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MYTHS OF SATANISM
Blinky The Baphomet Says, "None of this bothers me. I'm actually a Frisbeetarian. We believe when you die you come back as a flying plastic disk."
Satanists are atheists because they
don't believe in God or The Devil. No, Satanists are Satanists
and atheists are atheists...they're not the same. Theistic Satanists
have simply reversed the roled for God and The Devil, and so their
"god" is the Devil. Even so called "atheistic" Satanists don't meet the
litmus test for true atheism. A true atheist would eschew all mysticism and "magic". Even
LaVey himself didn't meet this definition. Defectors from LaVey's
group who went on to start their own groups say he was ambigious as to
wether Satan was real or not. Clearly LaVey was superstitious and
though magic was real. LaVeyian Satanism is really nothing more than a
personality cult devoted to the late Anton LaVey.
Religion and happiness automatically exclude each other. LaVey
paints a one-dimensional picture of religion as solely being a bleak
life of asceticism and denial, with never any happiness, pleasure or
joy. Apparently only people who crave misery become Christians,
according to LaVey! Accepting this myth is actually the first step to
becoming a Satanist.
LaVey had a very bigoted and narrow-minded view of religion, and failed to see the many positive aspects religious institutions create (e.g., hospitals, orphanages, universities, disaster relief, great works of art, etc.,). Psychologist Anthony Moriarty notes concerning LaVey's role reversal, "Through the manipulation of psychological factors, LaVey exploits the powerful learning process of negative reinforcement to his advantage. In effect, if the reader is not persuaded by the merits of Satanism, he or she will find in it a consolation from escaping the intolerable alternative - - religion as described by LaVey." LaVey builds up a straw man...bleak religion where everyone is miserable...then tears it down, winning converts to his religion.
The truth is, Christians can have very happy productive and fulfilling lives (just as atheists can) - - sometimes because they're Christians, not in spite of it. While I'm an atheist now, I know many happy, succesful Christians. It isn't a stumbling block to a happy life.
MYTH: Satanists are the "Alien Elite".
The term "Alien Elite" would describe a small group of people in a
foriegn territory who are vastly outnumbered by the people they rule. A
prime example of this woud be how India was ruled by a handful of
English bureaucrats during the British Colonial Period. Satanists are
indeed few in number, but they don't actually control large groups of
people, foreign or otherwise.
MYTH: Man is naturally violent, and
therefore, being violent is natural. This advice appeals to
juvenile delinquent teens, anti-social misfit types, and psychotics - -
all who want to lash out at the world. It's no surprise then that LaVey
was a wife beater and part time pimp that abused his own animals! LaVey
says Satanists should lash out at anyone who gives them a problem.
Rather than see aggression as a result of frustration and resolve the root cause of the frustration, LaVey instead encourages readers to act upon it. Frustrated young people learn a dangerous lesson: hostility is normal and should be acted upon. LaVey is teaching people "hostility and helplessness", rather than giving them a reason to work out their problems. If you follow LaVey's advice, you'll eventually wind up in jail. LaVey's own grandson, Stanton, is a good example of what living the Satanist philosophy does to a person. By his own admission, he's been in an out of jail a good portion of his life, and even spent his 21st birthday behind bars!
The fact of the matter is, man is not born violent, but learns it. Man
enters the world with cooperative tendencies and has to be taught
violent ones. Psychologist Anthony Moriarity in his book The Psychology of Adolescent Satanism: A
Guide for Parents, Counselors, Clergy, and Teachers sites
studies done by anthropologists to back this up, namely Monatgu (1950)
Bandura(1973) Baron (1985) It makes sense if you think about it,
because children raised in violent homes often grow up to be violent
themselves, whereas children from non-violent homes usually do not.
Since it's actually unnatural
to be violent, Satanism is therefore unnatural too!
