A new book billed as a “spirited guide” teaches children how to summon devils for individual advantage. It’s carried by significant booksellers, too, such as Barnes & & Noble, Walmart, and Target. Amazon sells it as well, despite the fact that the lit leviathan has actually banned a work important of Islam and one geared toward the elimination of unwanted same-sex attraction.

Barnes & & Noble’s badly stressed summary of A Children’s Book of Satanic forces states:

Do not wish to secure the garbage tonight? Maybe you’re swimming in homework? Possibly that big bully is being a real drag? Well get your coloured pencils and sigil drawing abilities and call up some satanic forces! Be mindful, even if these spirits are more silly than frightening they are still demons.

So if you’re looking to present your kids to “Devil praise,” as Breaking Israel News puts it, understand that the book’s “publishers attempt to turn the act of summoning satanic forces into a kid-friendly activity [,] stating: ‘summoning satanic forces has never ever been so much enjoyable,'” the site relates, pricing quote the sellers’ “about” section. (Hat idea: WND.com.)

Then there’s Publishers Weekly’s description, which specifies that author Aaron Leighton

integrates a hands-on craft element into this spirited guide that welcomes readers to conjure gentle devils by writing their sigils, which work as “a phone number” directly to the spirit. The satanic forces necessitate specific summons (a riddler called Corydon requires a sigil “attracted brilliant red, the colour of a clown’s nose– preferably while you’re laughing”), and reveal specific characteristics and capabilities that range from pragmatic to gross. They include “Flatulus,” whose skill is passing gas; “Quazitoro,” a specialist at finding missing things; and “Spanglox,” “the best-dressed devil in the underworld,” who offers cutting-edge style guidance. Leighton’s makings of the multieyed, multiarmed, sharp-toothed demons are over-the-top without being scary, and the innovative concept will likely motivate some readers to produce satanic forces of their own. Ages 5-10.

Leighton is described in his bio as “an acclaimed illustrator and art director, along with a fan of all things occult”– and his works certainly reflect this dark passion. Unfortunately, Leighton is far from alone in taking advantage of the post-Christian West’s spiritual decay and taste for occult titillation. 2016 saw the premiere of tv series Lucifer, which puts a positive spin on Satan and represents God as a stern killjoy. With a Bench Research Study Center research study finding last year that there are now more pagans than Presbyterians in America– with paganism capturing on especially in colleges and among the young– it’s no surprise that Wicca (witchcraft) is growing in appeal. This is exemplified, and motivated, by entertainment such as the 1996 movie The Craft and the more recent Charmed and American Horror Story: Coven.

These dark elements are also entering government/public areas, with hellish invocations at federal government assembly meetings, “Pagan Pride Days” in many locations, satanic Christmas-season display screens, a hellish monument in a veterans boneyard, and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen now having a Satanic Temple room. Clearly, we’re far eliminated from the days when George Washington stressed the value of “the true blessing of Paradise on our Arms.”

Instead, exorcisms are now increasing, and the faithful may state it’s since we’re taking Hell into our arms. And this issue was shown in the Amazon reviews of the kids’s satanic force book. One incredulous reviewer, Marbel, cautioned moms and dads that demons “are wicked and they don’t care about you or your children. They are liars, deceivers … They follow Satan and want you and your kids to do that same,” WND.com relates. For sure, it’s all fun and games– until your running start spinning around as you projectile vomit green slime.

Naturally, talk of angels, dark or light, is discounted by today’s “clinical” nonreligious sophisticates (who, though disbelieving in God, tend to think a boy can be like god and end up being a woman just by ready it). When it comes to the 83 percent of Americans with faith in God, nevertheless, it should raise their eyebrows not at all.

Consider: If you believe we’re something more than water-and-chemicals-based organic robotics– that we have souls– the concept of angels and devils is correlative. A soul is a spirit, and the spirit existed prior to the flesh; God is a spirit and He existed before all else.

Well, the idea, promulgated by means of Christian teaching, is that prior to God produced beings of spirit and flesh (man), He developed beings that like Himself are only spirit. Like male, they have complimentary will and can reject God, which some of them did.

You may or may not think this, however it’s completely rational within the context of Christianity’s “data set.” (My 2012 essay “On Angels and Demons” provides a more extensive discussion of this.)

Logical is that even secularists, if they think morally bad things exist, need to think two times about honoring Satan. To analogize the matter, note that our culture considers the Devil symbolic of pure evil– as the antithesis of the Ten Rules and all the virtues– much as it does, let’s state, the Nazis. Now, if there were a “lively guide” to “kid friendly” “mild Nazis,” would it be sloughed off as academic entertainment?

Mentioning the instructional, I’ll leave you with the quite apropos, famous presentation by the late, terrific Paul Harvey, “If I Were the Devil.”

And now added to Harvey’s commentary can be that if I were the Devil, I ‘d have satanic forces babysitting your kids.

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Selwyn Duke (@SelwynDuke) has actually written for The New American for more than a decade. He has actually also written for The Hill, Observer, The American Conservative, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, and numerous other print and online publications. In addition, he has actually added to college textbooks published by Gale-Cengage Learning, has appeared on tv, and is a frequent guest on radio.

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A new book billed as a 'spirited guide' teaches children how to summon devils for individual advantage. It's carried by significant booksellers, too, such as Barnes & & Noble, Walmart, and Target. Amazon sells it as well, despite the fact that the lit leviathan has actually banned a work...