Deluded people will claim that there are "many types" of Satanists. Deluded people will - as is characteristic of deluded people - be wrong. There is only one kind. THE kind. Do not mistake that. We may argue over idiotic details to the point of mortal animosity between ourselves but we know what is what. It can't be faked.
As do you. You know. You can feel it. With all the mighty mighty authority of my genius and folly I will tell you this: Register with the Church of Satan. Yes yes. There are other heavenly bodies. The First, Second and Whatever Church. The Temple of SHAZAM! Who cares? Your only real and true home is with your own kind. Feel free to branch out into the bloody ridiculous, as children are want to do, but remember where the centre of gravity is, okay? Right here!
Feel free to explore and codify your particular branch of special interest but make no mistake about what's at the heart and core of it all: The Church of Satan. Yes yes. Feel free to disagree with people and tenets, feel free to knock yourself out. This is a confusing world. Do what you have to do. Just do it! Nobody's stopping you or lecturing you about what's right or wrong. You are free! Go for it! Go!
But make no mistake about your home address. You are not a child of God. No matter what you think, dream, and elaborate; you know that at the end of the day you can't fool yourself. Home is where your heart is. However wild and funky that heart may be. You just know.
Um... good question Mrs. Rice. I suppose I am more mainstream than I imagined. Like preaching to the choir, right? There are however a lot of things I could say that I think unsuitable for this open forum context, so I won't. It's not important. This is all about having a little seasonal fun while the candles burn out. I shall probably just vanish within shortly.
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.
It does seem to me that sometimes you get a bit carried away with yourself, giving the impression that you're trying too hard to be funny but it doesn't matter much as that does not make you any less funny to begin with.
And quite smart as well. It's refreshing to read your posts, Sir.
"Wer Nichts Wagt, Kann Nichts Verlieren"