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#177339 - 07/11/06 11:39 PM Hail Rev. Ventrue!
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I am utterly impressed with your hard work to keep a well organized site going. Every time I log on, I can go where I wish to without some one throwing a pop up screen or invite at me unwarranted. Hail The Dark Tree!

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#177340 - 07/12/06 10:01 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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If you're going to bother offering someone public acclaim, perhaps you should also bother to get his title right.
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#177341 - 07/12/06 10:31 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Virus9]
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If you're going to bother offering someone public acclaim, perhaps you should also bother to get his title right.




Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it is my understanding that using "Reverend" when referring to a "Magister" is perfectly alright. It says the following in the "Affiliation" section of churchofsatan.com:

"Registered Member (no degree)
Active Member—Satanist (First Degree)
Witch/Warlock (Second Degree)
Priestess/Priest (Third Degree)
Magistra/Magister (Fourth Degree)
Maga/Magus (Fifth Degree)

Those who hold the Third through Fifth degrees are all members of the Priesthood of Mendes and individuals with these titles may be called “Reverend.”"

Again, please correct me if I'm wrong???
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#177342 - 07/12/06 10:57 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: L. Kabron]
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Well by golly! Mark your calander! I stand corrected!

You are indeed right. While I might personally find it a bit sloppy, it does appear to be excusable.
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"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
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#177343 - 07/12/06 11:04 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Virus9]
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Well by golly! Mark your calander! I stand corrected!

You are indeed right.




Yay!!! Do I get my devil horns and tail now?
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#177344 - 07/12/06 12:02 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Virus9]
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I did the same thing and corrected someone on calling a Magister, Rev.

I was proven wrong, it happens to the best of us. The CoS page does say that any Priesthood members can be called Rev, I just don't think you should call a Magister, Rev. Personal opinon.
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#177345 - 07/12/06 12:33 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: D. Macabre]
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I guess it could be worse. My girlfriend's been having a hell of a time getting people to call her "Reverend" instead of "Priestess".
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"Recognize the phrase 'national interest' as a synonym for 'self-interest' and you will find no moral obstacle that cannot be removed from the highway of ambition."
-Lewis Lapham

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
-Winston Churchill

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#177346 - 07/12/06 01:13 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Virus9]
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I guess it could be worse. My girlfriend's been having a hell of a time getting people to call her "Reverend" instead of "Priestess".




Personally I like to be called Princess.
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#177347 - 07/12/06 03:03 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: L. Kabron]
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Yeah, but if I tried that with her, she'd just think I was talking to her cat. I usually stick with "Hunny-Bunny", which she at least responds to (usually with death threats ).
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"Recognize the phrase 'national interest' as a synonym for 'self-interest' and you will find no moral obstacle that cannot be removed from the highway of ambition."
-Lewis Lapham

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
-Winston Churchill

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#177348 - 07/12/06 06:12 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Virus9]
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My personal opinion is the same as Mogg.

To me, a Priest/Priestess can be called Reverned. But a Magister and above deserve to be destinctive from the other grades; just as a Reverend is destinctive from a Warlock and a Warlock is destinctive from a Citizen.

I am very insistant about showing proper customs, curtasy, and respect to ranks and titles. Its probably a Marine thing.

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#177349 - 07/12/06 10:24 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: L. Kabron]
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Just so you know, I remember when Magister Ventrue was called Reverend Ventrue. I ment no disrespect to him, I think he must have a great level of patience to work with all of us.

Also, he has a code of honor that I respect personally. The Church of Satan has been around for quite some time and has always shown me dignity and respect regardless of my title or standing. Am I a card carrying member? No. Do I research their resourses? Yes. Because they are accurate.

Anton LeVay went to great lengths to promote Satanic philosophy. In the midst of harsh ridicule and judgementalism. I may not share his personal belief system, but what I do share is the freedom to be. To be myself. I live in the here and now. Tomarrow is what it is. All I know is today.

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#177350 - 07/12/06 10:37 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: CWH]
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Quote:


I am very insistant about showing proper customs, curtasy, and respect to ranks and titles. Its probably a Marine thing.




I think it's a uniformed service "thing".
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." --Vincent Price

“Do what you want as long as it's paying off for you. But once it's become a liability, then something is wrong and you better find out what it is.” --Anton Szandor LaVey

"I have only ONE thing to say to trendy brain-dead music-centered youth: “ARBEIT MACHT FREI” SHITHEADS – PULL UP YOUR STUPID PANTS AND FORM A LINE AT THE PLATFORMS, THE TRAINS WILL BE ARRIVING SOON." --Magister James D. Sass

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#177351 - 07/13/06 01:23 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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Anton LeVay went to great lengths




OK, NOW you're in trouble.
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#177352 - 07/13/06 05:11 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: SilverHammer]
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Yeah no shit. ha ha. Anyways HAIL REV. VENTRUE!!!

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#177353 - 07/13/06 09:13 AM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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So yea, back to the important matter of the topic, Magister Ventrue is a shining representation of our shared philosophies, and deserves the accolades given. I've only been a fixture in this forum for a short time, but I've already seen Ventrue as a successful business man and positive force in the Satanic community; a compleat Satanist if I may. Hailz to you Magister Ventrue! And much thanks for your efforts in supporting our shared network and helping provide us with access to some quite kick ass gear via the CoS Emporium.
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#177354 - 07/13/06 02:05 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: SilverHammer]
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Anton LeVay went to great lengths




I always thought it was Anton LaVey, not LeVay, am i wrong?
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#177355 - 07/13/06 02:51 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Catalyst]
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You were correct... he was referring to a poster who was spelling it incorrectly.

