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I never understood satanism
Any belief system where you are required to worship anything is a religion
I'm reluctant to even learn more about what satanism is, seems to me like some teenage self-assertion stuff))
I laugh every time I see a goat on the throne))))
Irina, one can be an atheist and a religionist. (See: Buddhism). That is, one can believe in a religion that does not have a god-figure but still has supernatural elements like reincarnation and Karma.
My beef with Satanism is that if Satan is well... what Christians believe him to be, then believing in Satan seems to necessitate belief in God. Since... you know... God created Satan.
Alternatively, if Satan is NOT as described in the Bible, why are we calling it Satan? And if it is an invisible supernatural being in control of things... isn't he a god?
Sooo.... yeah. My brain hurts.
Not a reactionary. I am interested in correlations between atheists and Satanists. I am just trying to take an unscientific survey, trying to get a reading on the room temperature.
On the other hand, I am forced to react to consensus reality, in which theists are "in authority," constantly.
Also, I am interested in the correlations between atheists and black metal fans and aficionados, since so much black metal is militantly anti-theistic and heavy metal in general so traditionally laden with Satanic allusions and imagery.
Atheists do have a rich, deep perspective. Some of its richness may not be so deep, but it comprises a wide swath. That interests me.