Coping with Satanism: Rumor, Reality, and Controversy
Ottens and Myer
Submitter: Ok, this book actually contains some interesting facts about satanism, but the cover is just incredibly silly. I also kind of got the impression that the authors were trying to fill pages here (ie there is a section regarding the satanic influences of Dungeons and Dragons). Though originally published in 1994, this revised edition is definitely a product of the “my child is listening to Marilyn Manson and possibly conducting animal sacrifice in the backyard” era.
Holly: Is Satanism something to be “coped” with? Is it like learning to cope with chronic illness or the neighbor’s constantly barking dog? I’d say it’s a little more serious than just an annoyance you have to cope with.
The customer reviews on Amazon.com are not very positive (although at least one of them was written by a self-proclaimed Satanist, so they’re not necessarily unbiased either). My favorite line from the review written by CarrieB: “When you read this book, you’ll know just how easy it is to go from being a casual Iron Maiden fan to baby killer and grave-robber! Don’t say I didn’t warn you, sinner!”
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