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Something most poeple on Urbandictionary, and the world, obviously know nothing about.

Most teenagers who claim to be satanists do not know the concept of Satanism themselves.

LaVeyan Satanism is the type of satanism where you practice self-indulgence, and believe that you are your own god. Nothing fucked-up or rebellious about that.

Theistic Satanism is the type of satanism where you actually do believe in and worship a literal Satan.

There is no reason to call this religion ridiculous, just take a look at Scientology.
People who hear the word "Satanism" quickly assume it is pure evil.
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An excerpt from the official Church of Satan website:

<b>"If you have read our books, you know that Satanism isn’t about taking drugs, and it isn’t about harming animals or children. Unlike many religions and philosophies, Satanism respects and exalts life. Children and animals are the purest expressions of that life force, and as such are held sacred and precious in the eyes of the Satanist. Besides, it is very un-Satanic to take any creature’s life against its will. It is equally un-Satanic to cloud your brain and impair your judgment with mind-altering substances."</b>
Also, someone who worships Satan as a being is practicing Luciferianism, not Satanism.
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Satanism is not one single religion. Satanism is a broad category of religions, worldviews, and literature all featuring a favorable interpretation of Satan. Christians (and Muslims) regard their God as all-good and Satan as evil. But what is good? What is evil? Many of the moral values espoused in the Bible seem very strange from a modern Western point of view. In the Garden of Eden story, Adam and Eve are punished for eating from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil." In other words, blind obedience to the Biblical God is considered "good," whereas independent moral judgment, based on one's own knowledge, is considered "evil." But, like many other educated people in the West today, Satanists do not agree with this idea at all. In the Book of Genesis, "God" seems to be outright threatened by human knowledge and achievement, both in the Garden of Eden story ("And the LORD God said, 'The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.'" - Genesis 3:22) and then later in the Tower of Babel story ("But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, 'If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.'" - Genesis 11:5-7).
According to traditional Christian doctrine, the main “evil” thing Satan is believed to do is simply to lead people away from Christ. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing depends on how you feel about Christianity. From a more down-to-Earth point of view, the worst thing Satan is said to do in the New Testament is to drive people insane. (Insanity is blamed on alleged “demon possession.”) Indeed, if one is careless, one can drive oneself insane through exploring the unknown and seeking to “become as gods,” as Satan invites people to do. On the other hand, if one takes reasonable precautions in pursuing one's explorations and ambitions, one can reap great benefits. Thus, most Satanists do NOT see themselves as "worshiping evil." Rather, most Satanists associate Satan with such values as pride, independence, individuality, knowledge, achievement, thinking for oneself, and exploring unknown and forbidden realms. Furthermore, contrary to the portrayal of Satanism in horror movies and sensationalistic tabloids, the vast majority of Satanists do NOT see any need to sacrifice animals or commit violent crimes in the name of Satan. There are many kinds of Satanists. For most of the past forty years, the most public Satanist spokespeople have been atheistic symbolic Satanists, who do not believe in or worship Satan as a literal entity, but who regard Satan as a symbol of independence, pride, individual ambition, etc.
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A religion and worship of the human body and the material world, not always the worship of the devil himself (unless you're of the Luciferian path). Satanism is type casted by the media along with witchcraft and paganism, as something evil... to be hated and feared whereas satanism does not promote violence, animal sacrifice or racial hatred in any manner. Satan keeps the church in business.
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A misunderstood term. There are many different faiths under satanism the most common is LeVayan Satanism, founded by Anton LeVay. It is attached to the Church of Satan and the Satanic bible. It is a more atheist (as they prefer to call themselves) point of view. Practicing rituals and spell writing and incantation relates it to Wicca or Pagan groups. Though the group practices magic, majic, magick, majik, or how ever you would like to spell it they do not believe in a celestial being or "God" except for themselves creating the philosophy "You are your own God" a point of view meaning you choose your own destiny not a false being claimed to have created all the existence from nothingness. Another View of satanism believes Satan was the true creator and during an inquisition the catholic church stole satanism and turned it into the opposing religion. These satanists usually practice the Ars Goetia, or the art of summoning of the 72 demons. They practice summonings, rituals, and spells found in LeVayan Satanism. Another for of satanism believes the bible and everything it says but choose to fallow Satan and his army of hell. These satanists are/where common on the black metal scene especially in the 90's. Satanism can be related to Christianity and Judaism because of its extensive branches each believing very many differences.
Satanism is by far the most misunderstood religions.
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Satanism is ideological bullshit. There are two types of Satanism which are both equally bullshit:

