Sounds horrific. However, it also sounds exactly like claims made in the U.S. in the 80s and 90’s and resulted in ABSOLUTELY NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE that satanic cults were operating and doing the incredible crimes they were accused of. So, there is a good basis to be solidly skeptical about these new sensationalistic claims.
CHILDREN have been the victims of satanic abuse including rape, murder and even the production of so-called snuff films which depict killings, two leading charities claimed last night.
One campaigner said he had heard of babies born but never registered, so they would not be missed when killed by secret paedophile networks.
The existence of such terrifying cults is said to have gone unchecked in Scotland for decades, with victims facing scepticism and outright disbelief.
Many incidents took place years ago but experts are sure ritual abuse rings still operate.
Police Scotland said yesterday they were taking the allegations “incredibly seriously” and would investigate any complaints.
Two charities made these claims of snuff films and ritual abuse through the paper’s investigation. What’s the evidence? As usual, the spokespeople allege that this terrible things are happening, children being raped, babies sacrificed, etc. but there has never been evidence found of an organized Satanic cult doing such things. This is not to say that heinous crimes have not occurred and gone unreported but to paint a fearful picture of “Satanists” corroborating in this scheme of secrecy and brainwashing and not getting caught, is ludicrous.
The idea of Satanic Ritual Abuse is derived, according to folklorist Bill Ellis from a core of Charismatic Christians who popularized the idea that the devil himself is responsible for our illnesses and bad judgments. In the 1980s we began to see this myth played out in accusations of crimes. The idea of pedophilia is so awful that the culture may rely on a myth to help frame it and deal with it. So, Satanism became a scape goat. Many people were put in jail for such abuse on shoddy evidence including false memories coerced from psychotherapists. We SHOULD be past all this now but it seems to be such a hot button topic for viewers that newspapers occasional like to spill it all over the front page once again. The reader likely does not know that there is little basis for such allegations.