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#132455 - 11/15/05 08:10 PM Just sent my application!
Darrell Offline


Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 40
Loc: Anchorage, AK
I just wanted to share that I just sent off my application for membership and paid my fee via paypal!



Hail Satan!
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#132456 - 11/15/05 11:26 PM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Darrell]
CWH Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 3746
Congratulations.

We'll see you down stairs soon enough.

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#132457 - 11/16/05 12:17 AM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: CWH]
Darrell Offline


Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 40
Loc: Anchorage, AK
Thanks!

HS!
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#132458 - 11/16/05 04:15 AM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Darrell]
Citizen_HHG Offline
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Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 411
Loc: the Netherlands
Congratulations on your deciscion to become part of the Alien Elite...

See you "downstairs" in a while!
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#132459 - 11/20/05 08:58 AM And? [Re: Darrell]
Euphoria Offline


Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 342
Loc: 1/4 mile and 9 seconds away!
This is one of those posts that appear from time to time. I just don't understand them.
Why do people seem to have to anounce they've decided to join the CoS?
"I've filled in the form and sent off my money."
Well done! I've just renewed my subscription to the New Scientist. This involved filling in a form, and, yes you've guessed it, sending some money! So will someone please congratulate me?
The decision to become a member is surely a personal choice. Simply filling in a form and paying the money does not a Satanist make. Are you seeking approval? An open armed welcome to the fold? I just don't get it!

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#132460 - 11/20/05 10:55 AM Re: And? [Re: Euphoria]
DarkWater Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 784
Loc: SinCity
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Why do people seem to have to anounce they've decided to join the CoS?



The reasons people join the CoS are as various as the persons submitting the applications. This is also true for why one would announce the decision here, though there are some commonalities that those who make the announcement share. But before getting to them, I must address your conception about the CoS application and fee.


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"I've filled in the form and sent off my money."
Well done! I've just renewed my subscription to the New Scientist. This involved filling in a form, and, yes you've guessed it, sending some money!



Do you believe this is an apt example, comparing a magazine subscription to CoS membership, or were you intentionally distorting the case to make your point? I suspect you believe the former, since you are not a CoS member. If I viewed membership as you do, I too would have little interest in the CoS.

Of course, I understand matters differently. As I wrote elsewhere, joining the CoS was foremost an act of personal fidelity with who and what I have been and forever will be. Most members would likely say something similar.


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Simply filling in a form and paying the money does not a Satanist make.



Of course not. But, again, the Satanist is not merely “filling in a form and paying the money” when he or she aligns with the CoS.


You question Darrell:

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Are you seeking approval? An open armed welcome to the fold? I just don't get it!



Those would be fair questions if he even hinted that this was his motive in casting his lot with the organization that best represents his interests.

But this is all that Darrell said:

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I just wanted to share that I just sent off my application for membership and paid my fee via paypal!



If his words betray a person seeking approval from us, or if they show someone wishing for a group hug, please tell me how you see this.

Darrell is free to speak for himself, but I suspect that he made this announcement because he feels good about his decision and believed that his announcement would be understood and appreciated by those who have made the same decision and felt as he does now.

If this is the case, Darrell is right in his conclusion, the only caveat being that some people here will here not understand his motives.

I mean no disrespect to you, Euphoria, but I would not be surprised if you still don’t get it. But I am glad that Darrell does.


Congratulations, sir.


Hail Satan!


DarkWater

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#132461 - 11/20/05 12:16 PM Re: And? [Re: DarkWater]
Euphoria Offline


Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 342
Loc: 1/4 mile and 9 seconds away!
Firstly let me say that my comments were not solely directed at Darrell, but at all those who have made the same sort of posts.

Now to address your point;
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Do you believe this is an apt example, comparing a magazine subscription to CoS membership, or were you intentionally distorting the case to make your point? I suspect you believe the former, since you are not a CoS member. If I viewed membership as you do, I too would have little interest in the CoS.




