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The Pro-Blasphemy Position [07 Oct 2008|02:30pm]

vexen
[ mood | horny ]

Blasphemy is required to weed out people who would restrict our speech, not for fear of us insulting people, but for us questioning concepts.

Vexen Crabtree



I have rewritten "The Pro-Blasphemy Position: Satanism in Action!" by Vexen Crabtree (2008)


  1. The Positive Reasons to Intentionally Blaspheme
  2. Reasons Why Blasphemy Laws Should Never be Enshrined in Law
  3. Satanism
  4. A Blasphemous Religion
  5. What is Blasphemy Against Satanism?
  6. The Realities of Blasphemy Laws
  7. A Religions' Territory
  8. United Kingdom's Blasphemy Laws


I can post more of the text if posting just links is viewed as bad form!
stupidity isn‘t painful.

Only because I saw a lot of "hello my name is..." posts: [24 Nov 2006|11:17am]

thefalsegods
Since I saw a lot of "hello my name is" posts here, I thought I'd join in.

I read Kierkegaard and Nietzsche back in my university days, and they affected me so much that I couldn't do any more philosophy after my BA. They even colour the way I talk about things now: I tend to dance around the point whenever it's important. Maybe that makes me pompous?

I'll add in right here that I'm not a LaVeyan. Actually, I've only gotten into the swing of things by reading a few Order of Nine Angles writings; and yes, I know there's supposedly some friction there between the LaVeys and the Longs, so forgive me for bringing it up, and please assume I'm not a bad-guy (in the ONA way). But, I wanted to find someone who was also slightly into the ONA, for a chat, maybe; so I applied to all the "Satanist" groups here on LJ, and this was the group that approved my membership. I'll move my carcass to ljs_satanists, if that's a better idea. And if there's activity there.

But those ONA writings are what inform my post - that and Nietzsche, just so you know. I haven't read LaVey, but I do feel a better affinity with the ONA way of looking at things - as long as they're being liars when I think they are.

I keep thinking that maybe I should blow my life savings on becoming a lawyer. I think that's where I can find true power, and where I can use my natural gifts - instead of being an exploited cog in the machine at a major engineering corporation which makes more money off my work than I myself do. But, I don't want to complain; I know that it would prove me unworthy of more. Then again, does demonstrating a fear of stepping into the abyss (...er, I mean law school...) also prove me unworthy? Though I could instead use that money to retire at 45 and become a self-sufficient farming-peasant. What do I owe the world? And what do I owe myself? I guess those are the questions I have.

Sometimes I feel that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are the perfect Satanists. They have gained absolute (though fleeting) power, can enforce their power at will, and have an army of brainwashed Fundie idiots who obey them unquestioningly. That's certainly where a little power and personal glorification lies, isn't it? Or, regarding someone's earlier personal LJ post: is it better to leave the church when you've found Satan, or is it better instead to stay there, bang hot Fundie chicks at will, and become a (secretly-unbelieving) preacher who controls his flock with silly fables, pseudoscience, and cheap mind-control tricks?

Could a nutter like Bill Schnoebelen or John Todd actually be a Satanist in disguise? They drive the more gullible fundies into the arms of insanity, and maybe force a few vaguely intelligent fundies to realize what madness they've become a part of. Divide out the superior (only compared to the rest of their herd, I mean), and cull the weak?

I don't believe in "magic", only because I believe in what I can touch. I've been reading a lot of Richard Dawkins recently. I read "The Witches' Bible Compleat" when I was younger, cos I was going out with a witch girl. Guess what? Now she's a moslem. Funnily, before that she had been a Celtic Hammerskin. Nietzsche says "even when the mouth lies, the way it looks still speaks the truth", and I often form my judgments based on that. More than anything else, maybe.

On a lighter note, I think Tyr Anasazi (on "Andromeda") was only a cardboard cutout of a "Nietzschean". Though I don't want to call myself one, since I've run into a Nietzsche fan here on LJ who was a completely pompous twat. That's not what I'd want to associate myself with.

Whatever. See something worth responding to? Be my guest. Otherwise, please enjoy that someone new has posted to your group, and if you would like to suggest that I sod off, I only ask that it be done with a light hand.

Sorry for the long post too. I don't typically try to communicate with people who don't like long posts, anyway, just because I never have very little on my mind.
1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

Come Join Me... [17 Oct 2006|05:42pm]

devil_hearts
Greetings:

Here's a portion of my post today. I wanted to share it with all of you and invite you to come join me on my journal.