Christianity in fact, often times gives people inner strength, and bravery. For instance, it takes guts to hide Jews in your house from the Nazis like Corrie Ten Boom and her family did. From the point of physical self-defense, only a small fraction of Christians think Jesus meant to allow themselves to be beaten and not defend themselves. There are even Christian martial arts associations and Christian strong man groups!
Christianity teaches things should be done in balance and in proper
perspective. Like proverbs says, there's a time to sow, a time to reap,
a time to gather stones, and a time not to, a time to make war, a time
to make peace. Even Jesus chased the money changers out of the Temple
with a cat-o-nine tails on two separate occasions, showing there was a
time to use physical violence if for the right reason. The money
changers were crooks who cheated people. What Jesus meant when he said
to turn the other cheek was to not hold grudges and feel a need to
strike back at every offense, but to forgive.
Furthermore, Satanists are not strong individuals who "stand on their
own two feet" anyway. They all belong to a personality cult centered
around Anton LaVey, and are actually quite weak from that stand point.
Labeling themselves as Satanists only makes people not take them
seriously, rather than have an actual advantage, and only weakening
their overall personal image.
Some Satanists do believe the spells in the Satanic Bible work...at
least at first until they try them enough times to realize they don't.
While LaVey claims his occult system is unique, the promise of quick
and undeserved suprnatural power is something every occult system
promises, bar none. What Satanists don't realize is this appeal for
power is a symptom of masking the helplessness in their own lives.
Satanism is simply a way of running away from their problems instead of
trying to solve them.
LaVey's bull is very effective on adolescents, because they're coming
into their sexual identity, and when they read sexual feelings,
emotions and angst, are part of being a Satanist (as though no one else
had such feelings!) they feel therefore they too must be Satanists.
Christians enjoy sex just as much as anyone else does.
Like all religions, Christianity teaches sex is sacred and should be
between a man and wife, and monogamous relationships prove to be better
in an era of STDs. Simply thinking you can sleep with whomever and
whenever you want, doesn't actually happen in reality. LaVey claims
that Christianity forbids masturbation, but this is not what the Bible
actually says. Some people think that Genesis 38 prohibits
masturbation, but it does not. God's displeasure with Onan in Genesis
38 is based on Onan's disobedience to the old law which required him to
father a child by his dead brother's wife. It has nothing to do with
masturbation. Emission of semen, however, was unclean under the law,
and a man needed to make an offering for it. (See Leviticus 15.)
LaVey also believed heavily in the ideas of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, who is
dismissed by all Psychiatrists as a fraud and a quack. Even if you
define Satanism as some kind of "applied psychology" (which it isn't),
it could only be considered quackery. Plenty of Christians believe in
Evolution and The Big Bang, and several Christian denominations have
issued formal statements endorsing them (The Roman Catholic Church, The
Anglican Church, The Lutheran Church, etc.). The idea that the Creation
account in Genesis had to be taken literally was not the original
view(click here). Luther for instance, criticized St. Augustine because
he thought the Creation account was a metaphor.
For instance, LaVey claimed Duisenberg automobiles were "Satanic" in
their design. Just because something is eye-catching or different
doesn't make it Satanic. A grisly slaying is Satanic, not a cherry car.
LaVey simply tried to change the meaning of a word. Likewise, people
who think outside the box aren't Satanists. LaVey thought Tiny Tim was
a natural Satanist because he was had the only vaudeville act in the
1960's. Tiny Tim was in fact a Christian! He read the Bible everyday,
made public confessions of his faith in his later years (such as on the
WTMV Richard Shanks Show in the late 80's as just one example),
was polite to everyone, and friends say he was quite serious about his
religion. He would have been utterly offended for being called a
Satanist, (and had he found out what LaVey wrote about him, he probably
would have sued). It just goes to show you Christians can be
MYTH: Satanism is the only religion that
teaches truth, instead of lies and hypocrisy like every other religion.
As we've already examined, Satanism is nothing but lies,
misinformation, and hypocrisy. EPIC FAIL!
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