Satan is good. He promotes self power and strength. He is there not to rule over us with an iron fist but to help giude us. He is the one that gave us the option to do as we please. He gave us free will. He knows we are animals and have animistic tendencies.
All religion is stupid, we can all agree.
Satanic thought, when seen through fundamental lenses, is merely sexed-up atheism. Especially LaVeyan satanism. Modern satanic principles are atheistic because of their notions of "creating your own reality" without the help of god. This implies that they are in fact atheists, but they express it through Satanic imagery.
Satanism is also an advocate of altruism, but as long as an individual is thinking for the whole benefit of an entire community.
Furthermore, and most importantly, it defies any JudeoChristian nonsense (I realize that Satanism is itself a product of these religions, but it indeed seeks their collapse.).
We find more criminals with Abrahamic religious beliefs ( the big three: Christian, Jew, and Muslim) than we do with those who are blatanlty open about their "Satanic" beliefs.
In the bible Yaweh has killed billions if people, if you include the flood. Satan has killed ten people an only then with God's permission. Plus in Christian terms a Satanist is any non Christian. Atheists, Muslims, Mexicans, were all destined for hell and Satan is only going to torture us because the all forgiving god forces him too.
We have to take into consideration how the name "Satan" came to be. In ancient Hebrew, the word 'hassatan' means 'the enemy'. This came to represent anyone who carried beliefs that weren't of the Church. As the Christians were advancing into Europe, they noticed that their major god had antlers / horns, similar to their "devil." Eventually, they merged into the Christian view of the Devil. This was against what the Christians believed.
So, if we look into the actual meaning of Satanism, it's really just anything that isn't a Christian faith. Being a Wiccan, being a Buddhist, or even Druidic. We might all be Satanists, but are we all evil, human-sacrificing Devil worshippers? No.
I despise organized religion in any form, look where it's gotten society. From the corrupt church to the Muslim jihad, religion incites hatred, division, fear, anger and ultimately war. From burning "witches" to suicide bombers. If you need to believe in something to get through life your weak and pathetic. I speak OF religion with pure anger and hatred. Get a grip on your life, the saying god helps those that helps themselves... WELL DUH STUPID! If you can help yourself why would you cry to god for help, oh and he's busy... That being said I love the imagery just because it pisses off people and gives a gasp and clutch the pearls reaction. If you dress in all black with white makeup and Eddie Munster hairline your just embarrassing yourself and your family while actually stripping away any legitimacy for your satanic movement cause no one will take you seriously so stop. Hail Satan or Praise Jesus or Alahu whatever... Stupid. If I'm wrong, well I'll be at the party with the rest of you sinners
Honestly, the religions that reject things such as homosexuality are super hypocritical, seeing as how they claim to support love for all and then say that being gay/lesbian is unacceptable. Satan -even though he isn't real in my opinion, just like God- doesn't care about that. Satanism isn't hypocritical like the public believes.
Satanism PROMOTES self-betterment and knowledge. How is that bad? Because the EXTREMISTS are nutjobs? Extremists are everywhere, people, EVERYWHERE. There are extreme Christians, and is Christianity given a bad name? No. That is unfair and very close-minded.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that we often stereotype one another and make all kinds of assumptions. First I doubt any body who says they are christian have actually read the bible from cover to cover, I have and it's wrought with contradictions that being said I will not bow to or follow a god who says I should do one thing while he does the exact opposite for example in one of the ten commandments it says thou shall not murder and what does he do murders billions upon billions of people throughout history which by the way isn't even history it's literally a bunch of bogus stories specifically designed to control and manipulate under educated peasants by taking advantage of their fears and hopes. Satan represents freedom of thought, freedom of expression, freedom of speech all of which represent the basis for rational thinking and discourse. Among the many stereotypes involving satanists is that they are quote on quote "evil" of which by the way is subjective considering that there are many different opinions of what evil is. Again I have read the bible from cover to cover it's quite literally the most racist, homophobic, bigoted book I have ever read. As a religion satanism as rational as religion gets, when a person who is against organized religion says something like that it really does mean something.
So satanism says some bad things, so do plenty of other religions, like Christianity for example ''a women is to never exert authority over man'' ''a rape victim must marry their rapist'' having read the normal bible and satanic bible the satanic bible has waaaaay less murder in it, it has less ridiculous rules in it as well so while it cannot be for sure 100% said that satanism is a good moral religion, it can be said it has better morals then Christianity.
