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    Individualism
    Is it true that to be a real satanist you need to be individualistic? And if so, what does it mean? Not caring about other people? 

    Dark Enlightenment
    Aug 17 '18
    in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic.
    /ˌindivij(o͞o)əˈlistik/
    adjective

    1. characterized by individualism; independent and self-reliant.

    synonyms:unconventional, unorthodox, atypical, singular, unique, original, nonconformist, independent, individual, freethinking
    in·di·vid·u·al·is·tic.
    /ˌindivij(o͞o)əˈlistik/
    adjective

    1. characterized by individualism; independent and self-reliant.

    synonyms:unconventional, unorthod...See more
    SatanaeAdorator
    Aug 18 '18
    And now that you showed off your knowledge of the vocabulary, what's your kind of useful answer to my question?
    Dark Enlightenment
    Aug 18 '18
    That is an answer. If your going to put no effort into your blog I am not going to put in any effort to answer you.
    MatthewJ1
    Aug 22 '18
    Whether you wish to care for other people or not is entirely up to you – there are no obligations and no constraining dogma in my brand of Satanism at least.

    Some Satanists are utterly misanthropic i.e. they dislike other human beings for whatever reason.
    Some Satanists don’t possess a great of trust when it comes to other human beings – they are wary.
    Some Satanists believe in an ethic of do unto others as they do unto you.

    Individualism is quite important in many brands of Satanism – it tends to be a self-centered religion or approach to living.

    I’m not sure there is a real Satanism or a real Satanist – my views have changed a lot over the years.
    Whether you wish to care for other people or not is entirely up to you – there are no obligations and no constraining dogma in my brand of Satanism at least.

    Some Satanists are utterly...See more
    AK
    Aug 22 '18
    @MJ1 largely agreed, though I think the whole man-as-another-animal pillar does bring with it, if not a certain amount of misanthropy, then at least a definite amount of contempt that is virtually indistinguishable from misanthropy. "For every one the want is bad, what you want of us, we know not, yet we shall know" and such. Barring a Christ-type, nearly everyone is bound by the predictable hierarchy of needs and corporeal wants rather than elevated principals, loyalties, morals and the like. The disparity between the things people pay lip-service to in the best of times vs the reality on the ground when no one is watching also lends itself simultaneously to stark introspection of self and haughty disdain of others. It would be a curious specimen indeed who manages to grok this while at the same time remaining totally optimistic about the motivations - what drives the turbine - of their "fellow" man.@MJ1 largely agreed, though I think the whole man-as-another-animal pillar does bring with it, if not a certain amount of misanthropy, then at least a definite amount of contempt that is virtually ind...See more
    AK
    Aug 26 '18
    Better stated: the answer you've not been waiting for. Satanism isn't an actual thing. It's a pejorative. A thing you get accused of adhering to by others with functioning sets of eyes because they have no other word for it. There's no dogma about it. There's no courses or degrees - ranks or whatever. There's vitriol. Liberal sprinklings of it. It's mostly that. Entirely that, actually. And if that makes you an individual, by name, it's namely because you've slammed the goal-post and been singled-out by witnesses who, in all honesty, can't really do much about it except drop their already slack jaws and watch. They won't know what to make of you. That, in turn, makes you an "individual", but that title is secondary. You can't get away with aiming for that. Because by default one is already an "individual". Womb to tomb types of alone. It's obvious and trite to push that angle. Those types just don't last long at all. In short: individualism is intrinsic. "this" is about something else, and you either grok it or you don't.Better stated: the answer you've not been waiting for. Satanism isn't an actual thing. It's a pejorative. A thing you get accused of adhering to by others with functioning sets of eyes because they ha...See more
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