• TheblackestBart
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    Satanism is not a safe space
    I can't ignore what I see as an encroachment of pleb politics within Satanism. I see it more and more, the social justice warriors are setting up shop...
    Apr 12
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    Apr 15
    >nebulous and emergent attractor
    Apr 15
    Its actually very hard to argue with that.
    Apr 15
    Indeed. Of course, I don't disagree with your underlying premise. I find TST straight-up goofy, histrionic, and a total non-sequitur, but in and of themselves rather than in regards to what Satanism is or should be. To take the angle of "Satanism represents X, Y, and Z and they're out here representing the opposite of that" leads to an inevitable stalemate. Eventually the question is going to come up: "on who's authority does it necessarily represent X, Y, and Z in the first place?" and the objective and impartial answer to that is "well, it's in a book some guy named Howard wrote / plagiarized back in the 60s titled the Satanic Bible that resonates with me". This is fair enough, but it has roughly the same merit as asserting that Satanism is whatever some group founded by some guy named Doug a few years back named The Satanic Temple says it is.

    A better approach, I think, is to take the tenets presented as-is and at face value and ask "if I had to apply a label to them, is 'Satanism' - of all the isms out there - the most apt one there is for these things?" Sure, with LaVey, there are a few better descriptors out there for what he's driving-at, but he manages to get a pass (some would argue barely). If we look at TST's tenets - just the tenets themselves:

    -One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
    -The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    -One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    -The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend.
    -To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one's own.
    -Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
    -People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.
    -Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought.
    -The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

    If this were a game of word-association "Satan" would come to the forefront of the mind of exactly no one ever. One is very hard-pressed to come up with a sound reason - aside from histrionics - to, of all the possible labels out there, choose "Satanism" to encapsulate that gelatinous blob of anal lube and sparkles they call a creed. It makes sense on exactly one level - and just barely! This would stand even if there were no other competing interpretations of the word "Satanism" out there at all.

    Moreover, one rightly questions how much they are actually "helping" the causes they claim to be behind by their endorsement. In the eyes of the unwashed masses, having Satanists back gay marriage or abortion just affirms what they've been saying all along: of course satan endorses it - in the minds of the over-whelming majority of the media-watching population that's never a "good thing". How exactly is this helping do anything but draw attention to TST?

    Their motives are fairly transparent: "Notice me senpai" - which is as obnoxious and ire inspiring to Satanists, as it is to Christian, Jew, Muslim, and Atheists.
    Indeed. Of course, I don't disagree with your underlying premise. I find TST straight-up goofy, histrionic, and a total non-sequitur, but in and of themselves rather than in regards to what Satanism i...See more
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    Apr 16
    @theblackestbart OK then, you are at the mercy of SJWs. I award you Zero points, and may god have mercy on your soul.
    Apr 16
    @Tom satanic, you make a point. The pleb does not deserve to be ravaged by the likes of me. Indeed I have always found the experience lacking. caught me slippin on number 4
    Apr 17
    I peed on the Satabic bible, for my birthday, because I don't even care about that bald headed nerd anymore. And I like KORN. And the game DOOM.
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