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#4877 - 03/06/08 12:52 PM The First Satanic Church
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I'm curious, but is anyone here a member of The First Satanic Church?
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#4886 - 03/06/08 04:15 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Jeseth]
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I doubt anyone who is would admit it here. The First Satanic Church can be quite a stigma in many situations, it could make people less empolyable, remove social standing amungst colleagues, cause friction in their neighbourhood and make them appear untrustworthy in their local community. Unless someone has complete anonymity on this site it would be foolish for them to release that information on a public forum

There is a reason the Church refuses to give out members names and details.
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#4887 - 03/06/08 04:55 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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Careful who you're bad-mouthing there TC.

Notice anything familiar about the banner at the bottom? \:\)

Perhaps you meant the First Church of Satan? It's confusing, I know.

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#4889 - 03/06/08 05:56 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Stag]
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I didn't think TC was badmouthing them...

Well, if anyone here is a member of The First Satanic Church, and doesn't mind answering a few of my questions privately, feel free to send me a PM. I was just curious as to what the benefits of joining such an organization were. People wouldn't join groups if there wasn't some kind of benefit to doing it, right?
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#4909 - 03/06/08 11:37 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Jeseth]
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For me, I see no benefit in joining any religious organisation. I like to try to keep my religious affiliations to a minimum and find no benefit in joining any organisation that is represented by a religious icon. In my opinion, The First Satanic Church is the closest organisation currently active dedicated to keeping LaVey's legacy alive, whereas the Church of Satan are more content in keeping the legacy of Satanism alive.
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#5049 - 03/08/08 11:12 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Stag]
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 Originally Posted By: Stag
Careful who you're bad-mouthing there TC.

Notice anything familiar about the banner at the bottom? \:\)

Perhaps you meant the First Church of Satan? It's confusing, I know.

Stag


No, I believe I ment everything I said. The First Satanic Church is a stigma in modern society. Openly tying your username, website or e-mail address to a church with "Satanic" in the title can cause problems in society. If you can't see the logic in this perhaps you should back up a little and look again.

Secondly, I didn't bad mouth anyone, it was a matter-of-fact statement which happens to be quite true.

Lastly, if I had bad-mouthed them, them having an advert for this forum on the front page wouldn't make me retract my statements. My opinions are not to be bought or sold. I will have them reguardless of advertising for or by the forum. I am a strict believer in free speach.
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#5083 - 03/09/08 08:09 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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My mistake. I thought you were being sarcastic in referring to membership of the FSC as particularly stigmatic, rather than Satanic churches in general.

By posting on this public forum you've already tied yourself to Satanism in one form or another. Coming out as a member of a particular church hardly seems that much worse -- hence my misunderstanding.

Stag


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#5088 - 03/09/08 09:40 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Stag]
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TC is dead right. As Satanism remains a skeptical word and religion to the general populace, it is much more beneficial and safer to keep your affiliations and associations with Satanic organisations hidden from the general public. In most cases, making such a statement of affiliation can be counter-productive with your career, family life, etc.
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#5091 - 03/09/08 11:13 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: DaVinci]
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I suppose you have a point there Stag however we have many members who claim they are here to "gain perspective" and "have healthy debate". It's remarkably easy to join in with a community without showing you're affiliation with it. Although I suppose being a member of this forum itself may have the same issues about it than admitting any affiliation to any church. It's still something to be cautious about though.
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#5095 - 03/09/08 12:16 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Stag]
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 Originally Posted By: Stag
By posting on this public forum you've already tied yourself to Satanism in one form or another.

Funny I brought this up recently... It amazes me how many feel safe, secure, and hidden so to say... Sitting here broadcasting their personal thoughts on the internet for all to read...

Ah good old common sense that is what many are lacking...

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 Originally Posted By: Jeseth
I was just curious as to what the benefits of joining such an organization were. People wouldn't join groups if there wasn't some kind of benefit to doing it, right?


As far as a church or group goes what could you gain from joining any church or group? Socialization with like minded individuals, Christmas and Halloween fairs/parties, etc... You will not get extra Satan points or arcane powers...

