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The joys of free thinking from TheblackestBart's blog

Free thinking is the gift every satanist gives to themselves. If we take the world at face value, we lose it's real value. Their are many wheels and cogs that function together to create everything we see before us. Understanding these is the free thinker's mission. I can only speak for myself, My view of free thinking could also be called non-directed thinking. For example, teaching yourself skills, in my opinion, is an act of free thinking. You didn't take a class, you weren't employed to do it. You learned it simply for yourself. By yourself.



Have you ever been to a magic show? I love magic shows. There are many people, (Mainly other performers) who hate magicians. These people don't like a challenge. I've loved magic, in all it's forms since I was 10 and saw gandalf in lord of the rings. Actually, that might be the first time I began to doubt christianity. My mother hated the fact that he was my favorite character. She made sure I knew wizards and magicians were evil and served satan. I know this not to be true in every case. But the idea of magic planted a seed in my mind. When I go to a magic show, I'll stay up all night afterwards sipping scotch trying to figure out how the fuck that little bastard levitated a rubber ball.

Some people would say "Why the hell do you care what he does with a rubber ball?" and I would answer, why do people climb mountains? The challenge. We must challenge everything as satanists. Religious dogma, societal dogma, personal dogma. We must find out what makes it tick, so that it doesn't take advantage of us...



Dogma sometimes hides inside doubt. If you for example, Doubt anything that doesn't go with your accepted world view, you are therefore guilty of propagating dogma. I had to tangle with this when I left the pentecostal movement at the tender age of 14. To say that all faith healers are fake for example, is actually not accurate if you understand the placebo effect. I would be lying if I said every faith healing I witnessed at conferences was a lie. MOST of them were. Some however, did happen. I know there is no god at least in the abrahamic sense, call me a fool if you like. I know the resurrection of jesus was a fraud, call me evil if you like. I came to that conclusion from careful research. But you can watch a few documentaries and save yourself the time I wasted. It was never the "healer" that actually healed anyone. The statement every faith healer makes "I did this not of my own power" Is essentially true (In the case of legitimate faith healings, which always come about accidentally). I can explain.



The people that benefit from faith healings are a small group. It's rather a comedic callback to how medicine worked many years before any of us were born. Before we had surgery, before we had antibiotics, we had only the self and a desire for mental and physical health that didn't involve technology. I believe this is interesting because it brings us to the question, what is belief? Where do we pigeon hole belief so it doesn't hurt us? More importantly can we harness belief to our benefit? These questions have been asked for thousands of years. Accurate answers are available. We just don't chose to accept them.




The fact is the human mind is capable of incredible things. Theoretically the mind is in charge of the body and all of it's functions. The brain is the governing body in the human body. If the brain is properly motivated, I have no doubt it has the ability to attack disease and infection. I'm sure if properly motivated it could even regrow limbs. Unfortunately this level of power is so frustratingly unavailable.



What we do have is a huge body of evidence for that thing which we call the paranormal. We have evidence that proves part of it, and debunks part of it.

The paranormal is not proof of god. A free mind recognizes this.

But a free mind is also self aware. You must predict how you will react to information before you become aware of it. After all the propagandist is no liar. He very often speaks the truth. The price he charges for the truths he knows is your obedience and support. His craft is made redundant when you steal the truth from him and walk off with it, holding your nose in the air and leaving his ideology in the dirt where it belongs. Throw off the group! What did they ever do for you? Think with impunity and selfishness. Think with no regard for who you are, who you aren't. Think outside the box, outside yourself, and outside the pleb braincage society will attempt to lock you in!


