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Evil


The issue of why an omniscient, all-powerful God would permit horrors is one of the most difficult religious questions. This section of sacred-texts deals with this issue.

Note that there aren't any sacred texts of Satanism per se at this site. Satanism as an organized religion is a very recent phenomena, and books about it are a long way from entering the public domain. Besides, to put a fine point on it, actual Satanists insist that they aren't evil.


  The History of the Devil by Paul Carus [1900]
A comprehensive account of the history of evil, in particular as symbolized by the Christian devil, but also including a wide-ranging survey of other religions. Extensively illustrated.

  The Evil Eye by Frederick Thomas Elworthy [1895]
A comprehensive exploration of a somewhat different, and probably more ancient theory of evil, and the ways to ward it off using talismans and gestures. Likewise extensively illustrated.

  Devil Worship: The Sacred Books and Traditions of the Yezidiz
by Isya Joseph [1919]
A unique traditional religion in which worship of the devil plays a prominent role. However, the Yezidi are not to be confused with Satanists.