Friday, September 24, 2010

A self-styled Satanist is a candidate for Edmonton's city council

He's not getting my vote, and it's not just because I don't live in his ward--even though I agree with him about keeping the City Centre Airport open. As reported by Gordon Kent in the Edmonton Journal of September 23, 2010:

Scott Robb could have a devil of a time winning a seat in October's civic election.

The 31-year-old security officer is the founder of the Darkside Collective, which he believes is the first Canadian-based satanic church.

"I have been a practising Satanist since 1996. I briefly joined the Church of Satan in San Francisco in 1997 and quit there in February 2000 and started my own church."

Robb, one of five Ward 4 council candidates, compared his group's beliefs to psychological improvement or Buddhism rather than the occult activities of popular culture...

...While the few mentions of his Satanism he has seen in Twitter have been positive, Robb said he realizes the issue may spark discussion.

"I kind of equate it to the first (openly) gay politician and wondering if their sexuality was a key point in their campaign."

The original caption of this photograph reads: "Ward 4 council candidate Scott Robb, founder of a satanist church, holds a human skull, which is part of Satanic rituals." Human skulls are also used in Freemasonic rituals.

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