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Different kind of Satanism

Post 1

Enkiraeyn Hollenfeuer Teufel von Herzeleid

I looked through the religion section of H2G2 and under the satanism section, it listed LaVey as a known kind of satanism. There is another type (whish doesn't have anything to do with sacrificing or abuse) which is: www.joyofsatan.com It is called spiritual satanism, and involves magic, contacting the gods, "supernatural" powers (which don't hae anything above nature about them, as they are a part of humans). I just felt like letting people know about this, because it's a major part of satanism.


Different kind of Satanism

Post 2

Researcher U1025853

Its very frustrating, satanism was about hedonism, the horned gods way of life. You could help others if you choose, but you choose to whole-heartedly because you wanted to. It encourages truth and personal responsibility.

Trouble is many people think that satanism has something to do with black magic, which it doesn't.

Also Anton LeVay made satanism look like a form of selfish dress-up. Which it isn't.

Satanism is a form within paganism, but most pagans I have met are so tied upto the idea of black magic etc that they believe satanism is somehow wrong and won't except it.

It is very tragic indeed.


Different kind of Satanism

Post 3

Researcher U1025853

BTW this isn't really appropriate for feature suggestions you can start a conversation about it at askh2g2, I hope someone comes along who can explain that better than I can!

I just got carried away because this is a pet subject of mine!


Different kind of Satanism

Post 4

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit searching the Guide
"'Sorrel', are there any niches as suggested?


If you have found a niche smiley - biggrin, and apparently one you know something about, perhaps you write an entry about it? If it is good enough and passes the Peer Review your entry can fill the gap.

< Writing-Beginners > to get started at writing an entry.


< EditedGuide-Process > for some insight into the process of writing an entry for the Edited Guide. "


Different kind of Satanism

Post 5

Apollyon - Grammar Fascist

"Also Anton LaVay made satanism look like a form of selfish dress-up. Which it isn't."

I agree with you there.

"Satanism is a form within paganism, but most pagans I have met are so tied upto the idea of black magic etc that they believe satanism is somehow wrong and won't except it."

Wrong. The word 'Satanism' refers to the worship of the Zoroastrian god Ahiriman, aka Aingra Mainyu, Aeshma Daeva, Asmodeus, Sammael, Lucifer, Satan. True Satanism has nothing to do with paganism, and the word was merely adopted by a group of wannabe pagans who either took LaVey way too seriously or wanted attention.

Just to be clear, true Satanism has nothing to do with the religeon you guys evidently follow.


Different kind of Satanism

Post 6

Researcher U1025853

I still believe satanism comes under the umbrella term of paganism. The similarities of the hunter gods satan/pan/cernunnos seem obvious to me.

TIT, I don't do peer review, it opens the article up to be re-written by someone with no knowledge of the subject, who then re-writes their own prejudices into it. ie an article on how to set up a pagan altar, got re-written with offensive remarks about cutting hearts open on the altar. So I am not going there again.


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