I will be offline two months

I have today decided that I will be going offline two months with regards to my activity with Satanism.  I am running my own business, and circumstances have reached a critical point which means I have to put all my focus upon stewarding my business through challenging waters.

I wish all my readers a successful and healthy start to 2017.  See you all in April 2017.

Good and evil is subjective

Honor, law, morality, ethics, all are rules.  Good and evil, is a subjective judgement based upon rules, the subjective point of good marked by compliance to the rule, the label of evil projected upon others based on their breaking of the rule.  I as a Satanist proudly embrace my evil nature, since I am a rule breaker.  My Satanism liberates me from the conformist mediocrity of other people’s rules.

Truth is relative, so are other people’s human-made rules.  I reject blind obedience to artificially manufactured rules, which often are created for the purpose of the ruler to benefit at the expense of the ruled.  In dealing with other people’s rules I calculate the positive and negative of doing so, I may obey the rule one day, and break it the next day.  I am formless, in that I will apply my own strategies to other people’s rules based upon my goals and situation, thus I am unpredictable, unlike the slave who will follow the rule regardless of outcome.

I highlight my contempt for artificially manufactured rules, but I will respect natural laws, such as that of gravity.  Place my hand into fire I will burn my hand, it is the nature of fire to burn hands, thus I respect the natural law of fire that it burns you by avoiding putting my hand into the flames.  In contrast the human rule “don’t steal” is a nonsense, all objects in nature constantly steal from each other to live, and humanity steals the life of animals or plants to feed himself.

Conclusion: respect natural laws, but apply the wisdom of benefit when obeying the artificially human-created rules.

The Satanic adversary

Satan is a Hebrew word, it means “adversary” or “opposer.”  The Jewish worldview is that they are the chosen people of their god, any adversity the Jew faced such as an invading army, a famine or sickness, was due to an angel of their god testing them, the angel was called Satan.

Christianity, Islam and then Satanism took the Hebrew word for Satan and gave it their own meanings.  To understand the essence of Satanic adversarialism is to return to the core of the Hebrew worldview of what Satan is.

Adversarialism is a state of being that the Satanist exists in due to an external challenge that they encounter.  For instance, the Mormon stops me in the street in order to market their religion, a state of existential conflict arises between me and the Mormon salesperson as I defend my Satanic will to manifest my own agency, free of restrictions of external bondage.  If I face the angry dog, an invading cold virus, a tax demand, a broken down car, these are all adversities that test my being.

Too many Satanists fail to understand this idea of adversarialism, many believe that being a Satanist comes with the obligation to oppose everything and anything they disagree with.  These deluded individuals feel it is their duty to test others, to fight Christians, or force their relative truths upon others.  Some Satanists transfer their misguided notions about adversarialism into actions of murder and burning of churches; others feel they need to improve a Satanic forum via adversarial activity through trolling, drama or aggression.

Satanism is about individuality, all actions revolve around manifesting individual will, no action involves other people such as needing to oppose and fight others.  Adversarialism only arises as a state of being when something external such as sickness places the individual into adversity, where they must fight or die, then the will of the Satanist rises up in a fight to overcome the adversity.  Being the Satanic adversary is not the function of being a Satanist, nor is it an obligation to go out seeking a punch up with every disagreeable person or belief system around.  The adversary is not the Satanist, but exists outside of the Satanist, which tests the individual every moment of every day, in those struggles the Satanist evolves in their individual growth.

There are no enemies

One of the ongoing tasks of the Satanist in my opinion is to cut away the delusions that enslave and prevent us from being the individual we should be.  Our desire to create enemies I suggest is one delusion we would be better off eliminating.

I am not perfect because I fall for this delusion too, since I create enemies in my own mind, upon which I waste precious resources giving attention to.  When you hate something, then you give it power over you.  Why? because you created an image in your head, which through the emotion of hate you will forever react to until you wise up and let the object of hate go.

If you create a boundary around yourself, then stick a gate at the entrance of this boundary, you become gatekeeper to what enters and leaves your dominion.  Like it or not, what you think is what you allow through your gate.  So if you hate a Mormon, those Mormons will be inside your gate because you thought about them, they will have great power over you because you fed the image in your head with the nutritious food of hate giving it  form and substance.  If you believe in the idea of what you think manifests into your life, then the image of your hate will manifest as Mormons to haunt you to your dying day.  Better to let all your hate objects go and spend your mental energies on positive things.

