Examine: Satanism

Examine: Satanism

First let me be clear and say, I am not Satanic, nor do I practice the Satanic religion. I just found this topic interesting to write about because of how taboo the word is. As soon as you say the word, people connect it with something dark and evil. But like with everything else in the world, it can become less scary if you understand it a bit more. So here I will list a few things you should know about Satanism.


You may be surprised to read that Satanism doesn’t worship Satan. When doing my research on who Satanism worship, I found it interesting on who they decided to be their god. For their god isn’t actually a deity or creature, it is yourself. For only we as individuals have full control over our destiny. We as people create gods with the power of imagination, we create life through the power of our bodies, and we make great changes through the power of unity. With so much pressure being applied to people to worship deities or celebrities, I find this philosophy refreshing. The worship of your own personal opinions, not the hive mind.┬áSatanism is all about defeating the herd mentality. They promote self-thought and decisions in our daily lives. By just even reading this, it makes me believe the only real evil Satanism brings is against consumerism. .


Satan As A Symbol

While Satanism do not worship Satan, they do believe in him s a symbol of the true creator of the universe. For Satan is the embodiment of darkness in the world. Before life, after death, and even the universe itself is all darkness. The world is already filled with violence, suffering, and strife, characteristics of Satan. But with free will given to people by Satanism, we can overcome these obstacles in the cycle of life. Darkness also is the right side and the Yin of Yin-yang. Since Satan is a symbol of darkness, people tend to push that side away from their lives bringing great imbalance in them spiritually. Satan is a symbol of individualism. Accepting all for who they are, and guiding them through the natural law of life. And since Satanism is a live and let live type of religion, it makes sense as to why they picked Satan as a symbol for their religion and beliefs.

My Thoughts And Cites

I’m not a religious person, so I could never follow a group of people’s beliefs. But Satanism doesn’t seem as bad as society makes it out to be. They don’t read as blood thirsty savages who want the world to end. They read more as a Buddhist kind of religion, except more ego based. The real purpose I wanted to write about this religion was because I know the real purpose of the religion differs from common opinion. I wanted to shed some light in that some things just aren’t what people make them out to be. Always question and research what people try to push on to you. Don’t be tricked into living a life you don’t want to live. Like how Satan would say, it’s up to you to decide.

Sources of information if you wish to go deeper. I summarized a few key points as best as I can. But again, always do your own research.
Church Of Satan
Philosophies of Satan
Joy Of Satan

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