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question on satanic theology

To: alt.satanism
From: "Luciferi Goldfish" 
Subject: Re: question on satanic theology
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 13:54:35 GMT

"cyntax!"  wrote

> Of course Satanists avoid herd mentality . . . is this to
> say that a Satanist can not like something which is
> popular if they like it for what it is?

Hold on.

Satanism, at it's very core, is a religion of SELF.  Satanists nurture and
shape the self.  The self is one of the few things deserving of worship.
Satanism is all about YOU.  It's not about Anton's essays or opinions --
anyone who agrees with everything someone says is mad.

Also at the core of Satanism is the ability to question.  Question
everything.  Examine everything.  This includes LaVey's work.  Why is
Lucifer important?  He's (or in many mythologies, She) the Morning Star, the
Light Bearer, and in Xian mythology, Lucifer got thrown out for questioning
God's authority, disagreeing with the way the show was being run, and
eventually trying to take over.

Why should a dead man's opinion matter to you? You hit the nail on the head
when you say that Satanism is not about herd mentality, but you're not
putting it into practice.  You're asking "is it okay if I do this?"  YOU are
the one that makes that decision.

Luciferi Goldfish
p.s. Nice nic!

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