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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Put-on nonconformity is Satanisms' greatest weakness

Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, was an infamous critical thinker. One of his own criticisms of Satanism was that of insincere concocted nonconformity:

“A person devoid of special ability must work harder to become "special," which often results in an abrasive pretense of infallibility. Combine the overachiever's pseudo-specialty with his hauteur of infallibility, and all that's lacking to complete the profile of contemporary "cool" is freeze-dried noncomformity. If noncomformity is Satanism's strength, planned or put-on nonconformity is its greatest weakness. The predictable antics of heavy-handed "Satanists" are quite profitably exploited by non-Satanists”
"The Devil's Notebook" by Anton LaVey, p64.

This quote has been added to the index page of my "Criticisms of Satanism" subsite on

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Sorry about your browser, I really don't know where to start in looking for a potential cause!

LaVey has moments where he reaches Nietzsche-quality levels of critical analysis.

Yeah, got a Christmas tree[1] with chocolates and lights on it!

[1] A black one!

I've removed the massive list of 'tags' from the left-hand component of my LJ... that's a partial suspect as to what might cause a browser to freeze. (I.e., it has to load quite a long list and float it).

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