNA evidence placed them at the scene of the crime. They were released in 2011, but are hardly the only victims of the closest thing to a modern day witch hunt.

The Show Must Thrash On

All that brings us back to the radio station. The Archdiocese has ignored calls to shut down the station or otherwise neuter its programming in the past, so it seems likely the Lepanto Institute’s cries will fall on deaf ears.

Seton Hall has already hand waved their concerns away before. But it’s entirely possible that a well-organized campaign could gain enough traction and lean on the Archdiocese hard enough that they feel compelled to do something.

For now though, rock on. 🤘

67 comments

  1. Paul J. Fumero's Avatar Paul J. Fumero

    Evangelicals are Satan's secret weapon.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Let's crucify those evil evangelicals, to the tune of "No More Tears!!!" First, we must have someone who knows the words to that song transcribe them here so we can learn them before forming a Lynch mob of ministers. Hark! Is that the sound of T Kosse entering the room?

      1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        This is for you Carl Bernard Elfstrom

        "No More Tears"

        The light in the window is a crack in the sky

        A stairway to darkness in the blink of an eye

        A levee of tears to learn she'll never be coming back

        The man in the dark will bring another attack

        Your mama told you that you're not supposed to talk to strangers

        Look in the mirror, tell me, do you think your life's in danger here?

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        Another day passes as the night closes in

        The red light goes on to say it's time to begin

        I see the man around the corner waiting, can he see me?

        I close my eyes and wait to hear the sound of someone screaming here

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        "It's just a sign of the times going forward in reverse. Still, these were our first. It's just a hand in the bush."

        "A hand in the bush."

        So now that it's over can't we just say goodbye? (Bye bye goodbye)

        I'd like to move on and make the most of the night

        Maybe a kiss before I leave you this way

        Your lips are so cold, I don't know what else to say

        I never wanted it to end this way, my love, my darling

        Believe me when I say to you in love I think I'm falling here

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        No more tears

        "It's just a hand in the bush."

        "In-in the bush, in-in the bush, in-in the bush, in-in the bush, in-in the bush, in-in the bush..."

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Thankyou very much, T Kosse. I've always loved that beautiful song. And now I can memorize the words.

          1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

            You're welcome Carl Bernard Elfstrom any thing for you.

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      We're not gonna take it! No, we're not gonna take it! We're not gonna take it, anymore!!!

      1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        We're Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry cassette tape was of the first twelve I got for a penny from Columbia House music club, in 1986.

          1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

            Yeah I love that one also the music video.

  1. Alicia Szot's Avatar Alicia Szot

    Here's an idea: If you don't like the music and are offended by it, DON'T LISTEN TO IT!

    Many people love metal. I'm one of them. I get it....YOU don't like it, but why are you trying to take it away from me and the millions of others who enjoy it? Stop forcing your beliefs on others. I'm not going to start a petition to shut down Christian radio stations, don't YOU try to shut down a station others enjoy.

    Here's the thing...Evangelicals are always whining about a "war on Christianity". There is no war. People are just sick and tired of Evangelicals trying to force their beliefs on others. Live and let live, dudes! If it's not physically harming you, let it go!

  1. Brian Kinard's Avatar Brian Kinard

    Music should not be attacked, no one should ever be attacked

    Music is for pleasure no matter the genre

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      That article has encouraged me to listen to listen to Judas Priest's Nostradamus in it's entirety again, so I'll receive a special blessing!

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      ....unless maybe the tune is called revele.

  1. Catherine Ohrin-Greipp's Avatar Catherine Ohrin-Greipp

    "demonically driven murder and mutilation of women and children, genocidal material calling for sadistic execution techniques??" Well goodness gracious, reading the Old Testament depicts a jealous, genocidal, infanticidal, abortionist, misogynist rape supporting, war monger God. When will these people pick up their bible and start reading from cover to cover? I do read it and highlight all the lies which Evangelicals paint about a "loving god." Stephen King, a superb Horror writer, could never construct something as evil and terrifying as the bible. The stories are prime examples of twisted and disturbed minds. Read it. There is no comparison with music.

