It may seem like the internet conspiracy theory known as QAnon originated with the 2016 election of Donald Trump, but actually, the origins of Pizzagate and QAnon go back much further. JD Sword, the Satanic Skeptic, explores the era known as the Satanic Panic, how skeptics and Satanists fought against misinformation back then, and how those insights inform the ongoing struggle for reason and critical-thinking today. JD is a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer focusing on demonic topics.
We Satanists generally find Halloween to be a holiday that celebrates the outsider, the other, those who are not like most. It is on this night that the “normals” tend to explore their own quirks and inner-darknesses by wearing costumes that often reveal aspects of themselves typically hidden during the rest of the year. Since Satanism is an individualist religion, we embrace our oddness without stinting, for we don’t require the permission of a special day and night to be honest about our true nature. On this night, we enjoy watching the amateurs dare to try “being themselves,” whether those […]
One Satanic Panic was Enough—Debunking Ted Gunderson and #Pizzagate If you want to look really stupid, just try linking Satanism to this #pizzagate nonsense. This old video of Ted Gunderson has resurfaced and people who live in a “post-fact” world are passing it on as some kind of smoking gun. Luckily for the non-brain dead among us this has been well documented as a load of crap. Ted Gunderson of course, was a total tinfoil hat lunatic and embarrassment to the FBI, whom the SPLC described as someone who “never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t believe.” In the video […]
Our Reverend Kevin Slaughter expertly mocks conspiracy addicts. Priceless! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)