I have been a member of the Church of Satan
for 10 years. However, I am not "a fortunate son". I am not well liked by the people in power, not even by the "common footsoldiers". But that is okay. I am like the mad professor of an imaginary intelligence agency. I am a loose cannon even in my own life. I have moments of utter brilliance that I more than compensate for with mind-boggling idiocy right around the next corner. But that is OK. I know myself. This is how it is.
But do I complain? Fuck no. I take the world (and myself) at face value - and that's precisely the point here. As a Satanist, you don't actually believe in whatever fables and fairy tales that appeals to your aesthetic sentiments, but you are willing to use whatever appeals to you for your own personal purposes in whatever psychodrama that is your emotional life.
But - for there is a butt -
You don't let go of reality. Life is not a dream. You live your life in truth and honesty as that which you are, no pretense, full metal jacket, even if this means that you won't be popular. You don't need to ask anybody's permission, acceptance or understanding. Get it straight. It is the here and now that counts. Just do it. Let those juices flow. Be all you can be.
I am a proud member since the Blanche Barton days and that is how it is. I paid 100$. I would willingly pay another 100$. Or why not a 1,000$? It matters not. It's just money. I can make that in a day. However, I support the cause
. Very much so. Because it is necessary. A conspiracy of smart people
is a good idea, no matter the guise.