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And doubly so.
I figured after the recent sitequake, why not just get back to business as unusual?
First of all, it's not actually a church. No buildings, no church. We get that word from the Greek ecclesia (I hope I spelled that right), which basically meant the home in which the eucharist was being celebrated. A building, in other words. Shit, even scientologists and Mormons have buildings . . .
Secondly, these people are anything but Satanists. Lucifer's rebellion was about freedom of thought. The notion that one can question even the Almighty. And yet all we ever get from these folks is sychophancy. Trust me, that's actually a word. And it basically means you tow the party line 100% or you get disaffiliated. Sound familiar? All roads lead to L.Ron, lol.
I find most of these people to be exactly what Satanism should be opposed to. Weak minds being marched into lockstep by suspicious ideologues.
The Church of Anton LaVey is a much more fitting moniker. (even though they still need a building . . .)
Edited by Megatron (04/09/1707:24 AM) Edit Reason: #PeterGilmoreIsActuallyAHipster
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The main idea behind a "Church" has more to do with "congregation"/"to congregate" than actual worship.
In that sense, the "CoS" does just that. It gathers "like-minded". Whether or not a person can be seen as "Satanic" is a whole other discussion.
In a certain sense they are "the other". A sort of "elite", only not the kind that I would want to be associated with. They uphold the very very very basic tenets of Satanism but are white-washing themselves way to deep within a global comfort-zone to the extend that the entire play reeks more as "dress-up" or "SUB-culture" instead of a more adversarial "counter-culture" (which they were during LaVey's time and slightly before/during the Satanic panic).
They have things to offer. They make good statements when seen into context. Basic and tight. It depends on where people put their priorities. Some people grow out of it and move on to other things. Disstatisfaction and drama are only pre-cursors and excuses for people moving on and outgrowing/recognizing there's more to have than is being offered.
Edited by Dimitri (04/10/1701:36 PM)
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