#039 – Satanism with Magister Bill M
About the church of satan “Founded on April 30, 1966 c.e. by Anton Szandor LaVey, we are the first above-ground organization in history openly dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body. He represents pride, liberty, and individualism—qualities often defined as Evil by those who worship external deities, who feel there is a war between their minds and emotions.
As Anton LaVey explained in his classic work The Satanic Bible, Man—using his brain—invented all the Gods, doing so because many of our species cannot accept or control their personal egos, feeling compelled to conjure up one or a multiplicity of characters who can act without hindrance or guilt upon whims and desires. All Gods are thus externalized forms, magnified projections of the true nature of their creators, personifying aspects of the universe or personal temperaments which many of their followers find to be troubling. Worshipping any God is thus worshipping by proxy those who invented that God. Since the Satanist understands that all Gods are fiction, instead of bending a knee in worship to—or seeking friendship or unity with—such mythical entities, he places himself at the center of his own subjective universe as his own highest value.”
We Satanists are thus our own “Gods,” and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm.
“Opening and closing quotes: Recording of Anton LaVey from “The Occult Explosion” LP (United Artists Records, 1973)
Opening music: Anton LaVey playing the calliope, from Nick Bougas’ documentary “Speak of the Devil” (Wavelength Video, 1993, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Nlu7LMWUI).
Closing music: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” played backwards.
Church of Satan official website: www.churchofsatan.com/
Anton LaVey’s “The Satanic Bible” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Satanic-Bible-Anton-Szandor-Lavey/dp/0380015390
Church of Satan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChurchofSatan
Bill M., “The Darth Vader Shirt,” http://www.churchofsatan.com/the-darth-vader-shirt.php
Bill M., “Satanism is not a Congregational Religion,” http://www.churchofsatan.com/satanism-is-not-a-congregational-religion.php
Bill M., “Hail Science! Earth Day 2017,” http://www.churchofsatan.com/hail-science-earth-day-2017.php
Bill M.’s podcast “The Devil’s Mischief”: http://www.radiofreesatan.com/category/devilsmischief/ ”
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