Devil Worshipers (Yezidi) May 8, 2006 11:38:26 GMT -5
Post by Arkhon Arkhozh on May 8, 2006 11:38:26 GMT -5
Hi, I made a topic about the Yezidi. The Yezidi is a very small cult of Lucifer worshipers in the Middle East, mostly Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Although, I jokingly called them devil worshipers and had fun putting that pic of an innocent family up, they should only be considered Devil worshipers to the extent that they do worship a cultural scape goat figure as viewed by Christians and Muslims.
They call him Melek Taus which means Peacoch angel and can better be thought of as angel worshipers. The religion was founded or reformed by Sheik Adi Ibn Mustafa in 1162. The oldest known form of Satan worship thats been going on for 844 years. The faith is possibly much older then that. It is very different and not exactly like modern Satanism religions. But they do worship the very same literary figure that is the Christian Satan, only they believe he is good instead of evil. They think Lucifer has long since repented for his sins and has been forgiven and reinstated as the highest angel. Whats interesting is they believe the source of evil is within the hearts of human beings themselves.
Infact they think he cried for 7000 years putting out the fires of Hell. They believe he is the "god" of the world, and God takes care of people's souls after they die. They worship both and there is no conflict. Check out these sites.
(Very good site on the Yezidi)
(first one I saw)
(Meshaf i Resh Black Book, This is like the real Satanic bible.)
(Wikipedia's take on the Yezidi)
(Wikipedia. Check this out to learn about Melek Taus himself.)
(Interesting quotes from the first link. This is how the Yezdi's view God himself, this is very good information and I think everyone should see it.)
“The reason for this persecution, obviously, is Yezidi theology. Although, because of the lack of Yezidi literature, there is no well-worked-out system of theology, the Yezidi religion is clear on certain ideas. God, the Yezidi say, is not personal. "He" is not a "he." It doesn't matter if you "stray" from "his" path; as a matter of fact, God can hardly even be said to have a path, since everyone gets into heaven. This includes Satan.”
“There is no Hell for the Yezidi. In his 7,000-year exile, Melek Taus's tears extinguished the fires of Hell, which was destroyed when he repented his arrogance. God created the Earth, but gave stewardship of it to the Peacock King and so he is, in a manner of speaking, the god of this world. Those who play by his rules will be rewarded with pleasure, luxury, and achievement; those who turn away from Satan also turn away from the spirit of the world, and will therefore suffer. Now, God does not actually forgive or condemn, and Hell is Earth, and hey, Hell ain't looking so bad. The only real problem with it is the masses upon masses of people who reject Satan, but this rejection is based on a false dichotomy in the eyes of the Yezidi. If there's anything analogous to a personal god in the Yezidi religion, it's Satan. The Yezidi honour Melek Ta'us as the spirit which governs the natural world in all its beauty and bounty.”
"The Yezidi do not believe in the existence of an evil power. In Yezidism there is no conception of another power that can exist apart from God. Even the mention of the word ["Satan," which the author diligently refrains from saying] means the acknowledgment of an evil one and thus impinges upon the omnipotence of God. Therefore the Yezidi do not express the word. Tâûsi-Malâk is thus not an adversary of God. In the Yezidi conception, Tâûsi-Malâk is one of the deputies of God. God appointed Tâûsi-Malâk the highest of the seven angels, because he was held in high esteem by God. The Yezidi believe in one, benevolent God. God can, however, if necessary, perform negative acts. It is the responsibility of humans alone to do good or bad. There is no conception of hell. The Yezidi believe in reincarnation.”
(Yezidi oppresion from Muslims and Christians. After learning about what these people are like, I want people to be aware of how they have been treated. This information from the first link.)
“What circumstances necessitate this humility from a people who worship the angel of pride? Few peoples on Earth are quite as universally reviled as the Yezidi. In the Crusades, it would sometimes happen that Christians and Muslims would actually cease fighting, and team up, just to kill Yezidi. Even other Kurds, who are in general strongly nationalistic, will kill Yezidi for having not converted to Islam. Even today, 30,000 Yezidi live in Diaspora in Germany, because they cannot live in safety in Iraq.”