Was Astro World Panic a Satanic Ritual?

 

[Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip]

I try not to take any notice of certain aspects of pop culture; but the recent “fatal crowd surge” incident at “Astro World”–some kind of rap music festival held in Houston–has the usual “fact-check” crowd in a tizzy (https://www.newsweek.com/priest-compares-satanic-astroworld-gates-hell-travis-scott-1649617).

I don’t think I’d liken the “Astro World” to “the gates of Hell,” as has been done. To me it looks like the kind of thing you’d see at a spook house on the Jersey boardwalk. Displays like that are a dime a dozen.

Anyhow, ten people died when the crowd got out of hand, rapper and organizer Travis Scott is being sued, and investigated by police… and a 9-year-old boy has just died of his injuries. What would possess anyone to take a 9-year-old to a rap festival?

I don’t know about any “demonic imagery and symbolism” involved herein–nor have I ever heard any of this man’s, er, “music.” The fact-checkers are calling the whole “gates of Hell” scenario “a baseless conspiracy theory,” but that’s what they always say, these days. Honk if you believe anything they say on any subject.

I fully agree that certain features of our popular culture are depraved, disgusting, and without value, and probably harm us spiritually. Yes, a city or a nation can contract a spiritual pollution: the ancient Greeks were right about that. But if they locked up every, um, “entertainer” who dealt in corrupt, unwholesome images and evil words, Hollywood would be a ghost town.

If nobody goes to rap festivals, there will be no rap festivals.

 

 

6 comments on “Was Astro World Panic a Satanic Ritual?

  1. There was definitely some satanic undertones, intentional or not. If I recall someone who was there even referred to do it like being in hell. I watched some of the video and it’s bizarre. People were screaming for help while the rapper guy was making weird noises, seemingly oblivious to what was happening. The whole thing was just weird.

    1. But this is not the only example of its kind, is it? If you’re looking for unwholesome words and images in connection with rap music, you won’t have far to go.

  2. That is for sure, it is all over the place, and mostly tolerated whereas Christian music or anything is verboten.

  3. Scott Travis “performed” at the Walmart Musical Pavilion in Arkansas, he invited the audience to rush the stage – seems to be part of his act (he was fined by Walmart for it). At the Houston event the Travis fans busted down the fences and plowed through the police and security – you can see videos of it on Youtube. Now, why did a dad bring his 9 year old to an event like that?

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