Satan and scandal: Why does a Harvard student group want to reenact a Satanic black mass?

| May 12, 2014

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Satan and scandal: Why does a Harvard student group want to reenact a Satanic black mass?

BY ABBY PHILLIP

Banished from Heaven, Satan rouses his rebel angels from the fiery pool in 'bottomless perdition,' in Book I of the 1688 first illustrated edition of John Milton's 'Paradise Lost.' Engraved by Michael Burgher. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Banished from Heaven, Satan rouses his rebel angels from the fiery pool in ‘bottomless perdition’ in an illustration from Book I of the 1688 first illustrated edition of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Engraved by Michael Burgher. Hulton Archive/Getty Image

A Harvard student group’s plans to host a “satanic black mass” on campus tonight has managed to roil even the most liberal of college campuses with controversy.

The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, which is affiliated with the university’s continuing education division, says it plans to team up with the Satanic Temple the same group that brought us this gem: a satanic statue for Oklahoma’s state capitol to reenact the ritual.

The Satanic Temple claims the event is not supernatural in nature because, of course, they do not believe in the supernatural and the Harvard club suggests that it is all about the study of different religions.

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