So I'm not sure why you believe in a supernatural entity that "is concerned with us" in the first place. If the notion is ultimately irrelevant and can't be "known" enough to apply it for anything practical in life, then why believe it?
Not a super-natural entity, a supra-normal entity. Something that science's searchlights have not yet penetrated. The thing that people try to tap into when performing "magic", be it a Satanic ritual or a Christian prayer. The part of the human spirit, if such a thing exists, that makes seemingly impossible things possible.
I don't believe in it. I believe in nothing; only falsehoods requires belief. It's on the corners of my consciousness. Think of it as a ritual that is always in effect.
It could be that I am simply trying to put a positive spin on a mental illness, but I prefer not to think of it like that.
I do not want to argue with you guys; I think we can all agree that people who are looking to argue on the internet are all goofballs that need something better to do with their time.
But when LaVey spoke of man creating his gods, rather than his gods creating him, I believe that the context was specifically aimed at the fictitious god of Abraham.
And when I compared Anton LaVey to Jesus, the context was not as a martyr. I meant it the sense that both were teachers who sought to elevate people's thinking at cost and personal risk. Martyrdom equals failure to the martyr.
I believe that Anton wanted to change things.. but learned how strong the enemy was. But the Church of Satan
refused to dissipate, it simply became a custard that can't be nailed to the wall. It went underground. It is that courage, that will to survive at any cost, that I most respect about this organization. It is parallel to my life story, and it is why I shall remain a Satanist until the day I die.. Satan send that it is later rather than sooner.