I have some big issues with FCoS and the Allee Shadow Tradition. John Allee slams LaVey outright using quotes from Satan Speaks! For those who have read that book, it's easy to recognize that his supposed 'proof' of LaVey being a fraud are done with quotes that are selective and do not actually embody what the Doktor was attempting to assert.
On the AST website, John Allee goes to great lengths to discredit LaVey and the CoS. One only need read a little to see that this gentleman, like others appears to be a bitter ex-member of the CoS. I used to be interested in this man's interpretations but wondered 'why the animosity toward the CoS?' It seems most ex-members have a bone to pick. My anger moved further in reading this:
Anton LaVey: Legend and Reality
"I'm one helluva liar. Most of my adult life, I've been accused of being a charlatan, a phony, an impostor. I guess that makes me about as close to what the Devil's supposed to be, as anyone. It's true. I lie constantly, incessantly. Because I lie so often, I'd really be full of shit if I didn't keep my mouth shut and my bowels open."
- Anton LaVey, Satan Speaks, page 101http://churchofsatan.org/aslv.html
Since I just read the book, I'll tell you what he CHOSE TO LEAVE OUT.
LaVey goes on to say:
"My lies are not about myself. My accusers and detractors go to great lengths to show that they are. They miss the entire show while concentrating on the reflection. Those who are first to accuse me of falsification are themselves living examples of fakery incarnate. Some even know it."
More interestingly LaVey states:
"I say 'keep my mouth shut'- I want to emphasize that part, because that is the organ from whence my most incurable lies eminate. I would have made a good PR man, because my most flagrant lies are to other people, about themselves. If the Devil is a flatterer, I do my job well."
In finishing Allee's selective quote, I'm sure in relation to what is also said on the page, LaVey would have ended with "You're a true Satanist Mr. Allee" lol.
It certainly would appear that Traditionalists, Deists, Theists and Spiritual 'Satanists' have this incurable urge to build upon LaVey's work and then bite the very hand that fed them.
And what would a site like this have to gain? What does Allee Shadow tradition have to gain from public CoS slander?http://hexenhaus.us/http://www.youtube.com/user/RevJohn
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