But don't take my word for it... it's right there on the Satanic Bible
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#177356 - 07/13/06 02:55 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Bruja]
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Eh i knew I was right, I just couldnt find the right smily to denote a hint of sarcasm with.
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#177357 - 07/13/06 06:08 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Catalyst]
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Eh i knew I was right, I just couldnt find the right smily to denote a hint of sarcasm with.




I haven't a clue which "smily" that could be.
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#177358 - 07/13/06 06:30 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: CWH]
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Doesn't the title Magister sound impressive? I like using it simply because it is distinctive.

It is like a lieutenant colonel being called a colonel. I always hated it because a full bird is being lowered to a mere LtC.

A first and second lieutenant are excusable simply because they are both rookies. But a man that has been around for a good 25 plus years deserve to be recognized as a superior.

I would not dare call a staff sergeant just plain sergeant.

I have been asked by some acquaintances why I use titles so much when talking to others even in just day to day banter. They claim it is because I am being submissive. The truth is I use such titles with those whom I respect even if we are friends. They would never understand. Spend a few years sweating, bleeding, and conquering and you will know what titles mean.

Of course not all who have titles are intelligent or worthwhile. But then I don’t really give them the respect by using those titles (unless it is business).

You know what I am saying, Devildog*?

*Sorry, the word just popped out.
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#177359 - 07/13/06 06:36 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Discipline]
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You know what I am saying, Devildog*?

*Sorry, the word just popped out.




Oh no!! You just Devildogged me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boo!!! Boo!!!

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#177360 - 07/13/06 06:45 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: CWH]
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Ha!!!

Yeah, I did. Whatca gonna do?

When I am working the "mean" streets of San Diego and I have to give warnings to Marines who happen to be doing something with poor judgement, I use the Devildog line.

It really works. If they get even more huffy and they have their rank on their car I will call them by their rank while I inform them of their bad driving habits.

It is a blast to be talking to a Master Sergeant. "Excuse me, Master Sergeant. Do you realize you just made an illegal U-turn? What was your reasoning for that? You do realize that with the amount of traffic passing through this intersect at any given time, an illegal U-turn can congest traffic or even injury another person. Do you think that was a wise choice, Master Sergeant?"

Yeah, I have fun with it.
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#177361 - 07/13/06 06:53 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Discipline]
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Ha!!!

Yeah, I did. Whatca gonna do?




Write my congressmen!


Quote:

When I am working the "mean" streets of San Diego and I have to give warnings to Marines who happen to be doing something with poor judgement, I use the Devildog line.

It really works. If they get even more huffy and they have their rank on their car I will call them by their rank while I inform them of their bad driving habits.

It is a blast to be talking to a Master Sergeant. "Excuse me, Master Sergeant. Do you realize you just made an illegal U-turn? What was your reasoning for that? You do realize that with the amount of traffic passing through this intersect at any given time, an illegal U-turn can congest traffic or even injury another person. Do you think that was a wise choice, Master Sergeant?"

Yeah, I have fun with it.




Excellent! I'd have fun with it as well.

I've had a few former Marine policemen give me breaks for going a tab bit over the speed limit. Or once I forgot to use a turn signal even though I was in the turning lane.

I thought about the police force for when I get out, but I have to chase the entertainment/music scene first.

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#177362 - 07/13/06 06:59 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: CWH]
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I usually do give breaks to serving men and women when I am working. However, they still get the lectures. Everyone gets the lectures. No one can escapes my stern lectures!

Good luck with the music career. It seems like it will be tough. But from what I have heard from you, you will do well.
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#177363 - 07/13/06 07:12 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Discipline]
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No one can escape my stern lectures!




That's good. Every now and then, a swift kick in the ass isn't always such a bad thing.

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Good luck with the music career. It seems like it will be tough. But from what I have heard from you, you will do well.




It will be and thank you!

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#177364 - 07/13/06 11:26 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: SilverHammer]
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Are you a member of the Grammar police? Is your life so destitute of direction that you must accuse another of a simple missspelling?

Anton LeVay.....A man who defied curcumstances and those around his immediate circle to reach a goal. He met with a whole race of people that wanted change for the better. Change for the Satanic ideology.

I will stand by Anton Levay and that which he is a reprentative of - Individualism. The freedom to be different.

Viking
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#177365 - 07/13/06 11:39 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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After all of that and you still spelled it wrong.

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#177367 - 07/14/06 12:22 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Quaark]
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Seeing how he has "been in contact with the CoS since 1995" if he can't spell Magus LaVey's name correctly now, he never will.


Oh, viking, now I am humiliating you
You deserve it for this repeated mistake!
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#177368 - 07/14/06 12:30 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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Are you a member of the Grammar police? Is your life so destitute of direction that you must accuse another of a simple missspelling?




When in the midst of Satanists, one can only expect that others will lash you for misspelling the founder, our Good Doktor's name. Which by the way, is LaVey. He signed his letters in a couple of the books as ASLV. As in Anton Szandor LaVey.

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#177369 - 07/14/06 12:58 PM Re: Hail Rev. Ventrue! [Re: Viking]
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Allow me to interject here.

I have personally reprimanded users for being, as you say, "grammar police" (nevermind that the issue at hand is one of spelling, not grammar), but in this case it is entirely warranted. You have spelled Dr. LaVey's name multiple ways within the same post!

It is one thing to make a typo or mistake in spelling a long, multisyllabic word, but you are repeatedly misspelling a five-letter proper name, the name of a man you claim to admire. I'm not even sure you've spelled it entirely correctly once in this entire thread.

Sir, are you making an effort to be obtuse? For pete's sake, spell the man's name right in the future and be done with it!

I warn you against making issue of this. My attention was gained not because of your spelling, but because you are now making discourteous insults against other users, which we do not permit. Will you simply accept your mistake and learn from it, or will you allow counterproductive pride to bring you grief?
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