Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id HAA19689 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Wed, 6 Feb 2002 07:52:33 GMT Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 23:46:52 -0800 Message-Id: <200202060746.g167kqC16788@mail3.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [220.127.116.11] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Islam's Captive Women Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
>Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 22:54:03 -0500
> Re: Islam's Captive Women "Wade T.Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.comReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 09:14 , Joe Dees wrote:
>>> Satanism, through the Black Mass, is indeed, in my opinion, degrading
>>> to women
>The Black Mass is mostly a joke, sometimes performed by members of the
>Church of Satan for publicity purposes.
>Satanism is more pagan, although, hinting of the patriarchal.
>"The beliefs, practices and rituals of the Church of Satan have few, if
>any, points of similarity with the Christian concept of Satan. The CoS'
>concept of Satan is pre-Christian, and derived from the Pagan image of
>power, virility, sexuality and sensuality. Satan is viewed as a force of
>nature, not a living quasi-deity. Their Satan has nothing to do with
>Hell, demons, pitchforks, sadistic torture, and profound evil. They have
>occasionally engaged in a Black Mass for publicity purposes, in which
>the Roman Catholic Mass is ridiculed. But, otherwise, their rituals have
>no connection to those of Christianity.
>Some of their beliefs and practices are:
>They do not worship a living deity.
>Major emphasis is placed on the power and authority of the individual
>Satanist, rather than on a god or goddess.
>They believe that each person is their own redeemer, fully responsible
>for the direction of their own life.
>Satanism respects and exalts life. Children and animals are the purest
>expressions of that life force, and as such are held sacred and
Some of them, particularly the Church of Set (which is advertized as the Church of Satan grown up) seem to me to be attempts to religiosize egotisn, existentialism, Nietszcheanism, or some syncretism of the three.
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