Originally posted by halfoldman
As they say in academia these days: if you plagerize and steal from one person it's "theft", if you steal from many it's "research".
From Shakespeare to other religions - they all stole and steal.
[edit on 25-8-2010 by halfoldman]
So everything I say is stolen from someone else I guess.
Makes you wonder, if everyone steals information, from where did all this information arrive in the first place?
And if all the information didn't exist at first, then who created it and who stole it?
Careful about who you think steals or even researches. Two people at two different places can come to the same conclusions.
I mean... Isaac felt an apple hit his head. Some guy in China at the same time probably had an anvil fall on his foot. Both learned about gravity...
But our history says Isaac discovered gravity. Of course, that means gravity didn't exist until he realized it. Now everyone steals from Isaac the
idea of gravity...
Even though millions of people had suffered due to gravity long before an apple rung Newton's bell.
And don't strain trying to figure it out, but all things have existed before we discovered them. The information has always been here.
BUT, there is one thing that didn't exist from the beginning - and that is the lie.
And the father of the lie would have you believe that self-worship is peaceful.
But I am pretty sure, regardless of who claims a religion, that the real reason behind peoples' anger and hatred and murder and thefts are due to
selfishness and they feel enabled that their religion can be manipulated to make them feel what they are doing is okay. And of course, religions pop
up saying, "Doing what feels okay is doing what is right because then everyone is happy!" Doubt it.
You know how many times I might have followed through with the temptation to slap someone as willingly blind as you? I simply don't do it because
it's not right... but it would feel so good. Well, not for you. Which is why I won't do it.
But you would do it if it was your temptation. You would lead people into temptation just so that you are not alone in your own. You need others to
relate to your insatiable amounts of temptation and anxiety. That way, you feel better knowing you're not alone...
How selfish is that?
And here is the crazy irony of it all - - by being so selfish, you actually feel worse and worse! You actually require more to be satisfied with
life... and eventually you expire from a severe lack of desire... because you have given yourself everything... And who else has loved you or shared
anything with you? What have you gained? Oh the vanity of life! That we do for ourselves and wonder with whom we have actually shared a thing.
Ahh... and the majestic beauty of the beasts and the amazing imagination of our children...
You worship self, but you worship these more? How ironic. Oh wait. It's not for the beasts or the children that you admire them - it's for
yourself! Oh, so you think it is morally better to preserve the beasts and children because they provide for you awe and entertainment............
but if they did not provide this entertainment for you, it wouldn't matter that they have feelings and lives as well. It wouldn't matter that they
have a right to live and love and share. It would be okay for them to be sacrificed if they didn't provide that magic for you which you lost by
being so selfish, narrow, and negative.
And all the attacks on people of other religions - about how you see these other religions as morally wrong because there are people who take
advantage of others by manipulating God and His Word - - JUST LIKE HOW YOU WOULD HAVE ANYONE WHO WAS SELFISH DO FOR THEMSELVES TO THEIR OWN ENDS. I
wonder how many imperfect people we would find in the world of LaVey?
And there are followers of other religions who ADMIT their sins -- in fact, it is a big deal to most Christians to admit their mistakes!
Too bad that you pay attention to the foolish media-hogs and believe that how they portray themselves is how a truly devout follower is. How narrow
and foolish is that; especially from a mind who believes that they have a superior intelligence by choosing a morally superior religion like
So, anyway... I think the main reason why your opinions bother me is because you claim to admit that you don't care about who screws others over as
long as they admit it - except, I highly doubt you will follow your own scruples and admit to attempting to manipulate everyone here and cause a stir
for your own purposes. And in so doing, you would then have violated the T&C for trolling.
Especially since you have provided nothing actually to sustain your belief that Satanism is morally superior to Christianity. The idea of sacrifice
to Christians, which only exists in the form of sacrificing one's self for others' benefit, as Christ did, is morally superior to Satanism's
sacrifice of children and beasts.
Satanism doesn't sacrifice children and beasts? Oh, but you said it yourself. You said that Satanism holds those beings sacred.
Sacrifice is latin for, "Having been made sacred/holy/set-apart".
And as for our use of the word sacrifice, yes, Satanism does sacrifice the children and the beasts! Because, once again, one who worship's themself
is one who does "good" things only because it benefits themself. Which means that anytime a satanist treats a child or animal well, it means that,
at the very most, that person is certainly not giving anything up by treating that child or animal well. More likely than not, the satanist is more
worried about being liked and getting attention and watching something cute than actually preserving the humanity or life of the weaker being.
I probably could write a book about all the ways satanism is morally bankrupt, but the main point I have to make is that your title is misleading
because you yourself state that satanism does not claim to have morality. Therefore, at the very least, be a sport and change your title to something
more accurate to your own opinion. Maybe "LaVey Satanism is more fun than Christianity."
And your name indicates you are middle-aged. Time to grow up a bit, I respectfully suggest, sir.