MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SATANISM



Satanism is clearly not understood by the public. We, as
Satanists, do not feel the need to convince others of the
"correctness" of our religion. I have no such compulsion. I
will deal with common misconceptions of Satanism, to bring
light to a subject cast into darkness by christianity.

My purpose is to dispel lies christians constantly spread.

Satanism has nothing whatever to do with the christian devil.
"Satan" comes from ancient Hebrew and means "opposer." Opposing
the ideas of the judeo-christian religion, we make an alliance
with "Satan" who opposes the morals and dogma of the so-called
holy church and all its followers.

Furthermore, we are proud to call on our brothers, the names of
the demons and devils, which were the Gods and Goddesses of
peoples conquered by christian hordes and "converted" to
christianity. A great crowd of deities has suffered this
treatment. Remember the crusades? Live by the "word of god" or
die by the sword. The moslems have not forgotten and they have
not forgiven.

Once they conquered, the "holy church" stole the holy days of
captured peoples and converted them to christian "holidays."
The most obvious example is christmas. What is the xmas tree
for? Why do we give presents? Who is St. Nicholas? Why is the
holiday at the time of the winter solstice, when the sun begins
on its journey of "rebirth," when the days become longer again?
Pagan practices were woven into christianity to weld the new
believer to his new home. Why is easter always the first Sunday
after the first full moon after the spring equinox? The pagan
origin of this date is obvious.

We have taken back our gods and our holidays. Those who stole
them from us are long gone, but their ancestors remain. What
they tout as "evil" is only what they wish to destroy, much as
Hitler called the Jews evil to stamp them out and it is no
different with christians. They label us evil. Unlike the
pagans of the past, we do not fear their name calling. We
proudly wear the label EVIL! After all, "Evil" is only "live"
spelled backwards.

We do not sacrifice animals and we do not harm children.
Period. Every man, woman and child was killed at Jericho
(according to the bible), their heads were severed and placed
on the stakes. This was at the order of jehovah. Satan gives no
such orders. No Satanist would take such an order anyway. We
are not the sons of Abraham, we will not offer our children up
to jehovah to die.

We consider the statement, "god exists," to be FALSE.
Therefore, in the strictest sense, we are atheists. The
so-called arguments for the existence of god are travesties to
reason. Every argument for the judeo-christian god is clearly
FALSE due to being illogical. George S. Smith's, "Atheism, the
Case Against God," provides iron-clad proof that god does not,
cannot, exist.

We choose life here, not in some fantasy world proposed to
exist after we die. The idea of an afterlife is to us, plainly
stated, stupid.

Christians at large consider us dangerous and twisted. Please
note that we are not the ones who believe in something that we
cannot see, we are not the ones willing to lay down our lives
and the lives of our families for the hope of future happiness.
We base our lives on reality, not on spiritual pipedreams!
Everything is subject to the scrutiny of our minds and the
senses of our flesh. Blind belief has no place in our lives. We
feel that it is christians who are twisted and dangerous.

The sunset of christianity is upon us. The dawn of Satanism is
at hand.

The Raven

scotts@pe.net