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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

More than humanism

Satanism is More Than Humanism

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i couldnt comment on the other thingy cuz my stupid hyper link thing on my computer is broken.but i thinkk that it was brilantly writtan,and im sorry if theres any spelling erars, i dont have my contacts in yet.i went to your site and saw that you did poetry and that cool cuz so do i.please veiw my deadjournal some time
i have poetry on there and other writings

Yes dear

I think you'll find that we humanists do have rituals, however there to acknowledge life events such as births, coming of age, marriage and funerals not some supernatural theories. We have numerous chapters/humanist groups around the world. Where we socialize/debate/support each other or help with charitable events.
We even have Celebrants/ clergy to conduct our ceremonies.

I think you've misunderstood it.

There is a Satanism that the Catholic church tells people about. At first that Satanism was a lie, but people who hated the Catholic church believed it and followed it. It's a form of anti-catholicism but it's called Traditional Satanism. These people do pray to Satan.

The Satanism you speak of is Secular Satanism. It does not mock the traditional celebrations as Traditional Satanism mocks Catholicism. It is anti-Bible themed (how do I explain?). It just goes against the underlying themes in the Bible. Secular Satanism is just that - Secular. Meaning non-religious. Secular Satanists don't pray to Satan. The don't see a "higher being" so technically it's not a religion because there is no worship.

Now, there is ritual but that is for the release of energy and fullfillment of the human nature, which Secular Satanism believes in letting flourish rather than stifling. Everyone needs ritual. That's why some people might wake up, shower and then brush, while other people will wake up, brush their teeth, and then shower. It's just doing things in a certain order or a certain way that you like. Psychiatrists will confirm this, by the way.

Secular Satanism is more about not being ignorant and not supressing your instincts. The dogma is purely to feel fullfilled.

This isn't really an opinion. It's part of the history of satanism I read about. The exact dates of when such Satanisms came about is besides the point I'm trying to make.

Not misunderstood

To anonymous above.

Vexen has NOT misunderstood Satanism as you claim, and the Satanism (secular) you've explained is indeed what Vexen alludes to when he writes about Satanism. If he is alluding to another branch, such as "traditional", theistic Satanism, he'd make it clear accordingly.

I suggest you read Vexen's other articles on this site so that YOU don't misunderstand!

Ave Satanas!

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