In a lot of ways, the world is scary. There is an “anything goes” mentality that surrounds us. This gives us the feeling that there is no buffer between us and the dark worldly or spiritual influences that exist. One of these dark influences is reflected in the rising popularity of Satanism. When we hear that word – Satanism – we may form a frightening, even hideous image in our minds of dark occult and bloody sacrifice-based rituals. This image is most likely a serious distortion of the truth. Does this mean we are defending Satanism as a wholesome practice? Absolutely not! It does mean we want to know exactly what we are dealing with so we can understand exactly how to keep ourselves and others from being manipulated by ungodly influences. Satanism is something to stay away from, but not for the reasons you may think!