    1. Alicia Szot's Avatar Alicia Szot

      Evangelicals don't bother much with the Old Testament. They read the "damage control" portion of the Bible, aka The New Testament. They hate tho realize that their god is seriously warped.

      1. Catherine Ohrin-Greipp's Avatar Catherine Ohrin-Greipp

        Well, Jesus claimed to be his father, a chip off the old block as they say. He was not as nice as people believe would have us believe.

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      I wonder what those fools think about Christian heavy metal bands, like Stryper.

  1. Lawrence Rosenblum's Avatar Lawrence Rosenblum

    To quote the late, great, Frank Zappa: "Music is the only religion that delivers the goods."

    I am 100% opposed to all forms of censorship. I do not support a ban on any genre of music, or any lyrics; no matter how offensive they may be.

    1. Dave J's Avatar Dave J

      Not even country? :-)

      I don't either. If you want to listen to Myron Florin, boogie down. Heavy Metal, Rock on! Blues, you bet. Even country.

      DaveJ

      1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

        I have many CDs of all those genres of music, as well as most others, and love listening to them all, Dave. And, I even feel privileged to have seen Myron Florin perform live at the Opera house, here in Galveston, in 1996. However, I also very much like heavy metal, and even once had a cassette tape of the Christian heavy metal band, Stryper. I even had a friend who was a drummer in a Christian heavy metal band. So, maybe their only against other forms of heavy metal. They should be more specific.

        1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

          Stryper -The Yellow and Black Attack.

          Stryper - To Hell with the Devil,

          Stryper -Second Coming

          Stryper -No More Hell to Pay,

          Stryper -Fallen

          Stryper -God Damn Evil

          Stryper -New Album 2020- Even The devil Believes

          Stryper - "Do Unto Others"

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Just don't eat the yellow snow, right there where the huskies go, Lawrence.

      1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow"

        Frank Zappa

        WATCH OUT WHERE THE HUSKIES GO

        AN' DON'T YOU EAT THAT YELLOW SNOW

        WATCH OUT WHERE THE HUSKIES GO

        AN' DON'T YOU EAT THAT YELLOW SNOW

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Great googly moogly! And don't get those snow crystals in your eyes, iether!

  1. Steven P Robinson's Avatar Steven P Robinson

    I'm of Italian heritage on my mom's side. That "hook em horns" gesture is called a Cornu (Horns) and is a good luck sign.

    I've listened to heavy metal since the days of proto-metal (Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer...) and have had no dark desires created by the music.

    Then again, these are the same buffoons that think the magic in Dungeons and Dragons is real.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      My mother's maiden name is Pistone, and my grandmother's maiden name was Maniscalco. You're right about the Italian horns gesture Steven, but in this nation, except for among Italian-Americans, that symbol means "Rock-'n'-roll"!!!, and is a greeting between rockers.

      1. Steven P Robinson's Avatar Steven P Robinson

        My mom's family name was D'Orazio, her mom was a Mastroianni...throw in her other relatives, have half the phone book in Abruzzi, Molise and Campania.

        The fondly remembered Ronnie James Dio was the one who introduced the Cornu to Rock and Roll as I recall. Then again, after almost 6 decades of listening to many genres and going to almost 500 concerts, details get fuzzy, kind of lost in a purple haze. [|;-)

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          I only have short term memory problems Steven, but memorized Up In Smoke. I still have a DVD of it though, as well as a few other Cheech and Chong movies, of which I always watch on April twentieth every year.

          1. Steven P Robinson's Avatar Steven P Robinson

            I have too long a memory, accordingly to my mother of blessed memory.

            I'm a lucky man in the parents the Holy saw me born to, dad brought me to my 1st rock concert in July 1964, a few months after I turned 7.

            On the bill were Chcuk Berry, Bo Diddley, Litttle Richard and Fats Domino.

