IS SATAN JUST A SYMBOL OR DOES A COLLECTIVE ENTITY REALLY EXIST?
Both! Satan is used to symbolize Satanic concept...however Satan also runs through
the minds and flesh of combined individuals. It incorporates many names...life force...
yin-yang...chaos theory...dark forces of nature etc. This is also why Magic(k) works at the hand of a competent Magus. So in effect...Satan would exists outside of an individual and not merely as just concepts or a symbol of self.
WHY ARE XTIANS SO OBSESSED WITH THEIR BELIEFS EVEN TO THE POINT OF BECOMING OBNOXIOUS?
Because they are insecure people. They cannot come to grips with the possibility that life ends at the grave. Which may or may not be truth. However because they do not have the strength to deal with this issue...they practice a faith that promises life after earthly termination. I have actually seen "Ministers" encourage their sheep followers to pray for the end of the world as to fulfil Biblical prophecy. And that the "devil" is standing in the way of this end. How backwards can it get? No wonder their symbol is death hanging on a "tree". And their constant need to impose their idealism onto others is also born of insecurity. To the mindless...anything different is dangerous and must be changed. If you don't believe this...suddenly after you have been a "regular" in a tavern...stop consuming alcohol and drink soft drinks. I promise you others that know you will do everything in their power to once again make you just like them. Even to the point of reaching deep into their wallet. You are now different...and seen as a threat! Now some "Muslims" are even becoming more involved in the "act".
SHOULD AND DO SATANISTS USE DRUGS?
Many do and many don't. Drugs have been the demise of many an individual. Satanist or not. It would probably be ideal not to do drugs but then on the other hand they have enhanced the lives of some. Anything that becomes uncontrollable and acts as a barricade to ones true will is un-Satanic. And many are deceived by
themselves concerning this.
IS SATAN AFTER MY SOUL?
If you believe in the teachings and a book that was written by a poor starving oppressed people to cause the collapse of Rome from the inside out using morals. Sure Satan is after your "soul". However in reality Satan had your "soul" at birth. We're all Satanists by nature...but many become weakened and confused and end up as herded sheep. The fit at some point find and can accept certain possibilities. Botched fools deny it and escape into a fairy-tale world.
SHOULD I TELL MY PARENTS OR FRIENDS I AM A SATANIST?
First of all ask yourself a Satanists favorite word. "Why"? If the answer becomes positive...and there are advantages...go for it. If it is merely an attempt to punish or shock...why bother? Why even have thoughts of rattling a caged lion's bars when your not even sure if the door is latched. If you feel the need for thrills try skydiving or
something similar...it's more rewarding.
IS SATANISM BRUTAL AND ABOUT HATRED?
Can the world be brutal? It is not un-natural to do "good" onto those that would "wish" your demise.? And more over cowardly? All of the animals in the kingdom fight back from the mighty tiger to the smallest and most passive of beings. Satanists choose to relieve and target injustice through means of ritual. This serves as a two-edged sword. First it relieves the individual of detrimental emotions that can cause health problems. And second...it directs it onto the deserved... while at this time...the Magus is not breaking the law which could work against their best interest. True Satanists don't feel a need to throw curses by the dozen and should use mature judgement. However they understand the law of the jungle. Crush the other cheek! It comes back three fold to the meek...those that stand at the crossroads. Not justified Satanists!
IS THAT WHAT SATANISM IS ABOUT...HATRED?
No. That would be way down the list. It's true Satanists hate the way things are. Anyone that has stepped back and took a "good" look at the way things are would understand. Satanists should make all attempts to help create changes to ideals and systems that have proven not to work but there is no need to walk around "stone-faced" like a miserable individual. Satanists are a life loving people. They understand this probably is not a warm-up to a real life but it is here and now.
DID ANTON LaVEY START SATANISM?
