Call this a "subsection" of the Sonic Strike website. As you probably don't know, one of the administrators has recently made the conversion to Theistic Satanism. This section is to answer questions/hate mail dealing with the religion, as well as hosting other information.
First off, don't listen to me. You heard me, don't listen to me. Kind of hard to do since I just told you to do something, and by not listening you're listening, and by listening you're not listening. A physical impossibility, yes, or is it? Well, now that I've shaken up your head a little bit, we can continue. The following is all MY take on Satanism. Let it differ from your take, provided that you aren't looking right past the core idea.
This part's only for the Christians who want to "help" me. If you are of the more open-minded persuasion, you may skip this section, as you are not the intended target. I've had enough with the help. YOU may be wanting me to avoid your "dreaded afterlife." You probably think that by reminding me of "my punishment" that it'll force some divine change. Notice all the quotes, there's a reason for that. That's because Satanism IS NOT a Christian sect, and therefore doesn't recognize or believe those sorts of threats. Instead, we believe that good and evil are too subjective terms. What may be evil to you may be good to you. I believe in the so called "right to die," or Euthanasia, and I think that's a good thing. Opponents call it evil. It's all perspective.
A devil worshipper is often what the Christian thinks it is, a person who just inverts a few names like God and Satan, Heaven and Hell, and angel and dæmon and goes on with a warped form of the weekly christian mass. But what is this but more mindless sheep in the herd? The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the core is the same, a blind fellowship of a religion that slowly but surely destroys the free mind. Now, some Theistic Satanists want to be called Devil Worshippers; who am I to stop them? I suppose there is something to be said about the term, but it's not for me. Their system differs from what I have aforementioned, and I understand this, so if I offended you, I apologize.
I haven't had the opportunity to get my hands on such a book, so I cannot yet comment on it. However, the very IDEA of a "bible" for Satanism disgusts me. I may be proven wrong at a later date, if so these words will remain and an apology will follow. Until then, I cannot comment.
As a parent, you can only shelter a child for so long before said child is warped by it. Sometimes, this turns into temporary, typical teen angst. Sometimes it spurs the child into breaking away from the norm permanently; that by having a new way of life to live, along with all of its ups and downs, its advantages and challenges. Parents, you should feel proud that your child is becoming their own person. Be glad they have not become, say, angsty terrorists Hell-bent on your destruction. Be happy they have their own minds with which to think with, and not some shell of a mind that's apathetically doing whatever it takes to please you. If they don't mean it, then why do they do it? Whether or not your child has told you, they may be harboring some differences to you, so talk to your children often about heavy subjects, and keep an open mind for each other. That's the healthiest way. And even if you accept their differences, don't be afraid to debate it out in a healthy, logical manner, you'd be surprised as to what you can learn from each other.
After spending a bit of time at The Cauldron, I've come across a topic of interest. Now, Pagans are not necessarily Satanists, Wiccans, Druids or anything else for that matter, though they can be. "Pagan" is considered an umbrella term for religions both RHP and LHP, that are not of the Big Three (Judeo/christian/islam) and identify as pagan. A lot of Pagans would rather Satanists not be "lumped in," naturally afraid of damage to their image or reputation. I can't really blame them, though I'd rather they at least learn a little first, and granted some do. But seriously, invest some strength in yourself and what you believe. When it comes to Satan, other Pagans can be just as afraid.
This is what little I know of it. Crowley wrote that "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will" (Magick in Theory and in Practice, p. 7). While he tries to explain that anything can be magickal, most people would draw a distinction between willing to pick up a pen and doing so as being magick. I still think his definition is accurate, that magick is another way of accomplishing your goal. When to use it is all up to you. It's a lot easier for you to take a hammer to a clock to destroy it than to try and stop someone from hurting themself.