            I went to what I consider my 1st proto-Metal concert in August 1968: Blue Cheer and Steppenwolf.

            I listen to music from medieval harp accompanied ballads to death metal.

        2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Thankyou Steven for clarifying that. I didn't know about Ronnie James Dio, although I do believe I've heard of him. I don't guess our Sicilian ancestors knew eachother, since my grandmother came from Reberra, and my grandfather came from Yoplo, in Agrangento county, as young children, and grew up on farms across the road from eachother, in Altaloma, Texas, in Galveston County, but I'm pleased to make your acquaintance, cumpare.

          1. Steven P Robinson's Avatar Steven P Robinson

            Ronnie was a very talented vocalist with a God-like range and ability to project.

            He started out with a do-wop group back in the 50's called the Vegas Kings, and by the end of his life (passed in May 2010 from stomach cancer) was considered one of the preeminent figures in the heavy metal music genre.

            Ronnie re-tagged the Cornu as "Metal Horns," which may have been a nod to his early training on trumpet.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    Evangelicals Always need something to hate. It’s just what they do.

  1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

    If man made gods and satan don’t exist what is satanic music? Could it be Spaghetti Monster music?

    🦁❤️

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      I'm not a Satanist, but have read the Satanic Bible by Anton Lavey, and there's nothing monstrous about it. I've also had some good acquaintances who were Satanists, through which I know that Satanists don't believe in Satan or demons or Hell the way Christians do. If any of y'all want to know more about it, read the book, like I did. Besides that, there has never been any such thing as totally good people, despite the fact that a lot of people claim to be. I'm into balance, and being fully human. Good and evil are two of the many things I try to be balanced between. Too much goodness can be bad, and a little evil can be good, and is a whole lot of fun. I'm sure a lot more people feel that way than will admit to it, even to themselves. And if any of that truly beautiful heavy metal music contains subliminal Satanic influences it's only aimed at making people be themselves, and fully human, without condemnation.

  1. Gary Stephen Lowden's Avatar Gary Stephen Lowden

    Funny how evangelicals want to support freedom of speech when it's a high school girl wearing a T-shirt condemning homosexuality but when it is rock music they don't like, the radio station to be shut down. Typical hypocrisy that is giving Christianity a bad name and image in the US and around the world.

  1. Vern Dee Wall's Avatar Vern Dee Wall

    What, somebody found a station where they could tell some difference from gospel, country, and outlaw music?

  1. Minister Mike's Avatar Minister Mike

    No one is forced to listen to the music, so why are religious zealots so eager to tell me what I can or cannot hear?

  1. Minister Mike's Avatar Minister Mike

    ...and no one is taking my D&D from me!

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      And that reminds me that dirty deeds are done dirt cheap, to the tune of Hells Bells, which is another beautiful song, but I bet nobody will transcribe the words herein, or even the words to Whole Lot Of Rosie. So, as Pete Anselmo said, we'll have to "Drag the waters some more." It's like taking a fourth step.

      1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [AC/DC Live]

        [Verse 1]

        If you're having trouble with the high school head

        He's giving you the blues

        You wanna graduate, but not in his bed

        Here's what you gotta do:

        Pick up the phone, I'm always home

        Call me anytime

        [Pre-Chorus]

        Just ring: 3-6, 2-4, 3-6, hey

        I lead a life of crime

        [Chorus 1]

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheep)

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

        [Verse 2]

        You got problems in your life of love?

        You got a broken heart?

        He's double dealin' with your best friend

        That's when the tear drops start, fella

        Pick up the phone, I'm here alone

        Or make a social call

        [Pre-Chorus]

        Come right in, forget about him

        We'll have ourselves a ball

        [Chorus 1]

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheep)

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap (Aww)

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

        [Guitar Solo]

        [Verse 3]

        If you got a lady and you want her gone

        But you ain't got the guts

        She keeps naggin' at you night and day

        Enough to drive you nuts

        Pick up the phone, leave her alone

        It's time you made a stand

        [Pre-Chorus]

        For a fee, I'm happy to be

        Your back-door man

        [Chorus 1]

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheep)

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

        Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

        [Bridge]

        Concrete shoes

        Cyanide

        TNT (Done dirt cheap)

        Neck ties

        Contracts

        High voltage (Done dirt cheap)

        [Chorus 2]

        (Dirty deeds) Do anything you want me to

        (Done dirt cheap)

        (Dirty deeds) dirty deeds

        Dirty deeds (Done dirt cheap)

        Yaah!

