So I decided to read the Bible, I figured since I’ve read the Satanic Bible, it was only fair I’d read the actual Bible as well. Religion has always been a topic/subject that I find quite interesting and fascinating, and honestly scary at times, it can get people to do the most unreal actions, and think so differently, just look at the mother from the movie Carrie. There as many ways that you can take in and absorb what you read, and we all take it in different ways, so I’m curious to know how it’ll affect on me, I’m not saying I think it’s going change me, but who knows.
As I mentioned, I’ve read the Satanic Bible, Now note; That with post I’m not sayin I’m part of it, or in anyway a Satanist. I’m not going to get into what I believe and don’t, if I do believe in God or Satan. I read the book in the philosophy way of it, like Literature. I love reading, I love learning and as I said, I like reading about religion, to why now I decided to start reading the Bible.
When I first decided to read The satanic bible, I didn’t know what to quite expect really, sure I had my thoughts on what it could be about, hence the title (Satanic) and in which it made me judge it way before even opening the book and reading the first page. I soon came to realize that it wasn’t in any way as I had imagined it to be. It pointed out some smart and well thinking points that I completely agreed on, such as “Do unto others as they do unto you”. something I’ve always gone after, I’ve in my best way as possible tried to treat others in the way I’d like them to treat me, which in my head sounds clear and obvious to do so, but may not be to others. I’ve always respected others beliefs, opinions and way of thinking, of course I may not always agree with them, but it doesn’t mean that their way of seeing something or opionions are wrong because they don’t see it my way. I’m in no position to tell them not to do so. Growing up with a Muslim Arabic father and a Christian Latina for a Mother, I think that’s a big part of why I am the way I am today, by being raised in househould with these two pretty much culture crashes, it has made me know that there are not one way of living, but several, and has made me this very open-minded person to most topics/subjects in life, never judging, everyone has their way of living, and it’s up to them how they want to live their own life, and best part, my parents never forced their religions or beliefs down my throat, they made me find my own way, follow my own path and make up my own mind. They respected me as a induvidal to make my own decisions and I love them for that. Not in any way tried to like, “brainwash” me into their way of thinking. They supported me in what I wanted to do, or how I saw things, my opinions and even when it came to sexuality, my father even told me once that if I ever decided to get together with another girl, he was cool with it, same goes with my mother. That’s something, one of the many things that I’ll always be thankful for. Especially my father, coming from such stric culture and childhood, and my mother growing up in a different type of time of the one we live in today, also strict childhood. Some people seem to be stuck in the stone age and refuse to open their mind, heart and soul to new things, explore and learn new and modern ways, and I respect it, it’s them.
Now, thought I’d bring up some things from the satanic bible that I enjoyed reading, learning and finding out.
The Nine Satanic Statements originally appeared in The satanic Bible 1969.
Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence.
Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams.
Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit.
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates.
Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek.
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires.
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all.
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.
Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years.
You also got The nine satanic rules;
The number one rule of the satanic sins. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid. Knowledge is power, that’ll never change.
Empty posturing can be most irritating and isn’t applying the cardinal rules of Lesser Magic. On equal footing with stupidity for what keeps the money in circulation these days. Everyone’s made to feel like a big shot, whether they can come up with the goods or not.
Can be very dangerous for Satanists. Projecting your reactions, responses and sensibilities onto someone who is probably far less attuned than you are. It is the mistake of expecting people to give you the same consideration, courtesy and respect that you naturally give them. They won’t. Instead, Satanists must strive to apply the dictum of “Do unto others as they do unto you.” It’s work for most of us and requires constant vigilance lest you slip into a comfortable illusion of everyone being like you. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian standpoint) we are far from that point.
It’s in the “Nine Satanic Statements” but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered into is when it’s fun, and with awareness. But then, it’s not self-deceit!
That’s obvious from a Satanic stance. It’s all right to conform to a person’s wishes, if it ultimately benefits you. But only fools follow along with the herd, letting an impersonal entity dictate to you. The key is to choose a master wisely instead of being enslaved by the whims of the many.
Lack of Perspective
Again, this one can lead to a lot of pain for a Satanist. You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, every day. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. Do not be swayed by herd constraints—know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.
Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies
Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something new and different, when in reality it’s something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the creator and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.
That first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The rule of Satanism is: if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you’ve painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow, then do it.
Lack of Aesthetics
This is the physical application of the Balance Factor. Aesthetics is important in Lesser Magic and should be cultivated. It is obvious that no one can collect any money off classical standards of beauty and form most of the time so they are discouraged in a consumer society, but an eye for beauty, for balance, is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. It’s not what’s supposed to be pleasing—it’s what is. Aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one’s own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.
Satanic rules of Earth;
Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked. (Just makes you sound like an “know-it-all”.
Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them. (Be sure before telling your dilemma to someone. Some may actually care while others are just curious)
When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.
Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires.
If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
Do not harm little children.
As you see I’ve marked the lines/sentence I agree with, that you could say I go/live after and those that are bold are the ones I REALLY agree with. 🙂
Anton Szandor LaVey born in Chicago (1930—1997) founder of the Church of Satan, the first organized church in modern times promulgating a religious philosophy championing Satan as the symbol of personal freedom and individualism.