It reads:

1. With so much literature on the occult, what should I read?

As with every subject you can just about name, so too is true about the occult. That is to say, there are dozens, yea, literally thousands of books, magazines and other information about the occult. So while it may be convenient to find something to read and learn from it is not always prudent to read just anything.

Take for instance this text by Eliphas Levi on the occult. It reads: “Black Magic is really only a graduated combination of sacrileges and murders designed for the permanent perversion of a human will and for the realization in a living man of the hideous phantom of the demon. It is therefore, properly speaking, the religion of the devil, the cultus of darkness, hatred of good carried to the height of paroxism; it is the incarnation of death and the persistent creation of hell.” --Transcendental Magic

This text is considered by many to be a fine work on the occult but Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey disagrees (and SO DO I). LaVey wrote: "This is the writing of Eliphas Levi, one of the sustainers of occult UNwisdom of the nineteenth century. In Levi’s works we are confronted by page after page extolling the merits of Jesus Christ as king and master. Any Satanist who has ever read Transcendental Magic cannot help but see Levi’s great contribution to Christian theology. I MEANT what I said in The Satanic Bible, when I referred to such prior garbage as ‘sanctimonious fraud—guilt-ridden ramblings and esoteric gibberish by chroniclers of magical lore unable or unwilling to present an objective view of the subject.’ Yet it not only saddens but antagonizes me when I find a member impressively stating his adherence to or compatibility with these worthless ravings. It is bad enough to hear of the ‘great teachings’ of Aleister Crowley—who hypocritically called himself by the Christian devil’s number, yet steadfastly denied any Satanic connections....If Crowley was a magician, it was the beauty of his creative art which made him so, not his drug-befuddled callings-up of Choronzon, et al....No, I cannot accept the worth of these masters, who couldn’t even get off a semi-logical thought.”
2It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

TO ALL... [16 Oct 2006|12:13pm]

devil_hearts
"Satan, by his very nature, walks alone. He is the true individualist, the outcast.....Your demon guide is within you - don't look for it outside. You just have to contact that part of yourself and listen to it. That is the most important work anyone can do." --A LETTER TO SATANIC YOUTH (www.Satanism101.com)

These two comments within the text left a mark on my soul today and I delight in their truth.

To all: HAIL SATAN!
6It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

Protevangelium [13 Oct 2006|11:30am]

devil_hearts
Protevangelium.

“I believe in the Devil, the Father Almighty of Evil, the Destroyer of all things, Perturbator of Heaven and Earth;
And in Anti-Christ, his only Son, our Persecutor,
Who was conceived of the Evil Spirit;
Born of a sacrilegious, foolish Virgin;
Was glorified by mankind, reigned over them,
And ascended to the throne of Almighty God,
From which he crowds Him aside, and from which he insults the living and the dead;
I believe in the Spirit of Evil;
The Synagogue of Satan;
The coalition of the wicked;
The perdition of the body;
And the Death and Hell everlasting. Amen.” Isis Unveiled by Madam H. P. Blavatsky -- Vol. 2


NOTE: Friends are wanted to study with me. Add me.
2It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

HELP requested... [12 Oct 2006|03:23pm]

devil_hearts
I have seen the term "Shemhamforash!" used in the Church of Satan literature which I have read but have yet to find an exact definition of the term. Could anyone give me that definition so I will not mis-represent the ideology behind it.

I've noticed it appears to be a confirmation of affirmation of what has been said prior to it such as the Christian would say "amen."

But I certainly may be mistaken and most definitely am not wanting to do that.

So someone tell me if you know what it means.
2It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

The Nine Deadly Sins? [07 Oct 2006|12:36pm]

devil_hearts
[ mood | chipper ]



“I am about to put forward some major ideas; they will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will; in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the progress of our age, and shall be content.”
-- Marquis de Sade (Philosophy in the Bedroom)




The Nine Deadly Sins

1. Stupidity: “Marked by or resulting from a deliberate or self-imposed lack of understanding, reason or wit. The state, quality or character of being stupid.” Such is often also called an “ignoramus” and, as defined by Ambrose Bierce in his book The Devil’s Dictionary is: “IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.” To which Bierce adds this little ditty:

Dumble was an ignoramus,
Mumble was for learning famous.
Mumble said one day to Dumble:
“Ignorance should be more humble.
Not a spark have you of knowledge
That was got in any college.”
Dumble said to Mumble: “Truly
You're self-satisfied unduly.
Of things in college I'm denied
A knowledge -- you of all beside.”
Borelli


2. Pretentiousness: “A bold or presumptuous assertion, whether true or false, of any claim. Characterized by the deliberate act of making an ambitious outward show.” In other words, they are devout practitioners of what Bierce calls in this book an absurdity. That is defined by him as: “ABSURDITY, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.”

