One of the tactics of the devil that is mentioned in the Quran is that the devil will get his followers to buy into an ideology and then abandon and disown his followers before the ramifications of his ideology are realized.
[14:22] And the devil will say, after the judgment had been issued, “GOD has promised you the truthful promise, and I promised you, but I broke my promise. I had no power over you; I simply invited you, and you accepted my invitation. Therefore, do not blame me, and blame only yourselves. My complaining cannot help you, nor can your complaining help me. I have disbelieved in your idolizing me. The transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.”
وَقَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ لَمَّا قُضِيَ الْأَمْرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَعَدَكُمْ وَعْدَ الْحَقِّ وَوَعَدْتُكُمْ فَأَخْلَفْتُكُمْ وَمَا كَانَ لِيَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ إِلَّا أَنْ دَعَوْتُكُمْ فَاسْتَجَبْتُمْ لِي فَلَا تَلُومُونِي وَلُومُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ مَا أَنَا بِمُصْرِخِكُمْ وَمَا أَنْتُمْ بِمُصْرِخِيَّ إِنِّي كَفَرْتُ بِمَا أَشْرَكْتُمُونِ مِنْ قَبْلُ إِنَّ الظَّالِمِينَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
[8:48] The devil had adorned their works in their eyes, and said, “You cannot be defeated by any people today,” and “I will be fighting along with you.” But as soon as the two armies faced each other, he turned back on his heels and fled, saying, “I disown you. I see what you do not see. I am afraid of GOD. GOD’s retribution is awesome.”
وَإِذْ زَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ وَقَالَ لَا غَالِبَ لَكُمُ الْيَوْمَ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَإِنِّي جَارٌ لَكُمْ فَلَمَّا تَرَاءَتِ الْفِئَتَانِ نَكَصَ عَلَىٰ عَقِبَيْهِ وَقَالَ إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِنْكُمْ إِنِّي أَرَىٰ مَا لَا تَرَوْنَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ وَاللَّهُ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ
Recently I started reading a book called The Devil and Karl Marx, written by Paul Kengor. For those who are unfamiliar, Karl Marx is the co-author of the Communist Manifesto and the founder of the oppressive ideology bearing his name called Marxism. But long before Marx penned his Communist Manifesto he was infatuated with the devil and Hell despite being a staunch atheist. In a poem from 1837, he wrote, “Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well. My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.” This was a decade before his writing of the Communist Manifesto which was published in 1847 where he describes religion as the opium of the masses that needs to be eradicated in order for his described utopia to occur. Interestingly enough Karl Marx died in 1883 and was not around to see the ramifications of his ideology that was eventually adopted as the framework for some of the most heinous governments in history which caused the unnecessary death of over 100 million souls in the twentieth century alone.
It is interesting that many of those who despise religion and God, like Marx, inherently tend to pick up the mantle of satanist ideology. What may have started off as mere trolling eventually grows to become a full-blown acceptance and devotion of the devil’s point of view in his dispute against God.
This trend continues in the modern-day movement of the Satanic Temple, which can be seen in their symbol of Baphomet. The Baphomet is a transgender human, animal depiction that is meant to symbolize the merging of male and female, human and animal, and ultimately good and evil. This ultimately signals the foundation of atheism which denounces universal morality in favor of moral relativism. Notice that Baphomet fuses the distinct e.g. male and female, human and animal into one, while promoting the devil as one who is enlightened and bearing the fire of the merging of good and evil.
To further reinforce this symbolism of the Baphomet’s right arm is female and is pointing up toward heaven with the word “SOLVE” written on the forearm which comes from the same word as “dissolve” but in this depiction is meant to mean “separate”, while the right arm is male arm pointing down to the earth with the word “COAGULA” which is the root for the word “coagulate” which in this context means to join together. Therefore, to separate from one’s relation with Heaven and join their connection with the world. The Baphomet is merging together good and evil, male and female, human and animal, and the separation of one’s relation with God to instead join with the worldly life.
[5:100] Proclaim: “The bad and the good are not the same, even if the abundance of the bad may impress you. You shall reverence GOD, (even if you are in the minority,) O you who possess intelligence, that you may succeed.”
