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DonterikaBrown
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harist123
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Atheism Vs. Satanism. Is there a difference? Pro, yes. Con, no.

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DonterikaBrown
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Started: 9/5/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DonterikaBrown

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Is there a difference between atheism and satanism? Yes. Many people live off of the belief that to be an atheist means that you worship the devil. However, this would be incorrect. We all know the story of how Satan was one of God's most beloved angels and was thrown to the underground for his sins. In that statement alone is the proof that Satan was created by God. If you are an atheist it means you don't believe there is a God, and if Satan was created by him then there would be no Satan either. Which brings out the Satanist position for those who do acknowledge the fact that there is a God, but they choose to follow Lucifer (Satan).
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Sagey 3 years ago
Sagey
I like the fact that in the Bible, more malevolence, death and destruction is caused by God than Satan.
If anybody does a body count and study of the differences between Satan and God.
Satan comes out as the most Moral and humanistic of the two.
Though, being an Atheist, I don't believe either side exists.
They are just two sides of the same religious coin, that in reality never got minted.

Modern Humanism is far more moral and Ethical than anything in the Bible.
This is really the best path to take for our future.
Getting morality lessons from ancient usurpers is so Out-Of-Date and borders on extremely ludicrous.
Aye M8z! :-D
Posted by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
funwiththoughts
I realize that there are a minority of Satanists that do worship Satan, however the LeVeyan branch is the largest and most well-known branch and hence is usually the one I refer to to represent all of them.
Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 3 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
No one should give either side the victory...
Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 3 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
@retroman, As stated by two of my links. There is a small minority of Satanists that believe in worshiping the biblical Satan, but they are small and the other Satanists have little to no respect for them.
Posted by retroman000 3 years ago
retroman000
Actually, SOME satanists do in fact believe in (and worship) Satan. Dbd is right, however, in saying that LaVeyan satanists don't believe in any deities, although there are multiple denominations of satanism.
Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 3 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
Below is three reasons why you are wrong.
Posted by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
funwiththoughts
Satanists do not believe in Satan. They believe that all deities (including Satan) are reflections of their worshippers, and therefore self-worship is the best path.

As a side note, I'll accept if you change it to "are atheism and satanism mutually exclusive?" Because they aren't the same, but they are compatible in my opinion.
Posted by DonterikaBrown 3 years ago
DonterikaBrown
To Deathbeforedishonour, then they don't know what they are talking about. As I stated, to be an atheist means to disbelieve in God. You can't be an atheist and believe in Satan if you don't believe in his creator.
Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 3 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
Have you ever read the Satanic Bible or listened to the High Priest of the Church of Satan? Have you ever looked up Anton Lavey? The majority of Satanists are Atheists.
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Vote Placed by elvislives 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm just having to say that pro. Seems to be making most since on this.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's argument was longer and better explained (he used logic). Con didn't even provide an argument. Atheism and Satanism are definitely different things - something Con was unable to refute. I ultimately awarded points to Pro for his more convincing argument.
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Reasons for voting decision: I want to be nice and call that a concession, but I cannot... ARGUMENT: Pro made me laugh a good deal, managing to make some valid points; and make fun of perhaps the most silly religion. Con did nothing.
Vote Placed by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Even though Pro misrepresented what Satanism is, Con did not even attempt to make a case.
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Reasons for voting decision: There are similarities but are not the same
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Reasons for voting decision: No, just no.