HOMESPELLSARTICLESVIDEOSFORTUNESGROUPSFORUMSMEMBERSFAQSSIGN IN / JOIN

Satanism is appealing?

LIVE PSYCHIC
Get Adobe Flash player
SHOPPING CART
[ SHOP ]
SpellsOfMagic now has an online store, offering over 9000 wiccan, pagan and occult items. Check it out.
SPONSORED LINKS
CURRENT MOON PHASE
TONIGHT'S MOON
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous
55% Full
MEMBERS ONLINE
ConnieBlueRecks1995DragonLordMJunoBlesslilsadvatoShadowBlakerianmichelleZabrinapattylvrdBonnieAmandawiccan_kid13_TelakeshinCalla08lol_heyRaventreegreywolflex
Forums -> Other Paths -> Satanism is appealing?

Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 1
I find it rather odd that people on here freely admit that they are Satanists.

Please tell me what Satanism is, because if it's learning to use one's powers to be destructive and follow a negative entity (Satan) then I don't see the point or the appeal.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 2
No it is not all about using one's powers to be destructive, whatsoever. And many satanists do not believe Satan is a negative entity but instead that he is the original God that when creating humanity was overthrown from most people and blashphamied so many people interpret that as he wants revenge. Also why people are perfectly fine with telling others that they are satanists is merely because while some are lieing and bored. There are people who don't care since they have taken precautions so noone knows who they really are as well as wanting to be able to see a satanist community for any problems or just to say to anyone else that they are Satanists.

Also just so you know I'm actually a Satanist myself.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 3
Oh! Thank you for clearing that up for me. I've never, ever heard that version before.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 4
Some claim to be satanists without having true knowledge of what it means. It just "sounds cool". Reading one book or one article does not make one a satanist. It is not only beliefs, ideologies, and workings, but also how one may choose to live their life.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 5
I am in no way a Satanist, and I can appreciate the true version(s) individuals celebrate. It's quite spiritual, and uplifting if one resonates with it. With any belief system the possibility for certain people to use it in a negative way will always exist, regardless of consequence.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 6
This thread has been moved to Other Paths from Misc Topics.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By: / Beginner
Post # 7
Now, there are several different branches of Satanism. I don't know the name of this specific branch I'm going to talk about (because the name is tossed and mangled just as much as "Pagan").

There is a certain Satanism branch that actually has more roots in Atheism, than anything else. They do not believe in any sort of deity or 'creator', which immediately sets them up for being against the Abrahamic churches. In fact, "Satanists" were the first outward Atheists in the Christian mind. Christians believe in two high-power entity concepts: Yahweh and Satan. If you don't believe in Yahweh, then immediately you're set up as being a "Evil Devil Worshipper".

This specific branch believes in a sort of enlightenment through the use of ritualistic practice; that their spirits and bodies are of power, and to not use that power would be ridiculous in their eyes.

As for worshippers of an apposing entity of Yahweh (not necessarily evil, mind you) I have been taught to call them Luciferians.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 8
xEmbraceX, i do believe that do are talking about a branch of LaVeyan Satanism because unlike others they believe Satan is a concept or a thoughtform, while other branches think the same of christianity.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By:
Post # 9
like what has been said there are many different types of satanism each with their own belief systems.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: Satanism is appealing?
By: / Novice
Post # 10
Satanism has three major offshoots, as best as I can tell.

LaVeyan Satanism is atheistic humanism with ritual magic. It is the worship of the body and physical pleasures. It was first espoused by Anton LaVey, the Black Pope of the Church of Satan, during the 1960's. Their headquarters is in California. To be a card-carrying member, you pay a $200 dollar membership fee that allows you to attend their meetings, which are, again, of virtually zero use to you unless you live on the West Coast.

Theistic Satanism is what most people think of when they think "Devil worship." It is the worship of Satan as he has manifested through the lens of the Bible and thousands of years of Christian interpretation. (The latter half of that sentence is a necessary disclaimer; Satan and his domain - Hell - appear conspicuously few times in the Bible, so most of what we understand of him is the product of opinion and interpretation gleaned through literature like Dante Alighieri's Inferno.) There's not many of these around.

Finally, there's Luciferianism and other like sects. These worship Lucifer as a beacon of truth and light. Sometimes he's an archangel from the Bible; other times, he is interpreted through the Sumerian pantheon, where he assists mortals against the wicked will of their creator Gods.

As a practitioner of a sort of LaVeyan Satanism, I can tell you the major appeal is for self-worship; the deification of the magic practitioner and his or her initiates. Satanists don't beseech the Gods for assistance; they command it. Its rituals and rites have a more macabre, domineering tenor than those in Wicca, which I believe to be a better reflection of humanity's relationship to the elements - and the universe as a whole - than the rosier picture right-hand pathists paint.

Hope this helps! Blessed be.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

ADVERTISEMENT
Forums

Public
Coven
© 2016 SpellsOfMagic.com
All Rights Reserved
This has been an SoM Entertainment Production
For entertainment purposes only