What Is Satanism Essay Research Paper What

What Is Satanism Essay, Research Paper

What is Satanism?

I have never had any reason to

summarize the Satanic belief system; there is no missionary ethic

in my church, but being asked to write an article on the subject

gives me an extraordinary opportunity to pur to rest some lies

about Satanism. I would like to discuss the things that Satanism is

not before moving on to what it really is.

First I would like to point out that Satanists do not worship the

devil! Most Satanist view the term “devil worshiper” as derogatory

as it indicates the assumption that the Satanist is somehow tied to

the belief system of the Christian church. The Satanist believes

that he/she is the god of their own life and they alone rule their

destiny. This is reflected in the Satanic practice of celebrating one’s

own birthday as the highest holiday of the year.

Do not harm little children. Do not kill non-human animals unless

attacked or for your food. The ninth and tenth of the Eleven

Satanic Rules of the Earth forbid the practice of child or animal

sacrifices. Animal sacrifices are primarily used in the

Afro-Carribean syncretistic religions such as Voudoun, Candomble’,

and Santeria. Child sacrifices are used on television by journalists

to improve ratings. True Satanists don’t practice baby breeding or

child molestation.

According to The Satanic Bible, “Satanism si not a white religion; it

is a religion of the flesh, the mundane, the carnal – all of which are

ruled by Satan, the personification of the Left Hand Path.”

Satanism is a religion based on the reality that man is an animal,

like all others – a being of carnality and key to happiness is the

acceptance of human nature as it is. Christianity posits a false

duality of spiritual versus carnal and then condemns the natural

carnality as sinful, a neat trick ensuring sinners in need of

forgiveness. Thus Satanism promotes the carnal side that has been

repressed for centuries. It is the indulgence of this carnal side that

is the premise for all Satanic philosophy.

This carnal nature is expressed by the Satanist through his/her

indulgence in carnal pleasure in the present rather than a hope for

reward in a fictional afterlife. The spiritual religions practice the

suppression of natural behavior, such as sex, by labeling it a sin.

While preaching abstinence, the religious right-wing knows people

will behave according to natural instinct and have sex regardless

of consequences and the “pious” leaders make them pay for their

sins with guilt (and cash). Meanwhile the religious right-wing

leaders indulge in prostitutes, adultery, etc.. with impunity. It is

this hypocrisy that Satanism stands against.

Another essential part of the Satanic belief system is Lex Talionis

(lit. Law of the Talon). Satanists believe the weaker elements of

society should serve the stronger ones or perish. Satanists support

any means of returning to the order of Darwin’s Natural Selection

process (this is inclusive of the elimination of welfare to selective

sterilization of those weaker elements). Weak elements are

determined by performance and intelligence, not race or religion.

So where does Satan come into all of this? We believe Satan (and

other gods) is not so much an entity as a force of nature. These

gods are not at all concerned with the life of mortals. Add to this

that Satan is a very powerful word that serves as an isolation

between us and the herd (i.e. society). It is this separation from

the herd that we hold dear. We choose to separate ourselves form

a society where natural behavior is suppressed and the strong

work to support the weak with welfare checks and charity.

This leads us to the practice of Satanic magic. The Satanic

definition of magic is “The change in situations or events in

accordance with one’s will, which would, using normally accepted

methods, be unchangeable,” according to The Satanic Bible. It

should also be noted that although the Satanist utilizes logic and

science the Satanist chooses to suspend his/her disbelief in magic

while inside the ritual chamber. A Satanist knows that magic

cannot presently be explained by science but many things that are

now science were once considered magic. Considering the large

portion of the human brain that is unused, it is not unlikely that a

magical ritual somehow taps this source for its power. Magic is

used by the Satanist to vent emotional frustration for a need that

is unfulfilled. This covers everything from the lack of and

adequate sex partner, sufficient monetary resources, to anger

towards an enemy. The Satanist uses his/her magical ritual

chamber to cause change in accordance to his/her will and to

relieve him/her form the burden this frustration sets in his/her

life. The Satanist will vent these frustrations, as necessary, and

think no further of them.

In conclusion, it should be noted that Satanism is a very complex

set of beliefs that cannot be completely summarized in a short

article. The Satanists are tired of misrepresentation, of serving as

punching bags for Geraldo and other tabloid talk show hosts.

Although our opinions may not be politically correct we still obey

the laws governing the laws governing man on this planet and we

expect the same protection under the law as other minorities. The

next time a talk show wants to do a show about Satanism I would

like them to get a real Satanist like Dr. Anton Szandor Lavey, Peter

H. Gilmore, or maybe Blanche Barton, not some convenient idiot

who will go down for the count if they pay them enough. The

problem with this idea is that people would learn the truth about

Satanism and the talk shows would lose ratings. I think it is time

for the truth rather than hysteria.



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