Inventions from evil
General hysteria about the threat of Satanism is not limited solely by the 1980s in the United States. If you delve into history, almost any object or phenomenon, strange people, at first declared the machinations of the Devil. Musical instruments, plugs, telephones and even football - Satan attributed to many inventions.
In ancient Greece, devices resembling a fork, used for cutting meat. However, the present application as a fork cutlery became common only in the VII century and started with the Middle East. It was a real revolution.
Plugs look a little intimidating, like little forks for small demons. Why would someone want to shove myself in a mouth? And people all over the world have come to believe that the fork - this diabolical creation. The food was a godsend, and the devil's instrument was not to defile it.
In the XI century in Italy Byzantine princess ate with golden forks, and people began to treat her with suspicion and even fear it. When she died of the plague, the people believed that God punished her for the use of forks for eating.
Public concerns about satanic rituals in the 1980s was largely due to the popularity of heavy metal. But the music began to find fault even before the musicians began to use a black outfit and a pentagram for attention.
In Islamic tradition, there is deep-rooted idea that all musical instruments invented by the devil. According to legend, Lucifer was jealous of Dawood (David biblical) because of his beautiful singing voice, so trying to outdo his natural talent with the help of musical instruments. It was believed that music can damage belief and cause madness. Syria believes that the flute, lute and tambourine created daughters of Cain, to celebrate the death of Abel. In Christianity, the Book of Ezekiel says that Lucifer was in charge of music in heaven before fell into disfavor. Some people think that he kept his musical skills and is able to tempt through music.
In 1980 Jehovah's Witnesses decided that The Smurfs (as well as almost all ever created cartoons) bear the imprint of devilry. In 2008, the Internet rumors that the possessed doll Smurfs bitten child. In 2011, the television preacher Dorothy Spaulding continued to spread the idea that these small blue fictional creatures - demons, Satan worshipers. She told the story of a child who could not sleep until his room is not sanctified, not been cleared of all objects with the image Smurfs and sprinkled with oil.
The game Dungeons and Dragons
In the game Dungeons and Dragons, participants take on different roles, create characters, fight monsters and demons in the magical world. Game invented by Gary Gygax. It is accompanied by a book and dice, and the rest depends on the imagination of the participants. Of course, who could stand behind it except Satan? Christian community did not like it.
Once at the scene found a book of this game, and the media began to expose the Dungeons and Dragons as the root of all evil. The game could be made to work not only to the imagination of the players, but also the imagination of parents who selected the book from their children, burned it, and swore that they heard while hellish screams.
Obviously, many people did not understand the meaning of pacifist sign, despite the fact that it is the name. Some very creative, but obviously paranoid Christian crusaders said it upside down and broken cross. Of course, if handled with symbols like a designer - bend here, turn there - get what you want to see. I wonder what they would see in spots Rorschach.
The most amazing thing is that for some Christians, even the cross is a symbol of the devil. Who does seem a bit sinister, that Jesus died on the cross, and his followers are the cross in his honor. The logic is to recognize the sacrifice that he brought in the name of human sins, and appreciate it. Maybe there is no contradiction.
But not for this reason that the followers of the Church of the Great God believe that the cross - the temptation of the devil, that causes people to worship the pagan symbols and false deities. Their logic is much more perverse. The Babylonian god Tammuz nature represented by a capital letter "T", but a lowercase "t" is similar to the cross, and therein lies a devilish detail.
Since the cross was not known as a symbol of Christianity to the Emperor Constantine, here comes the assumption that the Emperor Constantine's vision had been sent to him by Satan, not God. Moreover, proponents of this theory point to the fact that there were two ways of the crucifixion, and the Bible does not specify exactly how they crucified Christ, and people just assumed that he was crucified on the cross it.
Many called the phone diabolical invention, especially the preachers and priests. The rural population of Sweden believed that this magical invention will evil spirits in their home, but because of the wires in them struck by lightning. Farmers cut all telephone lines on their lands, and the creation of the devil can only use the damn city dwellers. Community Ammaniti (Amish) are also considered phone evil, as sinful separation from the outside world - a part of their code of ethics, and the evil instrument - the way in which Satan can penetrate into their homes.
According to the preacher Evange Funmilayu Adebayo, football - the invention of the devil, and the museum of football in Brazil Sao Paulo - the temple worship of false idols. Preacher says that mankind is doomed to be separated after trying to get to heaven by means of the Tower of Babel when God confused the languages and people no longer understand each other. Football unites culture, which, as it seems, must remain separate from each other, and makes worship players.
Football - quite extreme in terms of the sport of religion, given the painted faces of fans and hymns, but the preacher says that it is an integral part of the government's plans to build a new world order and the establishment of the rule of the Antichrist. She also points out that football contributes to such sins as gambling, profanity, alcohol abuse and even homosexuality, and the sacrifice of animals.
Most know that Disney - one of the largest corporations in the world, which earns billions and ruthless competitors. About the company come up with the craziest myths, to the extent that the head of its creator is stored in the ice, despite the solemn assurances of Walt Disney's family that he was cremated and have his ashes as evidence ... As if someone could seemingly distinguish one dust from another.
Company accused of is that it encrypts the message and tempting sexual images in their cartoons. Someone saw the logo three sixes, which is why a great number of people believe that "Disney" has to do with the devil.
Science often contradicted religious dogma. For this reason, in the past it was called the machinations of the Devil. It is not just about the theory of evolution, scientists from all directions were accused of that they are only liars, blasphemers, and the sons of Satan.
Galileo used a telescope to study the night sky, which, according to the church itself has been sinful. Church officials refused to even look at him, because they considered it a tool of the devil. But when Galileo expressed the assumption that the Earth - not the center of the universe and that it revolves around the sun, it was the last straw. Rather than examine the evidence of the scientist, in 1633 it was accused of heresy, his scientific publications were banned, and the rest of his life he spent under house arrest.