Some people need dogma and ritual, some need to flock...

Whatever makes "YOU" happy...

~T~
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#5096 - 03/09/08 12:40 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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 Originally Posted By: TornadoCreator
It's remarkably easy to join in with a community without showing you're affiliation with it. Although I suppose being a member of this forum itself may have the same issues about it than admitting any affiliation to any church. It's still something to be cautious about though.

Where some see caution others see fear, fear of the unknown is a tool of ignorance... Know you are tied to this site, which is tied to a satanic church, which in turn puts your name on someone’s list...

There now that you are educated there is no reason to fear for you have already made your move… Ignorance to reality is hardly a good thing…

Another form of ignorance is to project your thoughts and insecurities on others… I am sure there are a few here that would freely talk of any church they were members of… Without your projected fear and insecurity…

Dare I make an educated guess? I say that an out of work hippy, that is afraid to conform enough to cut their hair to get a job and survive, that you are probably not considered a serious threat to anyone… Outside the welfare system that is…

Have a nice day…

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#5100 - 03/09/08 01:17 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: ta2zz]
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 Originally Posted By: ta2zz

Dare I make an educated guess? I say that an out of work hippy, that is afraid to conform enough to cut their hair to get a job and survive, that you are probably not considered a serious threat to anyone… Outside the welfare system that is…

Have a nice day…

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A personal attack ta2zz, surely you're above that are you not. Becides your information is out of date. I've recently joined the British Territorial Army, so out of work hippy is a little off mark really. Not that it matters, I feel no need to explain myself nor a need to conform, I'm doing this simply because I have a spare few minutes. If I decide I would rather not cut my hair and risk not having a job that is because I am happier with my hair long than I am in a job that dictates how I style my own hair.

You mentioned ignorance. Isn't it just as ignorant to assume that talking on a forum with only aproximately 100 active members would have the same effect on your family life, career and other social situations as being a member of a Church with thousands of members that has been a subject of the news on multiple occations. It wouldn't and you know it.

Saying that, I beleive this is a moot point anyway now. I've said how I didn't think anyone would want to outright say they are a member of the church due to it influencing other areas of their life negatively, if they feel otherwise they can feel free to prove me wrong. It's merely an idle opinion, nothing to get so worked up over.
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#5154 - 03/09/08 10:57 PM ~_^ [Re: ta2zz]
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 Originally Posted By: ta2zz
As far as a church or group goes what could you gain from joining any church or group? Socialization with like minded individuals, Christmas and Halloween fairs/parties, etc...

Those sounds like a fairly decent benefits. I'll pass on the Satan points and arcane powers, though. ~_^
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#5155 - 03/09/08 11:03 PM Re: ~_^ [Re: Jeseth]
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I won't I want the Satan points and arcane power dammit. I want to be able to make things catch fire by the power of my mind.

But that aside. Honestly if people find that social circle to be worth risking what they currently have in standing with most of society I say good for them, and I don't mean that sarcastically. People who can actually drop the masses for the chance to socialise with like minded people without it having an impact on them they don't consider to be acceptable are a subject of envy for me, I must admit.
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#5173 - 03/10/08 02:12 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: ta2zz]
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Ta2zz made some excellent points, in regards to why it might not be advisable for some, to be tied to a publicly available, controversial website, and or organization, and in certain situations, I agree.

However, there is, in my opinion a flip side to it. It is only my opinion, and applies to me alone, but I would like to share, why I do not concern myself with who reads my posts here, or on any of the other website’s where I openly post my brain farts.

Many years ago, I knew a very wealthy, powerful, and successful gentleman. People who knew him treated him with the greatest respect. From what I have seen, I assumed that he was beyond anyone’s power.
One evening while he took myself, and several of his other friends out to dinner, somehow the topic of prostitution came up.
Several people put their two cents in, expressing how degrading that profession is, and their negative views of people who sell themselves in that way.

Once everyone had their say, he leaned back, and stated “Well, it just so happens, that I’m a big whore myself, and so are most of you. We all sell ourselves in one way or another. At times I kiss ass, and do things that I do not respect myself for, but in order to get funding for many of my projects, I do what I have to.”

