Satan Was a Feminist
Some people, including Stockholm University professor Per Faxneld, see Satan as the original feminist and liberator of women. It was, after all, Satan who encouraged Eve to eat the fruit of knowledge in the garden of Eden, thereby freeing herself from slavery to God. Throughout history, Satan has been associated with women who fight patriarchy, oppression, and traditional gender roles while seeking equality, sexual liberation, and autonomy.
Baphomet Comes from Mohammed
Baphomet is a major figure in modern Satanism, a demon with a goat's head, nude female torso, and cloven animal legs. The goat is closely associated with Satanism in the same way sheep figure prominently in Christianity–the goat is an individual, sheep flock.
The first reference to Baphomet occured in 1098 CE, and subsequent medieval references to Baphomet all come from the Middle East, where knights were on the Crusades. It's widely accepted Baphomet is a derivation of Mahomet, an old French word for the Prophet Mohammed. Thus Baphomet, an enemy of Christianity through association with Satanism, arose from Mohammed, an enemy of Christianity at the time of the Christian attack on the Holy Lands.
Luciferians Idolize Lucifer but Aren't Satanists
Satanists see Lucifer as the ideal individual, but not everyone with that point of view is a Satanist. If that sounds a little confusing, it is. There's a philosophy known as Luciferianism that focuses on the rejection of accepted ways of existence in favor of individual enlightenment.Those who follow this philosophy don't see Lucifer and Satan as one and the same.
The Catholic Church Invented Satanism
In the 15th century, the Catholic Church presented a startling claim to the European public—underground groups throughout Christendom were worshiping Satan, attempting to undermine the Church and, even more ominous, the fabric of society. Such Satanists never actually existed.
Despite this, and using a book on Satanists written by two priests as its guide, the Church began burning people as witches and devil worshipers. According to that book, entitled Malleus Maleficarum, Satanists were predominantly women, could stop cows from giving milk, rode through the air on broomsticks on their way to orgies in the forest, and ate infants.