Yesterday, I helped a friend with their business, they brought their 4-year-old daughter to their office. Their admin assistant was given the task of keeping the kid occupied, but was stressed about it. The admin person was of a generation that considered children should sit and be quiet, and complained about how children had changed, though all I saw was a child being a child, not one of those horror stories in the Super Nanny television series.
Today, I was at an event, and some grandparents brought a 13 or 14-year-old grandson to the event. The kid talked a lot, and as I was teaching the family in relation to the event the kid in a matter of fact way on several occasions said they were bisexual, had boy and girlfriends, and was planning to attend a Pride event. I had to throw up a poker face to hide my shock, not that kids identify with different genders, but that children are so secure, relaxed and accepting of their genders, that this identification is no more significant to them than supporting a sports team. I did not prompt anyone to say any of these things, sexuality is sacred, a person’s religion, gender and personal life is their business, nothing to do with me. However, the child in their interactions with their grandparents and with me, a random stranger, seemed comfortable and without any emotional anxt was happy and open in the gender they identified with.
In former years a gender identity other than heterosexual would attract persecution, anxiety and all manner of judgemental bullshit. In Britain, a hate crime based on sexual identity leads to jail time, and even though I was aware of a shift in how kids viewed gender on YouTube, this was the first-time I encountered how a child dealt with it in real life. Even though I am supposed to be on the ball on cultural shifts, the speed of change in how younger generations see our world has taken me by surprise.
As a Satanist, I take my concepts of the world from some of the philosophies of the Greeks including Heraclitus and the Orphic tradition, which helps me build my attitude to what I am seeing is emerging in a new generation of young people. As Heraclitus says, everything in nature is good, only humanity divides things into good and bad. Heraclitus considers that all things have a common desire to follow its own nature, which is good and just. Heraclitus condemns opinion, encourages people to follow the common patterns of nature. The Orphic Derveni Papyrus says how all things in nature “hears,” as in understanding and being taught, rather than being instructed and ordered, and will gain their purpose and strength by following naturally what is “uttered” in the cosmos.
If a child identifies as bisexual, this is their nature, all things are good in nature, therefore it is good and just, and I will neither hold opinion, or undermine, or destroy or interfere with anything that is natural. Nature is the ultimate authority, the sum of all things past, present and future. I respect Nature, what is common and good in it.
In fighting Satan Hunters who promote Satanic Ritual Abuse fictions, I fight for what is common, good, natural and just. Truth is only that which is common in nature, and if it is the natural state of a thing, then it is the only truth I recognise and will defend. Satanism, regardless of its diverse definitions and concepts, is one of the few religions on this planet that hears the voice in the darkness and instinctively is following it in the same manner as the universe is, which is a key reason I identify as Satanic. Satanists call this voice different things: Satan; Lucifer; black flame; will; Baphomet; carnal nature. The Greeks call it the Logos, One, All, the Good; the Taoists the Way or Tao. I call it the Common.
What is contrary to the way of things is unnatural, it causes suffering, misery and ruin. So when a mother Ella Draper and her boyfriend starves, tortures and drugs her children in order to make them say Satanic Ritual Abuse fictions to make money out of them, this is unnatural, and to be opposed. When the same children by their own choice selects their father to look after them, becomes healthy, happy and secure in his love, this is good and natural, something worthy to protect and defend. So when Satan Hunters talk about killing the father, or abducting his children, or plot to separate children from father, or constantly harrass that family with sadistic sexual fantasies, posting their names, addresses, images, and even intimate medical reports across the internet, this is unnatural and contrary to the Common.
Those who identify with the Satanic religion, their families and their children follow a path that is good, natural, healthy and positive. All those people, who follow their nature, and what is Common, deserve to do so without molestation by the self-righteous and Satan Hunter.
It is unnatural to interfere, persecute or undermine a child who naturally follows their nature, since to do is to set the self against all of Nature, which knows and understands what is common and good. So this in conclusion is how I view things with regards to children, the liberty of Satanists to follow their religion, and a natural bond of love between a father and his children.