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Why would people worship SATAN

To: alt.satanism
Subject: Re: Why would people worship "SATAN"
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 12:22:56 -0500

In article , (Sean Foley) wrote:
>   "We" know Satan to be the driving force of independence, strength, and
> self-empowerment. That is why "we" are Satanists. "We" refuse to become
> weak-minded, brain-washed, manipulated, or otherwise comprimise our
> individuality. "We" do not see FREEDOM as wrong, nor do we see human
> traits as evil. One cannot BECOME a Satanist... ONE >IS< A SATANIST..

Speaking as someone that has read many of Dr. LaVey's books, I can express a
few points concerning Satanists.

        1) One of the most important things in the life of a satanist is
           the truth. Nothing is more important than the truth, no matter 
           what it is.  This explains why most Satanists do not use drugs 
           or alcohol, because the cloud the truth.

        2) The next thing that Satanists value is the individual.  You are
           the most important thing in the universe.  Did you know that the
           most important holiday to a Satanist is his/her birthday?  That's
           because without it, none of the others have meaning.  If you were
           never born, you could never appreciate anything else.  This value
           of the individual does not stop at humanity, either.  This is
           why Satanists do not perform or even condone animal mutilation,
           or killing of babies.  This hardly respects the individual.

        3) Finally, Satanists respect life.  Life is a wonderful thing that
           is filled with joy and anger, fear and serenity, hunger and
           famine, and an entire host of others.  Satanist strive to live
           life to its fullest, without thought to what others may think of
           their actions.  It is your duty (somewhat) to become the best
           'you' you can be.

>   Satanists are evil to you only in the fact that they may do whatever they
> deem necessary to exist. If that is "wrong" then you should probably 
> reconsider your own view. It may be hazardous to your health in the future.
> How do you know the Christian Machine isn't putting over a big one on YOU? 
> Have you ever questioned Christianity or do you blindly follow it? I've never
> heard of a Satanist having to give up their ability to question things, but
> this is just what the Christian machine DEMANDS! Being pro-Christian means
> that you despise rational thought. My faith in Satan wasn't evangelized into
> my being - it was a process of my experience. Its the consideration you
> give a valued mentor. It is EARNED respect not a tribute or forced offering.

Just remember, Satan is YOU, and Satan is ME.  The only driving force that
guides my life is me.  'I' determine if I am happy, and 'I' determine if I 
simply hide away from life and make myself miserable.


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