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#149849 - 03/09/06 03:48 PM Internet Satanists?
BEHERIT Offline


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Ave Satanas-

What is an (internet Satanist)?i dont recall the doktor writing about that in any of his books.

I mean how much of a Satanist are you sitting at a keyboard ?



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#149850 - 03/09/06 04:22 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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I mean how much of a Satanist are you sitting at a keyboard ?




This might be handled case-by-case. Are you taking into account
people who might have physical restrictions? It might be nice to
think that whatever a Satanist chooses to do is in fact Satanic.

Seeing people be concerned that they are being Satanic or not
isn't a new thing. To me, when people expose this line of thinking,
it tells a lot about the person.
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#149851 - 03/09/06 04:30 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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What is an (internet Satanist)?i dont recall the doktor writing about that in any of his books.




Might this fit the bill? It isn't by Dr. LaVey, but then he died in 1997, before the Internet became anywhere near as pervasive as it is today. (You know, Thomas Jefferson never said anything about telephones!)

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I mean how much of a Satanist are you sitting at a keyboard ?




Just as much of a Satanist as when I'm eating dinner with friends, or driving down the highway, or taking a shower, or reading a book, or cleaning the garage, or watching the moons of Jupiter through my telescope.

I think you're missing an essential concept here.

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#149852 - 03/09/06 04:34 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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You're either a Satanist or you're not. However I belive it to be an often thing when some people define themselves as Satanists simply by identifying themselves with some online group, without stepping away from the online world and looking into other aspects of Satanism. These are people that eventually tire of identifying themselves as one thing, and then move on to the next.
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#149853 - 03/09/06 04:47 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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To be sure, many Satanists use the Internet, some quite often. The Internet is a great tool, after all. Random Stranger, for example, pointed out that it's great for those with limited mobility in some way.

But, I define an "Internet Satanist" as someone who puffs themselves up online, but is basically just another "role player" who is using the medium to create an elaborate, but ultimately fake, persona, and indulge in delusions of grandeur.

Anyone can make a webpage and declare himself the High Priest of his own made-up Satanic church. Likewise, anyone can lie about his accomplishments or exaggerate about his assets, while spending his whole life eating Cheetos while watching daytime soaps at his mom's house. The online talk doesn't even remotely match the real-world action, basically.
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#149854 - 03/09/06 05:04 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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Magister Svengali has a nice growing blog collection of internet "satanists".

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#149855 - 03/09/06 05:18 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: DataLore]
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I looked over his blog for a moment and couldn't really find it. I'll admit, blogs aren't my cup of tea so my navigation skills are somewhat non-existent. Where is it?
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#149856 - 03/09/06 07:04 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: Phex]
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If you cant find it, then it wasn't meant to be found.


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#149857 - 03/09/06 07:21 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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Ok this is lame...
Satanists are not downloaded they are born.
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#149858 - 03/09/06 07:45 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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Net compulsion as any other form of compulsion is something basically un-Satanic. Using the web as a tool, though, as already has been stated in this thread, can indeed turn out to be an activity leading to productive results. The amount of time spent for related activities is certainly also a matter of personal preference.
But after all, our main arena is still the real world of which the virtual environment is only a minor branch.

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#149859 - 03/09/06 09:30 PM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: BEHERIT]
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i dont recall the doktor writing about that in any of his books.




Nothing direct.

But he commented on the behaviour often.

In fact, there's a nice little sin devoted to it.

Pretentiousness; the art of pontification.

It's an underlying theme within most pseudo-Satanic groups that spring up all over the internet.

It's easy to spot if you're a Satanist.

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I mean how much of a Satanist are you sitting at a keyboard ?




A loaded question if I've ever seen one.

Satanists utilize the tools necessary to accomplish goals.

The internet can be an excellent resource for the discerning Satanist.

This of course doesn't even consider profession.

Is a Satanist that happens to be a writer suddenly relegated to inferior Satanic status because he/she uses a computer? No. That would be absurd, just like your question.
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#149860 - 03/10/06 01:29 AM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: Poetaster]
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ya caught me I actually work at burger king
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#149861 - 03/10/06 02:46 AM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: gypsy]
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Ok this is lame...
Satanists are not downloaded they are born.




Haha, you couldn't help yourself could you?
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#149862 - 03/10/06 10:22 AM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: gypsy]
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Well, can the psuedo ones get ad-ons at least?
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#149863 - 03/10/06 10:23 AM Re: Internet Satanists? [Re: DataLore]
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Funny stuff too.

That one "guy", with the bulbous forehead and skany girl friend.

Yikes!!
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