In answer to suggestions that Les Visible/Smoking Mirrors was promoting an agenda inspired by Lucifer
Les has never struck me as a Luciferian in any way. If I saw anything in his writing that suggested as much I would have second thoughts about linking him. But beyond his use of mind-altering substances – which I personally have strong reservations about, see footnote – I see nothing that even hints at such.
Of course if you regard his attacks on his Christian readers as an indication of an affiliation with Lucifer then I would have to disagree.
For many who profess they are Christian and regular churchgoers are in their hearts anything but Christian.
Conversely, I never go to church and enjoy activities – as long as its beer or cognac and the women are single – that many conventional Christians might regard as “sinful”. But that doesn’t make me a follower of Lucifer.
Like Les I do not have a high regard for many professed Christians. I think of my former web master, a conventional lay preacher who suddenly lost his nerve when the website was accused of “anti-Semitism”.
As many who voted for Bush belatedly discovered, saying you are a Christian like Bush doesn’t necessarily mean that you are one, at least in your heart.
Indeed, many conventional “Christians” do their professed faith a great disservice with their own extremely limited understanding of what being a Christian means.
From Brian Arney [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 13:42:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: RE: request for info
“I am in total agreement with you about those who call themselves Christian. I no longer go to church either, as I am fully aware of the complicity of today’s preachers and churches. So please do not think I am one of “those” Christians or anything like the fools who followed Mr. Bush, as I have pointed out those liars of Christian faith for years, and done so to anyone who would listen.
“My question about the Luciferian thing is truly a question, as I’ve always felt a trust in your site and assume you’re better studied on the subject than I. But what I’m talking about and what I’m sure those who angrily commented with Les were questioning is his stated beliefs like; all religions are serving the same God and that Krishna is Christ. He also mentioned his chanting and use of the Tarot and suggested dealing with angels to modify their lives. As I understand it, many of these practices are forbidden in the Bible. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the Bible’s wrong. And some of his thoughts and practices also seem to go against the Christian belief of “one way through Christ”, [the Oprah debacle], which I feel was a great objection to these readers.
“And then there is the picture of Les giving the “horned diablo” sign and here’s a link from your site describing this sign as Satanic. Some claim a difference between Satan and Lucifer, some do not. I am not well versed in the difference, if it exists.
“Rixon, please understand that I am not head-hunting after Les – just trying to understand what it is I’m missing…