"God help us all..." ? For raising money towards defeating a disease? Where every single video, celebrities present or not, involves a good humored
gesture to inspire giving to a presumably worthy cause? This is what you think "Satanism" is about? The fact that the activity can be called a
"ritual" for no other reason than the fact that it is "repetitious" does not make it Satanic.
On this subject, when I was a teenager, I had a martial arts teacher who also happened to be a Christian minister at a local church that that served
the Korean community in our city. I occasionally would ask him questions of a spiritual nature, along the lines of my looking for guidance in
understanding the nature of "evil" so that I could be prepared to either avoid it, or deal with it appropriately. At some point I asked him if he
knew anything about "Satanism" because I had heard some scary rumors and news stories about it, etc. He shared with me that he knew *everything*
about it. I was shocked and asked how that was so. He stated that he had educated himself on the topic, including having read the entire text of the
"Satanic Bible" (i.e. LaVey's.) Again shocked, and actually scared at that point, I asked why. He said that as a martial artist, and as a minister,
it was his duty to know his enemy
, so he didn't hesitate to educate himself, and had no fear whatsoever about what he read. As a result of
having undertaken that effort, he did not perceive "Satanists" as any threat whatsoever, on any level, be it Spiritual, Metaphysical, Physical, or
otherwise. He could make a statement like that based on his first hand knowledge of the issues (i.e. knowledge of self, and knowledge of the
"enemy") not out of some false sense of confidence or self-righteousness.
I know not everyone would want to go as far as he did. The point is, when you take the time and effort to know what you are dealing with (to some
minimal degree at the very least) it would save you a lot of time, energy, and fear due to unfounded assumptions and misdirected energy.
I can't imagine how the Ice Bucket Challenge could serve any symbolic, ritual, or literal purpose for the Satanic Church, unless they start asking
people to dump ice water on their heads to raise money for them.
Sorry if this sounded condescending, not intended to, it really is just my honest take on your post.
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Besides, only 1% of the people really donate to the ALS. Yet another viral game that shows how smart humans are. If you really want to donate, please
go to the next ALS center and do it there. IMHO
Regardless of how many people you may think "actually donated", you should consider the numbers and context of what it achieved: Last year during
the same period of fundraising, but without the social media/youtube campaign, $1.7 million was raised for ALS. This year, it was in excess of $100M.
Latest reports I have seen are touting a 35X improvement over last year, and by my math it is closer to 50X, all because they launched the viral video
campaign this year.
Source3: Think The ALS Ice Bucket
Challenge Is Stupid?...
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