posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 07:56 PM
Originally posted by thirdeyeflight
Tell me the basics of your religion. I am curious because I have only heard my side, never yours. Thank you in advance.
good question to start with. there are many different sects of satanists and their theologies vary widely. some, who follow that con man and
plagiarist anton lavey (the satanic bible) don't even believe that satan really exists.
my sect is a little more "underground" than that. in fact in real life nobody i know outside of my sect even knows i'm a satanist. being a real
satanist instead of a new age satanist isn't very acceptable.
we believe the bible is a pack of lies. as to our theology, we are closer to the gnostics than anything else i suppose, because we believe that the
creator, far from being benevlolent and all loving is really deluded and insane. "satan" is the spirit who rebelled against this creator and by his
acts of "evil" began to liberate humankind from its shackles.
we believe in the virtues of greed and selfishness. harm enemies and help friends. there is nothing more ridiculous than showing mercy and love for
your enemy. we believe that the "gospel of jesus christ" is a manual for how to be an obedeient slave to an insane creator.
i do believe in the real existence of the occult. alchemy, ghosts, demons and angels (though i don't draw much distinction). i believe in the
importance of ceremonial magic in theory and in practice. i believe in divination, blessings and curses.
we believe the bible is a pack of lies, but we do believe that there are elements of truth, especially in the old testament when it was still
acknowledged that there were other spiritual forces besides the one called jehova. we believe the gnostics got some of their doctrine right and so
did the manicheans.
simply put we believe there are powerful forces in the universe, and we believe that satan is the most powerful of the demons. he wants us to be free
from the lunatic order of a dying, exhausted creator. we believe in using everything at our disposal to achieve our ends, to help those we love and
harm those we hate.
i think this is a good starting point.