.- A society dominated by moral relativism âfosters the spread of Satanism,â an expert recently explained.
Carlo Climati told CNA on April 5 that Satanism âdestroys those universal values that are written in the hearts of each human being.â It creates âa society that is turned on its head, in which good becomes evil and evil becomes good.â
Climati is the press director of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome.
He said young people become captivated âby the illusion of a life that appears to be free of all rulesâ and by a deceiving freedom that leads them âto a state of dependency and slavery.â
âUnfortunately, modern society is often dominated by moral relativism. This fosters the spread of Satanism,â he noted.
Climati explained that young people are often âthe victims of terrible loneliness, the lack of communication and difficult family situations.â They find the occult to be âan easy and quick fix for their problemsâ and they mistake it for a game. âIn recent years young people have sort of been brainwashed into not being afraid of the occult world,â he added.
âCertain forms of rock music could be considered âdiabolicalâ or anti-educationalâ and often become âa bridge between teens and devil worship.â
âSatanic rockâ is easily recognizable for its violent and anti-Christian lyrics and for the âCD jackets that contain bloody and blasphemous images,â Climati explained.
He said the internet and the media are often dangerous places for âpsychologically fragile young people,â who entertain themselves by practicing ârites they invent after surfing the web or after reading a book on the occult.â
âUnfortunately,â he added, âsometimes they end up committing acts of violence or murder.â
Climati recently participated in the seminar, âExorcism and the Prayer of Liberation,â held in Rome. It offered resources to young priests to differentiate between exorcism as a spiritual and theological issue, and Satanism.