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#299806 - 01/20/08 07:01 AM Satanism in the UK
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Greetings all,
I am just wondering who out there may from the United Kingdom? I`ll be honest in saying that I have never come across a Satanist from the UK and I have met a lot of people. I am also interested in the strength of Satanism in the UK as we are a rather multi cultural society these days with so many different belief systems. Any thoughts?

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#299810 - 01/20/08 07:38 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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There are plenty of Satanists in the UK.

You will be hard-pushed to find them, as with most Satanists world-wide.

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#299816 - 01/20/08 08:22 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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 Originally Posted By: alvinacrowe
I`ll be honest in saying that I have never come across a Satanist from the UK and I have met a lot of people.


You may have come across many Satanists without knowing it, as not all of them have a Baphomet tattooed on their foreheads.
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#299824 - 01/20/08 09:40 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Old_Pig]
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OK so you mis-read my post. Firstly, I know I would find it difficult to find a Satanist and also I do know that Satanists do not have a tattoo to show themselves as Satanists. I was merely saying I have never met anyone in my magic or social circle.
I am interested however how Satanism has taken hold in the UK, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the impact Satanism has made upon the different nations.

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#299834 - 01/20/08 10:28 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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 Originally Posted By: alvinacrowe
it would be interesting to compare and contrast the impact Satanism has made upon the different nations.


Why would it?

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#299836 - 01/20/08 10:34 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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I think you miss-read my joke.

And I repeat, you may have met Satanists and not know it. There are many reasons for a Satanist not to identify himself as such, even to other alleged Satanists.

Satanism makes an impact everywhere in the world... and a great part of this is accomplished by keeping a low profile.
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#299850 - 01/20/08 11:41 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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If you go to the CoS website, you will find a section full of links. These are populated by many productive Satanists worldwide. In fact, there is at least one message board administrated by a Satanist from the UK.

Up to this point, I have only pressed flesh with one American Satanist. That is not an odd predicament to be in.
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#299852 - 01/20/08 11:44 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Unless of course, you, I, and family take a trip to Atlantic City to blow our fortunes on some poker tables.
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#299853 - 01/20/08 11:45 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Poetaster]
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I have a good comeback; but, it is uncharacteristically off-color.
I shall refrain. ;\)
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#299892 - 01/20/08 02:31 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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 Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
In fact, there is at least one message board administrated by a Satanist from the UK.


Not anymore - Satan Speaks is RIP.
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#299898 - 01/20/08 02:53 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Poetaster]
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Why would you want to goto Atlantic City when you can visit Cherokee's poker tables in North Carolina!

I hear they have the nicest guest service!

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#299903 - 01/20/08 03:01 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Scion]
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 Originally Posted By: Scion
 Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
In fact, there is at least one message board administrated by a Satanist from the UK.


Not anymore - Satan Speaks is RIP.



I did not know that.
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#299931 - 01/20/08 05:20 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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 Originally Posted By: alvinacrowe
I was merely saying I have never met anyone in my magic or social circle.

Another thing to think about is this: is there any particular reason why you suspect a Satanist might seek out your particular "magic" or social circles? Satanism isn't ecumenical, and you hardly ever find Satanists taking an active interest in the occult scene. Plus, many (though certainly not all) Satanists are socially more on the introverted side too.
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#299951 - 01/20/08 06:09 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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 Originally Posted By: alvinacrowe
I am just wondering who out there may from the United Kingdom?


Since there are a little over sixty million people from the United Kingdom, I'll not name them all - though it's possible to find a lot of them by looking via some resource such as the online BT phonebook.

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I`ll be honest in saying that I have never come across a Satanist from the UK and I have met a lot of people.


You sure you've never come across one?

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I am also interested in the strength of Satanism in the UK


Satanism is strong wherever it is.

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as we are a rather multi cultural society these days with so many different belief systems. Any thoughts?


We? I, for one, am not this society.

