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30th Jan '16 1:18:17 PM littlebeeper
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* Used in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': it's mentioned that many cultists don't actually know what they're doing, merely enacting rituals from what they've seen in [[HoldYourHippogriphs scary holos]] and [[RuleOfCool whatever sounds cool]], and thus totally fail to summon daemons. On occasion, however, some of them succeed... [[GoneHorriblyRight if they're very unlucky.]]
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* Used in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': it's mentioned that many cultists don't actually know what they're doing, merely enacting rituals from what they've seen in [[HoldYourHippogriphs [[HoldYourHippogriffs scary holos]] and [[RuleOfCool whatever sounds cool]], and thus totally fail to summon daemons. On occasion, however, some of them succeed... [[GoneHorriblyRight if they're very unlucky.]]
30th Jan '16 1:16:20 PM littlebeeper
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* Used in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': it's mentioned that many cultists don't actually know what they're doing, merely enacting rituals from what they've seen in [[HoldYourHippogryphs scary holos]] and [[RuleOfCool whatever sounds cool]], and thus totally fail to summon daemons. On occasion, however, some of them succeed... [[GoneHorriblyRight if they're very unlucky.]]
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* Used in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': it's mentioned that many cultists don't actually know what they're doing, merely enacting rituals from what they've seen in [[HoldYourHippogryphs [[HoldYourHippogriphs scary holos]] and [[RuleOfCool whatever sounds cool]], and thus totally fail to summon daemons. On occasion, however, some of them succeed... [[GoneHorriblyRight if they're very unlucky.]]
30th Jan '16 1:03:38 PM littlebeeper
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* In ''Film/TheLegacy'', group of modern practitioners of black arts are invited to hear the will of a dying powerful warlock. Soon, one of them starts to bump out the competition.
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* In ''Film/TheLegacy'', a group of modern practitioners of the black arts are invited to hear the will of a dying powerful warlock. Soon, one of them starts to bump out the competition.
17th Jan '16 10:55:06 AM Dravencour
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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include sacrificing your cat, slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding {{the Antichrist}} - extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).
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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include sacrificing your cat, slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding {{the {{The Antichrist}} - extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).
17th Jan '16 10:54:53 AM Dravencour
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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include sacrificing your cat, slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding [[TheAntiChrist the Anti-Christ]] - extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).
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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include sacrificing your cat, slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding [[TheAntiChrist the Anti-Christ]] {{the Antichrist}} - extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).
5th Dec '15 7:25:10 PM Dravencour
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RealLife Satanism can be divided into two categories. One of them, sometimes called "[=LaVeyan=] Satanism" after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey one of its more famous figures]], doesn't believe in Satan as a physical entity, and instead refers to him as a symbol for freedom to [[UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism follow your own desires]] and/or for [[RebelLeader fighting]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters against]] [[GodIsEvil tyranny]]. The other one [[SatanIsGood worships or reveres Satan as a deity]]. Both of them, generally speaking, view Christian morality as self-destructive for both individuals and society. It's a religion whose followers, generally speaking, are no more or less likely to be "evil" than the followers of any other religion, [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad though their sense of what constitutes right and wrong is]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality likely to veer far from the mainstream]]. In reality, it is more akin to the Pagan religions of old, their primary belief being that Satan and the demons are a corruption of the old [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian,]] [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian,]] and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman]] gods. And no, human sacrifice is not a widely accepted practice in most branches (though ''symbolic'' sacrifices may be -- but that is NotSoDifferent from the Christian Communion, which is itself a symbolic sacrifice of the body and blood of {{Jesus}}).
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RealLife Satanism can be divided into two categories. One of them, sometimes called "[=LaVeyan=] Satanism" after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey one of its more famous figures]], doesn't believe in Satan as a physical entity, and instead refers to him as a symbol for freedom to [[UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism follow your own desires]] and/or for [[RebelLeader fighting]] [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters against]] [[GodIsEvil tyranny]]. The other one one, which is called "Theistic Satanism", [[SatanIsGood worships or reveres Satan as a deity]]. Both of them, generally speaking, view Christian morality as self-destructive for both individuals and society. It's a religion whose followers, generally speaking, are no more or less likely to be "evil" than the followers of any other religion, [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad though their sense of what constitutes right and wrong is]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality likely to veer far from the mainstream]]. In reality, it is more akin to the Pagan religions of old, their primary belief being that Satan and the demons are a corruption of the old [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Mesopotamian,]] [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian,]] and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek and Roman]] gods. And no, human sacrifice is not a widely accepted practice in most branches (though ''symbolic'' sacrifices may be -- but that is NotSoDifferent from the Christian Communion, which is itself a symbolic sacrifice of the body and blood of {{Jesus}}).
11th Nov '15 2:18:18 PM lvthn13
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given that this is a subtrope of the War on Straw, editorializing on an existing religious group seems out of place
* The Church of Satan founded by occultist Anton Sandor [=LeVey=] in California in the 1950's was designed to have many elements of Hollywood Satanism. This drew in movie stars like Jayne Mansfield and other members of the screen machine who got exactly what they expected to see in a Satanic church. Sandor [=LeVey=] could be viewed as the Satanic equivalent of a shrewd televangelist, operating with a view to maximising the cashflow from the faithful.
28th Oct '15 9:39:31 AM gallium
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* ''Film/EyeOfTheDevil'' is a pretty standard instance of this trope, with a SecretCircleOfSecrets, evil magic, and HumanSacrifice. It turns out that the ''entire town'' (a small French village) is full of Satanists, who meet in black mass and occasionally perform human sacrifices when the town vineyard fails.
4th Oct '15 12:57:56 PM aurast
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* In ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', a pair of "weekend Satanists" bump into Spawn and Clown (a.k.a. Violator) and completely freak out when faced with Spawn's transformation, much to Clown's disgust. -->'''Clown:''' How come God hogs up all the good followers, and we're left with the retards?
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* In ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', a pair trio of "weekend Satanists" bump into Spawn and Clown (a.k.a. Violator) and completely freak out when faced with Spawn's transformation, much to Clown's disgust. -->'''Clown:''' How come God hogs up all the good followers, and we're left with we get all the retards?
7th Sep '15 6:37:05 PM AdamC
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* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Coach Stopframe worships Satan believing him to be some powerful being that can help him win over Clay's heart and help the school's team. When he joins actual satanists, they turn out to a bunch of sloppy hedonists, [[EvenEvilHasStandards and seem utterly horrified that Stopframe]] brought Orel to be a VirginSacrifice (they said to bring a virgin, they meant an ''adult'' virgin to join their orgy) and don't bother Orel at all (in fact, he gets along rather well with them).
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* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Coach Stopframe worships Satan believing him to be some powerful being that can help him win over Clay's heart and help the school's team. When he joins actual satanists, they turn out to a bunch of sloppy hedonists, [[EvenEvilHasStandards and seem utterly horrified that Stopframe]] brought Orel to be a VirginSacrifice (they said to bring a virgin, they meant an ''adult'' virgin to join their orgy) and don't bother Orel at all (in fact, he gets along rather well with them). them). Coach Stopframe ''does'' wind up disgusted with them, but it's more because they're uncouth and unattractive than any religious reason.
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