Satanism... by Revrend Brandon Lee Spaulding  

evilgothgirl 52F
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6/28/2006 7:35 pm

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Satanism... by Revrend Brandon Lee Spaulding

Unless you have studied Satanism, you probably have no idea what it really is. Many people whose only exposure to Satanism has been through hysterical talk-shows, Hollywood hype, Christian and other white-light religions propaganda assume that Satanism is an international criminal conspiracy, killing animals, sacrificing babies, and burning down churches. Satanists do none of these things. They abhor such cowardly acts.

Satanism is a system of thought based on rational self-interest, sensual indulgence and the constructive use of alienation. Satan is a representative, a literary metaphor for the ultimate rebel, the alienated anti-hero who revels in his beastly/fleshy instincts yet always remains the gentleman. The philosophy of being strong, creative and natural has always been the enemy of slave-religions such as Christianity.

Do I believe in a funny-looking goat creature in red tights with horns and a tail? No. Neither do I believe in the literalist Christian lie that he is a former angel thrown out of Heaven for being a bit too uppity.

I do not believe in the Christian devil or hell or sin or any of that foolishness. What I believe in is a force that represents the so-called "dark side" of humanity. Satan has come to represent selfishness, anger, lust, hatred, pride and all the allegedly negative emotions. He represents getting whatever you want. He is not real in the sense that you and I are real.

I do not believe in Satan the way that Christians believe in their pathetic deity. I do not worship the Dark Lord, nor do I look to him for a diabolic stamp of approval on the way I live my life. I am the only being whose opinion ultimately matters. I live my life the way I do because it pleases me, not because I have been threatened or coerced or deluded into a religion.

Satan is only as real as I am. What I mean by this is that insofar as I manifest the Satanic ethos, Satan becomes real through me. I am, at my best (worst?), the incarnation of Satan himself.

What is the Satanic ethos? It is pure egoism: total and exclusive concern for oneself. I am nice to other people because I want to be, not because someone is telling me that I should. Satan is real because I am real, and we are one. His empire is my empire and it grows daily, giving me greater power and influence. The only worship that I do, involves pleasing myself by doing whatever I want to do. I have goals, dreams and ambitions and I will do whatever it takes to reach them. I will draw on energy both good and bad and I will use people to get to the top. I do not consider myself to be evil, but I respect evil in all its many forms.


rm_agathon12 47M
1311 posts
6/28/2006 8:23 pm

I must disagree with the man. Pure egoism isn't satanism; it's egoism; simple worship of oneself; narcissim. Worship of the "dark lord" is satanism. Sounds like the good reverend is the equivalent of the christians who want christianity without Christ.


evilgothgirl replies on 6/29/2006 7:18 am:
Hey sweets!

Opinion noted. I felt compelled to spew forth some of my beliefs and ideologies.

I have been a Wiccan/Witch for most of my life, and I am finding that each passing year, I am more drawn to Satanism.

I am just tired of the "turn the other cheek" and "do no harm". I turn the other cheeck and just end up taking another blow, and as for doing no harm...Fuck that....it's payback time for all those who harm me first..

Yeah,,,harsh,,,but, oooo ooo..the tide is turning...(Pink Floyd)

rm_agathon12 47M
1311 posts
6/29/2006 5:01 pm

Hi my friend! I'm happy to see to you back blogging! Love your great news, too.

Hey, your blog, your rules. I understand what you are saying but, if I've read your other posts correctly, I don't think you want to embrace the "dark lord." Not because it's eeeeevil but because, in doing so, you have to admit the existence of Christ (there's no Satan in Judaism; it only arises with Christianity). Being devoted to your own interests is completely understandable--we all do it--but that doesn't require all of the clunky theology and metaphysics which you get by invoking the name "Satan." Of course, I do understand the vicarious enjoyment one can get by throwing that name out in the "right" crowd.

I know very little about Wicca so if I've said anything stupid in the above with regards to it, please forgive me.


rm_dragonheat23 52M
1158 posts
6/30/2006 8:18 am

Fear is borne from ignorance. Hopefully you post supplied the necessary education to abolish some fears.

While I still adhere to "so that it do no harm...", I fully respect your right to do as you will. Power is power, no matter it's source.
You mention a respect of evil. Very important, but I'm sure you know that.


bedroomice2003 45M

6/30/2006 10:05 pm

We all have a dark side, dear, and I agree that we shouldn't necessarily hide from it. Even a dark side can be a force for positive good in our lives.

