I was also subjected to the horrors of the Evangelical religious cult. I personally consider it to potentially be one of the most psychologically damaging strains of Christianity for any child to be associated with.
But as their own saviour says, they know not what they do. I'm ok now and because they are my parents I've forgiven them. But those churches are truly vile.
May I also recommend our current High Priest, Peter H. Gilmore's book The Satanic Scriptures. It really is a great book that you would definitely not be disappointed with. Hilarious at times. But essentially, it will bring you up to speed on where the CoS and Satanism stands in the world right now.
When I read The Satanic Bible it was like a bolt of lightning. I'm sure I don't need to tell you that.
You are at the beginning of a journey. Above all, enjoy it. There's no need to rush into anything, just take your time and take it all in as you continue along your path.
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