The Modern Church of Satan is not interested in squabbling and territorial wars, nor is it desperately trying to patent ideology.
This is your Satanism. If you recognize the philosophy and the potential, then go forth and proclaim yourself a Modern Satanist.
Align your webpage with ours.If you have found a better way, then set forth and start your own church. But always continue to live your life with excellence and passion. Live well!
In the Book of Satan (Fire) in the Satanic Bible, LaVey himself spends all of Chapter II describing how environments change, that religion must be questioned and established sophisms be dethroned.
Evolution, change, new philosophies, new churches, new religions; this is the Satanic way.
So why do some Satanic churches spend so much energy claiming to be the only legitimate church while belittling others and acting as if they have been insulted by the other Satanic organizations?It would be more appropriate if they acted more like proud parents watching their children grow into successful adults than a bitter, scorned lover anxious to extract revenge from their partner.
It is puzzling that a religion that is designed to appeal to the elite of our society contains so many members who are socially inadequate, dressed as teenage stoners, perhaps pumping gas for a living, and claiming to ‘hate people’. They ignore what is obvious to everyone else: They hate people because people feel disdain for them.
"Hear no evil, speak no evil - and you'll never be invited to a party." ~ Oscar Wilde
Satan, should he take on the form of a man, would not live such a life. He would smile at the excess the world has given him. He would wear the finest clothes, be the ultimate charmer and would be surrounded by crowds of admiring people who hang on his every word. The Devil, in human flesh, would have the most exquisite lovers every night; he would savor his wine and make every meal a banquet. His parties would be legendary; he would be the envy and lust of every man and woman. Yet, he would never look down upon others. He would never say: “Wash my feet to prove that you are worthy.” Instead, if he were to meet you, he would take you by the hand and say "Come friend, sit here at my table beside me, eat, drink, and tell me more about yourself, perhaps we can be of assistance to each other."
Rebel and be cast from heaven
Hemingway, Casanova, Don Juan, Copernicus, Galileo and of course Darwin are all examples of the potential of the Satanic spirit. Some have changed the course of history while others have simply lived their lives with such verve and passion that they have set examples for the rest of us to follow. Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Chuck Palahniuk are but only a few recent individuals to set such examples.