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So these are some of my views and opinions on the state of the Church of Satan today, and the original writings of LaVey and why i don't particularly follow LaVeyanism anymore.

Firstly, i think we can safely say, that the Church of Satan is no longer a Relevant force in Satanism today. Since LaVey founded the CoS, and since his death; many different Philosophies have spawned from LaVey's form of Satanism. The CoS as an entity doesn't accept these facts, claiming to be the only "Real" satanists, calling other forms Pseudo or Pretend, disregarding the integrity of other thoughts. In my opinion this is destructive, and i believe that Satanism is a Concept to which  you need to build upon to evolve. So my opinion is that i believe the Satanic Bible and most of LaVey's writings are Outdated.

The Nine Satanic Statements i believe are a list of tenets of LaVeyanist Satanism that don't hold significance in today's society. Some i agree with, most i don't. As follows:

  1. Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence! "I agree with this, because it's a core mode of Individual freedom of will."
  2. Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams! "Not encouraging Spiritual freedom is basically saying "No, you can't have that thought, because its not "Satanic" of you. Completely contradicting Individualistic independence on the LHP."
  3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit! "Agree."
  4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates! "I agree to an extent with this, however not fully. I believe in being Kind and respectful to all people, regardless of their views. If they wish to waste their time being ingrates, that's their own will. Only people who express Racist, bigoted views shouldn't be given the respect and kindness."
  5. Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek! "This is a loaded statement. What LaVey meant by Vengeance, i wouldn't begin to have a clue. Personal space, and defending oneself from Assault, yes is important. However with this much of a Loaded statement, i can't agree with it."
  6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires! "It's important to be responsible, because you'll never get no where in life if you don't take responsibility seriously. The Psychic Vampire schtick, again needs to be explained. Maybe i don't fully understand the whole Psychic Vampire thing, or what. So i'm rather Neutral to this statement."
  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! "Humanity is spawned by Nature. So i agree with this."
  8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification! "Agree."
  9. Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years! "Eh, true and false. The herd conformity of Religionists has kept the Church in business. That and coupled with the fact that most Mainstream religious institutions are Tax Exempt, so the priests and preachers amass fortunes from building actual Pipe Dreams into the minds of the flock that follows close behind."

Deleted user Dec 26 '20 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 3 · Tags: church of satan, lavey, satanism, cos
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