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#191536 - 10/01/06 05:34 AM What the hail?
Privatequest Offline


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The salute Hail Satan is quite reminicing of the Nazi movement. Why do members of your Church use that German word Hail?

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#191537 - 10/01/06 07:33 AM Re: What the hail? [Re: Privatequest]
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The word "Hail" is derived from old english, meaning "be healthy". The word can also be used to praise. In Satanism, it is used both as a word of greeting amongst friends as well as an exaltation of that which we hold in high regard. When we say "Hail Satan!" we can mean "Hail Friend!", "Goodbye Friend!", "Praise Me!", "Praise You!", "Praise (insert-Satanic-idea-here)"...or any and all of the above at once.
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#191538 - 10/01/06 08:16 AM Re: What the hail? [Re: Privatequest]
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Ever heard the phrase, "Hail Caesar"? Or do you think the Romans were influenced by the Nazis?

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#191539 - 10/01/06 09:32 AM *DELETED* [Re: Privatequest]
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Edited by LKRice (10/01/06 11:49 AM)
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#191540 - 10/01/06 01:49 PM Re: What the hail? [Re: Mr. Saturday]
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Thank you Agent_Noir, this was a useful answer.

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#191541 - 10/01/06 03:12 PM Re: What the hail? [Re: Privatequest]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Although you already have an answer, I'd just point out that the German word is "Heil" not "Hail." Heil is pronounced about like a rhyme with "pile" in English. Therefore there is not the relation that you seem eager to point out.

Also note that Ave Satanas, the Latin version which is also used, is probably an intentional mockery of Ave Maria, or Hail Mary (see the obvious connection?).
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#191542 - 10/01/06 05:24 PM Re: What the hail? [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
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Thank you very, very much LeviathanXIII, I was not aware of the spelling mistake.

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