How to Understand LaVey Satanism

So, maybe someone called you a Satanist, or you randomly heard the term, and now you're searching the web in effort of find the truth? Well here it is.


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    First, forget anything your religious figures or writings may have told you. This is a complete overhaul
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    Understand that this form of Satanism was created by Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997) with the founding of the Church of Satan in 1966 C.E. (Year One)
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    Comprehend Satanism actually DOES NOT worship the devil, and the religion that worships Satan is actually Luciferianism, and Satanism does not condone the sacrificing of animals, or hurting of others (especially children).
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    Understand the Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth:
    • Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
    • Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure that they want to hear them.
    • When in another's lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
    • If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
    • Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
    • Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the person and he cries out to be relieved.
    • Acknowledge the power of magic if you have used it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
    • Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
    • Do not harm little children.
    • Do not kill non-human animals unless attacked or for your food.
    • When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
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    Perhaps even more important; the Nine Satanic Statements:
    • Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
    • Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
    • Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
    • Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates!
    • Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!
    • Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!
    • Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development, has become the most vicious animal of all!
    • Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
    • Satan is the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!
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    Remember that Satanists are all around you. They're the people that held the door open for you at the store and your friends, that person that cut you in line at Burger King, maybe even the person that saved your mother's life in the ambulance when she had that heart attack.
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    If you can, go visit the Church Of Satan in California to further your learnings


  • Pick up The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey. It holds far more information than this article does.
  • Don't be afraid if you realize you start to believe in Satanism more than your previous religion. It DOES NOT make you a bad person in any way -- It's not any different than a Christian converting to Hinduism.


  • Be cautious when telling someone what Satanism really is, I've had people start screaming I'm wrong and I am going to hell, but reactions vary depending who your audience is.

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