Over the years, I have come to understand his view. Being in the health field, I also sell myself, hold my tongue (although not as often as most would like), do things that I do not want to, and even things that make me lose some self respect. As most prostitutes, I do it for money.
Frankly, I have often thought, that true prostitution would be preferable, because it is open and honest, and there is no question as to why the prostitute is doing what she does, and once the transaction is completed, everyone goes their separate ways. Unlike in the business world, where people are entwined in continuous whoredom, pretending to believe things which they do not, acting a certain way, saying “the right things,” and so on, to be accepted by the group which they are associated with.

With that said, the question for me is, how much of myself am I willing to sell for a few dollars, and where do I draw the line. This is a personal issue, and everyone has to make their own decision according to their own ideals.

As for me, I draw the line, at my personal time. When I am at home, on my own computer, I will express myself anyway that I feel fit, without hiding my identity. However, I attempt to do so with the realization, that one day, these things might come back to bite me in the butt, so with some self preservation in mind, I do censor myself up to a point. “Responsibility to the responsible.”

Even at work, I will only go along so far with the “program.” I treat people such as priests and people of “faith” for example, with courtesy, but will not pretend to respect their beliefs. However, I will likely not express my views on the matter, unless asked. Once I am asked, then I will not lie, but I will continue to be courteous.

I also have to keep in mind, that I did sign an agreement with the state which employs me, that I will not act in a way, which would tarnish its reputation, since some people in the community might wrongly believe that I represent said state in some way; but again, there are limits to how much of myself I am willing to sell.

I am also not very concerned of what people who might see me on here think, because my personal reputation precedes me, in regards to people who actually matter.
What I mean is, that those people who know me in person, will realize if they have any common sense at all, what kind of person I am in real life, and not only what might be assumed about a person who joins a site such as this one.

None of the patients whom I have taken care of over the years, could possibly see me in a negative light by finding me here, because I have only received positive feed back from them, and in many cases they have grown to trust me to a point that is beyond the relationship of average people, possibly with the exception of immediate family members.

Many times I have sat with dying patients, whom I believed wanted someone by their bedside, until they passed on, without charging for my time, because their family members for what ever reason were not available.

I never did this for any recognition or even appreciation, but instead because of natural human compassion, without giving two shits about what deity might approve, disapprove, or if anyone was aware that I was doing it. I never concern myself with getting too close or personal with patients, which medical professionals are often warned against. The point which I am attempting to make, is that I am very comfortable with who I am, and only I alone know all of the positive, as well as the negative, things about me, and the only person who’s judgement of my character truly matters, is mine, and mine alone.

Furthermore, due to the nature of my work, I have had my background, psychological health, and past investigated professionally, including by the FBI, in order to assure my character, so that any professional organization which I am affiliated with would have a hard time finding any legitimate reason to black list me, merely for my views. This is not to say that it could definitely not happen, but again, it is a chance which I am willing to take, because as I have stated, am only willing to sell just so much of myself.

It is always possible, that there might be some “shit stirrers” out there, who’s only goal in life, is to give validation to their meaningless existence, by pointing fingers at people who do not fit the typical mold of community standards, and could make my life difficult because of my affiliations. However, I am not willing to give them so much power over me, that I will hide my identity for the reasons of safety and financial security.

These are the reasons why I am willing to show my real image, and MOST of my opinions here, although I can certainly understand those people, who for what ever reason feel that it is in their best interest not to do so.
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#5177 - 03/10/08 04:04 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Asmedious]
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I'll pretty much tell anyone willing to listen who I am and what I believe in but only to a certain extent. I wanted to send my boss a friend request on my space but I thought about how much religious stuff falls out of his wifes mouth and I decided that financially and professionally (can a dishwasher even use that term "professionally") it would be a bad idea. I'm also making assumptions in this area too, I'm assuming that since his wife says Christian things that he is Christian as well which might actually be pretty far from the truth. On occasion I will run into people that know a little bit about Satanism or are Satanists themselves but I don't think the people I work for should really know that much about me. My co-workers know and one even surprised me with how much he knew on the topic of Satanism. Few and far between.

