Monday, May 12, 2014

Harvard Group to Hold Satanic Black Mass

The Harvard Crimson reports:
Despite condemnation by the Archdiocese of Boston, Harvard Chaplains, student religious groups, and many alumni and students on campus, an organization of Harvard Extension School students will move forward with plans to host a staging of a satanic “black mass” on campus on Monday.

A black mass ceremony is a ritual performed by satanic cults to parody the Catholic Church Mass. Historically, the ceremony features a ritual of sacrilege of the Catholic host, or the sacred bread used in the Eucharist, which becomes the body of Jesus Christ upon consecration.

The performance, which will take place Monday night at Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall, is organized by the Extension School’s Cultural Studies Club with help from the New York-based Satanic Temple.

The ceremony will model the script of the black mass articulated in novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans’ work “Là-Bas,” although a consecrated host will not be used. In addition, Christopher Robichaud, an ethics and public policy professor at the Kennedy School of Government, will speak at the demonstration to frame the event in terms of religious liberty and tolerance, according to the club.

From a libertarian perspective there are a number of points to keep in mind here: Any group that is not violating the non-aggression principle should be free to do whatever they choose to do. However, Harvard, as a private institution, has the right to prevent any Harvard group from performing such an event in conjunction with an affiliation with the University. Finally, one wonders whether the University would react with in the same manner if such an event was aimed at a politically correct group, such as blacks, gays or lesbians.

In a statement posted to the school’s website on Friday, Extension School Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs Robert H. Neugeboren said that though the School does not endorse activities of individual student organizations, it will “support the rights of our students and faculty to speak and assemble freely.” The statement followed a similar post on the Extension School’s website on Wednesday that affirmed the club’s right to host the event.

Keep in mind, though, the manner in which former Harvard president Larry Summers was tarred and feathered when he argued that boys outperform girls on high school science and math scores because of genetic difference. "Research in behavioural genetics is showing that things people previously attributed to socialisation weren't due to socialisation after all," he told the Boston Globe. The controversy that ensued most certainly contributed to his resigning his position as president of Harvard University the following year.


  1. It really means the Catholics are going to have to go much further that just have a Pope who rubber stamps higher taxes

  2. I'm sure that Harvard will accept my proposal of a reenactment of a Ku Klux Klan rally for this fall. It is just history, after all, and Harvard is the center of freedom of expression, is it not?

    1. Yes, and don't forget a Holocaust reenactment in the student lounge every Tuesday at lunch.

      [Yeah, I know...]

    2. you guys... next you'll be saying they'll be hosting the MIses University Seminar

  3. LOL, in Hawthorne's day, the tale of Young Goodman Brown was done without the publicity.

    But seriously, the Ivy's, really Yale, is notorious for their fraternal Occultist induction ceremonies--and nary a word was mentioned in polite company when two Skull N Bones chaps ran against each other for President. The Church has been against Secret Societies and so forth for centuries, so I would rather they went after the Ivy's for that allowance, than this shock stuff.

  4. Actually, today, May 12, is the day (May 12, 1942) when the first train load of Jews were sent to Auschwitz
    The first 1500 arrived on May 12, says wiki.
    I will try to blog on the significance of this at my site later tonight.

  5. Hi - I just wanted to clarify something that no one seems to be mentioning in their reporting regarding the Black Mass.

    This is not just about not allowing another religion or group their right to "free speech" or religion...

    If you understand what exactly Satanism is, you would know clearly why all Catholics (and many, many others apparently) were so horrified by this.

    It would be like a Harvard group wanting to stage a reenactment of a lynching in the Yard. They would have an African American male student play the part of the person to be lynched...white men would do the lynching...the young man would hang from a rope (pretend, but making it look quite real for onlookers to be entertained. Or educated (as many mentioned, regarding the intrigue of the black mass).

    Do you get a picture of what this would be like and the outcry against it???

    It would be just pretend, of course, but the actions would create a reality of their own. What a statement -- why would any group even think of doing such a thing in the name of "art" or "freedom of expression", etc.? It would be an extremely disturbing thing.

    NOW, make that Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist), being desecrated (lynched!), by a religious group that, in order to worship their god (Satan) must annihilate Him to do so. Get it now?!

    Moreover -- there is a deep religious belief that evil is real and practices such as these have their own reality and outcome. Perverting those involved are one. Remember that satanists believe in Jesus Christ as Lord -- they only want to destroy Him and replace with their own leader. If you go back to the Book of Genesis, you will note that evil is a reality of our world (seen and unseen) and that the three monotheistic faiths completely believe in this. That's probably why the Middle East did not allow the group to have their event there!

    No journalist in print or on t.v. is even getting into this -- we are tired of hearing about "freedom" for its own sake. Hate or violence is never tolerated in this country otherwise. We preach "tolerance" and "diversity" and it is empty and only for the politically-correct...

    Thank you.