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Satanic Ethics and Magick

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick.ethics,alt.satanism,alt.religion.wicca,alt.magick,alt.pagan,talk.religion.misc
From: Kerry Delf 
Subject: Re: Satanic Ethics and Magick
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 22:15:56 -0700

On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Prof. Faust wrote:

> Kerry Delf wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, MANINBLACK wrote:
> > 
> > > How many time do I have to watch as wiccans shamelessly point their
> > > shit stained fingers at satanist while exclaiming "we don't hurt
> > > children, we don't hurt animals, we are not satanists."  This,
> > > almost always said in the same breath almost always has the same
> > > intended results and that being; "we are really the good guys but if
> > > you really want to put the blame on some one then you might want to
> > > look at the satanist because they don't believe what we believe and
> > > therefore must be unethical and up to no-good.
> > 
> > Certainly, many Wiccans do this.  In fact, probably the majority of
> > the Wiccans I've encountered have espoused some version or another of
> > this attitude.  However, there are exceptions to the rule (which may
> > not even be a "rule" in a more extensive sample) -- and, more
> > importantly, exceptions can be CREATED.
> Hmmm... odd... It might just be a U.S thing (assuming you ARE in the
> states:)... I have met approximately 30 die hard Wiccans up here in
> Canada, and not one has displayed this sort of attitude... In fact, some
> of my closest friends, who I have the best discussions with, are Wiccans
> :)... I don't know whether it's just that things are different in the
> U.S than they are up here, or whether i've been lucky so far, but i'm
> glad I haven't experienced this first hand... :)

Yes, I'm in the States, but my statements above referred to encounters
both in-person and online (meaning most of the Wiccans I've encountered
have been Americans, with a number of exceptions).  

While the majority of Wiccans I've encountered had assumptions about
Satanism which were entirely incorrect, and a great deal of anti-Satanist
prejudice, I'd also have to say that probably a majority of THOSE Wiccans
were willing to revise their opinions after being exposed to more

> Prof.Faust
> (who Karl prefers to call Dr.Faust)


Kerry Delf

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