Things you learn if you have a Google Alert for the word “Satanic”

Religion blogger Fred Clark has one, and describes some of what he learned:

• Every year, dozens of filmmakers try to recapture the magic that made The Exorcist so unsettling. Most fail.

• Pat Boone is still alive.

• The political performance art of the Satanic Temple is both hilarious and pointedly effective. They’re defending the First Amendment the way that we Baptists are supposed to.

• Adolescent legend tripping is happening all the time, every day, somewhere in the English-speaking world.

• Adults who should know better are freaking out and over-reacting to adolescent legend tripping all the time, every day, somewhere in the English-speaking world.

• Adolescents long-ago figured that out, and have mastered the button-pushing art of causing adults who should know better to freak out.

And:

• Censorious adults worried about Kids Today listening to satanic heavy metal aren’t really keeping up with the satanic heavy metal acts trying hardest to gain their condemnation.

Things I Have Learned Due to My Google News Alert for the Word ‘Satanic’

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