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THERE ARE SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL TENETS.
One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forego your own.
Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
Again, you are putting your own feelings and spin on it. That you feel it is un-human or un-spiritual does not make it so, and it does not make it evil.
The term "mating signal" is a very disturbing term" Its an un-human, un-spiritual term when describing what should be a sacred act between a Man and a Woman.
Again, read it in its full context. Dont just pick and choose words.
Why use THAT term if not to imply somthing
Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
What do YOU think it implys?
Nothing to say about #11 or #4?
Nothing evil about it. Dont hurt anyone. If a person would attempt to hurt you, ask him to stop. If he will not stop, defend yourself to no end.
#11) Sounds pretty evil. "When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him." Destroying someone just cause they bother you sounds a bit excessive.
While i find this to be the ONLY one that is a bit over the top, i see nothing evil about demanding respect when within ones own home.
If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy.
I agree 100%. I just dont think it is fair, or accurate, to claim ALL satanism is predicated on mocking christianity.
I think it's possible that there's a subset of satanists that can be objectively viewed as primarily or largely motivated by the negative feelings they hold towards religion and Christianity in particular rather than sincere religious convictions, though I suppose that depends how you define religion.
That cant really be stated with any accuracy. Black masses predate most of our written history. They go WAY back in pagan traditions.
Lets not forget either that the black mass is a inversion of the Catholic Mass and that mockery of the Catholic Mass, whatever else maybe present, is inherent in it.
The impasse we are coming to is as follows: I am speaking of satanism. You are speaking of the church of satan.
No, because at least at one time in the not so distant past, it was the stated goal, the reason for the groups founding, of at least one group of satanists, as reported by the now head of that group in an interview with a satanist. Reading the article, I don't see where it's still not a primary goal.
Well, the church of satan only exists because christianity exists. I question, though, whether being the opposite of something is the same as making a mockery of it.
I don't think its exclusively about Christians, but I do think it's significantly about them and I don't think that statement requires one to be a Christian to make.
Might is Right dovetails very nicely with the works of Ayn Rand and both combined with a bit of 60s hedonism, medieval demonology, and an abiding dislike of Christianity, make up the bulk of Laveyan "Satanism."
Lucien and his group are also adding in a more humanitarian "caring" side
Frankly, it's only worth a read if you're interested in the development of Laveyan Satanism