A blog I read asked is Satanism a philosophy or religion? I consider Satanism is an idea, from which a personal philosophy or religion may emerge. My Satanism starts with an idea:
“Manifestation of personal will to become the god in my own life.”
From this initial idea is the foundation upon which I build my values and associate other ideas. I condemn those individuals who enslave themselves to groups, gurus and religions, putting themselves second to those external authorities in their lives because such attitudes and actions runs against my foundation idea. I value the genetic quality of intelligence, for this quality is required for the individual Satanist to question their reality and society in order to become the god in their own lives.
Once the individual Satanist has defined their initial founding idea of what Satanism is to them then it becomes a matter of work and time of building a unique personal path brick by brick on the initial idea’s foundation. Too many so-called Satanists who wrap the Satanist title around their heads have failed to do the basic preliminary work of working out what Satanism is to them, so their Satanism is like a house built on poor foundations, which collapses the moment it suffers any challenge from life; such people are vapid, shallow and sway from one external influence to another because they have no internal point of reference on which to build their Satanism to anchor them and navigate themselves through the noisy conflict and chaos of reality.