Religious immorality and violence
Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA)
Satanic ritual abuse is a.k.a. Cult Related
Abuse, Ritual Abuse, Ritualized Abuse, Sadistic
Ritual Abuse, Organized Sadistic Abuse, etc.
Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) can be defined as the psychological, sexual, and/or physical assault
forced on an unwilling human victim, and committed
by one or more Satanists according to a prescribed ritual, the primary aim of which is to
fulfill their need to worship the Christian devil, Satan.
A "Satanic Panic" swept the U.S. and Canada, starting about 1980 and continuing until the late 1990s. It included beliefs that underground and sometimes inter-generational Satanic cults were murdering as many as 60,000 people per year. The panic died after 15 years because of lack of hard evidence that it ever existed as a significant problem.
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- J.G. Kennedy, delivered on 1962-JUN-11 at a Commencement Address at
Yale University. Quoted by Biesterveld, Wisconsin Law Review, 2002.
- Mentioned in: Wendy Kaminer, "Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials:
the Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety," Vintage, (2000).
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- The definition of the word "pedophile" is in a state of flux.
Throughout this web site, we try use the term "pedophile" in its
historical sense to refer to any adult who is sexually attracted to
pre-pubertal children. We use the term "abusive pedophile" to
refer to those adults who form a very small minority of pedophiles --
those who act out their sexual attraction by sexually molesting
- Kerr Cuhulain, "Police who believe," at:
http://www.witchvox.com/. This is a series of essays about police
officers who believe in the widespread nature of ritual abuse. Cuhulain
is a Wiccan police officer with the Vancouver Police Department, Youth Services
Unit. His mundane name is Detective Constable Charles A Ennis.
- Professor Richard Green, letter to the editor, Independent newspaper
(UK), 2000-FEB -12.
- The ninth in the list of "The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth." by
Anton LaVey, 1967. See:
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