Reader Discretion Adviced!The following entry represents My ideas and my interpretations on this subject!!This is in NOT an article to promote satanism or any other similar Cults!!
Satanism ??? lemme guess ?? The freaky weird dudes and females wearing black torturing animals , performing blood sacrifices , murders ,black masses!! Thats what you had in mind ?? Well that my friend is a good example for what could be called as Ignorance!!Then what the heck is satanism u ask ?? Ill try to tell u the things the way i percieved it !! TO make everything Dead simple .. heres the deal..
There was once a 16 year old child who used to be an organ player in a carnival... Every sunday morning he used to play for the tent-show evangalists when they used to pray aloud for the lord to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires (Dont tell me u dont know what Carnal desires are !!!)But then he used to find these same evangalists coming back every other nights lusting after the women there !! He never used to understand the logic behind such a religion where physical gratification is considered a Sin. He believed that an actual church is one which would recapture mans body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration.This wise dude was Anton Szandor LaVey.The main power behind the establishment of What is known as "Church of Satan".
Anton Szandor LaVey
WHAT IS SATAN?
LaVey has given Clear meanings as to What "Satan" in satanism means .Given as
Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence.
Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams.
Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit.
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates.
Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek.
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires.
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all.
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.
Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years.
These are the Nine Satanic statements taken out of "The bible of Satan"...Used to mock the 10 commandments of the actual Bible.It clearly Shows satan as only a Symbol ... a figure which questions every illogical views put forward by the "church". So satanism at its Core isnt about brutal ritual killings , sacrifices ,black masses etc !! The latter activites are a part of another Cult of extremists which had split away from Mainstream satanism.They call themselves the "Temple of Set".Named After the egyptian Dark Lord Set.According to the setians Satan is an actual being , (Red with horns , tail and all the works !!!). With them comes the more bloodier aspect of satanism ... Which almost everyone is familiar with including practising of black magic , sacrfices , Torturing of animals ,blood rituals etc.
Various misunderstandings and Causes:-
1)All satanists ARE NOT devil worshippers!! Some Satanists do, in fact, worship the Abrahamic devil... but in mainstream satanism ...they loathe the word "devil-worship" !! Mainly because LaVey himself has written that worshipping a deity(Devil in this case) is a sign of intellectual weakness !!!
2)Many devout religious groups, particularly fundamentalist Christian groups, classify any non-Abrahimic religious worship as "Satanic." In this view, there are only two beings powerful enough to warrant worship: God, and the former angel Lucifer. Any worship of beings that are not God is, by default, worshipping Satan. In the most extreme cases, such groups will classify belief systems as "Satanic" that otherwise have no connection to Satanism, including nearly all pagan beliefs, Wicca, other Abrahimic religions, eastern religions, and even non-religious groups such as the Freemasons.
3)The media, when reporting on crimes committed by anyone who is even remotely connected with Satanism, frequently fixate on that aspect of the story and make it sound like the criminals are "Satanists" or "Devil worshippers." News agencies typically do this in order to boost ratings.
4)Some criminals who commit horrible or abhorrent crimes, claim to do so in the name of "Satan", or as part of "Satanic rituals" which require such actions. Such claims may come from criminals who truly consider themselves Satanists of some kind, or from criminals who are "dabbling" in what they wrongly believe to be "mainstream" Satanism, or from criminals who are (legitimately or otherwise) claiming mental disabilities to avoid prosecution