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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Devil Goes To Harvard



Making headlines this week was Harvard University. As reported by the Boston Globe, they sanctioned a university club to hold a "black mass, all shrouded in the cloak of "education, and cultural understanding." A black mass is a satanic ritual which directly mocks the Catholic mass. Yes, evil is so cunning, even our educational elite could be actually convinced to worship the devil. (Boston Globe article link: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/05/12/cardinal-sean-malley-expresses-disappointment-harvard-decision-allow-black-mass-campus/tUjYx2817C65LAHousRIeP/story.html


In ironies of ironies, the president of Harvard University is named Faust, Drew Faust. (For those who don't know, Faust is the central character in a German story and opera. He is a scholar who sells his soul to the devil, really, I'm not making this up.). Faust, true to his name, was initially defending the decision to go forward with the black mass. In the article, Faust was quoted as saying, "vigorous and open discussion and debate are essential to the pursuit of knowledge, and we must uphold these values even in the face of controversy." My, he speaks with a forked tongue.

This black mass was to be staged on campus by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, which according to the Globe, "has continually urged critics to widen their understanding of satanic worship." Maybe while we weren't paying attention, the devil went to rehab?

The central questions one would ask is "how do you get a prestigious university to not only allow this to take place, but to sanction it as well?" The answer is so common, it is pathetic that Harvard fell for it. Evil never comes out and tells you they are evil, they always mask themselves in something good. (remember the bible verse "woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. - Isaiah 5:20) I think the 2014 NBC remake of "Rosemary's Baby" should be required viewing for all of Harvard University. The Harvard folks need to ask themselves, how does evil mask itself in good? They say things like "this performance is a part of a larger effort to explore religious facets that continue to influence contemporary culture." or "many satanists are animal rights activists vegetarians, and artists with a strong sense of community." Actually, that explains A LOT! (Maybe my previous article regarding the animal rights activists attacking the horse and carriages in NYC should have taken a different direction.)

The positive part of this story is what caught Harvard off guard, the groundswell and outcry from students, alumni, and the general public. There was a petition that amassed 60,000 signatures against the black mass. Harvard had to retreat and pull the plug. It makes for a happy ending, seeing good triumph over evil in the truest sense. The Harvard Extension Club, with no place to go, asked the Middle East Club to utilize their space, they wisely turned it down. They settled for a Chinese restaurant and were reportedly seen just drinking beer.

I never was one to fear "the devil" or even think about the concept, even though I am a pretty regular church goer. Frankly, talk of the devil tends to bring me back to the days of the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live. In this modern era it seems almost passé to some degree. I am starting to question my own beliefs after this incident. It seems clear the devil is making a comeback, and he's not just going big...he's going to Harvard.

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  1. Liberalism Atheism Racism Darwinism or L.A.R.D. is my term for the global chemical Climate Disruption. These Lifestyles conflict with Gods will, fear and trembling aside. Islam is a cult period. The cutting edge of the US Constitution allows my tounge to speak my heart freely. Follow me on Twitter.

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