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Old 08-12-2022, 08:55 PM
 
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My impression of Satanism is that it's modern larping.

The luciferian/promethean angle to the mythos is the dead giveaway. It's a modern take on the question of God, and an anachronism for deity worship.

I think satanists are for the most part just rebellious/oppositional (which could be justified given their life experiences) atheists who ironically follow a religion that is a subversion of Christianity.
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Hickville USA
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My impression of Satanism is that it's modern larping.

The luciferian/promethean angle to the mythos is the dead giveaway. It's a modern take on the question of God, and an anachronism for deity worship.

I think satanists are for the most part just rebellious/oppositional (which could be justified given their life experiences) atheists who ironically follow a religion that is a subversion of Christianity.
That sounds reasonable enough. I believe Satanism is mostly what you said with a little shock value thrown in for the parents sake. But what about the real Satanists? They're out there. And they may have had tough childhoods or whatever with religion but it's really not that common to turn to "dark-sidedness" (A&A joke thread) because I didn't nor will I ever.

Satan is about as real as the FSM.
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:21 PM
 
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I think anyone who practises OCCULT tend to get himself/herself align with evil spirit.
Does playing oji board attract Christ or Mary or Kwan Yin goddess of mercy?
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Old 08-14-2022, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Hickville USA
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I think anyone who practises OCCULT tend to get himself/herself align with evil spirit.
Does playing oji board attract Christ or Mary or Kwan Yin goddess of mercy?
Who cares? None of it is real.
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Old 08-14-2022, 09:54 PM
 
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I think anyone who practises OCCULT tend to get himself/herself align with evil spirit.
Does playing oji board attract Christ or Mary or Kwan Yin goddess of mercy?
There is no such thing as "an evil spirit". Same kind of imaginary entity as a god. They don't exist.
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Old 08-14-2022, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I used to post that all religions proscribed usury except Satanism. I was contacted by a Satanist who told me that they didn't approve of usurers, either.

Who woulda thunk it?
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Old 08-14-2022, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Baltimore County
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When I was a teen I knew some kids who claimed to worship Satan, but it was just silly oddball rebelliousness. I have met some people who were fans of the "Church of Satan", but they don't actually believe in Satan. They're atheists who use the image of Lucifer to troll the religious. It's dorky but harmless.
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I used to post that all religions proscribed usury except Satanism. I was contacted by a Satanist who told me that they didn't approve of usurers, either.

Who woulda thunk it?
If we're lucky they'll start a lending institution. Terms would be favorable.
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Old 08-18-2022, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
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So then righteousness is so fragile that it evaporates on contact with evil? Satan is so much more powerful than god that you could be completely subverted or at least fatally tempted if you give any of the works of the devil the slightest regard? Christians must live in terror of accidentally "opening doors"?

When I was a Christian I didn't go seeking out "the dark side" of life so to speak but I didn't live in fear of it either. I genuinely do not understand why so many believers think their god is such a patsy and a pushover. Especially since the "Satanic" is mostly just laughable juvenile cosplay.

I understand it intellectually, of course: frightened people are controllable people, so I think some religious authorities like these ideations from a purely mercenary perspective. Also people are sometimes genuinely traumatized by certain popular depictions of "evil" and so are attracted to religious sects that address those fears in some way; it provides formulaic defenses against these fears, particularly if you think rituals have actual power rather than being merely symbolic and the purpose isn't to open doors or conjure anything, good or bad, but to focus our attention on things that we want to focus on.
Being and acting "Satanic" is not a laughable subject by any means. Satanist are big believers in GOD, but they choose to worship Satan. When human lives, as well as animals are sacrificed as an offering to "Satan", I don't really think that's funny.
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Old 08-18-2022, 12:13 PM
 
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So then righteousness is so fragile that it evaporates on contact with evil? Satan is so much more powerful than god that you could be completely subverted or at least fatally tempted if you give any of the works of the devil the slightest regard? Christians must live in terror of accidentally "opening doors"?

When I was a Christian I didn't go seeking out "the dark side" of life so to speak but I didn't live in fear of it either. I genuinely do not understand why so many believers think their god is such a patsy and a pushover. Especially since the "Satanic" is mostly just laughable juvenile cosplay.

I understand it intellectually, of course: frightened people are controllable people, so I think some religious authorities like these ideations from a purely mercenary perspective. Also people are sometimes genuinely traumatized by certain popular depictions of "evil" and so are attracted to religious sects that address those fears in some way; it provides formulaic defenses against these fears, particularly if you think rituals have actual power rather than being merely symbolic and the purpose isn't to open doors or conjure anything, good or bad, but to focus our attention on things that we want to focus on.
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