The Satanic Influence (Way of the Master)
The Satanic Influence is the 6th episode of the second season of Way of the Master.
This episode addresses the "dark influence" that Satan is exerting on the world that manifests itself as rock music, pornography, violent video games, and more. It contains interviews from Ozzfest, clips from concerts and lyrics of musicians who supposedly worship the Devil, Ray's discussion with a member of the Church of Satan and Ray and Kirk's criticism of modern preacher's who don't preach "true repentance."
About this episode
- As the camera pans over Ray and Kirk seated in a dimly lit alleyway with a spooky torch in the background to set the mood, Kirk greets the viewers and says, "Today we're going to talk about something that most people don't even think about, unless you happen to see a grisly murder scene with Satanic symbols at the scene of the crime. We're talking about Satanism... and not just the obvious and blatant work of humanity's greatest enemy, but also the most subtle of Satanic deceptions.
- Opening Credits
Rock and Roll is the Devil's Music
- An Ozzfest attendee answers the question, "Do you think there's any Satanic influence behind rock and roll music?" with..
- "Hell no! And if you let music guide you in life, the way people do and blame it, use it as an excuse, that's f---ing stupid as can be."
- A clip is shown of a performer who yells loudly into a microphone, "We will no longer be oppressed by the fascism of Christianity!" and his fans reacting with wild cheers.
- Another fan is shown who rejects the premise that Satan influences rock and roll, claiming instead that "It's all a show, that's all it is."
- A box with a quote from Frank Zappa appears that reads, "I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipper's who are called groupies. Girls will give their bodies to musicians as you would give a sacrifice to a god."
- More interviews with people who reject the notion that Satan has some influence on rock music, instead chalking up rock and roll's popularity to "Kid's care about what's cool and what isn't" and "People listen to what they want to listen to."
- Clips from Insane Clown Posse concerts show, including one in which a white faced man announces, "And I'm influencing your children..."
- Ray interviews a shirtless man who claims "There is no message in rock music that has anything to do with Satan or the Devil" which our dynamic duo counter with lines from Slayer's song "Alter of Sacrifice" which reads...
- "Waiting the hour, destined to die, here on the table of Hell. High preist awaiting, dagger in hand, spilling the pure virgin blood."
- Another red block comes up on screen with an uncredited quote from one of "two Slayer fans who murdered a 15 year old girl" that reads "I'm embarrassed I allowed Slayer's music to influence me."
Aleister Crowley and Black Sabbath
- Kirk Cameron says, "Aleister Crowley who died in 1947 is known as the father of modern Satanism. Here's Ozzy Ozbourne singing a tribute to this Satanic High Preist."
- "Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?
- Mr. Crowley, did you talk to the dead?"
- Kirk goes on to state that, "In (Crowley's) publication The Book of the Law he summed up the essence of Satanism, it is...
- "Do as thou wilt, that shall be the whole of the law."
- A quote flashes across the scene from a member of Black Sabbath that reads...
- "Black Sabbath was launched in the U.S. with a party in San Francisco with head of the Church of Satan, Anton LeVey, presiding... all of sudden, Sabbath were Satan's right hand men."
Interview with a member of the Church of Satan
- Ray begins his interview of "Warlock" Jack Malebranche (a member of the Church of Satan) by asking for some background on the Church. Malebranche replies, "Well, the Church of Satan was founded in 1966 by Anton LeVey, who was kind of an interesting character. He had, uh, an interest in the occult and had been an organ player at different circuses around the country... eventually, in 1969 he published the Satanic Bible..."
- Ray asks Malebranche, "If you could summarize the message of the Satanic bible, what would it be?" Malebranche responds, "Live life in the here and now."