First of all, it is necessary to understand what a Satanic Cult is. The Cult of Satan or Satan worship is in part a survival of the ancient worship of demons and in part a revolt against Christianity or the Church. It is absolutely evil and in complete antithesis to God. Their central feature is the Black Mass, a corrupted and inverted rendition of the Christian eucharist. Practices are said to include animal sacrifice and deviant sexual activity. Worship is motivated by the belief that Satan is more powerful than God and is more capable of bringing about the results sought by his adherents.
Now to go deeper into the meaning of Black Mass characteristic of the Satanic Cult. The Black Mass is a magical ceremony and inversion or parody of the Catholic Mass that was indulged in ostensibly for the purpose of mocking God and worshipping the devil; a rite that was said to involve human sacrifice as well as obscenity and blasphemy of horrific proportions. Other stories of the Black Mass include:
- mocking screams of "Beelzebub! Beelzebub! Beelzebub!" instead of speaking the holy words of consecration;
- a wine that may be either urine or blood drunk from a human skull;
- feasts on roasted human flesh;
- naked bodies being used as altars;
- black candles made from human fats;
- frenzied sexual orgies and newborn babies being crucified alive or baptized in holy oil, strangled and offered as a sacrifice to Satan;
- young boys' throat being cut to provide blood for the chalice, with prayers to the demons Asmodeus and Astaroth;
- "Satan" being substituted for "God" and "evil" for "good";
- crosses being tattooed on the soles of the feet so that the symbol of Christ is continually trodden under food.
I have been invited to other non-Catholic churches before. Not that I wanted to go. It was just that my friends were too persuasive to the extent that they kept calling me unendingly - almost to the extent of dragging me there by force. In the Catholic Churches we do NOT look for new members like this. Once there was a friend who told me that she wanted to introduce a lawyer who graduated from the UK to me. I wonder if this is one of the tactics which her church employs to bring in new members. Any woman wouldn't be able to resist such temptation but definitely NOT me. I never like the idea of hunting for a husband especially in such an unnatural way. I have other more important things to do in my life. Well, he has all the 3Cs - career, condo, cash. Couldn't blame the ladies for competing so desperately for him! What is the purpose of going to church? To pray or to hunt for a husband?
Out of curiousity, I went to the other non-Catholic churches to see what was going on and being an extremely picky person I felt uneasy throughout my presence in those churches. I am the kind of person who cannot accept the slightest deviation from the Catholic practices. If I have ever attended the Black Mass in Medjugorje I will never ever mention this place again in my life. The reason why I am so supportive of Medjugorje is because it is more Catholic than the Catholic Churches in Malaysia. Frankly speaking, in Malaysia, I cannot find the kind of Catholic life that I yearn for. I can only find it in Medjugorje and Lourdes.
Human sacrifice, animal sacrifice and deviant sexual activities are never a part of the Church practices in Medjugorje. I haven't seen the priests killing people and animals in the church as offerings to God. And Medjugorje is certainly the last place to go for those who enjoy deviant sexual activities. People are smart nowadays. They know where to go for these activities. Medjugorje is NOT the place for them. In Medjugorje we do not drink urine or blood from a human skull nor do we feast on roasted human flesh. We fast on bread and water.
So, what can we see in Medjugorje? I saw people praying all the time even while walking. Back home, they probably wouldn't do such a thing in public because no one is doing it. But in Medjugorje, even godless people would pray all the time because everyone is doing it. Even those who seldom go to church would find themselves attending mass everyday or possibly twice a day. To a greater or lesser extent, we are influenced by our surrounding environment and by the people around us. So, if we want to live a holy life, Medjugorje is the best place for us. Why accuse Medjugorje of being a Satanic cult? Do you think people who worship Satan would do what the Medjugorje pilgrims are doing each day?
A few months back, a church member who is not very bright was invited to a non Catholic church in Kuala Lumpur. He went there with the purpose of getting a free meal. As I have said earlier, anyone in Malaysia can rent a flat or a shoplot and call it a church and then call himself a pastor. When this church member entered this particular "church", he was given a very lucrative offer i.e to marry a beautiful China woman. Irresistible, isn't it? Any guy would simply say "yes". Why not? The wife is free of charge. Better than taking a Vietnamese bride. To marry a Vietnamese bride one would have to pay RM15000. Well, this guy said that he couldn't afford to support himself and he did not want a wife. Next, he was given another offer i.e. he would be paid RM1000 for marrying this China woman. This was supposed to be a faked marriage. The China woman only wanted the marriage certificate so that she could stay here. He was told that this China woman would not give him any problems. She only wanted to work as a maid here. When he asked for the advice of another church member in my church, this church member told him that since Malaysian wives do not want China maids for fear that they will destroy their families there is the likelihood that this China woman may come here to work as a prostitute instead. So, this not-so-bright church member declined the marriage offer by that non-Catholic church. Why offer him RM1000 when he declined the first offer? The reason is very obvious. There was the intention to cheat this not-so-bright man. Needless to say, this China woman would disappear with the marriage certificate after marriage and he would be left without a wife. Just imagine how heart-broken he would be if he really wants a wife? If he really wants to get married one day, he'll find that he cannot do so because he is legally married to this China woman. Goodness knows where she'll be then. Only after he declined the first offer that he was being told about the truth of this transaction. They had no choice but to give him money to lure him into doing something illegal. The people in that church even told him that he should help people whenever he could. Does it mean that to be kind he must marry that China woman?
The marriage offer aside, how come no one ever says that this particular church is a cult? In fact it is regarded as a respectable church by many. Quite a prominent one too! If such a church cannot be regarded as a cult, then why is it that Medjugorje is accused of being a Satanic cult? Whatever the situation may be Medjugorje will NOT do this kind of marriage transaction business to promote prostitution. Which is more Satanic? The rented-flat church or Medjugorje? Think of it!