Wolf packs or sheep?

Human psychology interests me, so it fascinates me why so many of my fellow Satanists, all who in theory express individualism, feel the need to gather together into groups to beat down a fellow Satanist.  The question I ask, are these Satanists a pack of wolves or mere sheep?

In the school playground as a child I would often see some kid fall out of favor in the group, and everyone would gang up in an often violent and spiteful campaign to bully them.  This happened to me too in my early experiences in employment, my Satanist desires to be individualistic setting me apart from the conformist culture, resulting in many ganging up to force me to conform, upon which I would after a bloody fight resign with a handsome payoff.  Now I am self-employed and call the shots.

As I often mention in my blog posts, Satanism is a path of individualism, and thus I argue we should keep clear of groups, and strive to build our own unique Satanic paths.  However, too many Satanists prefer to gather in their groups, such as on forums, and adopt pre-packaged off-the-shelf ideologies that someone else created such as Laveyanism, which they slavishly follow with no understanding or attempts to adapt to their individual circumstances.

One classic example of the slavish nature of some so-called Satanists is in internet Satanism, they gather in their groups, some individual incurs the displeasure of the group by being Satanically individualistic, and the wolfpack forms to tear apart the individual that dared to be different.  Likewise if some new student of Satanism happens to express noobish ideas, as we all often did when we started out in Satanism, it is an invite for the wolfpack to rip them apart.  The wolfpack delight in drama, seeing some controversy to cause mischief they gather together like the children in the playground to destroy the object of their torment.

I give credit to Zachary Schroeder for his strong response against those that seek to destroy his forum, like a mother cat protecting her kittens, Schroeder has and is taking a hard-line against a Satanist wolfpack that seeks to rip apart his forum.  I have no respect for wolfpacks, they are sheep, who lack the imagination to be individual, preferring to destroy that which they envy than be creative and build an alternative such as their own forums.  Yes, I admire strong leaders, people like Putin, the world are full of weak sheep, which is why this world is falling to pieces.  I have zero tolerance for sheep dressed as wolfpacks, and I fully support the notion of packing them all into a room and machine gunning them to death.

Your actions in real life matters

I have been away in real life longer than I would have liked from this blog, and so over the next few days I will have plenty of catching up to do reading and answering comments, and reading those blogs I follow.  I make no apologies for being away from the internet, for what we do in real life as Satanists matters more than what we do on the internet.

I recently visited a few Satanist forums, none of which I am a member, but always useful to me to keep up with news and attitudes of some of the Satanists around the world.  One forum called Satanic International Network appears to have had an internal civil war over the last month between old-established members and the forum owner Zachary Schroeder aka Zack Black.  The reasons for the civil war could have been because Schroeder let his recent television appearance go to his head, or due to envy by his established members, but the fight revealed the painful truth for these established internet Satanists that they were expendable and irrelevant.  The established members of the forum after a bitter fight either quit or where suspended, anonymous self-important and largely irrelevant individuals outside of their little forum suddenly found they were as meaningless as a discarded empty can of beer.  

The internet is a tool of communication, nothing more, and any Satanist thinking otherwise is incredibly deluded.  Too many Satanists live their path through the medium of the internet, specifically forums.  In any individual forum a member may rise to be a figure of importance, but outside of their little niche they are in reality nothing.  What matters is what we Satanists do in real life, rather than living our lives through internet forums.

I suspect that the established members of the forum attacked the forum owner Zachary Schroeder out of envy, people whose only expression in Satanism was internet forum postings, whilst Schroeder has intelligently built up a reputation for himself in real life through his internet activity and forum to be invited on media shows and be an increasingly relevant voice of Satanism in the real world.

Filtering quality from rubbish

I personally won’t join Satanic forums or groups, but I still like to visit Satanic forums to read what other Satanists are saying.  On a certain Satanist forum they are complaining about an influx of retards who joined after viewing a comedy show the forum founder appeared on.

You can dress a monkey as a human, but it will always act like a monkey.  Anyone can call themselves a Satanist, dress up like a Satanist, and join Satanist forums or groups, but like a monkey they won’t necessarily be a Satanist.  Satanism attracts a lot or retards, mentally ill and psychos who often believed the Christian propaganda about Satanism, which contribute to a fall in the IQ of the forums and groups they join.

