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Satanism is a group of religions that are composed of a diverse number of ideological and philosophical beliefs and social phenomena. Generally speaking, satanists who believe in the Judeo-Christiann concept of Satan is linked into the belif system of today's Judeo-Christian religion. Public practice of Satanism began in 1966 with the founding of the Church of Satan. Before that though, there was a group called the Ophite Cultus Satanas which was founded in Ohio by Herbert Arthur Sloane in 1948. Going back even further one can find in 17th century France, the Frunch Moral Panic, which was against alleged satanism during the Poison Affair (1675-1682). There's a lot of history to this especially when you separate and distinguish what was defined as Satanism in history, and what it's considered today.

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