If the bible is accurate, Satan is the good why. While god is killing people through floods, plagues, and other nasty shit, Satan is just promoting free will. While god was trying to keep Adam and eve stupid and praying to and honoring him, Satan wanted to give them knowledge and the ability to actually think. God is a narcissistic piece of shit, and Satan is a genuinely helpful and good person.
On a more serious note, Satanism of the non-cult, not-terribly-creepy variety (essentially the opposite of the type people usually think of) is perfectly fine. Satanism preaches self-improvement, intellectual enlightenment, and personal freedom. The Church of Satan doesn't even worship Satan, or any other deity-- the Church is atheist. The basic beliefs of moderate Satanists are perfectly moral. Sure, the extremists are a bit crazy and the whole idea is unsettling for Christians, Muslims, Jews, and most people who grew up in the Western world, but all in all Satanism (usually) isn't really all that bad.
Stating that Satan is good is going against what is is to practice Satanism. Have you even looked at the nine satanic statements from the satanic bible. This being from the founder of the church of Satan which was only founded in 1969 and was the first above ground group dedicated to Satan?
1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self- deceit!
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!
So if I get this right, Satanism is not "Moral" neither is it "Good", man is the most vicious animal of all that should only follow every desire that pops into your head while pursuing every sin that leads to self gratification. I have no Idea how that religion could be classified as good or moral by today's definition.
Sometimes, I read this site and get very saddened at the future state of the world.
Of course not!
Satan was originally one of god's most worthy servants of God.
When God created man, God told all the servants (Angels,etc.) to bow down to him, for it was God's greatest creation of all.
Satan refused, thinking himself higher than mankind, he was banished.
But before that(being banished) he asked God to let him prove that what he thinks is true, that he is better than men, by corrupting all mankind. God accepted his request, but said that he (Satan) would fail, because of the Prophets that God will send to guide mankind, and because of mankind's good nature. And that at the day of Judgement, Satan will take place in hell, with all the other corrupted.
So, Why would you worship the one creature who is set out to bring doom to you and screw your life?
Satanism is the worship of Satan, who is by definition the harbinger of all evil. So how can the worship of evil be moral if evil and morality are opposite? (which they are)
People who advocate satanism are in some deluded mindset that allowing all human desires is beneficial. It is not. We are fundamentally sinful beings. Without virtuous behaviour society will fall into chaos, debauchery and pain.
As a former Satanist I believe today's Satanic cults are just as dangerous as Christianity, Islam and other mainstream religions. I practiced indie Satanism and found it to be quite pointless. Atheism is not a religion but my personal form of Satanism was atheistic in nature. Now being an atheist without a secular religion I see both the benefits and dangers of any type of Satanism secular or theistic. You have to pay 200 dollars to join Anton Levey's Church of Satan in order to join the official cult of atheistic Satanism anyway! Satan is just a deity like many others. I find Satanism to be as dangerous as any other religion or ideology. Religion is bad spirituality. Good spirituality doesn't include religion.
...He (satan) was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
There is no good in satan therefore there can be no good result of following satan. I will be praying for all of you who are following or thinking of following satan.
The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus Christ) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Satan is the bringer of evil. The Antichrist. In my opinion, Satanism is a rebellious response to Christianity, and not really a religion (I personally see it more as a philosophical movement). Although the main preaching of Satanism sound utopian, there is a dark undertone to it all.
I don't think it is a topic many of us are very educated on, and I think it has been taken to a whole other level with black metal (the genre, not Afro-American metalheads...) fans blindly labelling themselves as Satanists.
On the contrary, although I don't agree with its ideologies, it is an interesting movement to study.
Satanism, or at least what the general public knows about, is really watered down. They don't want you to know what goes on behind closed doors. They'll tell you it's just against Christianity but in a harmless non-violent way. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ritualistic murder and rape is what really happens at coven inner circles. You'll never hear a current practicing Satanist admit these things, but the information is out there if you care to read up on it.
Seeing that this is an actual debate, really disappoints me to be honest. Santan is so awful, trying to persuade us to do the wrong things. There is so many things that are just so wrong about that, on many different levels. Just remember that Satan will never/doesn't love but God, the one true God does. Please try to see it from my point of view. God loves you with all his heart, don't let him down.