I really don't think any of us really have anything to worry about short of CoS members finding out that one of their members was also a member of this forum as that would be grounds for automatic dismissal from the CoS. I really don't think that too many people care that much to track down members of some internet forum.

Now if you run around your town screaming that you are a satanist to anyone that has ears then you are running a far greater risk to your personal well being and safety and character. Complete strangers don't need to know that you are a Satanist, that is your bidness. And honestly, besides the occasional ass kicking, who really cares if you are a satanist at all? Your peers might but random strangers don't give 2 shits a flying fuck who or what you are. One of the keys to lesser magic is the ability to keep your mouth shut when it will ultimately benefit you.

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#5183 - 03/10/08 05:19 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: ]
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It's rather depressing that the Church of Satan would actually kick people out for being a member of a forum on the internet specifically for the Satanist community. I sincerely hope that isn't true. It's upsetting really that the Church of Satan and the First Satanic Church are even seperate entities. It defies what Satanism is to treat it like a bloody religion, with sects and internal disputes.
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#5193 - 03/10/08 12:23 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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 Originally Posted By: TornadoCreator
It's rather depressing that the Church Of Satan would actually kick people out for being a member of a forum on the internet specifically for the Satanist community. I sincerely hope that isn't true. It's upsetting really that the Church Of Satan and the First Satanic Church are even seperate entities. It defies what Satanism is to treat it like a bloody religion, with sects and internal disputes.

 Originally Posted By: TornadoCreator
Lastly, since when did Satanism become more than a philosophy and a basic way of life. You're turning it into another stupid religion here.

Only take this as personal as you need to... While I myself agree with your ideas, you show more and more of your ignorance towards Satanic thought, presence, practice, and general human behavior every day... Please do not confuse ignorance with stupidity...

Perhaps a few extra minutes a day could be spent researching such things...

In all sincerity
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#5211 - 03/10/08 03:13 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: ta2zz]
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I don't concern myself with inter-Church politics as it doesn't affect me. I find it infuriating to learn of politics unless I can have some affect of them.

It's not a matter of ignorance as more simple opinion. The questions are in many ways rhetorical. I know what Satanism is and how the organisations surrounding it act, what they stand for, etc. The problem I have really is that it shouldn't be like this. I don't want to be dragged into a religious penis measuring contest, it's not important enough for me. I live a Satanist lifestyle, this is all that links me to Satanism. It works for me and makes me happy, for others is doesn't and I can understand that however isn't this supposed to be the ultimate goal of Satanism. Living a happy life, getting the most out of life, improving everything you have as this is the one and only chance you have. Why waste it on petty inter-quasi-religious arguments.
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#6857 - 03/31/08 04:09 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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I am not sure where you get your information from, but there are CoS members in this forum and they have not been kicked out of the Church. I am not authorized to speak on behalf of the CoS but I can assure you that many of its members enjoy entering debates with other Satanists, members or not.

As far as the topic at hand is concerned, one of my reasons for joining this forum was to better understand the First Satanic Church and Karla LaVey's motivation behind founding a second Satanic organization. If there are any members of this group on this forum I would also enjoy the chance to find these things out.

Hail Satan!
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#6933 - 04/01/08 03:38 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
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 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
I am not sure where you get your information from, but there are CoS members in this forum and they have not been kicked out of the Church.


It was suggested that it would happen earlier in the topic, I am quite relieved that the CoS isn't as overbearing as a few people have suggested if your post is something to go by.

As for Karla LaVey's reasoning in starting another Satanic organisation. It's simply disagreement. Although she and all Satanists have a similar overarching ideology people disagree on the fine details. However I feel these fine details should have been simply kept personal and not used to fragment Satanists. Satanism encourages people to be different and approach things in there own way. Why different sects would form is beyond me.
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#6944 - 04/01/08 11:21 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: TornadoCreator]
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 Originally Posted By: TornadoCreator
Why different sects would form is beyond me.

Clearly...

At least you speak the truth...
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#6964 - 04/01/08 07:42 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
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"but there are CoS members in this forum and they have not been kicked out of the Church."

