One hell of a good sailor
October 24, 2004 7:17 AM Subscribe
Devil and the deep blue sea.
A devil-worshipping non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy has become the first registered Satanist in the British Armed Forces. Chris Cranmer
, a naval technician serving on the Type 22 frigate Cumberland
, has been officially recognised as a Satanist by the ship's captain. That allows him to perform Satanic rituals aboard and permits him to have a funeral carried out by the Church of Satan should he be killed in action.
A spokesman for the Royal Navy insisted that Mr Cranmer's unconventional beliefs would not cause problems on board ship. "We are an equal opportunities employer and we don't stop anybody from having their own religious values".
Followers of the Church of Satan
live by the Nine Satanic Statements
, which include Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek
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