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#192373 - 10/07/06 04:11 PM Re: Your going to ruin it! [Re: Mr Sam]
tekku Offline
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I don't think the issue is whether or not art has anything to do with Satanism, I think everyone agrees it does to some extent, but to do with this quote;
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it is something that would greatly help me to understand Satanism and its followers even more.



which can be interpreted in differant ways.




exactly
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#192374 - 10/08/06 10:32 AM Re: Your going to ruin it! [Re: tekku]
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Thanks for the laugh!

Ps. I appreciate Mr. Blake very much as I do all people who can conjure with words.
But does it have to have Satanic qualities in order to be appreciated (more)? I don't think so.

Art is Art.
The rest is just semantics.

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#192375 - 10/08/06 10:50 AM Re: Terrible reply! Art has everything to do with Satanism! [Re: reprobate]
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It is ENTIRELY appropriate for someone to ask whether Satanists have taste in art.

It is ESPECIALLY appropriate when the artist under consideration was also a poet who expressed Satanic ideas long before Anton LaVey penned the Satanic Bible.

Asking why Satanists should read Blake is like asking why they should read Nietzsche, Spinoza, Feuerbach, Foucault, Freud, Jung, Reich...; G B Shaw, H G Wells, Jack London, Shirley Jackson.... Why they should watch Blue Velvet, Blade Runner, Metropolis....




I agree with you in the context that Satanism is largely based on aesthetics and art. Anton LaVey read/watched/listened to many of these authors/musicians/artists/movies while brainstorming his ideas on the philosophy of Satanism. The Church of Satan by Blanche Barton has a list at the back of movies, books and music that Anton LaVey has suggested that other Satanists might find interesting. Not because it is required reading, but because LaVey thought that other Satanists could benefit from these works as he had.
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#192376 - 10/08/06 08:57 PM Re: Your going to ruin it! [Re: Elend]
tekku Offline
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Thanks for the laugh!.




im glad you got as much of a laugh out if it as i did
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#192377 - 10/09/06 10:08 AM Re: Terrible reply! Art has everything to do with Satanism! [Re: Malachi]
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Registered: 08/31/06
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It is ENTIRELY appropriate for someone to ask whether Satanists have taste in art.




The original query cited a very particular artist, not art, and in its ultimate context provides a general outline of the author's agenda. I could best express my interpretation of this agenda through the following query : "What do most Satanists have for breakfast?"




And then…the exacting quote:

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Choosing forms of worship from poetic tales.
And at length they pronounc'd that the Gods had order'd such things.




Have to say that was excellent reading between the lines.

It does make a difference why and how a question is being made on the first place. May it be presented on a silver plate.
Wearing Blake or wearing Black, who cares?

I ask myself why would anyone choose to enhance its stature sitting on top of Gulliver.

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