What is the history of devil worship?
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.