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The idea of making a pact with the devil became popular thanks to the classic legend of Faust, a scholar who made a deal with a demon called Mephistopheles. Since then, similar stories have been told about the same subject. In some of the legends, the person deceives the devil, managing to break the contract and recover his soul. In others, the devil gets what he craved, the soul of his victim.
However, many think that the pacts with the devil only exist in the literature, but they are wrong. There are those who consciously, with all the intention, make a pact with the devil and offer their souls to obtain something in this life. And although it became popular with the legend of Faust, the first pact with the devil it appeared in the fifth century in the writings of St. Jerome.
The considered Father of the Church spoke of a young man who went to a magician to get a beautiful woman. As payment for his services, the magician forced the young man to renounce in writing his faith in Christ. In the sixth century, we also see this type of pacts in the legend of Teófilo, who accepts being a servant of the devil and signs a formal pact.
This legend was very popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. But today, there are many celebrities who have sold their souls to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune. And the last to recognize him was the British actor Christian Bale, who on Sunday publicly thanked Satan for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Actor for the movie “Vice of Power (Vice)”.
“Thank you Satan”
The 76th edition of the Golden Globes, which was held on Sunday in Los Angeles (USA), was a night full of surprises . The film ‘Green Book’, with three awards, and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rome’, with two, were distributed the awards, in a ceremony that surprised by the fiasco of ‘It has been born a star’ in spite of its five nominations . But the real surprise occurred during the award ceremony for Best Comedy Actor.
It was Christian Bale who took home a Golden Globe for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the latest historical comedy by director Adam McKay. When he was giving the typical speech, Bale thanked Satan himself for inspiring him.
“Thanks to my beautiful wife. She told me that “less is more”. She knows the nonsense that can come out of my mouth sometimes … Thanks to Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role, “ said Bale.
How could it be otherwise, those present at the ceremony were stunned by the revelation of the British actor. And the reaction on the Internet was not long in coming, such as the congratulation from the Church of Satan (Official Church of Satan) , which through his Twitter account said it was an example of the ideals of the church of ” pride, freedom and individualism. “
“For us, Satan is a symbol of pride, freedom and individualism, and serves as an external metaphoric projection of our greatest personal potential , “ wrote the Church of Satan on his Twitter account. “As Mr. Bale’s talent and ability earned him the prize, this is appropriate. Hail Christian (or “Christian”)! Hail Satan! “
But there were also some who were very critical of the words of the actor in the movie “The vice of power” . Liz Cheney, daughter of the former vice president and Republican congresswoman of Wyoming, shared in a tweet an event occurred in July 2008, in which Bale was accused of assaulting his mother and sister . The actor was found not guilty since the police said they did not find enough evidence to prosecute him. Subsequently, he described the incident as “a deeply personal matter” and asked the media at a press conference to respect his privacy.
“Probably Satan also inspired him to do this,” Liz Cheney wrote on her Twitter account .
But some American media have pointed out that his words have been taken out of context , since Bale actually compares Dick Cheney to Satan. Apparently he wanted to remind the Americans of the evil that Dick Cheney provoked during his tenure, such as having implicated the United States in the war in Iraq.
This would be the skeptical opinion, those who refuse to believe that celebrities make pacts with the devil to get their fortune and glory. But it seems that Christian Bale has finally recognized that he not only worships Satan, but has also sold his soul . And also joins the list of those famous who agreed with the devil .
As we already published in Esoteric and Paranormal World, among the illustrious celebrities that have requested help to obtain their objects are the American singer, composer and guitarist Robert Johnson; the musician and poet Bob Dylan; the rapper Eminem; or the considered best illusionist of all time David Copperfield .
It is clear that there are many more celebrities who at the time agreed with the devil, but we also remind them that sooner or later they will have to pay for what they have obtained , and it usually happens when they are least expected.
Would you also make a pact with the devil to obtain fortune and glory?