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Should I Get Into LaVeyan Satanism????

Discussion in 'Satanism DIR' started by Euronymous, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Euronymous

    Euronymous SSilence

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    I'm just curious about this... I mean, where do I start with this? Should I read books like The Satanic Bible or The Satanic Rituals?

    I mean, I read this story called I Was a Teenage Satanist, and it got me interested in Satanism (LaVeyan & Theistic).

    I'm currently a non-religious atheist, and I want to get into LaVeyan Satanism, but where do I start?

    Any help?
     
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  2. Liu

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    Welcome to this DIR!
    I'm not exactly a LaVeyan myself, but if it's that kind of Satanism that you're interested in, reading LaVey's writings certainly is a good starting point.

    Be aware, though, that even those texts have several rather different interpretations, some more widespread than others. Especially, while LaVeyan Satanism nowadays consists mainly of Atheists, there are also a few parts of The Satanic Bible that some consider to sound deistic, pantheistic, or similar.
    Therefore, make up your own mind - which should be the basis of any LHP-religion in any case, but in the case of this choice of yours I think I should better stress it a bit more as it seems most easily forgotten there.
    Also, in case you don't know, several parts of The Satanic Bible are adapted from older books without source given.

    Another possibility would reading through the Official Church of Satan Website | churchofsatan.com
    That should give you an impression of the contemporary official standpoints of the CoS.

    If you have any questions, or look for reading recommendations on other kinds of Satanism, just ask!
     
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  4. Frater Sisyphus

    Frater Sisyphus Contradiction, irrationality and disorder

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    When I read part of my copy before I actually thought the same thing. Some parts really don't sound atheistic (even if they are meant to be)
     
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    Frater Sisyphus Contradiction, irrationality and disorder

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    I'm not into Satanism (unless Setianism counts?) but I love this spoken word album from LaVey:

    Satanic Mass

     
  6. Euronymous

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    Oh man, I remember listening to that album a few years ago... From what I remember, it was pretty interesting, and it even had Anton LaVey reading from The Satanic Bible 3 years before it was even released...
     
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    I always advise against getting involved in extreme libertarianism, whether it be anti-theists like the Church of Satan or not.
     
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    Start with those books, but I would recommend you start with the Satanic Bible and the Devils Notebook, those are both valuable COS Literature's. If you even want to get into deep Atheism I would recommend reading The Satanic Scriptures by Mr. Gilmore.
     
  10. ScottySatan

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    Do it and see if it fits. If not, quit.

    Edited to add: Labeling yourself a Satanist does not (should not) need to be a part of it.
     
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