reply to post by drew1749
Taken from a satanist (not Laveyan even though I agree with many of their ideas), that is roughly a way to call a Western version of a
, I can tell you that satanism is not as "Evil" as its father institution, the Roman Catholic
Church. While there were "satanic" empire of the past who authored massive crimes against humanity, none of these was so successful in its planetary
reign of terror and death than the Church was (especially if we include the British and American empires into it). But what we call "satanism" is
thousands of years older, as a spirituality, science and philosophy than Christianity.
"Satan" comes from the Hebrew "Shatan", which means nothing else that an "opposing force", may it be political, military, spiritual or whatever else.
By religious and cultural twisting through History, it became amalgamated with Lucifer, Baphomet, and that infamous pagan goat-headed figure
(originally named "Pan" in ancient Greece, who was a musician, proto-terrorist and mostly a good guy!).
The idea of the force of enthropy driving creation (evolution) in nature is correct, since the forces of excess, born from their restriction, create
new forms of life. Or in other words, EXTREMES ARE NECESSARY TO CREATE BALANCE. Without darkness, there is no light; without destruction, no creation,
and vice versa. All things in nature live accordingly to this beautiful balance, symbiosis, which cannot be obtained without day and night, Moon and
Sun, hot and cold, and Earth and Skies.
What is deeply wrong in our Western mentality is this habit to see light as "good" and darkness as "evil". Hence the insane explosions of murderous
hatred that we can witness there and there (like serial/mass killings, racial tensions, etc), who are born be born from a repudiation of conflict and
violence in the ordinary world. Same goes for deviant sexual crimes, originating from a repression of more normal sexual behaviors. Why else do you
think there are so many paedophiles in the Church?
The Universe is relativistic, so is all natural life that thrives within it, as everything grows from a collaboration of interacting bodies into
. Objectivism is another illusion created by romantic-era positivists, who had a lot to do with Christianity and/or platonicism. It is
essentially an idealistic paradigm which negates the observation of the facts of nature upon themselves by imposing an abstract intellectual order on
phenomenons, thus negating alternative perspectives and complete understanding of processes and dynamics.
I recommend you to study Epicurian philosophy, especially from Lucretia, all up to Nietzsche. Very enlightening, in dark, down-to-earth ways!
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