CoS membership and a magazine subscription are obviously not the same. The decision to join the CoS is something that should not be taken lightly, but it's the decision that is important, not the form filling and money paying.
Now as I am yet to join, my view on this may differ, but when I do join, if I announce it anywhere, it will be 'downstairs' to those who'd want to know. I obviously don't know what goes on down there, but I would imagine there's an introduction procedure involved, much as there is up here (admittedly I've just reread my introduction and cringed!)

Just another small point, I know at least one other member of this forum who is a CoS member, but has chosen not to say! I have no idea why, but I'm sure they're not alone!

Joining the CoS is not an achievement! Anyone can do it. Being a Satanist is not an achievement; after all we're born not made! Living life to it's fullest, being a success at what you chose to do, seeing the world for what it really is, now those are achievements!!

As for me still not getting it; well maybe I don't. I feel no need to tell others what I already know about myself. Whether you are a Satanist or not, has nothing to do with if you are a paid up member of CoS, as others have said before. Does me not being a member make me less of a Satanist than you or anyone else?

Replies to posts like yours DarkWater, are, in my opinion, what this forum should be about! Debate, thought and discussion!

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#132462 - 11/20/05 12:51 PM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Darrell]
Lust Offline


Registered: 11/02/05
Posts: 4214
Congratulations!
Hey, good for you, This is an achievement worthy of celebration and honor. My best wishes to you sir.
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Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

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#132463 - 11/20/05 12:57 PM Re: And? [Re: Euphoria]
Titania Offline


Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 113
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Joining the CoS is not an achievement! Anyone can do it. Being a Satanist is not an achievement; after all we're born not made! Living life to it's fullest, being a success at what you chose to do, seeing the world for what it really is, now those are achievements.




Exactly so. My personal achievements are my own and no-one elses. It is a mark of me as a person in a particular field that proves my success and talent and ability against competition.

Having said that, i wish to pursue those interests with those of a like mind, and have so far put together A$164 for my CoS Membership. Not too sure the exchange rate for Australian Dollars are against the US...
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#132464 - 11/20/05 01:00 PM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Lust]
Titania Offline


Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 113
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This is an achievement worthy of celebration and honor.




Why? Has he been accepted automatically as a Active Member as opposed to a regular, vanilla, anyonecanjoin Registered Member? Heck, if it is a Active Member, congrats indeed! Regular registered member, what's the amazing deal? Professor or Pleb, anyone can send the funds. This is looking at it in an entirely pragmatic, balanced and equal manner.

I give due respect to those that are Active Members. I also give respect to those that are Registered Members. But making a hullabaloo about being accepted for Registered Membership is going a tad over the top, don't you think?
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#132465 - 11/20/05 01:17 PM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Titania]
Cholinergic Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 888
Loc: UK
I fail to see how he is making a "hubaloo" about registered membership, it was a short and simple post to say "hi, i'm a member now". I made one myself when I received my card. Registered membership is something worth announcing, even if it is not something worth celebrating too much. Who didn't feel great receiving that little card in the post?
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#132466 - 11/20/05 03:47 PM Re: And? [Re: Euphoria]
CWH Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 3746
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So will someone please congratulate me?




Congratulations.

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#132467 - 11/20/05 04:34 PM Thank you [Re: CWH]
Euphoria Offline


Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 342
Loc: 1/4 mile and 9 seconds away!
Thank you, it was a long hard slog, but I made it!! I was thinking of subscribing to National Geographic aswell, but I think I need a rest first!

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#132468 - 11/20/05 04:36 PM Re: Thank you [Re: Euphoria]
CWH Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 3746
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Thank you, it was a long hard slog, but I made it!! I was thinking of subscribing to National Geographic aswell, but I think I need a rest first!




Whoa, slow down there, one step at a time. You don't want to bite off more than you can chew, now do you?

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#132469 - 11/20/05 06:26 PM Re: Just sent my application! [Re: Darrell]
Old_Pig Offline


Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 3969
Loc: The Deep South
Darkest Congratulations!

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