I noticed some people on here go back an forth. I'm really confused now. Sorry not trying to piss people off, I'm just curious.
I've even seen some people who have said they are pagan, say they are now Satanist, or atheist. What is the difference??
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Apr. 8, 2011 (hidden) + expand
The difference is the philosophy that each follows.
Answer by beeky at 9:45 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:46 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by KelleyP77 at 9:47 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 9:51 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 9:56 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:58 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by KelleyP77 at 10:00 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by KelleyP77 at 10:02 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Not all religions worship a deity, some like Buddhism and LaVey Satanism follow a philosophy.
Satanism, properly defined in the modern context, is a religious philosophy promoting the supremacy of the individual through the development and strengthening of the ego. It is a form of positivism in that it holds to the belief that true knowledge can only be acquired through objective sense experience and observation. While metaphysical speculation is not entirely avoided, such theoretical knowledge is treated as entirely subjective and not considered authentic or genuine. Thus, Satanism is ultimately a religion and philosophy of objective sense experience.
Answer by beeky at 10:28 AM on Apr. 8, 2011