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#371129 - 02/05/09 10:09 PM your own god?
i like bacon Offline


Registered: 02/05/09
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im really sorry about asking this but ive read "the god you save may be yourself" about 100 times now and i still dont really get it. i think i understand the basic idea, but it seems that whenever i go to read a different part of the book, i loose all concepts of it. could someone please explain the concept of being your own god to me in a nutshell, and yes iveread the entire chapter and the one before it.

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#371130 - 02/05/09 10:11 PM Re: your own god? [Re: i like bacon]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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It's not very complicated.

There is no power greater than ourselves pulling the strings.

Satanists consider themselves the elite of humanity.

Therefore, nothing is greater than we are.

Gods traditionally occupy the top of the food chain.

We are thus gods.
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#371131 - 02/05/09 10:14 PM Re: your own god? [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
i like bacon Offline


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thank you so much. im fairly young but intellegent, but even for me ASL's vocabulary is extensive at least. thanks so much

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#371132 - 02/05/09 10:16 PM Re: your own god? [Re: i like bacon]
Phineas Offline
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Just how young is fairly young, if you please?
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#371133 - 02/05/09 10:18 PM Re: your own god? [Re: Phineas]
i like bacon Offline


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id rather not give out my actual age but i will say that im old enough to be on the internet without a parent over my sholder, but im not old enough to join the church

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#371134 - 02/05/09 10:22 PM Re: your own god? [Re: i like bacon]
Phineas Offline
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Thank you.
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#371151 - 02/06/09 04:15 AM Re: your own god? [Re: Phineas]
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Edited by Bruja (02/06/09 05:44 AM)

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#371187 - 02/06/09 11:54 AM Re: your own god? [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Svengali Offline
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Registered: 03/06/03
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The mistake I see most people making is that they assume "I am my own god" is a metaphysical statement, whereas in Satanism it is intended to be an anti-metaphysical statement.

I see even people who should know better occasionally veering off into this delusion.
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