Are you sure? I mean really sure? Some of us, in the past were banned from that board because we posted here. I know I had an issue....

"I am not authorized to speak on behalf of the CoS but I can assure you that many of its members enjoy entering debates with other Satanists, members or not."

I think you speak too kindly of others that you do not know.

The information is avaliable on the internet as to why seperate groups were formed. DO some research, write a letter, read some old posts...

Morgan
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#7263 - 04/05/08 06:17 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Morgan]
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"I think you speak too kindly of others that you do not know."

Just because I do not have a red card or a title does not mean I do not associate with the CoS. I have many, many people I am proud to call friends who just so happen to have those things in he CoS. Believe it or not the CoS also believes that one does not have to join to be a Satanist. It shocks me how little some people actually know about this organization that they so readily speak out against.
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#7264 - 04/05/08 06:28 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
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Actually, I speak from knowledge and experience.

I still have friends in the CoS too, so what, big deal...

You still have no idea about stuff that happened, and I bet didnt even bother to look into the history of the split that you so first questioned.

Btw, I have had experiences with the CoS online, and offline, so I am not talking out of my ass.

Morg

btw, do you know any in real life? or are they all just online??
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#7266 - 04/05/08 06:34 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
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 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
"I think you speak too kindly of others that you do not know."

Just because I do not have a red card or a title does not mean I do not associate with the CoS. I have many, many people I am proud to call friends who just so happen to have those things in he CoS. Believe it or not the CoS also believes that one does not have to join to be a Satanist. It shocks me how little some people actually know about this organization that they so readily speak out against.


I've always wondered why a religion that tries so hard to disassociate itself from Christianity; one that tries so hard to get people to see that it is a genuine religion and not a group of bovines reacting to Christianity; a religion that claims to liberate its subscribers... would instead of taking a step forward, take one back and form a Church and institute a Priesthood. One would think that each individual Satanists is intelligent and mature enough to think for himself/herself to be their own priest or priestess. With a church, there will always be church politics. With a church there arises a segregation or "Us & Them" mentality, which eventually fracture Satanism into many factions and sects. With a Church, the religion also becomes a business, selling red paper membership card for profit.

I must admit, I do know very little about the CoS. But this is what I know. Is there more?

~Kayla


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#7275 - 04/05/08 10:48 PM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
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 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
"I think you speak too kindly of others that you do not know."

Just because I do not have a red card or a title does not mean I do not associate with the CoS. I have many, many people I am proud to call friends who just so happen to have those things in he CoS. Believe it or not the CoS also believes that one does not have to join to be a Satanist. It shocks me how little some people actually know about this organization that they so readily speak out against.


CoS very clearly states in easily purchased literature and other forms of media that it DOES require members to have a red card. It also very clearly states that anything outside the CoS that claims to be Satanic is in error.

If you're going to wax lyrical on the subject, (or at least your member friends behalf) at least have enough respect for the basic tenents of that society to PAY for your opinion.

In other words, put your money where your mouth is, and then tell us based on YOUR experience how tolerant they are.

"I think you speak too kindly of others that you do not know."

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#7968 - 04/19/08 09:10 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Xutech]
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Yes, I have "real" friends in the CoS. I chose not to purchase a membership because I do not wish to contribute to the organization. I have no need to do so, I take Satanism and apply it to my life to better myself.

In response to Xutech, the CoS does clearly state that you must have a red card to claim membership, I never claimed membership. In addition, on their website it very clearly states that one does not have to be a member to be a Satanist but ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, and so on who claim to be Satanic but do not associate with the CoS are liars. I do not believe that an online forum that is open to the public and will let anybody get on is something that is railed against in the CoS' Bunco Sheet.

I think that the CoS has the right to claim lordship as the only Church for Satanists as its founder was the man who codified Satanism. However, I have not taken the time to look into the other organizations with the exception of a few which were clearly not Satanic in any form other than imagery. I suppose that there are a few which are legitimately Satanic but this brings me back to, why would someone wish to form a Satanic organization that is separate and in many cases opposed to the original Satanic organization? I simply wanted to know this answer(it may very well be a good one, though I haven't seen one yet).

