LaVeyen Satanism

  • folie a dru.

    folie a dru. (1270)

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    @ Madame Stark;
    Let me ask my mother and get back to you. She would know better than I would. (I will PM you when I get the information.)
    March 22nd, 2013 at 03:50am
  • CourtneyxHorror

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    There is an actually book you can buy, The Satantic Bible.
    March 22nd, 2013 at 05:58pm
  • Daughter Monster

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    I was actually shunned by my 'best friend' for expressing an interest in Satanism. He thought I was possessed and I was going to cast a spell on him or something. I find the 'alternative' religions interesting, like Wiccan and Paganism, and stuff like that. All religions are interesting in their own right. Personally, Satanism doesn't seem to like attaching themselves to the Devil. The Devil is supposed to be evil, correct? Then why is sacrificing animals and such against the rules? They should have picked a different name, such as "the Church of Non-Conformists that Believes in Common Sense and Harmony", because technically that's all they preach. There's really nothing about Satan involved, so I find it to be somewhat of a misnomer. Also, becoming a "Satanist" with the idea of casting spells on people I hated, as well as doing other things I've come to be pretty ashamed of, was the outcome of following a religion that I knew little about. It's not about being angry at the world, and I wish there had been some other name for it as well because it's not about anything you would think when you hear the name "Satan". It cost me a friend, as well as sent me down paths that I'm not happy with in my former self.
    *note* I was 14 when this happened, I was not able to research because the family only had one computer at the time and was unable to erase history. I followed the religion based on what other people could tell me about it (people that obviously didn't do their research either), and how the religion sounded. I'm interested to know why it's the church of SATAN if there's really nothing Satanic about it. Also why they feel the need to ask money of their members? They don't have commercials or people going door-to-door, pamphlets, ect. like other religions do, where is this money actually going to?
    March 22nd, 2013 at 07:57pm
  • folie a dru.

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    @ Miss Vampire Is Dead
    Well, if they have a meeting they do have to pay to rent the meeting room, as well as the salary and needs of the church leader and any staff in their employee. My church (a Christian church) didn't advertise either, but we had overhead and things like that. A minister gets a salary (and usually works a second job) and then there's just simple office supplies like ink to print programs (or paying the printer).

    I think Satanism was picked as the opposite of Christianity? I do think there's some shock value there because it's really just aggressive Atheism.
    March 24th, 2013 at 04:38pm