Pythagoras recognised the mass of humanity are retarded, and made his group secret, if any member of his group revealed the group secrets they were killed.  Over the ages secret societies protected themselves from the retarded by initiation rituals and oaths of secrecy.  In the modern-day some indigenous societies such as the Sami keep their tribal beliefs secret from the outsider.

In my opinion the successful Satanist group or forum has a filter in place to separate the rubbish from the quality.  Most Satanic forums or groups have no filter, preferring quantity over quality, and they allow anyone to join, reacting to getting rid of the rubbish after they join.  Secret societies have rites of passage, a filtering system that the prospective member must pass before they become the member.  For instance if it is assumed that Satanists have a high IQ then they should be able to pass a MENSA IQ test.  If we talk about Satanism being a philosophy of real life action, then an interview with the member requiring they prove their Satanic credentials.  A subscription fee eliminates the trolls and time wasters, the Church of Satan has a $200 membership fee to join.  The prospective member could sit an online examination testing their Satanic knowledge, outlook and mental skills, and this will likely separate the ignorant sheep, psycho and mentally ill from the Satanists of quality.

If the Satanist group or forum creates a filter then they have to offer something of quality to those Satanists of quality to make it worth their while to join, it is no point wasting $200 subscription for no personal benefit.

Satanic Rule 3: respect peoples spaces

Each week I give my opinion on each of eleven Satanic rules of the Church of Satan. Rule number three is as follows:

“3. When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.”

This is a rule I totally agree with.  This blog for example is my lair, I created a few policies for this blog here. Readers who comment on my blog know where they stand if they read my blog  Respecting my policies is respecting me in my lair.

Here is my space in the world, you enter my space, respect me.  Makes sense.  Some Christian churches ban gay people from being married in their church, I have no problems with that, their space, their lair.  If the same Christians seek to impose bans on gays living in my community, I will have a problem with that, public spaces are not personal spaces or lairs.  If a Muslim comes to USA and hates Americans drinking alcohol and female freedoms, why did they come to live in the USA? Go back and live in a Muslim nation. Likewise, what right do the Western nations have to create western values in Muslim nations?

This is a good rule to live by, respect my space, I respect your space, everyone is happy.

Satanism and the media

Two Satanic personalities who have built up their own strong Satanic brands recently clashed on the Satanic forum known as 600club on the subject of Satanism and the media.  The first personality is a Zachary Schroeder who refers to himself in Satanism as Zach Black, who built up a strong following on YouTube, runs his own Satanic forum and appeared on a US comedy show.  The second personality is a businesswoman called Alison Jones, who uses Satanism to market her successful business brand.

Like most Satanists we have large egos, and the clash between Schroeder and Jones descended into a juvenile flame war.  The essence of the argument is how influential Satanism is in the media.

I personally have considerable experience in television, radio and newspapers, but for reasons of professionalism I keep my Satanism apart from my outside world activities.  My attitude to the media is blase, easy to manipulate, a tool to an ends.

For the novice, appearing on television is cool, and they feel that they are important after gaining their fifteen minutes of fame.  I see or read it often that the Satanist after appearing on a chat show lets the fame go to their heads, then thinks they are the ultimate authority on everything Satanic.  Zachary Schroeder carried his part in the comedy show well, but he and others need a reality check.  Satanism will forever be a minority outlook of individualism, it will never be universally accepted or adopted, we Satanists will mostly be in the shadows manifesting our own wills silently and anonymously.  Those few Satanists that rise into the media spotlight will always be highlighted as freaks, curiosities and beasts, the patsy of joke and condemnation.  Most Satanists such as me appear in the media, but never reveal our Satanism, but are highly effective in what we do.

The world of show business is a world of illusion and fantasy, nothing is real.  Satanism fits in well to show business, but is limited by stereotypes defined by Christian and storyteller.  Satanists fight against stereotypes, but the Satanist is no god in the entertainment industry, they must play as like puppets to the whim of market people and producer to stereotypes.  I bring Schroeder down with a bump when I say he is a patsy rather than a mover and shaker in the media.  Nor is Schroeder a mover or shaker of Satanism, for we all manifest our own unique wills, I move in my own way, Satanic Temple move in another, Alison Jones moves in another.

Ideally as individuals we use our disguises and manipulate the media in our own manner. In achieving our ends we leave our Satanism under our bed, we reveal nothing of our Satanism, we play the games the media plays, and turn those fantasies around to our benefit.

Satanic Rule 2: Keep your troubles to yourself

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.