قُلْ لَا يَسْتَوِي الْخَبِيثُ وَالطَّيِّبُ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ كَثْرَةُ الْخَبِيثِ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ يَاأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
[2:27] who violate GOD’s covenant after pledging to uphold it, sever what GOD has commanded to be joined, and commit evil. These are the losers.
الَّذِينَ يَنْقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ مِيثَاقِهِ وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَنْ يُوصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
[13:25] As for those who violate GOD’s covenant after pledging to keep it, and sever what GOD has commanded to be joined, and commit evil, they have incurred condemnation; they have incurred the worst destiny.
وَالَّذِينَ يَنْقُضُونَ عَهْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ مِيثَاقِهِ وَيَقْطَعُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَنْ يُوصَلَ وَيُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدَّارِ
[53:45] He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female—
وَأَنَّهُ خَلَقَ الزَّوْجَيْنِ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنْثَىٰ
[11:15] Those who pursue this worldly life and its material vanities, we will pay them for their works in this life; without the least reduction. [11:16] It is they who gave up their share in the Hereafter, and, consequently, Hell is their lot. All their works are in vain; everything they have done is nullified.
[7:179] We have committed to Hell multitudes of jinns and humans. They have minds with which they do not understand, eyes with which they do not see, and ears with which they do not hear. They are like animals; no, they are far worse—they are totally unaware.
وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ
[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.*
إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا الْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَنْ يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا الْإِنْسَانُ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا
[90:4] We created the human being to work hard (to redeem himself).
(٤) لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ
One of their core objectives is the right for mothers to be able to kill their children. In an infamous Huffington Post article written in 2020, entitled “The Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join The Satanic Temple.”
“Our democracy has become so fragile that the loss of one of the last guardians of common sense and decency in government less than two months before a pivotal election has put our civil and reproductive rights in danger like never before. And, so, I have turned to Satanism….Reading through the Seven Tenets [of the Satanic temple], I was struck by how closely they aligned with the unwritten code I had used to try to guide my own life for several years. I realized, happily, that these were my people and that I had been a Satanist for several years without even knowing it. When Justice Ginsburg’s death suddenly made combating the threats to reproductive rights and a government free from religious interference more urgent, I knew it was time to join them and support their conceptual and legal battles.”Jamie Smith, Guest Writer for the Huffington Post
[6:137] Thus were the idol worshipers duped by their idols, to the extent of killing their own children.* In fact, their idols inflict great pain upon them, and confuse their religion for them. Had GOD willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.
وَكَذَٰلِكَ زَيَّنَ لِكَثِيرٍ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ قَتْلَ أَوْلَادِهِمْ شُرَكَاؤُهُمْ لِيُرْدُوهُمْ وَلِيَلْبِسُوا عَلَيْهِمْ دِينَهُمْ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا فَعَلُوهُ فَذَرْهُمْ وَمَا يَفْتَرُونَ
Despite their denial of worshiping of Satan and their distancing themselves from the satanist in the Church of Satan, their philosophy still reflects satanic values.
In a RollingStone’s article interviewing David Harris, magister of the Church of Satan regarding Lil Nas’s music video Montero where Nas gives a lap dance to Satan before snapping his neck and taking his crown the Church of Satan stated:
“We view ourselves as the most powerful beings in the world. The fact that he crowned himself as Satan — now, that’s Satanic….Basically we worship ourselves. We refer to ourselves as I-theists,” says Harris. “We see ourselves as our own god.”
[25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate? [25:44] Do you think that most of them hear, or understand? They are just like animals; no, they are far worse.
These groups whether they realize it or not are promoting the ideologies of the devil that is causing the spreading of evil and corruption, yet they are convinced that what they are doing is righteous.
[2:11] When they are told, “Do not commit evil,” they say, “But we are righteous!”
(١١) وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ
Recently I stumbled on the work of Rob Henderson who coined a term known as luxury beliefs. The idea behind luxury beliefs are beliefs that one can hold to signal their supposed virtue, yet be safeguarded against the clear destruction their ideas cause.
