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originally posted by: Noncents
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986
You are correct. Satanism is actually atheism. Just with all the pomp and fluff of using Satan as a symbol for following their own will and essentially hedonism. The church of Satan was created by Howard Stanton Levey, born Jewish, whom later changed his name to Anton LaVey.
It's often referred to as LaVeyan Satanism.
The ones that believe in "the devil" or "Lucifer", are not Satanists like that. They're more frequently known as Luciferians. Those are the guys that get into all the stupid stuff. Thinking there is actual mystical power to be had and they will one day rule over this world.
They're a joke. Normal Satanists aren't bad folks, at least none that I've ever met or known were. They mostly just want to live their lives and be left alone.
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: Noncents
I don't remember any names in particular from the top of my head, but I remember I stumbled upon it somewhere in-between illuminati, Mason's, witchcraft etc etc.
Oh I just remembered, it's also very prevalent in the entertainment industry. With there symbolism and indoctrination etc, that's a part of satanism. If you want to take it a step further and go more fringe, there's even correlation with all the pedophilia going on with all this occultism.