Riaan Swiegelaar, co-founder of the South African Satanic Church, believed his recent transition to Christianity wouldn’t garner much attention. In fact, he figured that he would “quietly slip out the back door” and that people wouldn’t be interested in what he was doing.
Little did Swiegelaar know that his Facebook video would go viral and news outlets would tell the story of his miraculous transformation from the darkness to the light, from worshipping Satan to worshipping Jesus.
Swiegelaar says that until a couple of months ago, he had never in his life been shown unconditional love. It was then that he did an interview on the CapeTalk radio station—to promote the South African Satanic Church—and let the interviewer know in no uncertain terms that he did not believe in the existence of Jesus Christ.