This mentality of labeling everything outside of ones beliefs as Satanism drives me up the frickin wall...
Now I know that most of you Christians that actually understand your religion don't go around calling people followers of Satan. This little rant is
not directed at you...
I would call the people that do have this mentality "soft core" Christians... Those that adhear to the label without actually reading what your book
contains. Or those that listen to a preacher and happily regurgitate their nonsense without having any idea what Satanism is.
For those of you that fall into this category... First off you need a good slap!
Satanism is worship of the material... the worship of the self...
IF you hold a different view of the material that is contained in the bible... That doesn't make you a Satanist
IF one entirely rejects the bible... That does not make you a Satanist
IF you reject the OT God like myself... That does not make you a Satanist
IF you don't like what the religions of the world have done to our planet... That does not make you a Satanist
Lets take a quick peak at the tenets of Satanism...
1.Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
2.Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3.Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4.Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates!
5.Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!
6.Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7.Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine
spiritual and intellectual development," has become the most vicious animal of all!
8.Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
And finally... and likely most importantly....
9.Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!
Now don't get me wrong... I do not believe in any of this aside from the last statement... I am not a Satanist... As a matter of fact I have issues
believing Satan exists at all... And if he does, he is likely just doing the job the Father gave him.
I've been called a Satanist many times by these people... And I've seen it happen so many times on our forum and in real life...
So if YOU are one of these people who use "Satanism" as a pathetic thinly veiled insult because you don't like another persons views on religious
Your ignorance shines like morning sun... STOP IT!
edit on 20-1-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)