If you are any sort of a rock music fan, you will recognize this blog post title as lyrics from Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones. It’s a really good song, although it did not get tagged as my favorite Stones song in this My Fave Faves post from a couple weeks ago. Yep, still trying to cross-promote posts with little success. But this is not a music blog post. It’s about one of my family members alleging that I worship Lucifer. Huh? I think we’re hosting Easter this year for the family. Could be more interesting now that that’s on the table. I’m thinking of decorating all the Easter eggs with pentagrams.
In the song, Mick Jagger refers to Lucifer as the root of all evil in the world. Recently, that duty appears to me to have been shouldered by the Trump administration. On a Facebook post where members of my extended family on my wife’s side were arguing the merits of Trump’s SOTU speech, I offered a couple fact-checking links and exchanged very civil words with some relatives. I did mention that I am working towards Trump’s ouster in 2020 by being a Democratic Precinct Committeeperson. Oops. When will I ever learn?
I, along with other Democrats, were then referred to as Luciferians by one of my brothers-in-law as he continued the Facebook post commentary with his unusual take on the world. I was sure that his spellcheck wasn’t working and he simply meant to say I was a Lutheran. Nope, Luciferian it is, although he clarified that all leftists like me may not be Luciferians. Although I was tempted to ask him to Venn diagram it out to show who is and is not a Luciferian, I decided not to reply and hope he will return to Planet Earth some day.
I then took a quick peek at what a Luciferian is according to Wikipedia. I found this …
“They support the protection of the natural world. Both the arts and sciences are crucial to human development, and thus both are cherished. Luciferians think that humans should be focused on this life and how to make the most of it every single day. The ability to recognize both good and evil, to accept that all actions have consequences, both positive and negative, and to actively influence one’s environment, is a key factor.”
You know what? I think my brother-in-law was right. I think I am a Luciferian. I would definitely prefer to be a Luciferian over Republican as nothing about the above Wikipedia snippet applies to today’s Republican. Luciferianism doesn’t sound so bad after all. And as Mick Jagger sings on Sympathy for the Devil, “I’m a man of wealth and taste.” I wish! Room for improvement as I learn the ways of the Luciferians.