posted on May, 19 2004 @ 01:28 AM
First, Khonsu, I think the many ways to serve lucifer thing was implying that anyone that doesn't worship christ worships the devil. This is of
course ridiculous, and it ties in with what LaVey probably meant about not having to practice Satanism to be a satanist.
(assuming the bible is perfectly true) Anyone who doesn't serve Christ doesn't serve the devil... he IS the devil. I spent a lot of hours in
reading, praying, asking, thinking, and arguing when i was younger about exactly what all the rules were about in religion, how could God allow there
to be evil, wasn't sin basically a trap set by God for his children, etc. The answer I came up with is this- there is only one sin. Vanity. Sin was
found in lucifer, who aspired to be more than God, so anyone who puts themself or any interest of theirs above God is becoming another devil, just
like lucifer. Thats what theology says anyway... these days i have my doubts. I think religions take themselves way too seriously. They forget, as I
have said repeatedly, that even if a devine message was originally given, it has past through generations of priesthood who were undeniably
compromised by politics, and who are now being revealed for the pedophiles and drug users within their ranks. What we now have must be taken with a
grain of salt, and the realization that we may have to compromise with other traditions to arrive at something resembling the original story which
degenerated into our seperate religions.