History UsefulNotes / Satanism

20th Apr '16 9:32:02 AM MerryMikael
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Inspired by John Milton's ''Paradise Lost'', proponents of Romanticism adopted Satanism to representing a crisis of faith, individualism, free will, wisdom and enlightenment. Such non-theistic Satanists also take inspiration from rare fictional works which depict Satan as a heroic figure, including categorizations by George Bernard Shaw, and Mark Twain.

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Inspired by John Milton's ''Paradise Lost'', proponents of Romanticism adopted Satanism to representing a crisis of faith, individualism, free will, wisdom and enlightenment. Such non-theistic Satanists also take inspiration from rare fictional works which depict Satan as a heroic figure, including categorizations by George Bernard Shaw, Shaw and Mark Twain.



* [[http://theisticsatanism.com/ Theisticsatanism.com by Diane Vera; information on differences between branches of satanism, philosophy, rituals and more]]

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* [[http://theisticsatanism.com/ Theisticsatanism.com by Diane Vera; information on differences between branches of satanism, philosophy, rituals and more]]more]]
* [[http://listverse.com/2015/10/26/10-forms-of-satanism-that-exist-around-the-world/ Listverse's view; 10 forms of Satanism around the world]]
* [[http://greaterchurchoflucifer.org/luciferian-points-of-power/ Greater Church of Lucifer; 11 Luciferian points of power]]
27th Aug '15 9:48:48 AM MerryMikael
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It is difficult to determine if many people legitimately practice theistic Satanism, as this is often claimed as a form of rebellion or Shock Value, as with those who've appropriated images from [=LaVeyan=] Satanism.

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It is difficult to determine if many people legitimately practice theistic Satanism, as this is often claimed as a form of rebellion or Shock Value, as with those who've appropriated images from [=LaVeyan=] Satanism.Satanism.

!Satanism links

* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanism Wikipedia entries for satanism]] as well as more specifically for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVeyan_Satanism LaVeyan]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_Satanism theistic forms]]
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-hand_path_and_right-hand_path More general Wikipedia -information on left-hand and right-hand paths]]
* [[https://encyclopediasatanica.wordpress.com/ Encyclopedia Satanica]]
* [[http://theisticsatanism.com/ Theisticsatanism.com by Diane Vera; information on differences between branches of satanism, philosophy, rituals and more]]
11th May '14 11:56:01 AM MsChibi
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Many of the musicians who use imagery from [=LaVey's=] writings and the Church of Satan, for example, are not Satanists, but merely appropriating such imagery for Shock Value, although a few celebrities have advocated either the whole of or parts of [=LaVey's=] philosophy.

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Many of the musicians who use imagery from [=LaVey's=] writings and the Church of Satan, for example, are not Satanists, but merely appropriating such imagery for Shock Value, although a few celebrities have advocated either the whole of or parts of [=LaVey's=] philosophy. See also RockMeAsmodeus.
3rd Jan '13 7:00:37 PM HoriatioManBlower
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The Temple of Set has claimed to be the world's leading left-hand path religious organization. Established by Michael A. Aquino and former members of Anton LaVey's Church of Satan, the Temple does not have an official position on whether Satan literally exists. Hence, why the atheist LaVey disavowed them. Though individualistic, the Temple of Set is often categorized as a theistic Satanic organization. Set is supposedly the Dark Lord behind the Hebrew entity Satan. "Set" is also the name of an Egyptian deity.

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The Temple of Set has claimed to be the world's leading left-hand path religious organization. Established by Michael A. Aquino and former members of Anton LaVey's [=LaVey's=] Church of Satan, the Temple does not have an official position on whether Satan literally exists. Hence, why the atheist LaVey [=LaVey=] disavowed them. Though individualistic, the Temple of Set is often categorized as a theistic Satanic organization. Set is supposedly the Dark Lord behind the Hebrew entity Satan. "Set" is also the name of an Egyptian deity.
3rd Jan '13 6:59:56 PM HoriatioManBlower
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Additionally, some other religious groups and other belief systems have been falsely described as being Satanic in nature; one of the most prevalent examples of such a misrepresentation includes numerous false claims of Freemasonry being Satan worship. This is incorrect, as the Freemasons are basically a fraternity with no connection to either theistic or atheistic Satanism. None the less, despite being discredited, claims imagined Freemasonic Satan-worship are prevalent among conspiracy theorists.

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Additionally, some other religious groups and other belief systems have been falsely described as being Satanic in nature; one of the most prevalent examples of such a misrepresentation includes numerous false claims of Freemasonry being Satan worship. This is incorrect, as the Freemasons are basically a fraternity with no connection to either theistic or atheistic Satanism. None the less, despite being discredited, claims of imagined Freemasonic Satan-worship are prevalent among conspiracy theorists.


