The “weekend of blasphemy” known as SatanCon 2023, which will take place this April in Boston, has sold out, according to the Satanic Temple (TST).
The TST website announces that SatanCon 2023 will take place at the Marriott Copley Place i Boston from April 28 to 30, billing the event as “a blasphemy weekend and commemoration in Boston.”
Speaking topics include Satanism in Rural America, Reclaiming the Trans Body, and Satanism and Self-Pleasure. The Satanic Temple has billed the convention as the “biggest Satanic assembly in history.” It will mark TST’s tenth-year anniversary.
The convention’s theme for this year is “Witches Night,” or “Hexennacht in Boston,” a traditional Bavarian event observed on April 30 — the night before Saint Walpurga’s Christian feast day — during which partygoers dress as witches and devils.
On April 28, the opening night of the SatanCon 2023 convention, there will be a “Satanic Ball” and a Satanic Marketplace.
According to the website, guests at SatanCon must be 18 years of age or older and have documentation of their coronavirus vaccine. Wearing an N-95, KN-95, or a disposable surgery mask is required of attendees. Bandanas, fabric masks, and gaiters are not permitted.
The Satanic Temple has turned abortion rights into its main focus, believing that since they are a “religious ritual,” they should be permitted even in places where they are prohibited.
Based on the idea that “a non-viable fetal tissue is a part of a pregnant woman and therefore is free to be willingly removed,” TST supports abortion.
TST Health, the first network of religious abortion clinics, was introduced last month by the Satanic Temple.
On February 14, 2023, “Samuel Alito’s Mother’s Satanic Abortion Clinic” opened in New Mexico, providing virtual consultations and direction for “those who choose to participate in the TST’s Satanic Abortion Ceremony in states in which abortion has been illegal.”
Child sacrifice has been a practice of Satanism for millennia, therefore the Temple’s moral and financial support of abortion is a natural exercise for the sect.
The Phoenician god Moloch, also known as Baal, who comanded child sacrifices from his devotees and was equated with the devil, was opposed by the Israelites. The prophet Jeremiah specifically mentioned the offering of children to Baal and forewarned his readers that God detests such behavior.
Thousands of infants whose bones have been found in the ruins of ancient Carthage are thought to have been sacrificed to Baal, according to academics. Ancient Carthage was a huge Phoenician colony that existed from around 800 BC thru 146 BC, when it was destroyed by the Romans. It was situated in the north of modern-day Tunisia.
The Phoenician branch of the polytheistic old Canaanite religion, which sacrificed infants to Baal as part of its devotion, was directly carried over into the Carthaginian religion.
Diodorus, a Roman historian, and other early historians provided graphic descriptions of Carthaginian of child sacrifice: “Inside their cityther was a bronze photo of Cronus with its hands outstretched, palms up and sloping down toward the ground, so that every one of the children when they were placed thereon slid down and plunged into a sort of gaping hole filled with fire.”