UPDATED: Story from 21/3/13: I am converting to Satanism [read]
Things have really been starting to develop lately, especially in my life. That's what I would like to talk about, so if you don't like posts about people turn back now. I know people are going to have a lot of different opinions on this and that's okay.
If you want to know more information, click http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/iLdgjZx/LaVeyan-Satanism-portfolio (here).
I've been a Satanist one whole year today, and it's still not going to change now.
It started off when I felt I was part of a religion. I just didn't know which one. I decided to look in to different ones like Christianity and Buddhism. Then I started researching deeper, finding ones like Satanism.
After finding Christianity wasn't me, nor Buddhism, I researched in to left-hand paths more.
Satanists are not evil people, they are very good people with good morals and intentions. They are independent and they use logic. They use Satanist as a symbol and do not believe in Satan himself.
Satanists are either agnostics or atheists. Some Satanists actually call themselves "i-theistic" because they still do technically believe in a God. We do NOT sacrifice animals or harm little children. Harming little children is actually on the http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/iLdgjZx/LaVeyan-Satanism-portfolio?story_chapter=3 ("The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth").
Hopefully that will clear up a lot of stereotypes the media portrays us to have/be doing.
I used to have a link to the Official Church of Satan Satanic Rules page but I know some of you might feel a little uncomfortable going on there (like I do with godhatesgoths. Even though I know it's a joke page, it still annoys me).
The only thing stopping me is that God and Satan are two sides of a coin. You can't have one without the other and the existence of God just doesn't made sense to me, therefore I don't actually worship Satan.
If you are close to me / have been close to me, you will know that I do a lot of research. I am not one of those people who will stand around and ask people who don't know what something is because I am straight to researching it. It stops people getting in to fights because they thought something stereotypical about that subject.
Another thing I want to clear up is "Satanism" is not the same as "Devil Worshipping". "Devil Worshipping" is sometimes teenagers who are trying to shock their parents by killing animals or even something serious like a child. These "Devil Worshipers" are poseurs.
Now "Theistic Satanists" are the ones who worship the devil, and know what they're doing.
This YouTube user (https://www.youtube.com/user/VenusSatanas) is a real theistic Satanist and if you're interested, you can go and watch some of her videos. I find her interesting, but it doesn't really help me considering I'm with a different part of Satanism.
Satanists are actually followers of Anton LeVey, he wrote "The Satanic Bible" in 1969. He died the year I was born (1997). Satanists are individuals who are independent. Satan symbolizes pride, liberty, and individualism. It all says this in the http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/iLdgjZx/LaVeyan-Satanism-portfolio?story_chapter=4 ("The Satanic Statements").
Stupidity is a sin, it's first on the http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/iLdgjZx/LaVeyan-Satanism-portfolio?story_chapter=9 ("The 9 Satanic Sins"), it's why we all aim to educate ourselves with topics we're discussing. Because ignorance is a thing that we hate.
"Itâ€™s too bad that stupidity isnâ€™t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable." - a quote by Anton Lavey, I believe.
I love how they all make logic sense. Satanists are very intelligent and it links in with my life literally. I am a member of the Gothic subculture, the Gothic subculture is quite an intelligent subculture (not including the few bad eggs, and not including poseur goths or babybats). Goth represents beauty, patience and individuality. Satanism represents beauty and individuality also. By no means I am I saying that people who are Goth should become Satanists because you can get Goths of all religions. This is just me, and me only (unless it's you? XD). This is what I believe and this is how I want to live my life.
I've actually told my parents and my step-dad panicked about it for a bit because he saw my Satanic Bible but I went in and talked to him about it, so he's fine with it. It's probably forgotten, but he hasn't said anything. I told my mam and like when I told her I'm Goth, she completely accepts it and doesn't mind as she is an atheist herself.
So... if you've read this far, thank you, I really appreciate it â™¥
And if you've got any questions, please feel free to ask or message me. Just please don't be nasty. I still have feelings, you know.
NEW: And no I'm not a Satanist just to pâ™¥ss people (or any other member of another religion) off. I do this for my benefit, not because someone made me or for some other reason.