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#409392 - 01/19/10 03:35 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: M.D. Roche]
Callier Offline

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Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 2196
Originally Posted By: MALFORM
I'm wondering if the pricey membership fee (which up until recent was only $100) has anything to do with Dr. LaVey's rotten daughters, who now get 1/3 each of all his book royalties. Grrr...


$200 is pricey?

*laughs*

Dude I've spent that on just one shirt and I only wore it maybe twice.
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#409408 - 01/19/10 05:01 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Callier]
ArtAche86 Offline


Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 380
Loc: Cthulhu's Bowels,Kentucky
that is either a really,REALLY nice shirt,or it came with a handjob.
Which is it? coopdevil
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#409409 - 01/19/10 05:45 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: ArtAche86]
LordofDarkness Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Tennessee, U.S.
Originally Posted By: SomeLikEvil
Yes, you get the Crimson card for being a Registered Member, you just don't get the secret decoder ring.


There's a decorder ring for active members!?

Damn that sounds badass!

Originally Posted By: SomeLikEvil
For some people, yeah, two hundred dollars is a lot, but no one is obligated to join. Satanism is about self-preservation, and in the case of one who doesn't have the money, not joining is the more Satanic thing to do.


It was too much for me for sometime. I had to wait a few years due to bills and financial opportunities.

This time, I was lucky and got $400+ more than expected. I had the excess $200 and if spend either by membership or something else, I wouldn't have any financial issues.

That was my opportunity to spend it on membership.

Originally Posted By: Autotheist
Congratulations, LordOfDarkness. I must confess my envy of you (the good kind of envy, of course).


Thank you! I'll be downstairs when you finally become a member also.

Just let your envy be your guide! laugh

Hail Satan! \m/ (I'm presenting my 'horns' also known as the cornu handsign)
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#409412 - 01/19/10 06:11 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Nammu]
Ninth_Cimmerian Offline

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Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 1147
Loc: Washington State
Quote:
I received my card on Oct. 31st of last year


Yes, a shame I haven't seen you downstairs yet, you are a Registered Member after all.
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#409452 - 01/19/10 10:20 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Ninth_Cimmerian]
Talon Pierce Offline

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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 106
Loc: Colorado
Perhaps I wandered down the wrong stairwell also.

confused
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#409454 - 01/19/10 10:36 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Talon Pierce]
Delta Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 6750
Loc: Nar
Originally Posted By: Talon Pierce
Perhaps I wandered down the wrong stairwell also.


Don't worry, It happens from time to time wink In any case I'm glad you joined, it would have been rather perverse to show that "COS Member" banner on your site if you hadn't.
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#409456 - 01/19/10 10:52 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Delta]
Melly Offline


Registered: 01/19/10
Posts: 13
Loc: Toronto Area
Well I am super jealous.
Being a poor student does not rock.

Congrats, hope it comes quickly!
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#409458 - 01/19/10 11:18 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: M.D. Roche]
Phineas Offline
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Registered: 08/16/06
Posts: 8262
The fee was raised because it needed to be raised. And it is still nominal.

For those who may have missed this, do follow the thread for additional observations on the fee.

I actually sat down to do the math, and even adjusting for the current fee, I've worked out that my membership so far has cost me about $1.38 per month. I spend over three times that amount for AAA membership, and I've never had to call them for a tow. Hell, the bottled drink I buy on my lunch hour usually costs more than $1.38.

When I think of all of those things made possible through my COS membership: the incredible individuals I've met, the friendships I've made, the group rituals, the parties, the projects I've created, other members' projects I've gotten enjoyment from (artwork, free message boards, zines, books, free radio programs, etc.)...I have to laugh at people who think the fee is too much. I can only imagine that they've never paid for anything that didn't involve a counter and a cash register.


Originally posted by Rev. Bill_M


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#409459 - 01/19/10 11:30 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Phineas]
Melly Offline


Registered: 01/19/10
Posts: 13
Loc: Toronto Area
Just out of curiosity, where does this money go and what does it do? Is it for upkeep of websites/radio/zines/etc or is there something else?
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#409461 - 01/19/10 11:46 PM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Melly]
Phineas Offline
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Administrative costs.
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#409464 - 01/20/10 12:32 AM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Melly]
NapalmNick Offline
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Registered: 08/23/08
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This has all been explained ad nauseum on this board, but if you think about it for three seconds it all makes sense. The Church of Satan pays its taxes. The materials in the membership packets cost money, not to mention the fact that, like Reverend Bill M said, it is ridiculously cheap all things considered.

Especially in comparison to tithes in the Christian Church; and they aren't honest about their money making. The Church of Satan is.
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#409466 - 01/20/10 12:41 AM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: NapalmNick]
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Exactly!

Not mention that all of this is explained on The Church of Satan official website under Affiliation. So when someone wanders in here asking such a question I just kindly role my eyes. Anyone serious about Affiliation would know that.


Edited by Unknown (01/20/10 12:44 AM)
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#409471 - 01/20/10 01:50 AM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Delta]
Talon Pierce Offline

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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 106
Loc: Colorado
Very nicely said!

I often traverse multiple stairways unsure if the breadcrumb trails were left for or by me...

crazy

( I wouldn't fly the banner if my card had expired grin )


Edited by Talon Pierce (01/20/10 02:13 AM)
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#409479 - 01/20/10 03:18 AM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: Callier]
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Registered: 07/13/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Callier
Dude I've spent that on just one shirt and I only wore it maybe twice.



And I spent more on two Bowlers. One of which I gave my 2 year old grandson because it wasn't exactly what I wanted.

(Side note to you, Callier. The one I gave him was from "Hatsinthe Belfry." If you need another good hat, try www.millerhats.com. They are great quality, and when they say "Delivered in 4 days," that is exactly how long it took mine to arrive.)
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#409481 - 01/20/10 03:24 AM Re: My membership is almost here! [Re: DCLXVI]
Ninth_Cimmerian Offline

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Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 1147
Loc: Washington State


Thumbs up on millerhats, good stuff.
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