I'd like to ask a question....
What do you, as Christians, think of a man who:
>called himself "The Great Beast, 666"?
>created a religion that was opposed to Christianity?
>advocated the use of drugs and "sex magick"?
>was, even according to HIS FOLLOWERS, possesed by a demon for much of his life?
>made his wife have bestiality with a goat as part of a "magic ritual", slashed the goat's throat, and then drank it's blood?
>concecrated human feces as a "communion host" (as in The Lord's Supper) and then ate it?
>was said to have molested children, and even his own poetry alludes to it?
>prescribed a method of developing the will that involved cutting the forearm with a razor everytime a person thought of themselves in the term "I"?
>claimed to be many things he wasn't, including a Scottish Laird, a Russian count, an Egyptian prince, and an Medical Doctor?
>died a junkie in a flophouse, despite the fact he said in his "sacred scripture", "Success Is Your Proof",
>died a junkie in a flophouse, despite the fact he said could teach people to use drugs and not become addictied...even though he couldn't do it himself?
>may have even played a part in the creation of Wicca, directly or indirectly?
I've been taking flack for my description of Aleister Crowley from someone who claims to be a "former" occultist turned Christian. I get my information from things written about him by people who actually knew Crowley, like Collin Wilson (who's actually a fan of Crowley!). I'm not the one saying these things, his early biographers (who actually knew him) said them. http://usminc.org/crowley.html Am I wrong to do it? Do I need to sugar coat it to avoid hurting someone's feelings out there?
How can a man like this be defended by Christians??? Am I missing something??? Am I wrong? Or am I being "biased", "infantile" and "insulting"?
Sorry, but I call a spade a spade.