Originally posted by DeadRabbit
Satan worshippers have such a bad reputation because . . .well, they worship Satan.
Those who consider the Biblical deity to be a definition of "goodness" have a centuries' long history of tyranny, war, genocide, slavery, imperialism, inquisitions and general bigotry, and have created the scapegoat of a being whom they can blame all evil upon, yet their God is a definition of evil itself.
I cannot think of a single war in human history that was fought by the devotees of a deity named Satan.
Satan means Adversary. You can talk all you want about how you are really just humanists, or that Satanism is about the advancement of man through the destruction of the Id or what have you.
But you worship a creature that is against creation, which means it is against you too.
To restate, consider Richard Dawkins' definition of the Biblical deity as "arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
If you imagine that this was not a definition of a deity but of a person; would you worship and revere that person? Would you consider that person to be a definition of absolute goodness? It is much like a definition of Hitler really.
Thus to take an adversarial position against such a person or deity, is entirely human and entirely moral.
Anyways, children are killed for rituals, just not by the people you think would do it.
The Biblical god insists on the killing of children; it is OK to kill children when god approves of it apparently. Dropping several thousand tons of depleted uranium on Iraq is apparently not a problem when the Christians do it.
Further I cannot recall a case of any devotees of the Church Satan, philosophical Satanists or spiritual Satanists torturing and murdering others because they did not adhere to their philosophy.
"Take your son, your only son – yes, Isaac, whom you love so much – and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you." (Genesis 22:1-18)
"If you give me victory over the Ammonites, I will give to the LORD the first thing coming out of my house to greet me when I return in triumph. I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering." "So Jephthah led his army against the Ammonites, and the LORD gave him victory. ....... When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter – his only child – ran out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy. When he saw her, he tore his clothes in anguish. "My daughter!" he cried out. "My heart is breaking! What a tragedy that you came out to greet me. For I have made a vow to the LORD and cannot take it back." ...... When she returned home, her father kept his vow, and she died a virgin. (Judges 11:29-40)
Judges 21:10-24 " So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
(Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)
They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All ..... Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. "Why have you let all the women live?" ....... Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves
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"Advocatus diaboli horriblus"
edit on 1-3-2011 by Lucifer777 because: The text was not diabolical enough.
edit on 1-3-2011 by Lucifer777 because: The text was "still" not diabolical enough. I seem not to be in a diabolical enough mood today. Not enough Christian Flesh and Blood to devour.