Letter From Ian - The State and the Devil

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I’ve been writing FreeKeene.com founder Ian Freeman back and forth at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat for the last few weeks. I recently sent him a letter with pictures of the Fraternal Order of Police logo and a picture of Lucifer’s circle. I pointed out to Ian that they are so similar one cannot help but wonder if the state is itself satanic.

The FOP is definitely masonic… and the masons themselves cannot deny they have a rank called “The Knight of the Brazen Serpent.” Sounds satanic to me.

Here is Ian’s letter back to me. He gave me permission to transcribe it for you all to read.

Dear Brad,

Creepy, FOP logo with the all-seeing-eye on it and a possibly Masonic handshake. Whether it’s satanic at the top or all-the-way down the organization, I presume we’ll never know, but we can judge by their actions that the state is certainly un-godly.

I just finished reading “The God of War” by Reverend J.J. Taylor from 1920. It was sent to me by Sheriff David Hathaway and it’s excellent. As a Christian yourself, I’d say it’s a must-read. Written in the aftermath of WWI, it’s a scathing excoriation of the vast hypocrisy of purported “Christians” turning against Jesus’ teachings of peace and instead supporting war. It’s a quick read at 150 pages, and absolutely demolishes the warmongering “Christians.”

But back to the original topic of the state as a satanic organization, if we’re talking about Satan as Lucifer the light-bringer and advocate for humanity, then no, the state is not satanic, as the state is anti-humanity and against light as it oppresses, cages, and destroys human life. It claims to favor educating, but only really to indoctrinate and control, not illuminate.

However, I suspect you are referring to the more typical view of Satan as the embodiment of all things evil, a trickster, enslaver of souls. In which case, yes the state is absolutely Satanic. It is nothing more than an evil religion created to trick people into violence, theft, and eternal conflict on Earth, while pretending to do the opposite.

Of course “it” is just people, suffering under a mutual delusion that they are a part of something greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Or maybe they really are, the literal arms, legs, and heads of pure evil. They surely believe they are doing good things, though. Doubtful that very many of them think they are evil or Satanic. They truly believe that peace can be accomplished through war, that taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society, and other contradictory statisms.

“The State People” – probably a more accurate way of speaking of them rather than “the state,” which seems it grants them the acknowledgement of their supreme being. Anyway, The State People wisely mix their statism with appeals and references to God:

  • “In God We Trust” on currency
  • Prayers to open congressional/city council sessions
  • Politicians claiming religious beliefs
  • Chaplains in the miltary
  • Churches adopting state icons like the US Flag alongside their own

It’s no wonder Christians engage in icon-worship without even questioning. The flag, the government, and God are the trinity in their minds. They cheer on war, mass incarceration, and fear of foreigners without an inkling of a clue that they are violating the ten commandments and aren’t even trying to follow Jesus’ example.

If you haven’t sent Ian a letter yet… why not? I’m sure he’d love to hear from you!

Reach him at :

Ian Freeman
314 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH

Or feel free to e-mail me your letter to him. I’ll print it and throw a stamp on it for you.

Look carefully… The Satanic (NOT Luciferan) symbol is the
FOP symbol upside down.

Wiccans have adopted the pentacle as a symbol, and somewhere
along the line someone (not a Wiccan) decided that the Satanic
symbol was an inverted pentagram. In fact the pentagram has
no specific orientation. But outsiders have never learned to
accept that fact. The pentacle is an old symbol, and is not
always connected to magic. A five-pointed star drawn such
can be related to the golden ratio of the ancient Greek mathematicians.

Please be careful about comparing symbologies unless you have
done extensive research on the subject. Superficial similarities
appear in many many areas of life.

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the Wikipedia article, but it
does seem to be reasonably accurate.

I have heard that if you tilt the FOP star 33 degrees it becomes Satanic.

Of course there are 33 degrees in Free Masonry’s Scottish Rite.

I’m not sure I even know where to start.
Ian is quite correct to distinguish between Lucifer and
Satan. Eventually, over time, they became confused with each
There were a number of early Christian heresies involving
Lucifer, but I don’t recall any that explicitly used the term
“Satan”. During the inquisitions, “devil” was most often used
without attaching a name.

The pentacle/pentagram (the first is three-dimensional, the
second is a depiction in two dimensions) has a long and quite
common history.

A pentagon is a five-sided figure. A pentagram is a five
pointed star-shaped image. In general, a pentagram can
be drawn with a single line, without lifting the pencil from the
paper. It is one, continuous, whole. In modern usage, the
circle surrounding the star has certain meanings, but the
star must be completely surrounded. In some law enforcement
units this actually happens. In others it does not.

Over time, the pentagram became in used in many magical
traditions. Among others, the Masons did adopt the pentagram
for their own, but they didn’t invent it.

As to the 33 degrees… what you have said is true only in
English, or possibly other Germanic languages.
In other languages there are different words for the two meanings
of the word. There is no such thing as a Satanic pentagram, an
FOP pentagram, a Thelemic pentagram, etc. It’s a pentagram
adapted for each group. The similarity stops with the shape.
There is nothing special about it.

Again, the pentacle used by modern Wiccans has no specified
orientation. The orientation usually used is with the point upward,
but this is primarily aesthetic.
But Wicca didn’t invent the pentagram any more than the Masons
did. Wiccans will usually tell you that there is no Satan in their
religion. Satan, as a matter of fact, is known primarily from Christianity.

Now let’s look at the 33 degree twist. The five-pointed star divides
the circle into 5 arcs, each of which is 72 degrees. In order to get
the star pointing down, instead of up, you must turn it half an arc,
which would be 36 degrees… not 33 degrees.

Many people consider Masons to be evil. But that would have to
be an assumption for its equivalence to something Satanic, also
considered evil.

The whole history we are talking about is best left to conspiracy
theorists. It likely has little if any bearing on real history, any more
than reptilian aliens has on the world today. True or not, it just
doesn’t affect the average person in the street.

[Edit] One additional point: the Wiccan pentacle is usually
made with the intersections of the lines being interlaced. It is a
very regular interlacing.

For a delightful treatment of the pentagram and the golden
section, and other five-patterns, see