Hope everyone has a happy halloween
Honest question, the church of Satan doesn't actually worship the Christian Satan, right? It's more of a humanist belief system that takes an anti-theist name? I've heard different things.
@SimonPetrikov, yeah, I've heard it's a sort of egalitarian belief system. Alongside a good dose of "do whatever you want, just don't hurt people".
@SimonPetrikov, me, I'm still worshipping Cthulhu and fearing the Cephalopod Uprising, but these guys seem okay
@Suicide Squad Sucks, that made me laugh so hard for some reason. Thank you
@SimonPetrikov, yes and no, this ad is the humanist one, but there are some people who actually worship the devil. Granted the two aren't fans of each other.
@SimonPetrikov, actual satanist here! ReeseBobby hit the nail on the head. There are those called luciferians who literally believe in the destruction of God. Then there's LaVeyism. For those who believe in humanistic ideas, more aligned with believing in yourself. There's 2 kinds of LaVeys. Those who say "sin isn't wrong, as long as I love myself and admit to what I did I'm fine," then there's those who are a bit more totalitarian. There's more than this but hopefully this slightly helps!
@Youtuber, Thanks for the info!
@SimonPetrikov, no we laugh at people that think we worship satan, he is just a metaphor
@Youtuber, hi fellow LaVeyan
@Suicide Squad Sucks, Cthulhu has grown weak over the eons. Our faith should be in narlyothotep mighty and eternal is he.
@Emperor Mango, Well there is a Cthulhu game coming out on PC and perhaps even other consuls I’m not sure yet. So his name shall spread further soon enough.
I’ve often joke that if I ever won the massive lottery. I would buy a building and put a big sign on it that said, Church of Cthulhu. Then would soundproof the interior and shut out all light. And when people go in I would say, welcome to the void.
If you’ve ever been in a building that is soundproofed. Such as a studio, it’s very creepy. I have once and it’s weird. So that influenced the idea little bit.
Also it would be funny to see how many people take it seriously and think it’s an actual church. Especially since I live in the Bible Belt.
@SimonPetrikov, As @youtuber said, There are a couple different types of satanism. The one you’re talking about follows the teachings of Anton Lavey (Amazing person, look him up if you wanna) which is a form of atheism. We believe that we are our own gods, and should treat ourselves with dignity and respect while enjoying all that life has to offer. Then you have the devil worshipers who are just inverse christians. You could argue that they aren’t any worse than Christians (I view all religions to be cults), but generally they’re pretty diobolical people. The important points are that the church of satan members are atheists and do NOT worship the devil because they do not believe he even exists outside of our own minds. Satan means “The adversary” and members of TCOS are opposed to the beliefs of religions. Look up their twitter page too if you wanna. They’ve got more fiery roasts than Wendy’s ever did lmao
@Emperor Mango, that which is dead, may never die! All hail Great Cthulhu!
@Youtuber, I'm catholic, but not the bible thumping, shove my beliefs down your throat type. I've never known much about LaVeyism, but it sounds really interesting. And I like the whole be nice to each other. Honestly, I think humanity's best bet would be to take all the good things from different religions and combine them, y'know? Perhaps that could lead to peace. Side note, I'm also a Cagist. I believe Nicolas Cage was sent to save us with his fantastic acting. Glory be to Cage!
@Suicide Squad Sucks, we should all fear the Cephalopod Uprising
@SimonPetrikov, actually, they claim to worship a different Satan, but it’s the same. Their doctrine is literally the opposite to the Bible. The Bible says live for others, they say live for self. Bible says it’s ok to spank and discipline a child, they say never harm a child, ever. Bible says to turn the other cheek, they say if someone hurts you, take great revenge.
All of the positive advertising for the church of Satan is borderline concerning lately. Is there something everyone wants to tell me?!?
@Medic135, HAIL SATAN!
@Medic135, yeah, as a catholic, I am a little concerned, am I gonna have to sacrifice my firstborn? Again?
@Medic135, Look into actual Satanism. It isn’t people actually worshiping the Christian devil and sacrificing virgins, it’s mostly atheists with a belief system of “do whatever you want, just don’t be a dick to other people”. Which if you ask me is the best set of rules out there
@Medic135, I’ve been a member for 5 years. Join us medic135. We have cinnabons
@Medic135, It was largely popularized in response to the massive public outcry against “Satanic Cults,” that didn’t actually exist in the South in the 90’s. Especially the case of the West Memphis Three, where a group of teenagers were accused and convicted of murders they clearly did not commit just because they listened to metal. And in the early 2000’s, they fought against statues of the Commandments on government buildings by sending in their design for statues of Lucifer. So, basically, it’s a group of egalitarian, trolling atheists who dislike religious favoritism in government and in response, created a religion that has symbols that are uncomfortable to many Christians to force lawmakers to say, “we just won’t have either statue.”
@QuinnB, I'm lactose intolerant and cinnabon uses cream cheese icing. That's just a statement of fact tho, I love cinnabon
@K1l, Stuff You Should Know did a podcast on it a while back. It’s worth giving a listen, regardless of your belief system.
@UmActually, so in a way it has a similar overall goal of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Spread a message of utmost tolerance while parodying the idea of getting away with stuff in the name of religion?