Our position on Luciferianism

This blog has been asked to do a review on the Greater Church of Lucifer, and has readers who are involved in or are researching Luciferianism.  It seems a good opportunity to establish our position on Luciferianism.

Luciferianism is a branch of the Left Hand Path which shares many ideas and attitudes in common with the more common LHP branch of Satanism.  There are many opinions of if Luciferianism is another form of Satanism; if Satan is the same as Lucifer; if there are differences between Luciferians and Satanists, and what those differences would be.  Self-described Luciferians and Satanists do mix together in LHP websites and events; there are always the few that describe themselves as purists who prefer to oppose any mixing of their branch with the other.

Our position is that Luciferians and Satanists are two different branches of the Left Hand Path, sharing many ideas in common, but with subtle differences.  Our view is that Satanism focuses more on the practical aspects of the Left Hand Path in relation to the individual, whilst the Luciferian prefers to indulge in the philosophical questions of why they participate in the practical application of the Left Hand Path.  This blog is wary of applying the same criteria we would apply to Satanism to Luciferianism, therefore we will only comment on issues relating to Satanism, and will leave anything related to Luciferianism to Luciferians, who know their LHP branch better than we do.

It seems reasonable to refer readers who wish to know more about Luciferianism to the GCoL website, which includes the viewpoints of the leading lights of Luciferianism such as Michael Ford.

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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.