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Satanism Symbol Painted on Darien Church

The New Beginnings Church was defaced last Wednesday by a vandal who painted a symbol used by satanists on the main entrance doorway and nearby concrete wall.

Four letters said to be a symbol of Satan were painted at the main entry to New Beginnings Church on Tokeneke Road last Wednesday, police said.

Darien police gave this account of the incident:

On Wednesday, police were told that the church had been vandalized sometime between 7:30 and 7:50 p.m., the times when someone at the church first passed by the entrance, then passed by it again.

On the front door and on a concrete wall along the main entry, a vandal had marked the church with the letters "I V I I"—which the person at the church said was a symbol used by satanists.

Apparently the letters somehow relate to Roman numerals designating the number "6" in three different ways. The number "666" is mentioned in the Book of Revelation (Chapter 13, verses 17-18) as a symbol of Satan.

Siwanoy October 10, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I couldn't find anything either, I was looked into how they could come up with 666 out of those numerals, the closest I could get was "IV II".. and add both numbers together, and you get 6... There's is actually some very interesting history regarding 666 and the bible, and how it may have been misinterpreted. I wont get into the details here as I wouldn't do a great job of explaining it, but should you be interested (you and I seem to take interest in things like this then doing research on it!) I would check it out.
James Dixon October 11, 2012 at 08:44 PM
I've been a practicing Satanist for a few years and I haven't seen this symbol used either. I think someone is jumping to conclusions; which is understandable as from a christian perspective anything un-/anti-christian is, by default, ''satanism''. Besides if some idiot did decide to vandalise a church it would be blatant, in-your-face symbolism (eg. inverted pentagrams, quotations from satanist literature, specific items damaged/areas desecrated). In all likelihood, someone would own up to it shortly after as well.
Owsley October 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Is there a church of satanism ? Would it be considered persecution if someone drew a cross on it ?
James Dixon October 12, 2012 at 07:06 PM
to answer your question, Owsley, to Satanists it would be persecution, however to society at large; it would not, because of inaccurate notions of what it is Satanists believe and practice ritually. Anyway; Satanism isn't one religion, there are many different Satanisms of vastly different origins and also many sects thereof. In add to this that Satanists are few and far between that we don't really get the opportunity to meet with each other, let alone others we agree with. Temples/churches are almost exclusively online with members 100s or even 1000s of miles apart and practice is usually solitary, most Satanists having altars or temple spaces in their homes which means that physical church/temple buildings are practically non-existent. We're not ''the global elite'' either, so the majority of us can't afford the real estate to build churches.
James Dixon October 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
i meant to put ''because of inaccurate notions of what it is Satanists believe and practice ritually, people think we're ''evil'' and should be rooted out.''. I think faster than I can type, lol

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