We will not allow Kenyans to join new Church of Satan; says South African Founder
News that Church of Satan had opened its doors in South Africa has been the talk of many among them some Kenyans who went online immediately asking how to join the ‘worshipers’ with aim of becoming millionaires.
While majority claimed to be willing to go to any extend and make ‘sacrifices’ among them politician who wrote to the church that he is making early arrangements for next elections, the Church of Satan has now told The Nairobain, Kenyans will not be allowed to join them yet.
One of the Church founders Adri Norton and Riaan Swiegelaar responded to this publication in part, “They need to be a South Africans citizen to get involved with the church, we have no interest in opening in other countries...not welcomed”
He further denied claims that link them to rituals and sacrifices to make quick riches, stating that in the Satanic Bible clearly states that human and or animal sacrifice is not allowed and that they don’t have sponsors.
Like Christians, he revealed that members can donate if they want and it is not true that members join services while naked and consume body parts and blood.
Because, “This is not part of any Satanic Ritual as the Satanic Bible clearly states human and animal sacrifice or anything with blood is not condoned, one can leave at any time since there are no consequences, there seems to be this belief that the devil can make you rich”
“We however do not believe in the devil or Satan. Satanism is the deep devotion to studying the self. If you work hard and believe in yourself perhaps then you can be rich but the church is not here to make people rich,” he added
In an interview with Weekend Argus published on June 13th Norton stated the church was registered as non-profit company under the category of a religious organisation.
“We are not a get-rich organisation but rather a religious organization, we don’t not sacrifice humans or animals, and there were no initiation ceremonies” he told the publication.
Explaining, “Our organization does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to partake in any gatherings, ceremonies or rituals. We do not yet have the rights, but are negotiating to translate the Satanic Bible into Afrikaans.”