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The Temple of Set has claimed to be the world's leading left-hand path religious organization. Established by Michael A. Aquino and former members of Anton LaVey's Church of Satan, the Temple does not have an official position on whether Satan literally exists. Hence, why the atheist LaVey disavowed them. Though individualistic, the Temple of Set is often categorized as a theistic Satanic organization. Set is supposedly the Dark Lord behind the Hebrew entity Satan. "Set" is also the name of an Egyptian deity.
25th Dec '12 2:50:45 PM HoriatioManBlower
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Additionally, some other religious groups and other belief systems have been falsely described as being Satanic in nature; one of the most prevalent examples of such a misrepresentation includes numerous false claims of Freemasonry being Satan worship. This is incorrect, as the Freemasons are basically a fraternity with no connection to either theistic or atheistic Satanism. None the less, despite being discredited, claims imagined Freemasonic Satan-worship are prevalent among conspiracy theorists.




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!! Other non-theistic Satanic belief systems

Inspired by John Milton's ''Paradise Lost'', proponents of Romanticism adopted Satanism to representing a crisis of faith, individualism, free will, wisdom and enlightenment. Such non-theistic Satanists also take inspiration from rare fictional works which depict Satan as a heroic figure, including categorizations by George Bernard Shaw, and Mark Twain.
25th Dec '12 2:42:23 PM HoriatioManBlower
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Another interesting Theistic Satanic offshoot was The Process Church of The Final Judgment, a group that believed that God had reconciled with Satan, and thus simultaneously worshiped Jesus Christ and Satan, as they believed that on Judgment Day, Christ and Satan will work together to judge humanity, with Christ as judge and Satan executing judgment. The Process was originally made up of former Scientologists who were disavowed by L. Ron Hubbard and declared "suppressive persons" by Scientology. The musician Music/GeorgeClinton initially included quotes from Process literature in some of the early Funkadelic albums. The band didn't appear to take The Process all that seriously, and if they did, they didn't do so for long, as the influences from The Process disappeared when Funkadelic switched their sound from hard rock to overt funk and adopted overtly cartoonish space imagery.

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Another interesting Theistic Satanic offshoot was The Process Church of The Final Judgment, a [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian]]/Satanic group that believed that God had reconciled with Satan, and thus simultaneously worshiped Jesus Christ and Satan, as they believed that on Judgment Day, Christ and Satan will work together to judge humanity, with Christ as judge and Satan executing judgment. The Process was originally made up of former Scientologists who were disavowed by L. Ron Hubbard and declared "suppressive persons" by Scientology. The musician Music/GeorgeClinton initially included quotes from Process literature in some of the early Funkadelic albums. The band didn't appear to take The Process all that seriously, and if they did, they didn't do so for long, as the influences from The Process disappeared when Funkadelic switched their sound from hard rock to overt funk and adopted overtly cartoonish space imagery.
25th Dec '12 2:40:05 PM HoriatioManBlower
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Anton Szandor [=LaVey=] founded the Church of Satan in the mid-1960s as an atheistic organization. [=LaVeyan=] Satanism teaches individualism, self-indulgence, and "eye for an eye" morality, as well as skepticism. Members of the Church of Satan consider themselves their own god, with their own birthdays to be considered their highest holiday.

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Anton Szandor [=LaVey=] founded the Church of Satan in the mid-1960s as an atheistic atheistic, Libertarian organization. [=LaVeyan=] Satanism teaches individualism, self-indulgence, and "eye for an eye" morality, as well as skepticism. Members of the Church of Satan consider themselves their own god, with their own birthdays to be considered their highest holiday.
25th Dec '12 2:38:50 PM HoriatioManBlower
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Church of Satan officials have disassociated the CoS with theistic Satanism, and theistic Satanists have disavowed Anton [=LaVey=] for his denial of the existence of a literal Satan. Individuals who consider themselves to be "Satanists" have to specify which specific theology or philosophy they believe in to avoid being perceived as rebellious atheists, [=LaVey=]-inspired individualistic Libertarians, or goat-sacrificing Devil-worshippers instead of whatever brand of "Satanism" they follow.

