@J, actually as I recall in Alteraeon it's stated that necromancers actually don't mess about with the spirits of the dead, they just use the energy created when the soul departs the body to do things like animate the body trade with demons etc, energy that is usually lost, thus in Alteraeon Necros are more like preservers than people actually messing around with souls, one reason why all the quests involving evil necromancers are specifically said to be about disturbing ghosts etc, hence why necro cleric can work, and hay, just because your a cleric doesn't mean your all fluffy and good either, look at spells such cause instead of cure etc, hell Alteraeon even has some bloody evil druids as opponents, which is definitely nice and good for the mythos imho.
As to D&D being satanic, again it's only the ultra religious right Christians who tend to think as much, (and more often than not the ones in the States, in years of tabletop rp I've never heard that opinion voiced over here). the majority of people with that opinion haven't actually played D&d before, this is actually a debate my lady has had often with her parents who were a bit that way, she usually tries to point out that God never commanded people not to have an imagination.
As to where I got the monster's manual, a long time ago I got a disk with all of the 2nd edition D&D books on it in ms word format. I read the monster's manual just for pure interest and because I'm a weird enough person to enjoy reading about the mating habbits of sprigan or how exactly to kill an aurum vorax .
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)