Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of evil spirits by incantations intended to propitiate them. It is prevalent among many of the primitive tribes of Asia, Africa, and America, under the assumption that the Deity does not trouble himself about the world, or that the powers of evil are as mighty as the powers of good, and must in consequence be bribed and conciliated.
- n. the acts or rites of worshiping devils
“Theirs is a tale speckled with murder and church-burning rampages, perfumed with rumors of cannibalism and devil-worship, and marinated in a timeless broth of violent homo-anxiety and neo-Wagnerian nationalist mysticism (Sons of Odin, and so forth).”
“D&D taught me about the power of imagination -- but D&D was devil-worship.”
“More revelations as to the existence of devil-worship have been made over recent weeks and now Christians are beginning to take the issue more seriously, calling for concerted efforts to counter Satanism.”
“She was later taken to another home, believed to be in Flagler Estates, where her captors took drugs and performed a devil-worship ritual, the report states.”
“I don't suppose it's actually a coven-not devil-worship, I don't mean.”
“At the time, Roger Ebert gave the film adaptation of Ira Levin's 1965 devil-worship novel four stars.”
“It is a complete betrayal of our system of justice and any religious system short of devil-worship.”
“John Mortimer in his story Rumpole and the Children of the Devil, where he writes that a child is accused of ‘indulging in devil-worship, hellish rituals and satanic rights.’”
“As I came upon this feed provided by CrooksAndLiars. com he equated, "reading far-left websites with devil-worship" Actually, when I do see him attacking a pedophile victim, I am just waiting for him to turn his head in a 360 and spit pea soup.”
“Now, devil-worship is a perfectly genuine religion.”
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