posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 12:11 AM
reply to post by swanne
No disagreement, except that LaVey seems to be referred to in the present tense.
Anton LaVey passed away in 1997.
His chances of becoming a Hitler-type figure are thus very much diminished.
Of course, ideas can live on.
But I don't think The Satanic Bible
will ever have the same impact as it did on dreamy-eyed East Coast philosophies in 1969.
The whole hippie generation was all about "love", and although LaVey mentions the churches, he also mentions the hypocrisy of "white magic" and a
whole bunch of "smelly oil" super-naturalism that he finds just as vapid.
In a way he foretold that despite all the love-in optimism and gurus man's darker nature exists.
In that context it was a slap of realism.