LONDON, NOV. 13, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Britain's Royal Navy stirred the waves last month when, for the first time, it gave official recognition to the practice of Satanism...Presumably since the Royal Navy has become such a diverse institution, it would have no objection to a Catholic chaplain in the service conducting an exorcism, to drive the devil off the ship.
The article quoted a Royal Navy spokesman as saying that Cranmer's unconventional beliefs would not cause problems on board ship. "We are an equal-opportunities employer and we don't stop anybody from having their own religious values," he said.
Sophie Masson, in a commentary published Oct. 27 in the Sydney Morning Herald, considered the religious implications. The Church of Satan, she noted, says that "we are our own gods." Moreover, they hold that all traditional sins are virtues, that altruism is a myth and that the Christian virtues are just hypocrisy. ...Traditional sins like murder, rape, etc. A faithful Satanist (another contradiction in terms) would be incapable of conforming his behavior to whatever passes for The Articles of War in the modern Royal Navy. A Satanist can only exist in any human society to the extent that he is not a Satanist. If one were to meet a genuine Satanist, natural law principles would seem to permit you to kill him on sight since a Satanist has declared war against all of creation. Are not Satanists Ferae Naturae and thus the natural 'game' of all mankind?