reply to post by sniknej
The concept of what Satanism is actually all about has been discussed to absolute conclusion up here.
Now, I understand that many of you only know about what you see in the media, hear from other people, or simply make up for yourselves.
I tire of these conversations because it doesn't matter how many times people like Lilydale or myself try to explain it to people, they'll still
continue to believe what they want, regardless of what the facts state.
Satanism has nothing to do with child sacrifice, christianity in any of it's forms, ritualistic murder, cannibalism, deity worship, the good vs. evil
dichotomy or doing 'evil' deeds.
There is no anthropomorphic 'devil' character that Satanists worship, if there was, it would be considered christianity.
You can't equate Kali worship with Satanism because they stem from two entirely different cultural theologies and are not even related.
People love to throw the term 'Satanism' around regarding anything that they find abhorrent, yet they'd be exponentially hard pressed to find any
real evidence to back up their claims, other than speculation and made-up untruths.
I find it odd though, that Satanists make it a point of saying that they can only speak for themselves, yet christians seem to be able to speak for
their god, proclaiming his intent to do this or that, while also dictating what Satanism is about without any research being done as to what Satanism,
in it's officially recognized form, actually is.
That's incredibly ego-driven and a woefully unsound argument.
To say that there are different 'types' of Satanism is another falsity that displays how little some of you know about what you're talking
There is only one CoS, which means that there is only one type of Satanism.
Everything else is everything else and should not be labeled as Satanism due to ignorance or intolerance.
[note: edited for poor grammar...shame on me!]
[edit on 1/23/10 by Matthew Dark]