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

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Moojan Momen's 8 Categories of Religious Experience

"Categorizing Satanism: Moojan Momen's 8 Pathways to Religious Experience" by Vexen Crabtree (2007). The categories are not designed so that each religion fits one category; most religions cater for multiple types of religious experience. The more successful religions accept more types of religious experience. How does Satanism fit with each mindset?

  1. Ritualism
  2. Legalism
  3. Evangelism
  4. Social Reformation
  5. Asceticism
  6. Monasticism
  7. Gnosticism
  8. Mysticism

The conclusion reads:

Satanism provides some acceptable elements for those looking for: ritualism (2/5), social reformation reactions (2/5), some philosophical forms of asceticism (2/5) but most of all for those who enjoy the intellectual and counter-cultural side of gnostic forms of religion (4/5). It will be acceptable to only the few mystics (1/5) who can ignore the heavily skeptical and rational theology of Satanism. It provides nothing for those who would seek out, or attempt to justify, legalistic, evangelical or monastic religious experiences as Satanism is highly individual, socially decentralised and world-embracing.

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Just out of interest are you actually a satanist or just studying the path?

I've been a card-carrying member of the Church of Satan for a long time, meaning, nearly a decade.

Nahah. Hence why the essays. I was just curious is all :)


what about the psychological conclusion, of the christian to the satanism
against from all doctrine, and ritual,, a matter of open debate,,. its is dangerous to a one satanic person, whose belieft,, unless in the juresdection of the satanic church,. maybe his satanic beliefs can put him unto serious trouble againts the christianity,, in public... it is all about psychological?, in my self research, it is normally to the christian church,, to act in a biblical debate, and doctrine, against from other christian churches,, sometimes they put unto serious situation, can cost of death threath, and abundoning their reputation,, even in the legality,.
from the higher reverrent of the church, unto the regular member.
"what matter most" to a satanic believer,,, outside on your brutal named "church of satan.." thanks. "instead of peace in the hole of darkness",
a ..death waited from a nowhere road.. to a satanic believer..

exorcism, to ritualism?

sometimes we care about any ritualism?
we dont care our psyclogical..

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