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The Name "Church of Satan" #261594
08/03/07 12:47 AM
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here is my question - How come you all call yourselves "the Church of Satan" yet believe that there is no God, that you are your own God? why take an icon associated with Christianity and use it as the basis for your religion and then it seems like you rebel against the idea? In the 9 statements that you have, your ninth statement says that "satan is the best friend the church has ever had," - why say that if you proclaim to be seperate from christianity and hold no views similar at all? You are your own God, yet you call yourselves 'the Church of Satan." you are individualistic by the nature of your beliefs. so why call yourselves something associated with christianity?

hi!!

Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: marley] #261607
08/03/07 01:57 AM
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Before your question is answered, I have one for you:

I can't seem to find your mandatory introduction in the introduction forum. Could you tell me where it is?


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Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: marley] #261608
08/03/07 01:58 AM
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This has been asked a million times already, but I'm feeling friendly this evening, so here's an answer to your question directly from an interview with Dr. LaVey on the Church of Satan's website:

"We call it “Satanism” because it’s about time the Devil was given his due. The Nine Satanic Statements pretty much spells it out. We want bold, but not pretentious disciples. By employing the “S” word, the timid and superstitiously frightened stay away. They have good reason to be scared, but not as they surmise."

P.S. Where is your introduction?


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Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: Mr. Hyde] #262127
08/04/07 07:54 PM
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marley Offline OP
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sorry, it took me time to figure out the introduction thing as there are times when me and modern technology don't get along!! but it's there now!!

Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: marley] #262566
08/06/07 04:22 AM
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How come you all call yourselves "the church of satan" yet believe that there is no God, that you are your own God? why take an icon associated with Christianity and use it as the basis for your religion and then it seems like you rebel against the idea?


How come you give Christianity exclusive rights to a word that describes a fellowship of like minded people who share a philosophical life view? To put it simply, we aren't against churches, per se, simply stupid ones.

We are a church because we have the two components that describe churches: Ritual and dogma.

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your ninth statement says that "satan is the best friend the church has ever had," -


Yes, irony is a kick in the ass, ain't it?

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You are your own God, yet you call yourselves 'the church of satan." you are individualistic by the nature of your beliefs. so why call yourselves something associated with christianity?


Because the weak instill words with power that we feel happy to exploit.

Y~


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Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: Ygraine] #262568
08/06/07 04:42 AM
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Re: The Name "Church of Satan" [Re: marley] #262574
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