3. Solipsism: “The theoretical belief that only knowledge of the SELF is possible, and that, for each individual, the Self Itself is the only thing really existent, and therefore, that reality is subjective.” Such is the case of the charlatan Kahlil Gibran when he said: “Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.”

4. Self-deceit: “The deliberate act that one does to him or herself in deceiving or lying to themselves about something in their live or outside their life. A dishonest action against the self.” Self-deceit is nothing more than a liar to ones self. Bierce defines a liar as: “LIAR, n. A lawyer with a roving commission.”

5. Herd Conformity: “To be like or similar in character to the rules of society so that one loses their individuality, one who complies with in form, manner, or use; acquiescence.” A good example is a politically correct Socialist Republican whose nose is stuck up a Socialist Democrats ass.

6. Lack of Perspective: “A failure, usually deliberate but sometimes not so, to be aware or realize the relating importance of facts or matters from any special point of view; also, their presentation with just regard to their proportional importance.”

7. Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxy's: “The practice, be it deliberate or otherwise, of failing to keep in mind the belief in established doctrines and faith, accepted standards, ideas, etc. The act of a person who goes against these in daily deed, word and thought as though the standards were not important.” This, of course, could apply to any of the established doctrines of fact--be they Christian, Buddhism, Hinduism, Satanism, etc. Such is certainly factual of what today is commonly called a Christian and defined by Bierce as: “CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with his life of sin.”

8. Counterproductive Pride: “An undue sense of a person’s own superiority, inordinate self-esteem, arrogance or superciliousness, conceit.” Ambrose Bierce refers to inordinate “self-esteem” as “SELF-ESTEEM, n. An erroneous appraisement.”

9. Lack of Aesthetics: “A person who has no understanding or appreciation of the philosophy of the beautiful, of the fine arts, of the grandeur of nature in the raw, the science of beauty and tastes.” Certainly one who doesn’t share the sentiment of my poem:

Real Beauty Is My Aim

Bailey once wrote in Festus
“Ask of thyself what beauty is...”
Going within to find the word
Asking a meaning and I heard...

Beauty is the sunrise on a cold crisp day...
Beauty is a child who is happy at play
Beauty is the sparkle of fresh fallen dew
Beauty is the words: I love you
Beauty is a flower opening into bloom
Beauty is a smile replacing the gloom
Beauty is the touch of the one you love
Beauty is a baby’s cooing looking from above
Beauty is the security in dad’s strong hand
Beauty is the suns glisten upon the sand
Beauty is the sky before the night
Beauty is mom’s kiss before dimming the light
Beauty is all of these and it’s plain
That real beauty is my aim.


[Real Beauty is My Aim appears courtesy of A LIFE IN THE DAY by Bob L. © 2005]

Shemhamforash!




“Yes, I am a libertine, I admit it freely. I have dreamed of doing everything that it is possible to dream of in that line. But I have certainly not done all the things I have dreamt of and never shall. Libertine I may be, but I am not a criminal.” -- Marquis de Sade


stupidity isn‘t painful.

[06 Oct 2006|06:04am]

serious_sam
[ mood | sleepy ]

hey I made an MSN group a few weeks ago, aint doin too well like I expected. If anyone wants to join it or even just check it out just go here: http://groups.msn.com/LaVeyanSatanism/homepage

7It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[04 Oct 2006|07:44am]

mylastlove13
We should find out where to get some stickers like that...
The REAL Truth
4It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[02 Oct 2006|01:39pm]

serious_sam
[ mood | fuckin freezing ]

My name is Zendrakk (not my REAL name but I dont like my real name so I go by that) I'm 20 y/o and live in Calgary Alberta Canada. I've been a Satanist for about 9 months now. I discovered Satanism when one of my friends mentioned the Satanic Bible, it sounded rather interesting so I picked up a copy and I'm glad I did.

I'm mostly into playing video games and doing things on the computer. My favourite band is Amon Amarth. Enything else ya might wanna know just ask.

Hail Satan!

