Do you value Satanism as an actual religion, equal to any other?

Posted by: GoodPoint

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Yes, anything genuinally believed in is a religion

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No, it's simply a misguided branch

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I am satanist, so yes

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Maybe/Other

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Crescendo says2014-04-11T19:32:52.0565722-05:00
That depends; do they worship Satan or do they use him as the ideal example of a rebel against God?
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T19:38:46.2724428-05:00
They worship Satan and the values of Satanism, which is basically unconditional freedom as long as it doesn't harm anyone, and than revenge and hurt after death.
Cat_Lover says2014-04-11T19:42:57.9332560-05:00
Then theres atheistic satanism
SNP1 says2014-04-11T19:44:00.0181146-05:00
Which Satanism? Anti-Christianity or human based satanism?
discomfiting says2014-04-11T19:50:23.8129858-05:00
Yes both theist and atheistic Satanism are considered religions. It doesn't matter if you agree or don't agree with it, whether they believe in a God(s) or Goddess(es); that's irreverent to the actual definition of a religion. Buddhism, for an example, we don't believe in any deity, but it is still accepted as a religion.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T19:51:28.0097257-05:00
Is satanism organized though? Unorganized religion is classified as a cult.
Cat_Lover says2014-04-11T19:52:29.7393214-05:00
@SNP1, human based AND anti-Christian. Also, I think you would like this debate that im in. Http://www.Debate.Org/debates/The-big-bang-happened/1/ I haven't finished it, but if you'd like to PM me with some advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
Cat_Lover says2014-04-11T19:53:14.6364092-05:00
@jifpo09, its organized.
discomfiting says2014-04-11T19:53:58.0826877-05:00
That is rather irreverent when cults are religion defined as "a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object."
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T19:55:09.5779460-05:00
It is organized in some cases but many just worship it privately.
Cat_Lover says2014-04-11T19:55:12.4171642-05:00
Well, the thing with Satanism is, when I type it in without a capital S, it capitalizes it for me, so its pretty well known, but I still consider it a cult.
howardzinn says2014-04-11T20:03:43.8584921-05:00
I don't know, if you worship Satan , how can you be atheist? Aren't atheist non-believers of ANYTHING?
GoodPoint says2014-04-11T20:05:06.7735551-05:00
Oh I'm not Satanist. I'm a full on Atheist. I just have a Satanist friend and was curious about general viewpoints on this topic.
AngelofDeath says2014-04-11T20:12:15.0403714-05:00
@howardzinn i'm satanic atheist.... I don't really believe in god or devil(s) or anything, but i thought being satanic would be nice so i decided to convert, like two days ago, but i'm still kinda stuck on my atheist ways, so that's why i added an atheist after the satanic label
howardzinn says2014-04-11T20:39:31.0011428-05:00
Angel that is very interesting, let me know if you decide to commit.

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