Apparently a Satanic Temple, based in Salem, Massachusetts, is claiming that abortion is one of the group’s rituals and is raffling off a free abortion as part of this religious experience.
The Satanic Temple (TST) has announced it’s raffling a free abortion to promote the organization’s religious abortion ritual, while it argues that its members’ religious rights are exempt from any state laws or any regulations that might block access to abortion services during the first trimester.
According to TST, the free abortion can be medical or surgical and is transferable upon request.
Headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, TST describes its new Satanic abortion ritual as a “spiritual experience designed to instill confidence and self-worth in accordance to TST’s religious beliefs.” The organization contends those who practice the Satanic abortion ritual are exempt from being subjected to waiting periods, mandatory counseling, forced viewing of sonograms, and reading materials as required in many states.
There is an interesting verse in the Old Testament that talks about how Jews were sacrificing their children to the idol Moloch. It was a horrifying way to die. They built a fire inside the hollow idol, and children were place on the idol’s outstretched arms and burned alive. (Note: The photo of a Moloch idol (above) used in a silent movie, does not accurately portray how it worked.)
37 for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them. (Ezekiel 23:37)
According to ancient reports, the Moloch priests would have the people sing and shout during the ceremony to purposefully drown out the screams of the children being burned alive.
Interesting thing about food, it is used to keep us strong. Did these people believe the child sacrifices would give their gods spiritual strength?