8It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[30 Sep 2006|09:18am]

mylastlove13
Hello Everyone,
My name is Becca, and I live in the crappy old United States. I'm 19 and have yet to find a religion that makes much sense to me until I read TSB about 3 weeks ago. I'm not considering myself a Satanist because I've read a book, nor am I a dabbler. I would, however, like to learn more about the LeVayan concepts of Satanism, and possibly get in contact with some other people who actually take these things seriously. I am not a member of the CoS, but I plan to be within the next 10 years or less. I would like to help revive your community, because you don't seem to be the ignorant "let's kill a dog for Satan" type.
Thank you for accepting my request to join.
3It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[20 Sep 2006|07:47am]

vexen
I am Vexen Crabtree, 31 male, I am from England, UK, but I have been living in Germany for 2 years, and am presently in Afghanistan on work business. As a result I am largely offline, but do get on sometimes.

I've been a Satanist since reading TSB ten or eleven years ago, and have been pretty prolific on the subject since 1998.

I am an avid anti-religionsist and debate heavily in real life, against religion... and spend a lot of time planting relevant religion-doubting seeds in all those around me although to be in honest, in the UK not many people are religious.

I know this forum is quiet, and I'm afraid I'm unlikely to post much, but I'll try!
1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

Welcome [18 Sep 2006|04:59pm]

nihilist_asylum
I know that this community has been dead for quite some time. However I'd really like to revive it. I'd like to welcome our newest member, Vexen. Partially because I know that if anyone could get a good discussion going, he's the one. I've been a huge fan of Vexen's writing for years and you'll actually find a link to his site on the information page to this community, right below the link to the official Church of Satan web site. So welcome Vexen, hopefully this community with become more lively but if not I apologize and look forward to discussions with you.
1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

Rare Find - Devil's Avenger [23 Jul 2006|05:35pm]

umbrae
A Rare book on eBay right now... on Amazon it goes for over $200.

I've been looking for this for quite some time. To buy or not to buy...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&item=250009016013&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

recommended [09 Dec 2005|08:18am]

zahrah
[ mood | awake ]

i stumbled upon this from a recommendation from another livejournal user who wishes to remain anonymous, which is fine, i'll respect that.

more about who i am: i am 31 years old, female and i have been a solitary satanist since 14. a lesbian and married to a baptist girl (which doesn't effect our relationship at all) and i was in the closet until the past year. too many people have their opinions about satanists and i don't really want to hear it, so keeping myself closeted assisted me in avoiding lectures from those who are ignorant. there's enough to deal with being lesbian let alone being a satanist on top of that.

it's nice to see more of these communities pop up and hopefully it will benefit those who don't understand what satanism really is.

again, i appreciate seeing more and more of these communities pop up. thanks goes out to the moderator, nihilist_asylum, for bringing in this community.

2It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[22 Jul 2005|01:16am]

nihilist_asylum
Well, I'm home. Though I see that there was no activity in the group while I was gone. Does anyone know how to do layouts? If anyone would like to make a layout of the community and info page I will reward you by making you a mod. I'm tired of the community being plain. Thanks a lot guys.
1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

hey... [18 Jun 2005|11:50pm]

nihilist_asylum
Hey everyone. I'm going to be out of town for a few weeks and wont have much access to a computer. So, all new membership requests are just going to have to wait until I get back. In the mean time, try to liven this community up a little bit. Goodbye everyone.

Your moderator,
Nihilist_asylum
stupidity isn‘t painful.

My picture! [23 May 2005|03:14pm]

summoned13
[ mood | Energetic! ]

I know I just joined the community but I've already worked on a pic. I got the picture from a friend then I just added ext.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/summoned187/SatanicPG.jpg

I hope you like!

1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

New blood! [23 May 2005|02:24pm]

summoned13
[ mood | Amused ]

Hello everyone I'm new to the community. I'm only 14 so don't be serprised to see bad spelling or anything like that. The truth is Satanism intrigues me thats why I became a Satanist but I don't preform rituals or anything like that because of lack of material and $$$. But I'm glad to join the group! My AIM is Darcia187 if anyone wants to IM me. Ya and by the way RIP Lavey!

1It‘s too bad, stupidity isn‘t painful.

[23 May 2005|03:31pm]

nihilist_asylum
I know there arn't many females in the community but nevertheless I thought that this would be an interesting read for all of you.

Satanic_feminismCollapse )
Hope you enjoy.
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