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While modern scholars and the Oxford English Dictionary state that the origin of the name Baphomet was a probable Old French version of "Mahomet", alternative etymologies have also been proposed
Originally posted by bluloa
Can you tell me why a demon wants to enter the body of a popstar? Would it not make more sense to enter the body of a world leader?
Or are Demons wanabe popstars?
Even if this were the case they are still using this symbolism which has been identified with the Occult/Satanism for quite some time. It's just like the naysayers sit and claim that people in the music industry are just using this stuff to get fame and attention. Even if that's so they are still spreading this message to the youth. They are still making the Occult/Satanic look cool and popular.
Claiming Baphomet is a corruption of Muhammad/Mahomet is absurd. There's literally hardly any phonetic connection between the two.
It first appeared in 11th and 12th century Latin and Provençal as a corruption of "Mahomet", the Latinisation of "Muhammad"
It then goes on to list quite a few alternatives. So it's not absolute that it was based on Muhammad. And furthermore that excerpt also says "probable Old French version of Mahomet." It's only "probable." Not absolutely. So that's hardly a convincing case for your claim.
No you are simply asserting that they are using occultist symbolism. And the only reason Baphomet is associated with the occult is because the name was revitalize by an occultist (Eliphas Levi).