A simple example of this is the “defund the police” movement that started getting major adoption from the BLM protests in 2020. As recently elected mayor of New York, Eric Adams, noted as part of his platform while he was campaigning was that ‘young white affluent people’ lead the ‘defund the police’ movement. This phenomenon is also being called out during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial that most the people who were rioting and demanding the defunding of the police were people who were predominantly white and affluent. But ironically the people who are pushing the hardest for this, are the ones who suffer the least by such actions, as they typically live in areas where there is less crime and violence.
One of the most woke areas in the country is San Francisco, California, which happens to also have some of the wealthiest individuals in the world who are overconsumed with “social justice”. These people voted in 2014 prop 47 which turned shoplifting offenses involving property valued at less than $950 from felonies to misdemeanors. In addition, in 2019 the people of San Francisco voted Chesa Boudin as their District Attorney, a person who does not believe in the incarceration of criminals.
Chesa Boudin’s upbringing seems like the backstory to a villain in a Batman movie. Boudin was born in New York City. His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were part of the leftist terrorist organization called the Weather Underground members. When Boudin was 14 months old, his parents were arrested for murder in their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York. His mother was sentenced to 20 years to life and his father to 75 years to life for the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard.
After his parents were incarcerated, Boudin was raised in Chicago by the leader of the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers. Kathy Boudin was released under parole supervision in 2003. In August 2021, Andrew Cumo before being kicked out of office for his misappropriate actions with females pardoned Boudin’s father for the murders.
Crime, homelessness, open-air drug use, public defecation, and overall lawlessness in San Francisco have gotten so bad that many stores have closed down and people have left the city because of these policies. In one affluent SF Neighborhood, they hired private security to deter criminals from the constant car theft they were experiencing. Now consider the ones who voted for these laws and these individuals for office are shielding themselves from their bad decisions as they are probably the same people who were out protesting to defund the police.
This corresponds with some of the politicians who also hired private security despite being the loudest voices for defunding the police. Democratic House of Representative, Cori Bush, an outspoken supporter of defunding police, spent nearly $65,000 for private security services in three months, as shown in her campaign filings.
The Missouri Democrat’s campaign spent $64,141.26 on private security between the beginning of July and late September 2021, the Federal Election Commission records show. The cash was dished out to a handful of firms, including Peace Security, RS&T Security Consulting, Aegis Logistics, Whole Armor Executive Protection & Security, and Nathaniel Davis, whose payments are sent to the same address as her campaign headquarters. Bush has now pushed more than $130,000 from her campaign’s coffers into private security services between May to September 2021.
Isn’t it ironic that the people who are the most prominent voices to defund the police happen to be the same people who can hire private security for themselves and be safeguarded from the consequences of their actions?
Another trend of luxury beliefs is the ideology of marriage and monogamy. A popular movement among the affluent elite is that marriage is an oppressive institution of the patriarchy, and people should be free to sleep around and have many partners. Yet who suffers the most from such an ideology?
A solid, two-parent home is critical for a child’s future. There is simply no shortcut. For example, in the 60s, the elite advocated for polygamy as they viewed monogamy as outdated. This belief had a lot of serious second-order consequences as seen from 1960-2005, when the number of working-class children who grew up in a two-parent household fell from 95% to 30%. Meanwhile, 95% of children from the affluent class grew up in two-parent households in both 1960 and 2005. In this case, the luxury belief of polygamy harmed only the working class, as growing up in a two-parent family is essential to having a nurturing and stable childhood.
Another luxury belief is that of being obese as healthy and empowering. Notice that this predominately comes from people who can afford healthy nutritious food, memberships to the finest gyms, yoga classes, and Pelotons. Yet who does this hurt the most, the individuals who lack these means. But rather than encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle they encourage them to continue down the path to heart disease, diabetes, and other medical issues. For instance, aside from age the next biggest factor to COVID complications is obesity.
[7:31] O children of Adam, you shall be clean and dress nicely when you go to the masjid. And eat and drink moderately. Surely, He does not love the gluttons.
