By BRENT BURKEY, Daily Record/Sunday News, 11:02 AM
Jun 20, 2006 — Pennsylvania State Police said this morning the graffiti found last week at a church in southern York County was a devil head, a few pentagrams and the names of two founding leaders of modern satanic thought.
Most famous of the two names found painted at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 11894 Susquehanna Trail, is Allister Crowley, who gained fame during the counterculture revolution in the 1960s and 1970s.
Crowley and his thoughts were made famous through alleged connections to, among others, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne and The Beatles.
It is known that Crowley was not a Satanist, but an occultnik who may have had some interesting ideas, but his drug-addled brain led him to ruin and compulsion - not at all very Satanic traits!
Several Web sites identify Levey, the other name found at the church, as a reference to LeVey Satanism, or Hedonism. Followers of Hedonism basically believe that if it feels good, do it.
We Satanists practice responsible indulgence. Therefore, if it does 'feel good', do it, so long as it does not infringe upon someone else's mutual indulgence. And it should be a true indulgence, not a compulsion.
How or why the symbols appeared on the church remains a mystery. As of this morning, police were still investigating who could have painted the graffiti, said Lt. Pat Gebhart, commander of the Loganville barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
According to a state police report released Monday, the graffiti was discovered sometime Thursday morning. Troopers suspect the damage happened between Wednesday around 9:15 p.m. and Thursday at 8 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at Loganville at 428-1011.
Action and re-action. If you are going to act out such an irresponsible act, be prepared to suffer the consequences. Yes, please do call if you have any information. Vandalism accomplishes no productive purpose whatsoever, and only serves to deplete the aesthetic environment. This crime was most likely committed by some high school kiddies obsessed with blasphemy, trying to anger mom and dad, taking their cues from rock music and/or horror movies, railing against that which they may feel oppressed by, but there are pro-active and effective means to combat such traumas, via Le Messe Noir and various artistic ventures. The consequences of such cheap-thrills criminality is certainly not a pleasurable existence. However, if the perpetrators are of no worth, then they will end up where they belong, for such is stratification.