I was a member of the Church of Satan for some time but then I think as I continued to grow in my quest of ascendancy, I outgrew the church in favour of less dogmatic pursuits.

Personally, I think the Church of Satan has it merits as a great place to learn and that Anton LaVey has much to offer in the way of Satanic Philosophy. Unfortunately however there are those who will always bring a place down for their own grandiose ambitions and sadly I think this is the case with the Church.
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May Satan release the beast from the holy spirit and unto Hell as I entreat.