At present, I am reading TSB. Today I found, through the Church of Satan
site, Satanism101.com. My questions stem from the third paragraph from the FAQ by Magister Paradise on this page
I won't delve too deeply into my own situation. But it feels like I am the same person today that I was when I was a little girl before age 5 as it relates to my sense of self and personality, my curiosities and sense of wonder.
According to the FAQ paragraph mentioned above, many in the population might be Satanic, but are not Satanists. I am guilty of "all the above". It is in my past. But it is NOT in my present. All I have is right now. I appreciate who I am and what I have overcome. It has made me and not broken me.
To read the words above...first I must apologize for saying this...it reminds me of my mother saying that the only way to heaven is through Jesus. And my only reaction to her was, how can that be? There are good jews, muslims, buddists, hindus, etc. etc. How can the Church of Satan
expect perfection in such an imperfect world?
What about children today, sufferers of child abuse? What about the children of yesterday, who had to overcome the obstacles of child abuse? For me it has made me stronger.