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Satanism

Satanism, based on my understanding, IS little more than a critique on religion transmitted through a written tradition, in particlar the way Christianity is taught and practiced.

The believer of the Bible will upon reading develop theories or ideas about the meaning. They will typically treat these theories as Truth in the same way the Bible which they interpretted is Truth. Thus, the god being worshipped is not the god of the Bible, but the god of the reader created in part by their reading.

The crux of modern Islamic issues such as terrorism and generalized hostility and violence is a direct result of following the same process the Christians do. By reading texts in the abscense of a teacher from the Oral Tradition (where books are used, but teaching is DIRECT transmission) Muslims are developing unique theories and opinions OUTSIDE of the Islamic tradition, but through a process seen as totally valid by the Christian methodology, and THAT process is what Satanism appears to be critical of, thus making it only culturally relevant to that context.

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RE: Satanism

If most Christians and Muslims do not condone the calls to violence within their holy texts, why do they not remove them?

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Advice is relevant to its time and context, ideally setting the ground work to be used as prior precedent. In the case of somebody claiming validity based on prior precedent, that situation needs to be looked at from as many angles as it was looked at before in order for the modern parallel to be justified. That ignorant people skip their due diligence in arriving at verdicts is a fault of theirs, not the prior precedent.

We in America did not abrogate or disregard the declaration of independence just because the south in seceding used its apparent logic as justification.

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Quote: Satanism, based on my understanding, IS little more than a critique on religion transmitted through a written tradition, in particlar the way Christianity is taught and practiced.

Are you talking about LaVeyan Satanism in particular, or just Satanism in general? Because frankly, LaVeyan Satanism has a host of differences when compared to others who call themselves Satanism, and it challenges any religion based on theism, be it a monotheistic one- like the Abhramic religions, or multi-theistic ones, like Hinduism...honestly, just because it says "Satan" on the cover doesn't mean it's exclusively a rebellion against Christianity. Noo

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RE: Satanism

I'm referring to the idea that you create your own gods. My second two paragraphs were intended to apply that paradigm to Christianity juxtaposed with the Islamic Oral tradition to show that the concept is not valid as a global judgment of "theism"

I am only interested in that part of satanism which seems to be a central idea.

I did not superficially lift a judgment based on the name satanism.

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