The Myth of Satanic Rights

I occasionally hear of individuals and groups campaigning for Satanic rights.  In my view Satanic rights is a myth and irrelevant.  Satanism starts and stops with the individual, you can live in the most oppressive regime in the world, and with intelligence still practice and be a Satanist in any way you please in secret.

Satanism is not a religion or any other group-minded activity, it is a path of individuality, a path defined by the individual, walked by the individual.  The individual is the god in their own lives, the individual decides what happens in their own lives.

Groups that start treating and advocating for Satanists as a collective are living an ignorant deception.  Satanism is a path of one, the individual, the self manifesting the will to become a god in their own lives.  When activists start lobbying the rulers for Satanic rights they in reality enslave the individual Satanist to the rulers authority, no longer do they allow me to define my own boundaries as a Satanist, some external authority has defined my Satanism for me through their laws and definitions under so-called rights and liberties.

No individual Satanist is alike, ideas, situation and needs are relative to the individual Satanist, thus you cannot encapsulate a set of rules and liberties to the whole of Satanism in a stereotypical view.  It is one thing challenging the stereotypical viewpoints of the world through activism, it is another ignorant thing to impose a stereotypical viewpoint on a bunch of individualists as if they are a collective who can be defined and treated in the same way as a bunch of group-minded Christian sheep.

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3 thoughts on “The Myth of Satanic Rights

  1. Reblogged this on Devil's Advocate and commented:
    Cassie and I always enjoy satanicviews blog and find it intelligent and thought provoking. We don’t always agree but it always makes us think. I guess we would identify mostly with those who are described in the last paragraph here as challenging stereotypes. However while we agree it is difficult if not impossible for any group to try and speak on behalf of people whose main principle is individuality, we think there may be benefit to those of us who identify as Satanists in campagns which seek to insure that we do have at least the same legal rights as others in the communities we live in. while it is true we are fiercely individualistic there are some characteristics and needs we have in common, aren’t there? Any thoughts? (Sophie)

  2. Great article. I agree with you wholeheartedly! Forget others, make your own reality, live it and don’t let others to be excuses to keep yourself apart of your dream. Freedom is taken, not given.

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