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      LaVeyan Satanism

      After I stumbled upon these videos my view on Satanism changed. I agree with some parts, while I don't with others. I'm interested to see what people on Dreamviews think about Satanism (after watching these videos).

      Enjoy!

      P.S. I'm pretty sure the Satanists purposely dressed/looked creepy as a joke for this interview.

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      After watching the interview, what parts do you agree/disagree on? What do you think?

      P.S. Just to clear things up I am not a Satanist.

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      I like most of it, especially the emphasis on aesthetics. The only thing that irks me a little bit is the mandatory revenge.
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      I haven't watched the vid but I read the satanic bible and while it seemed interesting at first I realized eventually that LeVay and his entire philosophy is a crock of self-aggrandizing bullshit. I'll avoid ad hominem (not there aren't countless stories out there about Howard Levey's abusive personality) and attack the philosophy itself. I dislike LeVayism because it devotes itself to one polarity. It's not enough to reject Chrisiniaty, one must uphold all the ideas christians find offensive. I'm more into Taoism, I prefer a balance. While it's good to remind us the devil is nothing to be afraid of and our true nature is something to be neither fixed nor underestimated, I think LeVayism is a trench-digging religion and I'm into bridge building.
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      I might watch them later. I have looked into some types of Satanism though, and it seems they aren't really Satanists. They're just atheists who call themselves Satanists to mock Christians who think atheists are evil.
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      I frequently instruct people to google "10 commandments of satanism". Although I suspect they rarely listen.

      I listened for a few minutes, but by about 25 seconds I was thinking "kthxbye".
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      I like the idea of Satanism. If you take the commandments and sins and stuff, and modernize them (take out all the shit about lairs) it actually makes for a pretty good religion. I also like that they don't believe in Satan as a god, but rather an image of themselves.

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      I haven't read the Satanic Bible
      but I did read the Devil's Dictionary..
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      It seems really pointless to me.
      If I must add more.. it seems silly to base all of one's ideas on the very opposite of another set of ideas just because you might disagree with a few of those values. Devil worship isn't really part of Laveyan satanism, in fact satan isn't that relevant to it at all. To adopt a name created by the very people one opposes seems a little ridiculous. It sort of gives weight to that same thing which one is attempting to detract from.
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      Well actually the reason it's called Satanism is because LeVay believed the Christian Church tried to oppress man's natural behavior and all incumbent religions with one swipe: Satan. Every symbol of an incumbent religion was tacked onto Satan such as the pentagram and other originally pagan, agricultural symbols. So a Satanist is supposedly someone who embraces the true nature of man as well as all the symbols and traditions that were oppressed by the church.
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      Not a fan of the "take revenge" part or "destroy them" part.

      Much of it is agreeable though. Find happiness as long as it doesn't impede others... sounds a bit like Bokononism.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ThePreserver View Post
      Not a fan of the "take revenge" part or "destroy them" part.

      Much of it is agreeable though. Find happiness as long as it doesn't impede others... sounds a bit like Bokononism.
      Like I said, you gotta modernize it. "Destroy them" doesn't have to mean kill them.
      I don't remember which commandment had revenge in it, though, so I'm not sure what to say about it.

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