Each week I give my opinion on each of eleven Satanic rules of the Church of Satan. Rule number two is as follows:
2. Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.
Church of Satan claims that the Satanist pursues their beast-like nature in pursuit of their carnal desires. Is it also a part of human nature to share personal problems with others? How does anyone know you have personal troubles in order to ask you about them?
Like many rules this rule sucks, because it makes no allowances to exceptions to the rule. What happens if you are a child being raped by the local Catholic priest, do you tell your parents, or is it unSatanic in the words of Anton LaVey to tell anyone your troubles? What about the individual suffering work related stress, should they tell their boss they are being overworked, or is this unSatanic?
I personally hate being burdened by other people’s troubles, but that is a personal attitude of mine. If I am a boss or parent, then there is a legal responsibility to investigate and remedy personal troubles of those individuals the authority figure looks after. There has been personal instances where I have kept my troubles to myself, then dug a hole for myself.
In conclusion this is one Satanic rule that I personally can kick into the trash can of history.