Anton LaVey started Modern Satanism. Satanism was around long before his time. However the man was the Hulk Hogan of wrestling. He was the Halloween movie of horror films. Both of which were dying. He brought Satanism out into the light and had the courage to *slap* a sleeping people awake in the worst times. Along with his original thoughts...he mixed and matched Satanic concepts from the past and put life and energy into them. Now that the man is not around to defend himself...many weasels are bashing and trying to discredit him. All I can say to these people is...The man had more balls then all of you put together. It's very easy for the lame to make a habit of tearing things down but what are you doing as a replacement now that things are nice an safe? I'll answer that. Your whining like the little bitches you are! LaVey helped in a MAJOR way to set the stage using sex and magic(k) which is still a very important part regarding Satanic concept. Now let's move the ball down the field.
DOES MAGICK REALLY WORK?
For sure! One cannot sit down with a little "occult" book on their lap...recite a few fluffy words...and expect things to happen or everybody would be doing it. Magic petitions cogitation. You must seek! Through searching and experience one learns to "know". For some information on the concepts and principles...see our Dark Arts page. Success in Magic is in direct proportion to the search. Seek and you will find!
DO SATANISTS KILL BABIES...DRINK BLOOD...AND SACRIFICE VIRGINS?
Only once has this happened. Three of them were drunk...had had a bad day...then woke up in the morning and decided that they were JERKS and quickly described themselves as such and not Satanists anymore.
WHAT DO SATANISTS DO?
Strive towards Adepthood. Through the observation of nature and the use of logical deduction and reasoning. Adepthood meaning self perfection...understanding...
and balance. Too many individuals stalk this planet in a chaotic...emotional...and non-responsible manner. They are the botched. The pestilence. The gutted rampage. It has become habit for many not to pay attention to ones own actions and then become an expert at covering up and pointing fingers as to where to lay blame. (which is usually self-induced). Another of the "Great" Christling concepts. Pointing fingers after a self-induced screw-up.
After a Satanist arrives at a certain degree of Adepthood...he/she is free to become involved with Ritual Magic(k) and taking on the responsibility of creating change towards their/our ends. And possibly of equal importance. A Satanist should strive for a joyful existence during our short period of time. Crushing all obstacles which lay in the path of self-gratification. Pointing fingers and believing life gets better after death are two very counter-productive... dangerous concepts concerning humankind! WE ARE THE EXALTED AND SHOULD BEHAVE AS SUCH!
ARE THERE ALOT OF SATANIC POSERS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY?
You can believe that! Especially now that a couple new "movements" have hit the light in the past few years. However both point to the dark side even though they may
just be fun. Some recent surveys have concluded that although many "Satanists" may start out as dabblers...it has been shown while dabbling...they eventually run into some substance that sparks real progression. Don't be so quick to bash posers or poser organizations. Inter-Community bashing is Xian like and it is our responsibility to rise above common moldy habit. Hear well however...many "Satanists" are so merely in words. Illusionist's would be a more correct term. And it is of my *opinion* through the past few years of observation...only 1 in 50 remotely resemble anything exalted..
IF I JOIN AN ORGANIZATION TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND PROMOTE OUR CAUSE...
ISN'T THAT CONFORMING?
That moldy concept was said years and years ago. A product of the times. Let's move ahead. To many Satanists have abused the word nonconformist. and it's running a close second to Fundamental Religionists' abuse of the word "God". Sure not conforming to the slaves is very Satanic. However on the other hand...a lone wolf gathers very little...but in a pack can attain much. Satanists need to group together and seek out organized common aims to thrive and survive like any other belief system. When statements are made...individual common sense needs to come into play also. There is strength in numbers.
"THE CHIEF DUTY OF EVERY NEW AGE IS TO UPRAISE NEW MEN TO DETERMINE ITS LIBERTIES. TO LEAD IT TOWARDS MATERIAL SUCCESS...TO REND THE RUSTY PADLOCKS AND CHAINS OF DEAD CUSTOM THAT ALWAYS PREVENT HEALTHY EXPANSION. THEORIES AND IDEAS THAT MAY HAVE MEANT LIFE AND HOPE AND FREEDOM FOR OUR ANCESTORS MAY NOW MEAN DESTRUCTION... SLAVERY...AND DISHONOR TO US"! (Redbeard)