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SATANISM

Satanism

Satanism is a group of religions that is composed of diverse number of ideological and philosophical beliefs and social phenomena. Their shared features include symbolic association with, admiration for the character of, and even veneration of Satan or similar rebellious, promethean, and liberating figures. Satan, also called Lucifer by many Christians, first appears in the Books of Chronicles provoking David to take a census of Israel. In the Book of Job he is called Ha-Satan, meaning the opposer, and acted as the prosecutor in Gods court.

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The public practice of Satanism began in 1966 with the founding of the Church of Satan.

The Ophite Cutus Satanas was founded in Ohio by Herbert Arthur Sloane in 1948.
Satannist groups that appeared after the 1960s are widely diverse, but two major trends are Theistic Satanism and Atheistic Satanism.

Satanism

Theistic Satanist venerate Satan as a supernatural deity.

Atheist Satanist consider themselves atheist, agnostics, or apatheists and regard Satan as merely symbolic of certain human traits.
Some Satanists believe in God in the sense of a Prime Mover but, like Atheistic Satanists, still worship themselves, due to the deist belief that God plays no part in mortal lives.

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Contemporary Satanism is mainly an American phenomenon, the ideas spreading with the effects of globalization and the Internet. The internet promotes awareness of other Satanists, and is also the main battleground for the definitions of Satanism today.

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ATHEISTIC/DEISTIC SATANISM

LaVeyan Satanism Is a philosophy ( not considered a religion by many of its followers) founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and eye for an eye morality.
Symbolic Satanism The observance and practice philosophies, customs and rituals.

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THEISTIC SATANISM

Luciferianism Can be understood best as a belief system or intellectual creed that venerate the essential and inherent characteristics that are affixed and commonly given to Lucifer.
Palladists An alleged Theistic Satanist society or member of that society.

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THEISTIC SATANISM

Our Lady of Endor Also known as Ophite Cultus Satanas (originally spelled Sathanas), was a satanic cult founded in 1948 by Herbert Arthur Sloane in Toledo, Ohio.

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CASUAL OR ADOLESCENT SATANISM Adolescents use satanic symbols like the inverted pentagon/Sigil of Baphomet, the trappings of the black mass, or demonic imagery to provide the impression of satanism.

RELATIONSHIP TO POPULAR MUSIC Black metal has often been connected with Satanism, in part to the lyrical content of several bands and their frequent use of imagery tied to left hand path beliefs (such as the inverted pentagram).

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ORGANIZATIONS The Church of Satan First Satanic Church Temple of Set Order of Nine Angels

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SYMBOLS OF SATANISM
Baphomet

Hexagram

Inverted Pentagram Logo of Time Warner

Pentagram Italian Horn

Udjat or all seeing eye

All seeing Eye

Tau Cross

Ankh

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SYMBOLS OF SATANISM
Upside Down Cross Goat Head Yin-Yang

Zodiac
Scarab Beetle Satanic Cross

Cross of Nero

Anarchy

Satanic "S"

Star and Crescent

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SYMBOLS OF SATANISM
Horned Hand 666

Horned God

Witch Sign

Swastika

Catholic Faith

YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.

You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.

Catholic Faith

HIM ONLY SHALL YOU SERVE Adoration Sacrifice Promises and vows The social duty of religion and right to religious freedom

Catholic Faith

YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GOD BEFORE ME Superstition Idolatry Divination and magic Irreligion Atheism Agnosticism