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Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Angela Baggins @ Today at 04:05 PM

I read that active membership application and it made me realize something. I was baptized in my old Christian church and I may still be a member after all these years. I never did anything about it. If I call and have them drop me as a member, my mo
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by Angela Baggins @ 06/14/18 12:56 PM

OMG, I'm figuring it out, RussTheArtist! The key is consent. Children do not consent to being punished. Punishment is forced on them. Victims do not consent to being brutalized. Masochists are not victims because a masochist gives consent. If you
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by RussTheArtist @ 06/14/18 10:13 AM

I suppose masochism isn't always physical. I don't like being assaulted verbally. That hits me harder than physical violence does. I was emotionally and verbally abused as a child, so I don't have a threshold for verbal attacks.
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Jump to new posts Re: Generosity To Those Whom I Deem Worthy by Lantus @ 06/14/18 06:13 AM

Quote:Your story is moving and I can understand why you would feel motivated to be charitable. You donate more than your money. You've invested some time and interest in people with hope that it will be meaningful and also help meet their basic needs
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Jump to new posts Re: Generosity To Those Whom I Deem Worthy by Lantus @ 06/14/18 06:08 AM

Quote:Even Santa Claus would not come down the chimney if it didn't make him go "Ho, ho ho!" I always wondered what Ole Saint Nick needed to get out of bed on cold Christmas mornings. He just needs to get his "Ho's" out Tha
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Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Lantus @ 06/14/18 06:05 AM

Not rude at all so no apology necessary. Quote:Let me get this straight. In 2000, when you were 17, you bought and read The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey and in two hours you were a Satanist. Not quite. So the part about being 17 and readin
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by Angela Baggins @ 06/14/18 02:55 AM

Let's suppose I go to work and just break rules left and right in hopes of being called into the office and scolded. Is that masochism? I really do that and it doesn't work. It's so disappointing. I decided to never strike children because it shows
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by RussTheArtist @ 06/14/18 02:32 AM

I can't speak for others. I don't see myself as a jackass when I seek out masochism unless I have to provoke it. Then I'm just putting on an act of being a jackass to get what I want out of it. I just like that I feel like a super hero or villain tha
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Jump to new posts Re: Generosity To Those Whom I Deem Worthy by Angela Baggins @ 06/14/18 02:29 AM

Your story is moving and I can understand why you would feel motivated to be charitable. You donate more than your money. You've invested some time and interest in people with hope that it will be meaningful and also help meet their basic needs. That
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Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Angela Baggins @ 06/14/18 02:22 AM

I am sorry. That was rude to just start interrogating a person I have never met. I have been trying to work on myself and be less rude. May we start over? Hello, Lantus, I am Angela. It is nice to meet you. I guess I was quick to ask those questions
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by Angela Baggins @ 06/14/18 02:16 AM

TSB talked about how Christianity wants to make out like everyone is a victim who deserves pity. Is that what masochism achieves? If I want to be a victim, is it a result of indoctrination? I was trained to want to be a victim. Should I correct that
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Jump to new posts Re: Masochism by RussTheArtist @ 06/13/18 04:50 PM

And yet more grounds for sympathy between us. I'm a masochist in both a sexual manner and nonsexual. I like to see how much I can take. It's gratifying for me to know exactly how much my threshold for pain I can handle. I use that acquired data an
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Jump to new posts Re: Generosity To Those Whom I Deem Worthy by Nemo @ 06/13/18 02:40 PM

Quote:Is this a “Satanic” practice? I believe it is in that as the master of my own subjective universe, I am free to act benevolently however and to whomever I please. I suspect you have answered your own question quite well. Some of the most gen
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Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Lantus @ 06/13/18 02:05 PM

The only benefit I expect is the knowledge that I have finally formally associated with an organization that has already provided me so much. To be honest, I never looked at the application fee or joining as an investment, but since you brought it
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Jump to new posts Re: Introduction by Angela Baggins @ 06/13/18 01:46 PM

What benefits do you expect from joining the Church of Satan? Why do you think it is a good investment?
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Jump to new posts Masochism by Angela Baggins @ 06/13/18 01:38 PM

I have never desired to describe myself as a masochist but LaVey described me this way and I need to know why. I thought this was a sexual term to describe porn genre. Take the sex away and what is left? A personality trait? Is it learned? Can it be
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Jump to new posts Re: Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies by Lantus @ 06/13/18 01:31 PM

I believe it to be Satanic to study other religions and philosophies for the reason that it's better to have a devil you know than a devil you don't. As for me, I am highly interested in the works of Dr. Bart Ehrman and his works on textual critici
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Jump to new posts Introduction by Lantus @ 06/13/18 01:24 PM

Please Note: I mistakenly published my second post before this one. My apologies. I have been interested in Satanism ever since I came across a copy of the Satanic Bible at a local Barnes and Noble. What struck me the most was not the front cover, b
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Jump to new posts Generosity To Those Whom I Deem Worthy by Lantus @ 06/13/18 01:15 PM

I’ve been a “woken” Satanist for approximately 18 years now. In that time span, as can be imagined, much took place. I’d like to highlight a specific experience of that period and end with a few questions. Around 2006-2007, I was homeless. I lived i
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Jump to new posts Re: Ladies by Angela Baggins @ 06/12/18 01:49 PM

You have given me much to think about and I really appreciate your interest. You're encouraging and smart. Those are actual reasons for me to continue to hang on your every word and I intend to. I am taking your advice and sorting out my thoughts w
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Jump to new posts Re: Ladies by Babydoll @ 06/12/18 01:31 AM

Quote: My obsessive thinking has become distressful but it may be serving a decent purpose finally. My brain thinks it has a lot of work to do and it is busy. I feel like you would gain benefit from some meditation techniques Quote:I want to be t
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Jump to new posts Re: Angela's Introduction by RussTheArtist @ 06/11/18 10:27 PM

Ok, then I guess I ground myself whenever I'm training karate outside. As far as my mother knows, we just don't have interest in attending church. Our father was the main reason we went to church growing up, and he passed seven years ago, so she kno
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Jump to new posts Re: Angela's Introduction by Angela Baggins @ 06/11/18 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: RussTheArtistI've used meditation before, but that's about it as far as grounding scientifically goes. Grounding is not meditation. It's actually little more than taking your shoes off and standing on the actual Earth. Our soci

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