The debate "Satanism is wrongfully attacked" was started by
November 17, 2015, 7:06 pm.
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There are two forms of Satanism. One is exactly what you describe which is unfairly attacked due to the name. The other actually does worship the Christian devil, and they are not unfairly criticized since their teachings are antithetical to Christianity teaching hate, cruelty and maliciousness.
all religion should be attacked
In actuality Satanism has nothing to do with Satan. It actually has to do with opposing all religion, to some degree it does focus on yourself. Although it does say Satan, you don't actually practice worshiping him. Its main purpose is in having realistic perspective that even if you believe in God, Jesus, Allah (or whatever you belive in) the religion behind it (whichever it may be) have unrealistic views and expectations that cannot be accomplished. For example, in the bible it says we must love one another, but in Satanism it states that it's impossible to love everyone so it's fine to love only certain people. Some of the commandments in Satanism is it's a sin to be ignorant, it's a sin to be arrogant, it's a sin to kill another human etc. I don't practice Satinism, but I have a general knowledge of what it is and stands for. Lastly, those who kill because of the practice of Satanism have a false assumption of what it actually is for it goes against the the Commandments. For example, Richard Ramirez said he killed for Satan and was a Satanic, although they aren't even connected. The name itself was not given by thosewho practice it, but rather those who were religiously rigid and believe any opposition of their religion was the work of the Devil. "Don't judge a book by it's cover."
from what i have read isn't satanism more about worshipping yourself, instead of a god?