Many would think they have a good idea who satan is and what he looks like. A big red guy with massive horns and goat feet, but to be honest he is nothing like that. Satan is much than what we think he is. To christians he is the embodiment of evil, while to satanist, he is considered to be a God.
Lets start off with the beginning, Satan's downfall. Before he was casted down Satan was called Lucifer, son of the morning star. He was kicked out of heaven for thinking he could cease God's throne and become a better God then God himself. Any angel who opposed god later and followed Lucifer, met the same fate. We can see how Lucifer got kicked out of heaven with this verse:
12 How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!
13 You said in your heart,
I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'
Later we see how Lucifer, name changed into satan with the following verse:
9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole worldhe was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
How Lucifer got his name was from the word Ha-Satan. Meaning accuser or adversary. This name was given to an angel who would, by Gods command, to test the faith of his followers. The angel would give certain challenges to people to see if they would choose the right way. This later changed into deeper meaning in the new testament. Which would mean to be the enemy of god and who wouldn't fit this title better, than Lucifer himself.
People seem to see Satan as an ugly demon, but this is not so. He was considered the most beautiful angel that God Created. Like I said in the beginning of this thread, Satan is much more than we think he is.
Some satanist would believe he is trying to lead man away from God, because how corrupt he is. If you look in the bible God killed thousands of people, just look at how he flooded the entire world because he thought it unclean. Satan on the other hand only killed 10 because God allowed it, because he lost a bet.
Satanist including myself view him as the giver of knowledge and the person that set humanity free. He was the snake that made eve and adam eat the forbidden fruit, which allowed us to have a better chance for making our own decisions. Sure, since we ate the fruit child birth is more painful and we are no longer immortal, but that's because God cursed us, not Satan.
To me and other satanist, Satan is the good guy, not the bad guy. If you open your eyes a little bit you would see how corrupt the bible is, which is a topic I will not be discussing here. Open not just your eyes, but your heart to satan and you will find that he is just a good guy.
I hope this thread helped any people wanting to become satanist and gave you some insight on Satanism.
Thank you for reading and HAIL SATAN!