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Former Satanist to be Ordained by Church of England

To: alt.magick
From: "Tom" 
Subject: Re: Former Satanist to be Ordained by Church of England
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 20:30:27 GMT

"Alex Sumner"  wrote in message
> The following is an article taken from the UK newspaper, the Daily
> (6th October 2003).
> *************************
> 'I felt the attraction of the dark side'
> (Filed: 06/10/2003)
> The Church of England is preparing to ordain a former Satanist. Damian
> Thompson finds out how an Old Etonian hunt saboteur and drug-taking punk
> truly 'born again'
> After centuries of preaching that anyone can be redeemed by the love of
> the Church of England is about to put its principles to the test - by
> ordaining its first former Satanist.
> It's hard to say how many firsts the Church will notch up when Ravi Holy,
> 34, becomes a priest.

OK, he's now 34 years old.

> He has been a Christian for 15 years.

So that means he stopped being a Satanist at the age of 19.

> Ravi folds his arms behind his head, tilts back his chair and starts to
> me his story. His life began to unravel when he won a scholarship to Eton.
> "My father drove me very hard to get there, and as soon as I was off the
> leash, I stopped working. I didn't fit in. I was relegated until I was
> bottom of the bottom class.

Now, how old was he when he went to Eton?  I'd guess no younger than 16.
So, in a three-year period of time (at the most), this guy claims to have
been to Eton and behaved so badly that he was asked to leave, gotten thrown
out of his own home and having been re-housed by social services, become an
"anarchist punk", become a vegan and animal rights activist, become a
Wiccan, joined the "cultic milieu" and learning astral projection and
shamanism, began practicing magic, then finally becoming a satanist.

Clearly the guy is a very shallow dabbler.

Even allowing that he may have blundered very rapidly through these three
years in a drug-induced haze, I figure the guy couldn't have been a
"satanist" for more than maybe a day and a half before running back to

Another side show for the Anglicans.

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