Satanic ritual abuse (dictionary)

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n - myth

¹ the psychological, sexual, and/or physical assault or murder of an unwilling human victim (frequently a child) and committed by one or more Satanists according to a prescribed ritual, the primary aim of which is to fulfill the need to worship the Christian devil, Satan.

² ritual satanic murder or sexual assault, most often involving a baby, young child, or young women.

There is no evidence that Satanic ritual abuse exists or has ever existed. All known cases where SRA has been alleged have been debunked as fraudulent.

Satanic ritual abuse (SRA, sometimes known as ritual abuse, ritualistic abuse, organised abuse, sadistic ritual sex abuse and other variants) was the subject of a moral panic that originated in the United States in the 1980s, spreading throughout the country and eventually to many parts of the world, before mostly diminishing in the late 1990s. Allegations of SRA involved reports of physical and sexual abuse of people in the context of occult or Satanic rituals. In its most extreme form, SRA involved a supposed worldwide conspiracy involving the wealthy and powerful of the world elite in which children were abducted or bred for sacrifices, pornography and prostitution. Many of these allegations came to light using the now discredited practice of "Recovered-memory therapy". Official investigations produced no evidence of widespread conspiracies or of the slaughter of thousands or of anyone. In the latter half of the 1990s interest in SRA declined and skepticism became the default position, with very few researchers giving any credence to the existence of SRA.

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