I don’t usually post stuff like this (obviouisly), but this is my boyfriend’s (the one in the green day shirt - which happens to be mine, asshole) new project and I’d really appreciate it if you could give it a listen/reblog it/share it in some way. It’d be fantastic and I’ll be forever greatful
If those Satanists had paid attention in Sunday school, they would probably realize that the inverted cross is actually the personal trademark of Saint Peter, the first Pope, and one of the most revered figures in Catholic lore. When Peter was martyred by crucifixion he was said to have requested…
I really just want to rip all you motherfuckers out of my tag.
Yes, WE UNDERSTAND that the upside down cross is the cross of St. Peter. Symbolism is very important to most Satanists, and they normally know what the item their wearing represents.
Most of the people who wear upside down crosses to represent Satanism ARE NOT, I repeat, ARE NOT real Satanists. And those who are and do wear the crosses understand that symbolism changes over time, something that once meant something else can change dramatically over the years. The upside down cross is a perfect example of this only because unless someone’s religion specifically follows the Christianity/Catholic mindset and you are informed (as you and every other person who decides to to hold this history lesson obviously are), they will probably interpret this cross as a symbol of Satanism - even though it’s not meant to be one.
Now, if you want to educate us, please educate us on something we haven’t already heard a thousand times over.
Louis-Léopold Boilly Le Songe de Tartini.
The goat face represents carnality. In ancient Egypt goats were considered representations as god symbols of lust, and we think lust is an important factor of biology that keeps humanity going so we value that. The five-pointed star really comes from the Pythagoreans. That is the one figure in which every element is within the golden mean of each other. It’s this wonderful mathematical symbol of perfection, organic perfection specifically. Since we are organic life and enjoy the idea of perfecting ourselves, that star is right for us in there and it perfectly fits the goat head inside. Now around it are two circles, one at the tip of the points of the star and one outside. In that are Hebrew characters starting at the bottom and going counter-clockwise spelling Leviathan. In Hebrew mythology, Leviathan was the great dragon of the abyss, this powerful earthly figure that even Yahweh was afraid of. So all these things taken together creates a symbol that Anton LaVey identified with Satanism specifically. When he started the Church of Satan, usually upside down crosses were considered Satanic, and he saw that these different elements and felt this was a positive symbol you could tie to the Satanism he was creating.
Dear satanists, atheists who try to be cool, and metal kids that try to be hardcore. Inverted crosses are not satanic, or really bad in any way. When Peter was crucified, he wanted to be crucified on an inverted cross because he saw himself as less than Jesus. So, next time you want to be metal, just nail a goat skull to your chest or something.
Dear repetitive informers,
Shut the fuck up.
We get it already.
You have slain us with your infinite genius.