Satanism is anti-Christian mystical-religious movement. Its declarative goal - the denial of Christianity and biblical values. Instead promoted the cult of evil and devil worship in particular. In the Christian religion, Satan is the spirit of evil and the main enemy of God and humanity.
Modern Satanism - a philosophy based on the Satanic Bible and the Church of Satan, founded in 1969 by Anton Szandor LaVey. In the so-called "satanic family" attracted mostly young people aged 12 to 25 years. They can be recognized by dark clothing with pictures of skeletons, pentagrams, inverted cross or swastika inscribed in a circle.
In these occult groups practiced sacrifice of blood and hate speech. On numerous occasions during the satanic rituals and the killing took place. A similar case that shook Russia, took place in 2008 in the city of Yaroslavl. Four young people - members of satanic sects - crucified boy and three girls. The bodies of young men were dissected, and the languages and heart - eaten.
From a legal point of view, Satanism is prohibited, but there is no law that would penalize the fans. According to the law can be punished only those who commit crimes such as torturing the graves and monuments of murder and violating public order. However, in January of this year, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia banned sect "Noble Order of the Devil", recognizing it as an extremist.
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