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To: alt.satanism
From: (Xeper)
Subject: Re: Xepera-l (was: labels)
Date: 08 Jan 1999 06:50:19 GMT

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In article <>, wrote:

>Michael Aquino's Ph.D is not evidence that what he is saying is
>correct and you are mistaken to interpret it as such.

Actually Ms. Tyr's point was simply that I write under
my own name, and with a valid academic doctorate, while
"Dr. Lao" is neither "Lao" nor [as far as we know] a
credentialed doctor.

You are correct in that there are many Ph.D.s out there
whose research skills and integrity leave something to be
desired. How fortunate you are, therefore, that I am both
omniscient and infalible ... oops, I mean *infallible*.

>Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan was NEVER theistic.
>There is nothing that Anton wrote in his Satanic Bible or elsewhere
>to suggest that he was a theistic Satanist ... etc., etc.

Well, gosh.

Why not just say that there were two types of people in
the original Church of Satan: those whose perception and
universe were limited to the material, and who saw Anton
LaVey only as a slick con-artist - and those who saw the
Church as something much more profound and sublime
than that, and who detected and shared that vision with
Anton as well. In 1975 Anton rejected everything beyond
the material, which caused the metaphysicians to both
leave the Church and disavow it henceforth as having any
metaphysical dimension or sanction.

As such metaphysical dimension and sanction appear to
be precisely what the materialists can't stand even to
contemplate, much less tolerate, what the founders of the
Temple of Set thought or did should not trouble nor distress
them. Rather they should all relax, draw reassurance from
_Satan Speaks_ and _SLOAS_, and proceed contentedly
on their way under the appropriate tutelage of Blanche
Barton and Kevin Filan (who at long last, after so many
unfortunate frustrations with false religions, has finally
found the one so perfectly suited to him).

There, wasn't that easy? And aren't happy endings ever so
much more pleasant than worrisome ones?

Michael A. Aquino, Ph.D.
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