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Church of Satan officials have disassociated the CoS [=CoS=] with theistic Satanism, and theistic Satanists have disavowed Anton [=LaVey=] for his denial of the existence of a literal Satan. Individuals who consider themselves to be "Satanists" have to specify which specific theology or philosophy they believe in to avoid being perceived as rebellious atheists, [=LaVey=]-inspired individualistic Libertarians, or goat-sacrificing Devil-worshippers instead of whatever brand of "Satanism" they follow.
25th Dec '12 2:37:57 PM HoriatioManBlower
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"Satanism" is variously used to describe various religions or philosophies which involve symbolic association with, or admiration for the character {{Satan}}. "Satanism" has been applied to both theistic religions with involve the belief of Satan as an actual deity, and atheistic organizations which proclaim that neither Satan nor God literally exist. In atheistic Satanism, Satan is merely a symbol for the beliefs of its followers.

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"Satanism" is variously used to describe various religions or philosophies which involve symbolic association with, or admiration for the character {{Satan}}. "Satanism" has been applied to both theistic religions with involve the belief of Satan as an actual deity, and atheistic organizations which proclaim that neither Satan nor God literally exist.

In atheistic Satanism, Satan is merely a symbol for the beliefs of its followers.
followers. [=LaVeyan=] Satanism refers to the philosophy of Anton Szandor [=LaVey=], which is a type of atheistic Satanism, but separate from other forms of atheistic Satanism.

No atheistic form of Satanism is connected to theistic Satanism.



[=LaVeyan=] Satanism has no relationship with theistic Satanism, but the two are often confused by writers of many fictional films, books, etc. which use imagery derived from the Church of Satan in conjunction with theistic Satan worship, which is not what the Church of Satan stands for. Many of the musicians who use imagery from [=LaVey's=] writings and the Church of Satan, for example, are not Satanists, but merely appropriating such imagery for Shock Value, although a few celebrities have advocated either the whole of or parts of [=LaVey's=] philosophy. It is difficult to determine if many people legitimately practice theistic Satanism, as this is often claimed as a form of rebellion or Shock Value, as with those who've appropriated images from [=LaVeyan=] Satanism.

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!! Theistic Satanism

Theistic Satanism is entirely separate from
[=LaVeyan=] Satanism has and atheistic Satanism in general, as Theistic Satanism is directly stated worship of what Theistic Satanists believe to be a literally existing Satan, in direct opposition and contrast to atheistic Satanism. Also, whereas atheist Satanists knowingly acknowledge magic as non-existent and rituals to be symbolic in nature, Theistic Satanists believe magic and rituals as having literal meaning.

Two examples of Theistic Satanic belief systems include Luciferianism, which promotes the essential and inherent characteristics that are affixed and commonly given to Lucifer, some identifying Lucifer as the "light bearer" and illuminated aspect of Satan and others identifying Lucifer as a separate, more easy-going, positive ideal than Satan. Palladists are an alleged Theistic Satanist society or member of that society.

There was also a cult called Our Lady of Endor Coven which worshiped Satanas, their name for Satan, which they defined as the Serpent in the Garden of Eden who revealed the knowledge of the true God to Eve.

Another interesting Theistic Satanic offshoot was The Process Church of The Final Judgment, a group that believed that God had reconciled with Satan, and thus simultaneously worshiped Jesus Christ and Satan, as they believed that on Judgment Day, Christ and Satan will work together to judge humanity, with Christ as judge and Satan executing judgment. The Process was originally made up of former Scientologists who were disavowed by L. Ron Hubbard and declared "suppressive persons" by Scientology. The musician Music/GeorgeClinton initially included quotes from Process literature in some of the early Funkadelic albums. The band didn't appear to take The Process all that seriously, and if they did, they didn't do so for long, as the influences from The Process disappeared when Funkadelic switched their sound from hard rock to overt funk and adopted overtly cartoonish space imagery.

!! Perception of Satanism

[=LaVeyan=] Satanism and atheistic Satanism in general have
no relationship with theistic Satanism, but the two are often confused by writers of many fictional films, books, etc. which use imagery derived from the Church of Satan in conjunction with theistic Satan worship, which is not what the Church of Satan stands for. for.

Church of Satan officials have disassociated the CoS with theistic Satanism, and theistic Satanists have disavowed Anton [=LaVey=] for his denial of the existence of a literal Satan. Individuals who consider themselves to be "Satanists" have to specify which specific theology or philosophy they believe in to avoid being perceived as rebellious atheists, [=LaVey=]-inspired individualistic Libertarians, or goat-sacrificing Devil-worshippers instead of whatever brand of "Satanism" they follow.

Many of the musicians who use imagery from [=LaVey's=] writings and the Church of Satan, for example, are not Satanists, but merely appropriating such imagery for Shock Value, although a few celebrities have advocated either the whole of or parts of [=LaVey's=] philosophy. philosophy.

It is difficult to determine if many people legitimately practice theistic Satanism, as this is often claimed as a form of rebellion or Shock Value, as with those who've appropriated images from [=LaVeyan=] Satanism.
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