But I think people can take any core set of beliefs, wrap a bunch of rituals around it, claim some pseudo-historical birthright which was stolen by the Christians (shit, what ritual DIDN'T they steal from the pagans?), take some enigmatic leader like Crowley or LeVey or even L. Ron Hubbard and call it a religion. People can rationalize just about anything, or they can fit any existing religion to suit their needs with just a minimum of modification.

So Wiccan fluffbunnies want to dance around a circle skyclad and chant about the God and the Goddess? Let em. You want to call yourself a Satanist and wear all black and call yourself evil (oh, but not really evil, you only want to hurt those who hurt you, right?).

Sometimes I'm glad I'm an atheist.


evilgothgirl replies on 7/2/2006 6:30 pm:
Here, Here.

I agree whole heartedly. I do only choose to harm those who have harmed me.

My the list is a long one.....where to start??? Hm... Hee Hee already have....

bedroomice2003 45M

6/30/2006 10:16 pm

And I'm really not knocking your beliefs, so I hope you don't take it the wrong way. I just think we should be the people we are without wrapping it up in mysticism. And I think you're on the right track (except for the whole hurting people and using them to get to the top). Just be who you are and be happy with yourself, no matter what anybody else says.

Ian


cobra70118 106M

6/30/2006 11:14 pm

Interesting mysticism has been mentioned in reference to Satanism here. Interesting what is evolked when Satanism is mentioned. Crowley? Cause he writes 666 on his forehead. Crowley has nothing to do with Satanism. Good grief. Also these judgements without any knowledge. Damnation of ego spoken from well, ego. All this preaching to someone who simply says they're a Satanist.

Interesting post evilgothgirl. Christian preachers have *used* Satan and Satanism for their own self serving purposes and most people without realizing it have their notions of Satanism from these Christian preachers. The Christian preacher *Needs* Satan to exist. Without Satan they are out of business. Their definition of Satan.

The Eagle's song, "Hotel California* on the original album cover is a photo of the Hotel California in about 1972. In that picture up on the balcony and to the back is a figure of a man. That man was Anton LeVey and the hotel was the Satanic Church in San Francisco. Antron writings toward the latter part of his life I think were pretty remarkable. For an ole carny guy.

C~


evilgothgirl replies on 7/2/2006 6:35 pm:
Cobra..

Thanks. I did not know about the Hotel Cali....How cool! I will now have to look at it more closely.

I have an original print LP.

Thanks!

cobra70118 106M

6/30/2006 11:18 pm

Interesting mysticism has been mentioned in reference to Satanism here. Interesting what is evolked when Satanism is mentioned. Crowley? Cause he writes 666 on his forehead. Crowley has nothing to do with Satanism. Good grief. Also these judgements without any knowledge. Damnation of ego spoken from well, ego. All this preaching to someone who simply says they're a Satanist.

Interesting post evilgothgirl. Christian preachers have *used* Satan and Satanism for their own self serving purposes and most people without realizing it have their notions of Satanism from these Christian preachers. The Christian preacher *Needs* Satan to exist. Without Satan they are out of business. Their definition of Satan.

The Eagle's song, "Hotel California* on the original album cover is a photo of the Hotel California in about 1972. In that picture up on the balcony and to the back is a figure of a man. That man was Anton LeVey and the hotel was the Satanic Church in San Francisco. Anton's writings toward the latter part of his life I think were pretty remarkable. For an ole carny guy.

C~


bedroomice2003 45M

6/30/2006 11:57 pm

Crowley has nothing to do with the modern LeVey movement of Satanism, although his mysticism partly forms the basis for a number of neo-pagan religions, including Wicca and Satanism. Many of these religions are Masonic and therefore have common elements. Crowley called himself the "Great Beast" of Revelations, and the "wickedest man" on earth, without ever making a direct comparison to Satan.

I merely mention Crowley because his beliefs were similar and were, in many cases, the predecessor to many modern religions, including - oddly enough - Scientology.

And I'm not preaching simply because someone calls themselves a Satanist. I pretty much view all religions with an equal amount of skepticism. I just find it odd that we feel a need to invent a religion to suit our own needs rather than simply believing in ourselves. It's not a damnation of ego.

That's the end of my rant on the subject. I'm not going to start a flame war about religious beliefs. I respect them, even if I don't necessarily understand or agree with them.


rm_wetfingeraz 55F
3012 posts
7/2/2006 8:08 am

You are going to feel awfully silly when you get to the Other Side.


evilgothgirl replies on 7/2/2006 6:39 pm:
Only if there is truely an other side.

I will NEVER feel "silly" about what I believe.

Next time read the liner notes. I write for me, and if you don't agree..then I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!

I do not ever comment negative in anothers blog, so stay the fuck out of mine!

See...first lesson, negativity, begets negativity...

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