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Originally posted by splendourinthegrass
The Church of $atan was a great big publicity stunt in order to scam people out of money. Today even LeVay's daughter Carla won't have anything to do with it because it is just a scam.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
I want to know what the OP thinks of the ONA, Dragon Rouge, and other "darker" sects of Satanism. Do you think they should not call themselves Satanic? What about the Yezidis or the Luciferians?
In the Yazidi belief system, the world was created by a god, and the world is now in the care of a Heptad of seven Holy Beings, often known as Angels or heft sirr (the Seven Mysteries). Preeminent among these is Melek Taus (Tawûsê Melek in Kurdish), the Peacock Angel. According to the Encyclopedia of the Orient, "The reason for the Yazidis reputation of being devil worshipers, is connected to the other name of Melek Taus, Shaytan, the same name the Koran has for Satan". Furthermore, the Yazidi story regarding Malek Taus' rise to favor with God is almost identical to the story of the jinn Iblis in Islam, except that Yazidis revere Malek Taus for refusing to submit to Adam, while Muslims believe that Iblis' refusal to submit caused him to fall out of Grace with God, and to later become Satan himself.
Yazidis believe that Melek Taus is not a source of evil or wickedness. They consider him to be the leader of the archangels, not a fallen angel, and therefore comparable to the Christians' Lucifer,
Luciferianism is identified by some people as an auxiliary of Satanism, due to the popular identification of Lucifer with Satan. Some Luciferians accept this identification or consider Lucifer as the light bearer aspect of Satan, and thus could properly be called Satanists. Others reject it, arguing that Lucifer is a more positive ideal than Satan. They are inspired by the ancient myths of Egypt, Rome and Greece, Gnosticism and traditional Western occultism.
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
It is the inner person that counts and their system of belief only enhances their own natural personality. Most people will devote to a religion that suits them personally so you can tell alot by the members of the faith.
Originally posted by argentus
WOW. I ..... can't .... believe.... I read the whole thing. Interesting, and I have to admit to being surprised once or twice. All I can tell you is it's not for me, but I'd defend your right to do as you wish spiritually with my life. I think I already have. Well presented OP.
Originally posted by TurnOnTuneInDropOut
That Lavey shtuff is just comon sense. Like Nihilism.
Originally posted by bugs_n_recovery
i understand what your trying to do but i myself was once a satanist and the 10 commandments although not as evil as some would think are pety and childish
Originally posted by Shadowflux
reply to post by Pellevoisin
Yes, well these and your other stories of "Satanic Ritual Abuse" are exactly the type of ignorance and misinformation I'm trying to dispel with this thread.
Just because Geraldo said it doesn't make it true.
Satanists do not believe in the supernatural, in neither God nor the Devil. To the Satanist, he is his own God. Satan is a symbol of Man living as his prideful, carnal nature dictates. The reality behind Satan is simply the dark evolutionary force of entropy that permeates all of nature and provides the drive for survival and propagation inherent in all living things. Satan is not a conscious entity to be worshipped, rather a reservoir of power inside each human to be tapped at will. Thus any concept of sacrifice is rejected as a Christian aberration—in Satanism there’s no deity to which one can sacrifice.