يَابَنِي آدَمَ خُذُوا زِينَتَكُمْ عِنْدَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوا إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ
While there are many more of these satanic ideologies that get promulgated by agents of the devil one of the most destructive is the defiance of free will. When the institutional elite promote that humans do not have free will what they are telling society is that it doesn’t matter what your situation is, there is nothing you can do to better yourself so just be a victim. Can you think of any worst advice you can give to a person?
There is a simple thought experiment to prove not only that there is free will, but that simply acting with such a belief leads to better life outcomes.
Consider the average person which can have one of two views on life. Option #1, they are responsible for their actions, or Option #2 they are not responsible for their actions. Which of these two ideologies will more likely lead to better life outcomes for a person? If the former is correct then it means that there is free will, but if the latter is correct then it means that there is not. Because if the former is correct then people who are successful, in the worldly sense, are purely successful because of luck, so if someone is unsuccessful there is nothing they can do to change that situation.
The societal and institutional elite know and behave in such a manner where they believe they are responsible for their actions, but when they institute policy and speak to the masses they convince them that the reason they are not the elite is that there is no free will and they are just stuck with the cards they are dealt. This is why when it comes to drug policy if one of these elites had a child who was using narcotics they would send them to the best rehab center to help them get clean, but when it comes to the 20,000 drug-addicted homeless of San Francisco, who are predominately black and brown, they look at ways to enable their behavior rather than help. They offer them all the carrots to continue in their lifestyle and none to make a change for the better in their lives.
In the book San Fransicko, Why Progressives Ruin Cities, the author Michael Shellenberger makes the comparison between San Francisco’s policy towards smoking, second-hand smoke, and vaping, which predominately is an epidemic of the affluent, compared to their response towards fentanyl and heroin, that predominately target the homeless population that is predominately black and brown.
No state in America has taken more aggressive action to reduce the public’s exposure to chemicals, and to secondhand smoke, than California. California banned the sale of flavored tobacco, because it appeals to children, and the use of smokeless tobacco in the state’s five professional baseball stadiums. It prohibited the use of e-cigarettes in government and private workplaces, restaurants, bars, and casinos. San Francisco in late 2020 banned cigarette smoking in apartments. In the fall of 2020, California outlawed companies from using in cosmetics, shampoos, and other personal care products twenty-four chemicals it had deemed dangerous. And yet breathing secondhand smoke and being exposed to trace chemicals in your shampoo are hardly sufficient to kill. By contrast, hard drug use is both a necessary and sufficient cause to kill, as the 93,000 overdose and drug poisoning deaths of 2020 show.
And yet, where the governments of San Francisco, California, and other progressive cities and states stress the remote dangers of cosmetics, pesticides, and secondhand smoke, they downplay the immediate dangers of hard drugs including fentanyl.
In 2020, San Francisco even paid for two billboards promoting the safe use of heroin and fentanyl, which had been created by the Harm Reduction Coalition. The first had a picture of an older African American man smiling. The headline read, “Change it up. Injecting drugs has the highest risk of overdose, so consider snorting or smoking instead.” The second billboard’s photograph was of a racially diverse group of people at a party smiling and laughing. The headline read, “Try not to use alone. Do it with friends. Use with people and take turns.”Shellenberger, Michael. San Fransicko (pp. 62-63). Harper. Kindle Edition.
Much of this adoption of these modern destructive ideologies that have taken over education, institutions, and government can be traced back to militant atheists like Hitchens, Dawkins, PZ Meyers, and Sam Harris. As they crusaded to eliminate religion and God from the minds of individuals they failed to see that they were just laying the groundwork for their own demise. When warned about their doings and pressed on what would they want society to replace religion with if they are able to eradicate it, their typical response was to state what would one replace a tumor with once removed. Now the surviving members of this movement are being eaten alive for their lack of adopting woke ideology.
[36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship (taʿbudū) the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy? [36:61] And that you shall worship (uʿ’budūnī) Me alone? This is the right path. [36:62] He has misled multitudes of you. Did you not possess any understanding?
[2:11] When they are told, “Do not commit evil,” they say, “But we are righteous!”
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ
[2:12] In fact, they are evildoers, but they do not perceive.
أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
[3:104] Let there be a community of you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners.
(١٠٤) وَلْتَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