A baby named Lucifer is being hailed as the new “Antichrist” by members of the Newry Church of Satan it has emerged this morning.
The baby that was born yesterday at Daisy Hill Hospital has stemmed controversy amongst Mormon and Christian communities alike after flyers were found posted around Newry claiming “the birth of the Antichrist” and inviting non-members and members of the Church of Satan to celebrate this “sacred birth”.
In some Christian belief systems, Jesus the Messiah will appear in his Second Coming to Earth to face the emergence of the Antichrist figure, who will be the greatest false messiah in Christianity.
The baby born under “auspicious astrological conditions” according to his parents would make him the living incarnation of Satan or Lucifer.
Local legal expert, Gerald Trainor, admits the name is “unusual” but not illegal. “As long as the parents take good care of the child, there is no reason for the Children’s Social Services to be involved”.