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#25 - royoten (05/23/2013) [-]
Satanists don't even hail Satan, so why does Satan get the point for it?
“What nearly everybody in my life had misunderstood about Satanism was that it is not about ritual sacrifices, digging up graves and worshiping the devil. The devil doesn't exist. Satanism is about worshiping yourself, because you are responsible for your own good and evil.”
― Marilyn Manson
User avatar #58 to #25 - captainfuckitall (05/23/2013) [-]
That's not totally true. Some sects of Satanism actually do believe in Satan and worship him as a real being. However, they do not consider him evil, rather they believe him to be a force of justice and empowerment
User avatar #41 to #25 - teoberry (05/23/2013) [-]
Why is it called Satanism then?
User avatar #60 to #41 - captainfuckitall (05/23/2013) [-]
It's not to piss off the christians. It's because Satan is one of, if not thee most antagonistic force in all of literature. But antagonism doesn't necessarily mean evil, and thus, that's where it comes from. Satanism is about empowerment, justice, free-will, and truth. You are supposed to improve yourself and seek out conflict in all things, because only in conflict do you grow and mature. It's also different from christianity in the sense that, while christians see a definite sense of good and evil, Satanists view them objectively, and do not see them as 'right and wrong', but simply 'as is', and that evil is a natural reaction to good as conflict is a natural reaction to peace, both of which should be embodied in all things in order to maintain balance
User avatar #49 to #41 - paelaer (05/23/2013) [-]
Because it's separated into two sects:
Theistic, which of course is the worship of Satan as a deity, which is where all the black magic and **** happens.
And then there's LaVeyan, named after the author of the Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan, where Satan is the icon of mankind's sinful nature and is not fit to be worshiped, as LaVeyan Satanists see themselves as the controller of their own destinies.
#42 to #41 - royoten (05/23/2013) [-]
I think it's mainly to piss off Christians
#43 to #42 - teoberry (05/23/2013) [-]
What badasses.
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