The Gentleman Downstairs and Other Satanic Parables and Fables


Two women walked in the morning for exercise. Since it was during rush hour, many cars sped up and down driveways. The hurrying motorists crossed in front of the women’s’ path without looking. Often, there was screeching of brakes, a honk, and a yell from a car window. The pedestrians shook their heads and tried to put aside their anger at the cars.

“Might is right,” said one, shrugging.

“Nothing is mightier than the sword,” said the other. She held up a house key and proceeded to scratch through the paint on the door of a parked car nearby. The car had just brushed the woman while pulling into a spot at a store.

The car hadn’t stopped.



“Do unto others as they do unto you.”

– Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible, 51.


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