Soturday, August 11, THE SUMMER DAILY Page Nine
What in the Devil is going on?
By GEORGE W. CORNELL Its "Satanic Bible," which ad- at the modern obsessions with . and evil has been upset" in our disturbing spirit really exists and
AP Religion Writer vocates indulgence in the classic those realms. times. that he still acts with treacher-
NEW YORK VP) - The "dark seven deadly sins of greed, pride, In fact, some high school cour- "When this happens, people ous cunning," the Pope said.
path" is widening in America, envy, anger, gluttony, lust and ses in California reportedly are look for an explanation of why "He is the secret enemy that
both in the number of its follow' sloth, has sold a quarter-million taught by asserted witches. a sows errors and misfortunes into
n, me f s flo copies. New York's public, library re- evil is so rampant, he adds. It human history."
tention it is getting from religious
foes and classroom professors.
They're increasingly concerned
with demonology - the devil and
Until a few years ago, he gen-
erally was minimized as a some-
what "medieval concept," says
the Rev. Joseph Champlin, of
Fulton, N. Y. but thearecent "ra-
pid spread of Satanism . . .
makes us wonder if we didn't rid
ourselves of Satan tooeasily."
THE HEIGHTENED interest in
the subject, both by its advocates
and its critics, is part of a surg-
ing fascination with the occult
that has spawned countless de-
votees and a stream of book tit-
"This is not just a freak side-
light," says Dr. John Newport,
a philosophy professor at South-
western Baptist Theological Sem-
inary in Fort Worth, Tex. "It is
setting the tones of our culture
and affecting the minds of our
Most bizarre manifestation of
the trend is the much-publicized
"Church of Satan," started seven
years ago in San Francisco, and
now with offshoot "grottos" in
many cities and followers esti-
mated to total up to 200,000.
ALONG WITH the outright S
tanism has come a wave of inte
est in magic, seances, fortun
telling, astrology and witchcra
- - -
centy offered a sneial exhibi-
is natural then tolo oStn."
,r- tion of graphic works portraying P
e- "devils and demons." In Cleve- POPE PAUL Vt last fall de-
ft, land, an agency was set up to voted a special discourse to "the
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We know that this dark and disturbing spirit really exists and that
he acts with treacherous cunning. He is the secret enemy that sows errors
and misfortunes into human history.
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with more than 600 witches' "co- rent witches for palm reading at intervention in us and in our
vens" now operating in the Unit- parties. world of an obscure agent, the
ed States and including about Denominational mission boards devil . . a living spiritual be-
100,000 avowed witches. say they're getting a spate of re- ing, perverted and perverting.
' sa the regettng aspae ofre- A terrible reality; mysterious
Archbishop Leo Byrne, of St. ports of demon possession. In and friblenin. u
Paul-Minneapolis, Minn., lumps England, the problem reached gh g
all these cultist preoccupations such proportions an Anglican- "We know that this dark and
together as reflections of "Sa- Roman Catholic conference re-
tan's tactics." commended that each diocese ap-
"The father of lies uses deceit point an official "exorcist." 1214 S. UNIVERSITY
with great cunning," the arch-
bishop said in a spring pastoral AMERICAN evangelic Morris
letter. "He proposes nothing as Cerullo recently sent an anti-oc-
evil. Rather he disguises as good cult mobile educational unit,
those things which cater to our made up of 100 items from theDAL6 -46
pride and self-indulgence, which occult world such as a SatanicD 668-6416
tantalize and attract us." altar, goat's hoof, a human skull
.n . d and voodoo oils, on a cross-coun- Wed- sat
MANY universities and hun- try tour. 1i. 345
dreds of high schools have y - 1:15, 3:45,
launched special courses on the As to the cause of this concen- M.r r.
devil and witchcraft, most of tration on the dark side of life, at c p.m.a g p i l h e r
them taking sharply critical looks the Rev. Robert McNally, who & 9:5 i ~
taugt acrowed ours on"de
THE BIBLE abounds with ref-
erences to the Devil or devils,
variously called "angels of dark-
ness," "prince of the world,"
Beelzebub, Lucifer, Belial, "de-
ceiver of the whole world," the
"adversary," the "enemy."
The Rev. Dr. David Read, pas-
tor of New York's Madison Ave-
nue Presbyterian Church, says
the modern world has tended to
regard both devils and angels as
"primitive superstitions," but he
"The churches have now to
reach into the deeper dimensions
of faith to meet the challenge of
the powers of darkness."
" fie. .
taught a crowded course on "e
vilology" last term at Fordham
University, says it seems to stem
from a widespread conviction
that the "balance between good
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