What’s so satanic about sun worship?

The sun being upheld by the ankh in Egyptian artwork

When I see conspiracy theories involving supposed Satan worship, one thing I tend to encounter, depending on what I chance upon via search terms or what links I find, is the belief among Christian conspiracy theories and theorists that sun worship is the same thing as worshipping Satan (or Lucifer, as some of them still erroneously call him), often as part of conspiracy theories directied at the Freemasons and the Catholic Church. They also claim that Mithras, Baal, Lucifer, and Nimrod (the last two aren’t even deities) were sun gods, and that Ra or Amun-Ra are analogous to Satan for no apparent reason other than they are high sun gods.

It makes me wonder, why do Christians find sun worship so satanic, and what does it have to do with Satan other than they hate any form of worship that doesn’t involve Jesus? I mean I thought for Christians Satan represented darkness not light. And don’t give me anything about Lucifer because he doesn’t have anything to do with Satan. What exactly does Satan have to do with the sun in any context? And of all the things Christian conspiracy theorists pick on, why sun worship?

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2 responses to “What’s so satanic about sun worship?

  1. Harry Potter is Satanic to some Christians. Christians seem unable to accept the beauty of diversity of philosophical and spiritual outlooks, everything that is not part of their rigid worldview is connected to Satan.

    The sun, moon and the earth has been a part of human spiritual culture since humanity emerged from their ape roots.

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