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#472632 - 04/08/12 05:47 PM What to tell people...
bobby.1989 Offline


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When a Satanist is asked, "What is your religion?" What would be better to answer with? Atheist or Satanist? I usually say atheist just to avoid the explanation about what Satanism is.
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#472634 - 04/08/12 05:52 PM Re: What to tell people... [Re: bobby.1989]
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Originally Posted By: bobby.1989
When a Satanist is asked, "What is your religion?" What would be better to answer with? Atheist or Satanist? I usually say atheist just to avoid the explanation about what Satanism is.

This is up to the individual Satanist. Satanism doesn't need martyrs, and we still place self-preservation at the top. So if a Satanist suspected that "outing" himself or herself to somebody could potentially have undesirable results, then of course it makes sense not to do so. Other Satanists are quite public about their Satanism and live in areas and/or have careers where this sort of knowledge wouldn't really matter.

Technically, saying "I'm an atheist" is still a true statement, because the term means nothing more than not believing in deities. Of course, that's all it tells you.
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#472654 - 04/08/12 11:37 PM Re: What to tell people... [Re: bobby.1989]
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Good point. Thanks. So maybe when asked my religion I'll just say I'm an atheist, which anyone who knows me is very aware of that. When someone keeps bugging me about how I should get in touch with God or Jesus I'll just tell them that I'm a satanist. I'm quite sure that'll shut 'em up. Lol.
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#472656 - 04/09/12 01:47 AM Re: What to tell people... [Re: bobby.1989]
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>> I usually say atheist <<


If you're ever visiting a fundamentally Islamic country I would advise you to say Muslim. In those places atheism is an executable offence.

My take on the issue is that it's usually best to just say whatever people want to hear.
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#472793 - 04/10/12 10:26 PM Re: What to tell people... [Re: Drake_Bamboozle]
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