Excerpt from the article by Alse Young
Behind the pulpit at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Belgium you’ll find a statue, the Lucifer of Liège, and also the secret of why Satanists love Satan.
Last week we talked about why, contrary to the unsolicited advice most Satanists get, there’s really no downside for Satanists to publicly identify with the devil despite the taboo around it.
But that leaves an important question dangling: Why Satan in the first place?
Sure, Satan represents personal liberty, rational and scientific insight, and defiance in the face of arbitrary authority. Those are good reasons.
But we could invent other symbols for those things if we wanted to. Evidently, nobody wants to. And to understand why, go to St Paul’s.