Atheistic Satanism: Comprised of edgy atheists who ignorantly think their inherently selfish ideology is superior to all other ideologies. This form of Satanism teaches that one should worship themselves and give in to all carnal pleasures. LaVeyan Satanism is this type of Satanism which also teaches its adherents to believe in superstitious magic in the seventh rule of of its "11 Satanic Rules" that they teach.

The eighth rule declares that they shouldn't complain or cry over things "they needn't subject themselves to" like definitions such as this one. Yet like hypocrites, these atheist Satanists are constantly found on social media crying about Christianity which has no impact on their life and does more beneficial things for humanity than their ideology which in the 1st rule tells them not to preach their foolish opinions (like they do everywhere) "unless asked" and in the 11th, tells them to "destroy" anyone who bothers them.

All atheistic Satanists will also get triggered over people claiming they worship Satan despite the name of their cult originating from exactly that. Worship of the devil. Atheistic Satan Churches function similar to Scientology in that regular donations are required to ascend with ex-members being subjected to harassment and witch hunts by current members as LaVey's own daughter testified to when she left the Church of Satan.
The second form of Satanism is Theistic Satanism like The Order of Nine Angels which does worship the devil, operates in secrecy and allegedly practice human sacrifices by their own claims. The one thing it has in common with atheistic Satanism is that it also teaches one to give into their addictions and carnal lusts.

All forms of Satanism are bullshit and are mere cults. Atheistic Satanism is just an extension of atheist stupidity and rebellion against religion while Theistic Satanism is comprised of those who genuinely worship and believe in the Devil.
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Satanism is ideological bullshit. There are two types of Satanism which are both equally bullshit:

Atheistic Satanism: Comprised of edgy atheists who ignorantly think their inherently selfish ideology is superior to all other ideologies. This form of Satanism teaches that one should worship themselves and give in to all carnal pleasures. LaVeyan Satanism is this type of Satanism which also teaches its adherents to believe in superstitious magic in the seventh rule of of its "11 Satanic Rules" that they teach.

The eighth rule declares that they shouldn't complain or cry over things "they needn't subject themselves to" like definitions such as this one. Yet like hypocrites, these atheist Satanists are constantly found on social media crying about Christianity which has no impact on their life and does more beneficial things for humanity than their ideology which in the 1st rule tells them not to preach their foolish opinions (like they do everywhere) "unless asked" and in the 11th, tells them to "destroy" anyone who bothers them.

All atheistic Satanists will also get triggered over people claiming they worship Satan despite the name of their cult originating from exactly that. Worship of the devil. Atheistic Satan Churches function similar to Scientology in that regular donations are required to ascend with ex-members being subjected to harassment and witch hunts by current members as LaVey's own daughter testified to when she left the Church of Satan.
The second form of Satanism is Theistic Satanism like The Order of Nine Angels which does worship the devil, operates in secrecy and allegedly practice human sacrifices by their own claims. The one thing it has in common with atheistic Satanism is that it also teaches one to give into their addictions and carnal lusts.

All forms of Satanism are bullshit and are mere cults. Atheistic Satanism is just an extension of atheist stupidity and rebellion against religion while Theistic Satanism is comprised of those who genuinely worship and believe in the Devil.
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