posted on Mar, 2 2003 @ 08:27 AM
Churhc of Satan what a nice subject!
I myself am not a satanist, I have known the Chruch of Satan for some time now and I feel I know enough in order to give my honest opinion about it
and its members.
Some people mentioned that there are 2 types of satanism, that is correct, or at least it is correct if you assume that Church of Satan's (from here
refered as CoS) is a form of satanism.
Well in my opinion it isn't, CoS' religious views of satan are only metaphorical, LaVeyan satanists (LaVey was the founder of CoS) don't believe in
satan, rather they inspire themselves in satan's biblical references to live their own lifes.
I am specially refering to satan's fall from heaven, they inspire themselves in that act and from it they manage to take out concepts of
Individuality and Spiritual Power or Strenght.
In my opinion thou, CoS is not satanism, it is atheism masked of satanism.
Why then would Lavey have called it Satanism instead of Atheism? Well it seems quite obvious to me, imagine you are a 16 year old (as I am) and you go
to school, you find your best friend and you tell him "Hey dude I am an atheist" now imagine you tell him instead "Hey dude, I am a Satanist, I am
a member of the CoS!". I find it amasing as financial strategies are on the basis of even underground relegious (or spiritual) movements.
I won't talk about luciferian satanism, I don't know about it as much as I'd like or as much as I'd need in order to talk intelligently about
CoS however have another major flaw, LaVeyan doctrines are a damn copy of a personality I think so high about, Friedrich Nietzsche, and the points of
Individualism, Strenght, Power and even Antichristianism that LaVey talks about were first taught by Nietzsche more than 100 years ago, however that
hasn't stoped LaVey (now dead) from taking profit ( a lot! believe me!) out of Nietzsche's tought in a rather desconfortable (Nietzsche himself
would hate LaVeyan doctrines ie. its morals and values) for "Nietzscheans" all over the world.
Now would it be great if someone would think about founding the Church of Intelligence or the Church of Tought instead of coming with worse solutions
to the Christianity problem?