        1. William R Clapie's Avatar William R Clapie

          Thanks for this. I would add "Dirty deeds done with sheep". Might as well piss off more people that don't rock, right? I am not slamming the post, I love it and hope my add on is taken as intended.

      2. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        The song Whole Lot Of Rosie was based on a true story...

        After a gig in tazmania, Bon Scott was abducted by Rosie (her real name) and dragged back to her place, where she skrewed his brains out all night.

        The next day, he returned to the lads, telling them about the most amazing sex he had ever had in his LIFE. And this is Bon "Two Different Girl Every Night" Scott we're talking about here!

        The next year, when AC/DC were back on tour in Tazmania, Bon went looking for Rosie again. When he found her, she had lost a lot of weight, and he said it just wasn't the same.

      3. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

        The music video "Drag the waters some more." contains a spoken introduction that explains this song's meaning:

        In everyday life, there is more than meets the eye. To reach the depths of truth, we must drag the waters

        In a literal sense, dragging the waters means using a net or other device to search the bottom of a river or lake, often looking for bodies. In this song, the phrase is a metaphor for finding the deeper meaning, especially when it comes to people. Humans often adapt to their social surroundings and will tell you what you want to hear, and it is your job to question their motives and ascertain their real intentions.

        In our interview with Pantera bass player Rex Brown, he explained: "'Drag the Waters,' that's something Dime [guitarist Dimebag Darrell] had that just turned into a little ditty that became a single, of all things. People look at it now and go, Goddamn. They try to get so technical with everything, 'Oh, how did they do that?' Well, it just came naturally. There was no set form how to do it, you just get together and start jamming. That's how you do stuff. That's another one of those 'one-note wonder songs' that worked. It's all about the groove."at one also the music video.

        1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Thankyou very much, T Kosse. You say a lot of very enlightening stuff, and know a lot about music and musicians. That's very impressive, and helpful.

          1. T Kosse`'s Avatar T Kosse`

            You're welcome Carl Bernard Elfstrom and thank you.

  1. Clay Serenbetz's Avatar Clay Serenbetz

    Last time I checked, the Donald had not succeeded in repealing the First Amendmen'ts guarantee of Freedom of Religion. As such, Evangelicals cannot deny Satan Worshippers their right to Free Speech, which is also guaranteed by the First Amendment.

  1. Alan S Corr's Avatar Alan S Corr

    All I want to say is Rock on .

  1. Lori Mongillo's Avatar Lori Mongillo

    Evangelicals empower Satanists. They just don't get that. That is what its all about. The more they try to stop the metal, the more the metal will grow. The Rockers will continue to Rock!

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      My Satanic Bible doesn't say anything about heavy metal, or being empowered by evangelicals.

  1. Nancy Hall's Avatar Nancy Hall

    Evangelical. How interesting is it that these evangelicals these quote" Bible believing people" know about heavy metal music anyway? I mean okay so some woman came home and found her husband listening to heavy metal music or her kids and she didn't like it and she wanted to control them so the only way she could control them was by making a big fuss about it

    1. William R Clapie's Avatar William R Clapie

      "When you go before god, make a loud noise". God rocked.

  1. John's Avatar John

    As long as the exposure to young people is monitored as it should, I have no problem. It's not my type of music but to each it's own.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Yeah John, just like they monitored us young hippis. We don't need no education. We no forced control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone! All in all, I don't think we turned out half bad, even though we still might be rebels at heart.