As far as the I am concerned the CoS(at this point) is the first, original, and most on point Satanic organization out there. It was founded by Anton LaVey who defined Satanism in an original way instead of taking the Judeo-Christian definition. I have much respect for the organization but I do not feel the need to join it until I feel that I could contribute to it in some way. No CoS member that I associate with (Thomas Thorn, Steven Johnson Leyba, Peter Gilmore, and others that I work with in my music and performance art) has ever accused me of being anything less than Satanic due to the fact I am not a member. People tend to forget that the CoS exists as a for profit organization and the spear head of Satanic philosophy.

I came to this forum attempting to understand some of these other organizations that claim the title of Satanism and made a passing comment about something I saw was being misunderstood. I have been attacked more by "fellow" non CoS members than I ever have been by the CoS itself. If there is a First Satanic Church member that is willing to correspond with me to answer these questions then I eagerly await the discussion, if not then I think it is time to let this conversation go.

Hail Satan!
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#7972 - 04/19/08 11:25 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
ta2zz Offline
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Welcome to the real world,

 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
I have been attacked more by "fellow" non CoS members than I ever have been by the CoS itself.

You poor person to be attacked so on a forum on the internet... Perhaps the CoS has a use for you, it is clear to them yet your use here is not so important...

 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
why would someone wish to form a Satanic organization that is separate and in many cases opposed to the original Satanic organization? I simply wanted to know this answer(it may very well be a good one, though I haven't seen one yet).

It can be explained with one word… “Evolution”

 Originally Posted By: Lusafyr
People tend to forget that the CoS exists as a for profit organization and the spear head of Satanic philosophy.

Spearheading entertainment for the occult underground just like on 6-6-06? That is an achievement… To some…

All of which you speak churches and their fracturing then the first church saying that there is no other… Please look around outside a bit, you do not seem to have much of a grasp on human nature as far as religion goes…

Besides that one should be able to see that Anton LaVey was nothing but a shepherd of black sheep selling exactly what he spoke out against… With that in mind to me those in the CoS are nothing but followers of a different color…

Besides Peter Gilmore has stated that the CoS is nothing but a stage show... With them being the actors... Not all Satanists are in it for the showmanship of it all...

Thank you

Move along now

~T~

"Say unto thine own heart and soul, "I, even I, am mine own redeemer." ~Ragnar Redbeard from Might is Right


Edited by ta2zz (04/19/08 11:30 AM)
Edit Reason: Would you like fries with that?
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#7975 - 04/19/08 11:54 AM Re: The First Satanic Church [Re: Lusafyr]
Xutech Offline
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Registered: 03/18/08
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So why is it that you're not only practically calling people liars, but also bemoaning the ignorance of "outsiders" about the subject? You're hardly making an innocent cry for information and discussion.

Further, I'd hardly claim that LaVey first codified Satanism, or that CoS could claim "lordship" on that basis. Would this logically imply that had Micheal Aquino beaten LaVey to the punch we'd all be forced to be members of the ToS and strictly obey his strictures on the rule of precedence? and let's not bring in every fruitloop satanic society throughout history from the Hellfire clubs and further afield. Do they not qualify as historical precedents? Quite a few of them certainly took themselves seriously.

For that whole passage about "not feeling the need to join until I can contribute in some way", it's a very telling speech. Since you're so intimately involved, both as an "artist" and as a "soldier" as your tag and text claim, you're certainly not short of a dollar. And since you not only create art but serve your country, you'd be more than capable of claiming that you contributed to the CoS in some tangible form. Perhaps instead you're a wallflower who's too scared to commit to anything beyond a safe line. I'd diagnose you as a closet Anthropologist.

And for your "association" with that hefty list of names in relation to your "music" and "performance art", I think you're confusing business with friendship, and silence with acceptance.
Failure and success isn't a process of osmosis.

Just because I don't lift my skirt on every post and claim that I'm a member of such and such or the other does not mean that I'm not a member, have no memberships, history, experience.
I'd rather stand on the merit of my own words and not on plaques, certificates and other purchased titles.

At least have the balls to submit your argument as your own.

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