Kick Jesus out of Satanism, please

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Lets have a Satanism free of Christian baggage.

Every individual is entitled to following their religion as longs as they keep their religion out of my face, so whilst I respect Christians to follow their path, I object to anything related to Jesus corrupting the Left Hand Path.

I like Satanism because it is a pure path that embraces reason, senses and experience unlike religions such as Christianity that is based mostly on opinion and lies.  Perhaps Christianity was in the first decades a path that did embrace values that I respect such as wisdom based on experience, but it has long lost its way, indulging in fantasy and faith, and is now best consigned to the trash can.

Satanism is the path for mature adults who value the empirical path of experience, senses and reason.  In dismay I observe too many Satanists and other LHP-orientated people hanging onto the robes of Jesus by bringing Christianity into the Satanic religion.  Why must my path require that black masses, upside down crosses and other Christian junk be part of the Satanic religion? Why do some Satanists need to call themselves reverend, or their groups a “church” or their guide books a bible such as “Satanic Bible?”

Hanging onto Christian baggage is like an adult still holding their moms hand.  It is time to let go and embrace a path free of the backward religion of Christianity.  It is fine for noobs and children to embrace Reverse Christian reactions and baggage such as those in the Satanic kindergarten of Joy of Satan, but when Satanists are over 18 and with a few years of Satanic experience behind them, I would like to think they passed puberty and embraced a Christian-free path.

The religion of Asatru embraces a path free of Christian baggage, and there is enough of a tradition in Satanism to build a strong path in the same way without Christianity.

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Defend your personal space

A Christian evangelist stopped me today, forcing a religious leaflet into my hands.  When I told the evangelist I was not a Christian he had the arrogance to tell me I was a Christian today.  I then told him I was a Satanist, then I walked away as he mumbled about me burning in hell.

My experience with this religious salesperson reminded me that it is down to each individual Satanist to defend their personal spaces from invasion by others.  Nobody will defend our personal spaces for us, if we fail to enforce strong personal boundaries against those that would use and abuse us, we will be invaded and raped of everything we hold sacred.  There are millions like the religious rat I met today, which includes Satanists. As always responsibility remains with the individual Satanist to filter out the garbage of the world as we walk the path of becoming the gods in our own lives.

A Satanic view on Easter

Tomorrow is Good Friday, a festival that the Christians celebrate involving nailing people to crosses, echoing the stories of Celtic Esus and Nordic Odin who suffered on a world tree in order to drink of its eternal wisdom.  I can guarantee few of the Christians as they go about their rituals, singing and worshipping will leave the Good Friday celebration any wiser than they entered it.

The best way to learn from anyone or anything is to do what they do.  So if one is to be like Satan for instance in the Independent Satanist paradigm one must actively pursue various Satanic ideas through the experiential doing.  Wisdom is active, it is sensory experience, like eating apples rather than talking about apples.  If Independent Satanism expresses liberty, what then is the Satanist doing developing liberty in their own lives?

If you participate actively in improving yourself in some skill such as learning to juggle you are going to suffer the pain of failure, the errors, the sweat and tears of struggle in evolving from a novice to a master of that skill.  This suffering to improve in a skill is what wisdom is, it is active and experiential, instead of an intellectual theory, the skill has become a part of you, internalized, a part of who you are, something wise and insightful.  In suffering to develop the skill you have metaphorically nailed yourself to the tree of life like Odin and you will drink deeply from the wisdom this activity will reveal.  The Christian unlike you will act out much like spectators at a sports match the life journey of someone else, but since they did not literally live out a journey through experiential doing they will remain the ignorant unwise parrots at the end of Good Friday as they were before that festival.

What is not Satanism

“9.Do not harm little children.
10. Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.”
The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth
Church of Satan

The media and Christianity often portrays Satanism collectively with other outlooks such as Paganism as people who ritually sexually abuse children and murder or sacrifice human beings and animals. This inaccurate ignorance is reinforced by metaphorical writings and roleplay on human sacrifice by Satanic opinion formers such as the Church of Satan.

The school holidays brings an influx of children into internet Satanist forums who more mature Satanists will harshly educate as to what Satanism is rather than what the media and Christians paint.

Satanism is part of what some call the sinister tradition, this is one focussed on the subject of Satan.  Paganism, which focuses on nature, and Occultism which focuses on structured magical systems, are also members of the sinister tradition.  There are also hybrids of paths: Satanism and Paganism hybrids might be the Dark Pagans and the Sect of the Horned God; Satanism and Occultism might be the Order of Phophorus, run by Michael Ford; Paganism and Occultism might come together into organised orders such as the ADF druidism; Satanism, Occultism and Paganism may converge into Luciferianism; there is also a newer growing sinister path of Vampirism.

Nobody has authority over any of the sinister tradition paths, anyone can claim to be a member of any path, but there is a difference between a true member of a sinister path and one along for the ride, the parrots.  You can teach a parrot to speak, but it won’t understand the words; it is the same for the parrots who come into the sinister tradition, they claim the title, they play act what they think is the sinister tradition, but if you question them about their ideas you quickly realise they have no understanding about what they claim to believe.  The true member of the sinister tradition will walk rather than talk the path, know rather than know about, live rather than play act their path; it is a question of substance which the parrot lacks.

Anyone can claim to be a Satanist, but the parrots we Satanists refer to as Reverse Christians, come into Satanism with the pre-conceptions of what Christianity and the media has fed to them, they will slavishly worship Satan in the same manner as they slavishly worshipped Jesus; and they are the ones who will ignorantly indulge in the rape of children and the murder of human beings, as has been reported recently in the media of the self-proclaimed Satanist who killed and skinned his own mother. There is nothing we Satanists can do about Reverse Christians other than exclude them from our lives and activities, but they are the ones who hit the media headlines for murder and rape, which the ignorant will paint as representative of all those who follow the sinister tradition.

Colin Batley, self-proclaimed leader of a cult, used the cover of pseudo-occult interpretations to indulge in the sexual abuse of children and control over a group of followers.  Colin Batley was a parrot, he was another deluded man who play-acted and talked about a sinister tradition he was ignorant about, which he used as cover for abusing children.  Unfortunately everyone in the sinister tradition has been tarnished by the actions of Colin Batley, a parrot, who was never part of, or followed the sinister tradition.

Amongst the worst sins of those that follow the sinister tradition is that we are self-important, opinionated, are argumentative, aggressively individualistic and self-centred, but we won’t be raping children like a Roman Catholic priest, and we won’t be sacrificing your mother.