The Myth of Satanic Rights

Cassie and I always enjoy satanicviews blog and find it intelligent and thought provoking. We don’t always agree but it always makes us think. I guess we would identify mostly with those who are described in the last paragraph here as challenging stereotypes. However while we agree it is difficult if not impossible for any group to try and speak on behalf of people whose main principle is individuality, we think there may be benefit to those of us who identify as Satanists in campaigns which seek to insure that we do have at least the same legal rights as others in the communities we live in. While it is true we are fiercely individualistic there are some characteristics and needs we have in common, aren’t there? Any thoughts? (Sophie)

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I occasionally hear of individuals and groups campaigning for Satanic rights.  In my view Satanic rights is a myth and irrelevant.  Satanism starts and stops with the individual, you can live in the most oppressive regime in the world, and with intelligence still practice and be a Satanist in any way you please in secret.

Satanism is not a religion or any other group-minded activity, it is a path of individuality, a path defined by the individual, walked by the individual.  The individual is the god in their own lives, the individual decides what happens in their own lives.

Groups that start treating and advocating for Satanists as a collective are living an ignorant deception.  Satanism is a path of one, the individual, the self manifesting the will to become a god in their own lives.  When activists start lobbying the rulers for Satanic rights they in reality enslave the…

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3 Comments on “The Myth of Satanic Rights”

  1. satanicviews says:

    Thanks for reblog. The problem arises that when a group starts speaking for Satanists it is often limited to their own interpretation of what Satanism is.

    • Loose Cannon says:

      In general, I think the problems arise when there are calls for “unity”. I’ve noticed that this demand for unity is never anything but a power grab. This goes for politics and religions, and not just Satanism.

      Those that call for unity want people to unite behind them, or behind their chosen leader. Then the entire organization and their cause can then be destroyed by getting rid of that leader.

      I subscribe to the idea of “leaderless resistance” http://www.louisbeam.com/leaderless.htm

      We can protect our own rights. My pride wants me to be out in the open, but I think there is greater advantage to keeping in the shadows. If attacked, they won’t see me in those shadows, and they wont see coming for them to retaliate.


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