Hi, Phyllis. I know about athames -- and that their use is primarily symbolic. The point I was attempting to make, is that the Sigil of Baphomet pentagram is also merely a symbol. :) What's more, a pentagram is far less likely to cause physical damage to a person than a dagger or a sword when in the wrong hands.
As for the guy who tried to run over the cat and got in a car accident... Let's hope he survived. So he can have another accident. And another. And another... (One very practical reason why the vast majority of Satanists are opposed to capital punishment.)
I see you gave young Selwyn the URLs to a couple of excellent sites on Judaism. Another outstanding site to recommend is:www.religioustolerance.org
I was halfway inclined to give that URL to the lady in the dealers' room whom I'd asked about the pentagrams. She would've done well to read the article on "Religious Satanism" and learned a few things. :)http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanism.htm