  1. Brian Kinard's Avatar Brian Kinard

    bklm76513

  1. James C Riggle's Avatar James C Riggle

    What amuses me is the fact that this (Metal Music) is what threatens children? Evangelicals go after the Chathoilc Chruch on metal yet preist have been molesting children for a couple of minlina. Someone, Paul J. wrote ealier "evangelicals are Satin's secret weapon". You couldn't be more right.

  1. Robert G Fowler's Avatar Robert G Fowler

    Opera pretty much covers the same content, it's just hidden in foreign languages we Americans are too lazy to learn.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Even though I'm nothing like a Christian, thank the Goddess, next month I'll be listening to my CD of Luciano Pavarotti's Oh Holy Night. I especially like hearing him sing Sanctus from the Requiem, accompanied by the Wandsworth Boys Choir. I also like to hear him sing Bach's version of Ave Maria. I keep that CD next to my CD called Twisted Christmas. And I especially like the song from that recording called I'm Going To Dress Up Like Santa When I Get Out On Parole. Bravo! Figaro! Ho ho ho!

  1. Richard Lee Cornell's Avatar Richard Lee Cornell

    Janet Reno, AG Snow Queen, became a federal judge because to she sent to prison day care workers who abuse children, even killing dozens of babies in their care. They have children on record telling what happen to babies. Except it did not happen. The children lived for years with the guilt and when it came to light the children were force to lie, nothing happen to the lawyers.

    Harry Potter books were burn because they taught children the arts of witch craft. The only science in them was to correctly identified plants. To bad burning of church patrons is still illegal.

  1. Joseph James Sicari's Avatar Joseph James Sicari

    As someone who grew up on WSOU they have had to deal with this every 5 years or so. Although I do believe this is the first time the call has ever come from out side the school. There are many fully function alumni from WSOU that are working outside the station now. I for one would like to move to take the opposite stand and show the school why the station is a benefit to the community Plus we have science on our side. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6620358/metal-1980s-study-metalheads-happy-adjusted

  1. Lather Joseph Wieland's Avatar Lather Joseph Wieland

    You can blame the rappers for CAUSING GANG'S DRINKING-DRUG SEXUALLY JADING DEHUMANIZING our CHILDREN SINCE 1991 MTV RAPS CAME ON TV

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      But us kids were drinking, drugging, and having sex long before they invented rap, and had a really good time doing it. All I can say about that now is Thanks For The Memories, and I've always been a fan of Bob Hope. I bet nobody here knows the words to that song.[ This could go on for years.]

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    YEAH RIGHT, and THE EVANGELICALS SUPPORT tRUMP, PLEASE with the RIGHEOUS B S, SICK CULT

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    CHRISTIANITY had a BADD NAME EVEN BEFORE CHRIST, JESUS TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD !

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    I think Vivaldi was a forerunner of Heavy Metal. Try listening to Le Quattro Stagioni, and compare it with music of Deep Purple.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    Yeah John, just like they monitored us young hippies. We don't need no education. We don't need no forced control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone! All in all, I don't think we turned out half bad, even though we still might be rebels at heart.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    Even Milton knew that it's better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven, and you'll never hear a winged critter playing a harp in that wonderful place. You can also check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. Cerberus will see to that. It looks like I may have checked out for a whole lifetime. And my oldest living relative is over 100. Knock on wood, but I could be around explicitly so I can continue my work ministering on this blog, for very many years to come. Blessed be!

  1. William R Clapie's Avatar William R Clapie

    Wow, uh, "Satanism and homosexuality go hand in hand?" In what reality. Man is as he was made. Period. Everything else is human creation such as the tales of fantasy land in the "King James Version" of the bible. What? Church wasn't good enough so the king commissioned a bible he liked? Chosen passages. Great. What was left out? If you have read any of the accepted bible you would know it's a load of hogwash. There is murder, rape, sexism, child murder. ETC. You can prove and disprove anything you like in a fantasy novel, right? Satanism. A creation of Christianity. Believe it or not.

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