Dave here. 30 years old. Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. Atheist/humanist from the time I was able to think independently. Drawn to Satanism since hearing my first Mercyful Fate record. Passionate musician (http://crusades.ca), writer, husband, and father-to-be.
Very much looking forward to some great discussions about music, literature, philosophy, self-improvement, and everything in-between.
And a big hello to my fellow Canadians!
Look upon me, I am the beast.
>> Drawn to Satanism since hearing my first Mercyful Fate record. <<
Personally, I've never listened to anything by Mercyful Fate.
Have you read the Satanic Bible though?
Welcome to the forums.
"u.v.ray is an uncompromising writer who glares at the world with bloodshot eyes. He gazes into the abyss and sees jewels of tragedy, comedy, cruelty, heroism, tenderness, darkness, grit and futility. We Are Glass is a searing collection of seventeen razor-sharp short stories; a very fine collection indeed." -- Paul D. Brazill.
Drake: Yep, I've done plenty of the more readily available essential reading (TSB, TSR, Secret Life of a Satanist, etc). I was simply highlighting that Mercyful fate (and Venom, Bathory, and other early dark metal) was what initially drew me to Satanism.
HellOfAllHells: That track sounds good! Love that old-school sound! Have you checked out Portrait or In Solitude ? Both incredible European bands with feet planted firmly in the Satanic metal of yesteryear.
And while we're on the topic of shameless plugs, check out my band Crusades (more a dark, melodic punk rock band with metal leanings & vehemently antichristian lyrics than a straight up metal band).
I have been enjoying some of the posted music on your site. I dig the sound and where your going with it. Welcome to Letters to the Devil.
“Love is one of the most intense feelings felt by man; another is hate. Forcing yourself to feel indiscriminate love is very unnatural. If you try to love everyone you only lessen your feelings for those who deserve your love. Repressed hatred can lead to many physical and emotional aliments. By learning to release your hatred towards those who deserve it, you cleanse yourself of these malignant emotions and need not take your pent-up hatred out on your loved ones.” Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible
Liz here . I am 49 female. I have read the satanic bible a while back ago. Read Satan Speaks. It has been a while. I have been interested in the COS for a while and still learning more. Read the posts that was placed on Internet before coming on here. A lot of it I already do . Need to learn and apply more to my life .I do have questions that I will be asking. I am glade you are here.
Edited by Liz (11/14/1108:50 PM) Edit Reason: I also read another book and erased what I said about looking over the keys .