posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 12:22 AM
Originally posted by Slothrop
reply to post by For(Home)Country
this is a long thread so it's understandable if you missed a couple of things i already said, but let me just repeat a couple of things to address
first, christians didn't invent the devil nor did the jews invent jehova. we believe there are elements of truth in the bible just as there are
elements of truth in gnosticism and manicheanism. with or without christianity, we would be in the same boat: a world created by an insane, confused
demon with too many contradictory rules (these rules predate christianity) in which people feel nothing but confused and helpless. there would still
have been the same demons who offered help in overcoming this confusion, chaos and weakness.
the concept of "satan" originated with the jews, not the christians. but christians, jews and muslims all suffer from the same confusion. they all
worship different notions of the same insane creator demon.
if there were no christianity we might be called something different, but our beliefs would still be the same. in fact many of our beliefs come from
sects that predate christ.
Okay, so, this confusion you talk about it the confusion of binding religion, sending the masses looking every which way to find "truth", when the
real truth is being a satanist. But if being a satanist means indulging in the pleasures of life, only for you and your family/friends to enjoy, and
to strike fear into the hearts of your enemy, how is this avoiding the confusion? How are you helping the lost find a way? By enjoying life, with
absolutely no care for what ever else goes on around them? Don't get me wrong, it's good to enjoy life, but life is (or should be) about compassion
and love for others, not selfish living. Maybe I am getting this wrong, but from what I've read, satanism is all about self indulgence and self
protectionism, with no concern for others except those who purely benefit your exsistance, such as friends and family.
I don't see how this will turn the world away from confusion. In the same way you claim to of found truth in Satanism, I can also proudly say I have
found truth, love, and a future in the God I believe in. I'm not here to convert like I said, but rather, I am glad to of had this discussion.
Thankyou for answering my questions. I may have more yet.