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#300012 - 01/20/08 09:58 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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I know I would find it difficult to find a Satanist and also I do know that Satanists do not have a tattoo to show themselves as Satanists. I was merely saying I have never met anyone in my magic or social circle.


Funny. Almost all of my friends would say exactly the same thing. (Except maybe for the magic part -- it's more of a science nerd crowd.) And ALL of them would be wrong.

-Chess



Edited by Chess (01/20/08 11:01 PM)
Edit Reason: Typo.

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#300027 - 01/20/08 11:47 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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You have received a plethora of replies covering different aspects of a subject that surfaces quite often: how do I meet other Satanists?

This is understandable. You may find that you possibly have met one or two, they just didn't think it was necessary to reveal themselves. One trait you will find that is found in Satanists is that of being self possessed. Time is valuable and precious, so we are careful as to whom we spend it with.

You may also find that if put it out here (so to speak) that you want to meet other Satanists you'll encounter people you never want to see again. Remember, there are different strata within our ranks. There is no guarantee that you will get along with another simply because they claim to be a Satanist.
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#300112 - 01/21/08 11:20 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Old_Pig]
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Yes understandable. Apologies about the joke, I thought you were being rude or were you? hehe.

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#300113 - 01/21/08 11:21 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Scion]
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Yes I couldn`t get into Satan Speaks, a pity really.

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#300116 - 01/21/08 11:26 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Bill_M]
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I am simply interested in Satanisms effect in the UK. It is all good and well chatting away to a stranger on the internet about Satanism but the real thing? Now that would interesting, someone you can have an intelligent conversation with. Magic circle? Well I have met some right losers who claim to be into Satanism who haven`t a clue (just an example) I wasn`t saying that every occultist is a Satanist and vice versa of course.

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#300128 - 01/21/08 12:10 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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 Originally Posted By: alvinacrowe
Yes understandable. Apologies about the joke, I thought you were being rude or were you? hehe.



I try not to be rude, but some times thing I write are interpreted a such, because emotions are not always correctly expressed over the Internet. There is no need to apologize.
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#308186 - 02/19/08 10:53 PM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: Old_Pig]
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I am in the UK, and I have met a 'fellow' Satanist.
I didn't see fit to tell him that I was a Satanist, because of the fact that he decided to tell me pretty much out of the blue that he was.
If it had come up in a different context, I might well have told him, and maybe even had an interesting discussion with him.
The fact that he practically boasted to me that he was a Satanist, as if his desire was to impress me, made me bite my tongue.

Another, less depressing incident occurred quite recently. I was visiting a friend of a friend and one of our group mentioned the Satanic Bible because they saw it amongst his books.

He actually seemed to have read the book, and explained a few of the basic ideas behind Satanism.
Although I was pleased that he actually seemed to be intelligent and understand the concept of Satanism, I was most impressed by the matter of fact way in which he spoke- no sensationalism or attempts to impress.

He said that the book was 'mostly common sense' and The Doktor 'seemed to know what he was on about', but then told us that although it had made interesting reading, he was not a Satanist.

I liked that, and found it refreshing. I didn't reveal myself as a Satanist, because the other people there were not people with whom I wished to discuss Satanism.

So, there you go.
One Satanist who I would never have told, and one non- Satanist who I probably would have told if the circumstances had been different.

Both people have met me and even talked about Satanism, yet both are still oblivious to the fact that I am a Satanist.

If you want to meet a Satanist, then you are looking in the wrong place if you think you will find them in occult circles.

Satanism isn't a 'club'.
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#308840 - 02/23/08 04:14 AM Re: Satanism in the UK [Re: alvinacrowe]
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Well I am a Satanist and in the UK, but don't make a habit of revealing it to all and sundry - in fact outside of the few CoS members I have interacted with here in Blighty I have never told ANYONE of my affiliations!

I would also suggest as Satanism is a religion of the individual the 'strength of Satanism in the UK' is down to each individual in their own situation.

Clearly I find Satanism a positive and productive tool in my life or I wouldn't bother identifying with it!
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