tltle says it all, i decided to put the subject here because in todays world first impressions can be a deal breaker and people now seem to come to conclussions way too quickly for there own good, it seems to many people don't take the time and simply don't have the interest to ask "yah? well is it what it sounds like? what do they believe? so why is it called? well whats this about than? so if your a part of a atheistic religion (religion i mean as in way of life) group etc that for some reason or another is not understood well even in the atheist community put what it is and what it's about or if your interested in other peoples way of life and mind set please reply and add to this discussion
me personally im an Laveyan Athesist and im hoping none of you all got any wrong opinions of us due to some retard just looking to be called a satanist and if you do have a wrong oppression than i guess thats what im here for in this case
I think by the grammer, part of what you said could be taken the opposite of what you mean.
"I don't like all atheists simply because they are atheist."
Really? What have you got against atheism?
I think I know what you really mean by that, but it doesn't sound like it.
My first impression is that it's pretty silly and a little on the childish side. For one thing, identifying yourself by using Christianity's mythological symbols doesn't seem to give yourself a very strong position. It just screams teen-aged, wannabe rebel.
Also, don't most Laveyan Satanists believe in all sorts of other woo-woo stuff? It's like the guy who shows up at an atheist meetup who doesn't believe in gods, but he believes in everything else. If someone believes in crystal power, homeopathy, chakras, ghosts, and the planet Nibiru, I don't feel any more kinship to him than I would a theist. Being a skeptic is just as important as being an atheist.
So, why do you consider yourself a Laveyan Satanist? What additional meaning to you gain from the label, which is worth the baggage that comes with the label?
Then there are a lot of posers who adopt the Laveyan Satanist label and get wrapped up with the new-age movement. You guys need to do a bit of housecleaning.
Sounds like you've got a bit of a superiority trip going there. Heh. That's another trait I've noticed in the handful of Laveyan Satanists I've known.
So, what you're telling me is that you don't care what initial impression the label you select says to people, and that anyone who gets that impression is too stupid to be worth your time? You're really selling me on the idea, man. After hearing you explain it, I have an even more negative opinion of Laveyan Satanism than I started with.
If someone told me they were a Laveyan atheist, my first impression would be intrigue, because there are so few around; next I would try to find out if they were true to the 'religion' or not, basically to find out if they were just saying it to get a rise out me.
I think Laveyan atheists are a kind of Randism translated into a personal creed/religion. Would not offend me, in fact I would probably think more highly of the person because they actually have a codified set of personal values.