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TheblackestBart
May 4
I agree dark. genetic engineering is failing the human race at this point
AK
May 5
Cynical though it is, I am of the belief that free thinkers are (or are well on their way to being), as a direct result of their mind's incompatibility with social convention, institutionalized or incarcerated. If they are not, then they are simply philosophers. Thus: no free thinker remains free for very long.Cynical though it is, I am of the belief that free thinkers are (or are well on their way to being), as a direct result of their mind's incompatibility with social convention, institutionalized or inc...See more
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Baphomets
May 5
AK. OR dead. Can't contain it, kill it. Happens all the time and has always happened.
TheblackestBart
May 5
>no free thinker remains free for long That's only because propagandists get to them before Satanism does. It's our fault we don't advertise effectively. So many people falsely use our brand for propaganda that it likely wouldn't matter if we did. Maybe we shouldn't tolerate propagandists among our ranks?>no free thinker remains free for long That's only because propagandists get to them before Satanism does. It's our fault we don't advertise effectively. So many people falsely use our brand for pr...See more
Anna
May 5
Who the hell is "us?" You use "we", "our", "us" ad nauseam. Even Christians start to understand that they are not and can never be a community of like-minded individuals, that people differ when it comes to their beliefs, ideals, goals and interests.Who the hell is "us?" You use "we", "our", "us" ad nauseam. Even Christians start to understand that they are not and can never be a community of like-minded in...See more
AK
May 5
Here's the thing: this isn't "our" brand. Your interests, perceptions, and concerns don't concern me one single iota (nor should mine concern you, btw. I should mention that because golly, I wouldn't want to come across as being a dick - that makes us look bad, and we certainly wouldn't want to look bad) You need an "us". I don't. Aside from subjecting them to abject ridicule, I could not possibly care less about those people who use the "brand" "Satanism" any way they damn well see fit. They can use it to sell feminine wipes for all I care. That doesn't make or break me as a person. I have nothing in common at all with you who say otherwise. Here's a fun little thought experiment: if I decide right now to go out and assert that real Satanism totally involves the injuring of small children, what could you possibly do to stop me from saying that, and why would anyone believe you over my much more thematically consistent and media friendly propaganda? And I say this because it raises an interesting possibility: that the word satanic, like every other word in the english language, has a very specific meaning enumerated plainly in the dictionary; one that it seems the only people who are at all confused about the meaning of are "Satanists". The word already has a definition. People are not wrong to assume that this definition is correct. What sort of lunatic argues with the dictionary as to what words mean? No. That's a nutty proposition. Neurotic. The usage of this particular word isn't to initiate some sort of language or trademark dispute, but instead to point at something *else* indirectly within the collective psyche knowing full-well what it means and what it evokes. There's a level or two of indirection at play here. It's a pointer. It points to an address. You're treating it like a value: which is the exact fallacy those "others" are falling into.Here's the thing: this isn't "our" brand. Your interests, perceptions, and concerns don't concern me one single iota (nor should mine concern you, btw. I should mention that because golly, I...See more
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T.Volt
May 5
^To the point: I am not generally a Satanist, and am usually one to myself instead of others, when I actually engage it. I generally don't bring a lot of harm or chaos to other people, but not as a value or fear of breaking rules. It's my personality: I am what I am, and that may never really change. I tend to not have a lot of the same fears other people do, which I find absolutely ridiculous, and I don't try to be someone/something else. In ways, it makes for a lonely life.
Anyway, the last thing I need to be a part of is some movement of donkeys who think they are wolves. Hilarious. I'm no wolf either, but I'm also not about to call something a thing that it isn't. I'm actually just another donkey that likes to remind other donkeys what they really are :)
Dem lolz.
I'm certainly no free thinker. I have to think about all kinds of shit every day that follows along the guidelines and rules that have been invented and laid out by other people. Every fuckin' day. It generally doesn't crimp on my good times. But really, where, when and how are you a "free thinker?" What do you determine as "free?" and why? WHAT is freedom? If your answer is going from one mental circus to another, and making it your goal to get as many people as possible to join your silly act, then you're nothing of the sort.
^To the point: I am not generally a Satanist, and am usually one to myself instead of others, when I actually engage it. I generally don't bring a lot of harm or chaos to other people, but not as a va...See more
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TheblackestBart
May 6
Fair enough. this group does not resemble each other enough to use that term. Which IE means you can't really sell this ideology because it isn't one. I'm already used to being my own motivation anyway why make things more complex
AK
May 6
Free thinking does sound an awful lot like a vacuous sales-pitch off-rip. Everyone self-identifies as a "free-thinker" just as they do "good person", "unique", "above the herd", "educated consumer" with "discriminating tastes" and any number of feel-good yet totally unqualified badges of distinction. There's no real there there when you peel back a layer or two. Now, show me a person who grapples with, and takes seriously, the grim notion that they may not have ever had a single wholly original thought in their entire lives, and I'll show you someone who has some really interesting things to say.Free thinking does sound an awful lot like a vacuous sales-pitch off-rip. Everyone self-identifies as a "free-thinker" just as they do "good person", "unique", "abov...See more
Owner/Admin Owner
May 9
There is the point made... 2hovare we
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