The debate "Becoming a Satanist is okay" was started by
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I am not a Satanist, and don't know anyone who is a Theistic Satanist, so my knowledge is somewhat limited.
The only way I could justify Theistic Satanists is if they felt that the Bible was a misrepresentation. If they believed that God wanted to oppress humanity and Satan wanted everyone to be able to choose their own path, but since God's believers wrote the Bible, it only tells his side of the story. Alternatively, if the believed that Satan was actually a deity, not a fallen angel. In that case it would be similar worshiping one Greek God over another rival God
ok, but what did he say was presentable? atheistc or thesitic? he never said.
i cannot say that the theistic one is ok to believe in because that seems to be downright evil, but the others i could respect
Atheistic Satanists don't believe Satan is in hell, torturing sinners. They believe that Satan is a representation of human characteristics. Essentially they believe that there is no external God or Satan, but both are internal psychological constructs.
As far as I can tell Theistic Satanists fall into two categories. The first is the devil worshipers who do revere Satan as depicted in the Bible. The second is the people who feel that the Bible misrepresents Satan, who is not the ultimate evil. They believe that God just has a better PR campaign. They tent to worship Satan as a patron deity rather than as a omnipotent deity.
One of these forms of Satanist is exactly what you say, worshiping the Christian devil. The other two, in one way or another, do not believe the Bible and seek other explanations similar to how Muslims believe in Jesus, but do not believe he was the son of God. Same name, but different interpretation of who, and what, he is.
the basis of thier beliefs is still based off satan, who resides in hell, torturing all. so they make thier own texts of.him? based off what? and no matter what it is, they are still choosing to believe in someone who loves sin and tortures and bends people.to his will for evil usage, they can say what they want but he was created and is known as a evil being
I can't find a lot of information about what texts Theistic Satanists use, partially because there are different sects of Satanism and each would have their own texts and, in a primarily Christian society, they tend to avoid advertising. Atheistic Satanists tend to use the Satanic Bible. It's not so much scripture as reference about philosophy. Information about it is readily available, as is the book itself most places. I haven't read it, so I can't give more than the Cliff Notes version.
What text depends on what kind of Satanist. Atheistic Satanists believe that Satan is a representation of human traits while Theistic Satanists believe in Satan as a deity (though typically more as a patron than as an omnipotent being). Both have their own texts they follow.
so what other texts is satan in?
The only place Satan is depicted as evil is in religious texts. In those texts, how many people does he kill/maim? How many does God? If people chose to have faith in the one with the lower body count, who am I to criticize?
you have the right, but why believe in a malovent, evil, dark lord?
So long as you aren't hurting anyone else, your faith is your own and you are entitled to believe in whatever makes you happy or whatever speaks to you.