What is your opinion on Satanism?
Your history sucks as bad as your knowledge of theology.
Satanism has been around for longer than Hussein Obama.
I am a Satanist. A member of the CoS. So if have any questions about it you would do better to ask me than to spout of nonsense. Thank you.
Meanwhile. Read these. Our "Nine Satanic Statements."
The Nine Satanic Statements
by Anton Szandor LaVey
The Nine Satanic Statements originally appeared in The Satanic Bible, © 1969
Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!
The satan philosephy I identify most with is paying people back for crossing you. Society has gotten weak from this sissy turn the other cheek (forgiveness) fairytale christian crap. Letting people get of the hook only makes the world a more pathetic place. Satanists and I agree with "weeding out" the weak minded
Passivity can be very wise though, especially in violent situations like the one Jesus mentioned. Also, to hit someone on the right cheek meant in the first century greco-roman world that you were showing a subject that he was an inferior, so what Jesus meant by "turn and offer the other cheek" was to show an aggressor that you are his equal. Perfectly sensible.
Also, Satanists DO condone love. But only to those who deserve it. NOT this whole "love your enemy" nonsense. And not these useless "free riders" of society who do nothing to contribute, but rather just suck up all the services from tax-payers like me. With their monthly entitlement checks which they call "disability." LOL. Since when is being fat and stupid and lazy a disability worth getting paid for? LOL!!
Actually, that's not true. For example, the Mormon church has completely whitewashed their history to make it look like sunshine and rainbows, when in reality it was started by a conman/adulterer/pedophile. The best way to find out the true reality of a religions is to ask member of the religion, ask people who have left the religion, and by studying their religious texts and historical records. The historical records of the Mormon church tell a very different story than what they teach their members.
Satanism makes Satan a "god". Since I don't believe in "gods", I can't believe in Satan either! It seems no one can come up with a "god" of ANY kind that is not a cruel entity that requires all to kneel before him S/HE/IT or suffer the consequences! I'm not kneeling and I think the consequences will be no different for ME than for YOU!
"The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power to reason." Voltaire
Did you even read the theories on the website that I provided for you? Satan isn't a 'God', he is a figurative representation of human desires. For example, it says on the Nine Satanic Statements that 'Satan represents indulgence not abstinence.'
Satanists are sort of like atheists that like to mess with the Christians by wearing black and being all 'satany'.
I for one do not have a bad opinion on satanism i am a satanists in fact i beleive in god but do not follow him do to the fact i have had so many wrong doings in my life why wasnt this so called god there for me? and thank you very much thinklad he is my god and no one can change that have you ever heard of freedom of religion?
Technically satanism counts as a religious practice and since we have religious freedom in this country they should be allowed to worship whatever they want, but if what they do begins to impact other people or if they decide to try and shove their beliefs down the throats of people they are crossing a line. That doesn't just count for them that counts for everyone. As long as you keep to yourself and keep your religious beliefs to yourself then I have no problem with what religion you choose to practice.
I'm cool with Satanism in the style of the Church of Satan. They're fun people, reasonable, rational, like to have a good time, don't let other religions be pains in the asses without trolling them a bit. I would even join if I was willing to devote any time to a church. Instead, I just live by their principles for the most part.
At my age, nothing makes me bat an eye. I would not be in the least bit surprised if someone said, "Yeah, dogs are secretly doing tests on us while we sleep." I can't say that I would expect someone to say that, just that I wouldn't be surprised. As far as evidence, I would be like, "Really? Wow! You know, I always suspected it but I was never quite sure. You know? Thanks for the info!"
As far as my comment above, the word "fun" is subjective so.... who knows? Maybe you would find satanists to be tons of fun. Or you may have a better imagination than mine. I have no idea. Why don't you should try it out and let me know? Or, if you already have first hand knowledge, let us know so we can benefit from your experience. All I know is that they were not my cup of tea. And I don't even drink tea, so I should have known from the beginning.
Here in Greece we had a wave of young Satanists that sacrificed 3 Virgins in the name of Satan,how can this be good..?Additionally i would condemn every religion that would promote sacrificing and killing in the name of a superior Being (that is logically non-existent)..So not only Satanism is bad but every religion that tries to make believers act violently is for me rather disturbing
I'm a Christian a Buddhist and a Satanist, because I believe that true balance can only be found through accepting God and Satan into my life. If I don't accept what is there, the Yin(Satan) and the Yang(God), then there will always be conflict. Satan and God is in all of us and fighting them is what makes us lose control. Embrace them both if you wish to find true happiness.
I like the Tao myself. Even read the Tao te Ching once in awhile.
If there is any sort of god, which I doubt, it is a Deist and non-personal entity, of the Taoist variety.
As far as Buddhism, I find it to be more of a guideline and philosophy for living than a religion. Though I DO realize it is considered by most to be the latter.
I also read Buddha quotes (Siddartha Gautama) form time to time.
As far as Satanism, most of those people or simply full of shit. Recovering Catholics; people pissed at god because he did not put forth like some Cosmic Vending Machine, or little goth girls pissed at Daddy because he didn't pay enough attention to them. Or maybe he paid too much? LOL
Take some Randian ethos like Objectivism and toss in some hoodoo Satan cum Gothic bullshit and you get a good idea of what the CoS is about.
But I DO maintain that the Nine Satanic Sins as well as the Nine Satanic Statement are both far more useful for living and learning in our modern world than the 10 Commandments, from that other religion. (Those commandments suck: hell, the first FOUR of 'em are nothing but silly warnings from the murderous and petty Yawheh, exhorting his people to blindly follow him, and him alone. Or else! LOL.
Satanism and especially Anton Lavey's CoS have been given an absurdly distorted and just plain "bad" rap from its very inception. A great deal of the blame for this can be put on the media, and even more so, Hollywood. Witness, all that woo about blood sacrifice and baby killing mentioned in the OP. Trust me, that stuff just doesn't happen.
It's also a misnomer to say that Satanists worship the Devil. Or Satan. When in fact, they worship nobody, or anything. They merely use the icon of the Devil as a sort of 'mascot." In order to convey their belief in questioning authority, bowing to nobody. Espousing personal freedom and individuality and self-sufficient. And, sure, hedonism and unbridled enjoyment of vices, so long as nobody gets hurt and its all among consenting adults.
LaVey was a big Ayn Rand fan, and in fact many say that his while CoS ideology is little more than gussied-up Randian Objectivism. If you bother to read either the Nine Satanic Sins or the Nine Satanic Statements, you can see an undeniable Randian flavor to them all.
Contrary to popular belief, the CoS also believes in love and tolerance and helping others. But to only those who merit it. They draw the line short of loving their enemies, however. Feeling that those who threaten you or yours should be dealt with quickly and harshly.
I find myself in agreement with the majority of their dogma. For more so than I am with Judaeo-Christian tenets.
As far as the philosophical form of Satanism goes, it is completely fine. It is just like any other life-long philosophical ideology anyone else decides to follow. They live by a rule of conduct and generally cause no harm or disobedience to anyone. The form of Satanism that actually believes in Lucifer and other magical things associated with biblical teachings is as much rubbish as any other religion.