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SiobhánF:
By all means! I would do it, but I think you have the right idea. Educate! ;)

Jennifer RachaelAnn:

Some of the terminology used here is completely open to interpretation. For example on the 11th Satanic Rule Of The Earth, the word destroy can mean slap the person to you, while it means run them over with your car to someone else.

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The 9 Satanic Sins

1-) Stupidity

The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.


2-) Pretentiousness

Empty posturing can be most irritating and isn't applying the cardinal rules of Lesser Magic. On equal footing with stupidity for what keeps the money in circulation these days. Everyone's made to feel like a big shot, whether they can come up with the goods or not.


3-) Solipsism

Can be very dangerous for Satanists. Projecting your reactions, responses, and sensibilities onto someone else who is probably far less attuned that you are. It is the mistake of expecting people to give you the same consideration, courtesy, and respect that you naturally give them. They won't. Instead Satanists must strive to apply the dictum of "Do unto others as they do onto you." It's work for most of us and requires constant vigilance lest you slip into a comfortable illusion of everyone being like you. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian viewpoint) we are from that point.


4-) Self-Deceit

It's in the Nine Satanic Statement but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered is when it is fun, and with awareness. But then, it's not self-deceit!


5-) Herd Conformity

That's obvious from a Satanic stance. It's all right to conform to a person's wishes, if it ultimately benefits you. But only fools follow along with the herd, letting an impersonal entity dictate to you. The key is to choose a master wisely instead of being enslaved by the whims of many.


6-) Lack of Perspective

Again, this one can lead to a lot of pain for a Satanist. You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, everyday. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit the things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. So not be swayed herd constraints--know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.


7-) Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxy's

Be aware that this one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something as "new" and "different", when in reality it's something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the "creator" and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.


8-) Counterproductive Pride

The first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bath water. The rule of Satanism is if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you've painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, "I'm sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow," then do it.


9-) Lack of Aesthetics

This is the physical application of the Balance Factor. It is important in Lesser Magic and should be cultivated. It is obvious that no one can collect any money off it most of the tome so it is discouraged in a consumer society, but is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for magical effectiveness. It's not what's supposed to be pleasing--it's what is. Aesthetics is a highly personal thing, reflective of one's own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.

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The 9 Satanic Statements

I
Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!


II
Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!


III
Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!


IV
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates!


V
Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!


VI
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!


VII
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those who walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development," has become the most vicious animal of all!


VIII
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!


IX
Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!

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The 11 Satanic Rules Of The Earth

I

Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.


II

Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure that they want to hear them.


III

When in another's lair, show him respect or else do not go there.


IV

If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.


V

Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.


VI

Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the person and he cries out to be relieved.


VII

Acknowledge the power of magic if you have used it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.


VIII

Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.


IX

Do not harm little children.


X

Do not kill non-human animals unless attacked or for your food.


XI

When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.


Jennifer RachaelAnn:
If anyone has any intelligent questions about Satanism, that they feel have not been addressed, feel free to ask. I will answer them as best I can.

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