"It is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." - Flannery O'Connor
whoreofabaddon sent: Write me a love story about your favorite angel and saint.

pieandhotdogs:

"Thunk!"

The first arrow slams into place, just below his ribcage. He screams out in agony; the song of Martyrs, the ballad of the Sanctified, a reprise of blood and tears.

"Thunk!"

A mother’s son, tied to a tree. Betrayed by one who loved him. A soldier’s heart, strong as ever, rejoicing for his Lord and Master. There is no fear; only contentment.

"Thunk!"

The last arrow pierces him, and a voice as soft as rose petals says, “I’m right here, I’m here for you.” Dark wings, delicate features, blinding light all around him. His heart fills with adoration. A Holy Death, arrived as promised. “Take me,” he murmurs gladly. The One Whom God Helps kisses his forehead, tenderly, soothingly before responding:

"We will meet again."

Sebastian’s face glows for all to witness his joy.

This is lovely.

I cannot possibly describe how wonderful this is, because I would be quoting every sentence.

I just can’t stop thinking about the Romans watching Sebastian’s gaze grow ever more tender through his agony, while they see nothing but him turning his eyes towards Heaven and parting his sweet lips…

And the fact that he would be beloved of death?

Perfection.

reconfemmandoforares said: this is why you orchestrate it before you die. XD

I actually intend to, but I also do not trust anyone to understand all the glorious details I require for my funeral. 

I demand my wake be in my parlor with my body present. I’m not entirely certain this will be legal by the time I die, and more importantly, I doubt they will pay heed to the cocktail list I plan to compile beforehand. 

And what if they don’t remember to drape the mirrors? I would like to believe that no child of mine would forget…And so help them, God, if they do not bury me it the dress of my choosing…

Anonymous sent: How does your famjam feel about you being a Satanist? :3

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psuedoxian sent: What do you believe will happen once you die?

My funeral won’t be as beautiful as it ought to be because I won’t be around to orchestrate it.

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mattykinsel sent: So you're a pretty great person and you know your shit, so I tend to take your historical stuff and info about Abrahamic anything in general to be legitimacy. But I was having a conversation with someone about Shatytan in Judaism and the origins of His Office, especially the whole not bowing down to anyone but god, ain't nobody got time to bow to Adam stuff. And someone said "what this is no Jewish tradition where do you get this from even" Can you provide me with some links to this info? Thnx😊

It is actually Islamic tradition that Shaytan refrained from bowing to mankind (though sympathy for His plight is generally reserved for the occasional Sufi theorist.)

The common belief that connects the two is the idea of Satan as mankind’s ‘prosecutor’ in order to test them before God (in fact, I’ve heard from some that Ha-Satan is not always even considered to be ‘fallen’ by all Jews.) In Judaism this would best be illustrated by the Book of Job, in which He suggests to God that they test Job in order to prove him unworthy of God’s love:

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. - Job 1:7-12

In Islam, the following verses and quotes would be relevant:

It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis (Shaytan); He refused to be of those who bow down. - The Qur’an (7: 11)

Behold! We said to the angels: “Prostrate unto Adam”: They prostrated except Iblis: He said, “Shall I prostrate to one whom Thou didst create from clay?”  - The Qur’an (17:61)

“Shaytan was ordered to bow down to Adam. He replied: O Lord! If You forgive me for not prostrating to him, I would worship You the kind of worship that no one else could match.”  - Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq 

"Among the inhabitants of heaven, there was no affirmer of muwahhid like Iblis…He was told: “Bow down!”  He said, “[to] no other!”  He was asked, “Even if you receive my curse?”  He said, “It does not matter.  I have no way to an other than you.  I am an abject lover.” - Al-Hallaj

Anonymous sent: What are your opinions on LaVeyan Satanism?

littledoomwitch:

while I’m sure there are some nice people in it, I generally only find people who use it as a shield and as a middle finger to their (usually) Christian household. the religion itself is built on the gross, self masturbatory ideas of LaVey and it’s really just a big bowl of “eh” to me.

eh.

— Mod D

Anton LaVey actively encouraged his own daughter to seek out an intimate relationship with the serial killer and rapist Richard Ramirez as a publicity stunt.

Is there any more reason needed to dismiss his ‘values?’

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Rules: In a text post, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tagged by soloontherocks, prosperosfootnotes andheliochronometer

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  2. Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
  3. Hannibal by Thomas Harris
  4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  5. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin 
  6. In Search of Dracula by Radu Florescu
  7. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  8. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
  9. The Gunslinger by Steven King
  10. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

tagging tchy, finntheluciferian, bookofwisdom, heroinscarlet, oxofantioch…This is wildly unfair, I only follow 46 people and a handful of those are side-blogs. Everyone I know has already been tagged.

I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because romantic doesn’t mean sugary. It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.

Catherine Breillat, “Interview by Martin Tsai,” The New York Sun  (via petrichour)

(Source: wordsnquotes)

occult-and-transmundane:

Roberto Ferri - Lucifero
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