The nine Satanic sins

The Nine Satanic Sins, published by Anton LaVey in 1987, target nine characteristics Satanists should avoid. Here they are with explanations from Catherine Beyer (lifted from http://altreligion.about.com/od/beliefsandcreeds/tp/9_satanic_sins.htm)

Stupidity
Stupid people do not get ahead in this world. Satanists strive to keep themselves informed and to not be fooled by others who seek to manipulate and use them.

Pretentiousness
Taking pride in one’s achievements is encouraged in Satanism. However, one should only take credit for one’s own accomplishments. Making empty claims about yourself is not only obnoxious but also potentially dangerous, leading to sin No. 4, self-deceit.

Solipsism
Satanists use this term to refer to the presumption many people make that other people think, act and have the same desires as themselves. It’s important to remember that everyone is an individual with his own individual goals and plans. To expect someone to treat you as you treat him is foolish. Instead, Satanists encourages you to treat people as they treat you. You should always deal with the reality of the situation rather than expectations.

Self-Deceit
Satanists deal with the world as it is. Convincing yourself of untruths because they are more comfortable is no less problematic than letting someone else deceive you.

Herd Conformity
Satanism exalts the power of the individual. Western culture encourages people to go with the flow, and to believe and do things simply because the wider community is doing such. Satanists attempt to avoid such behavior, following the herd only if it makes logical sense and suits one’s own needs.

Lack of Perspective
Remain aware of both the big and small pictures, never sacrificing one for the other. Remember your own important place in things, and don’t be overwhelmed with the viewpoints of the herd. On the flipside, we do live in a world larger than ourselves. Always keep an eye on the big picture and how you can fit yourself into it.

Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies
Society is constantly taking old ideas and repackaging them as new, original ideas. Do not be fooled by such offerings.

Counterproductive Pride
If it works, use it. You should never be embarrassed of your own accomplishments. However, if pride is getting in the way of getting things done with other people, you should set it aside until such time as it becomes constructive again.

Lack of Aesthetics
Beauty and balance are two things Satanists strive for. This is particularly true in magical practices but can be extended to the rest of one’s life as well. Avoid following that which society dictates is beautiful and learn to identify true beauty, whether or not others recognize it.

Words are potent weapons

What is said is said. When a word comes out of one’s mouth, I CONSIDER IT DONE.

I never say anything half-meant. If it is, then I’d rather not say it. My emotions at a certain moment do not necessarily have anything to do with what I say. Which means, you can never hear me tell you, “I only said that out of anger, but forget it, it wasn’t true after all.” NO. Whatever comes out of my mouth, IT’S FINAL.

I may choose to hold it, yes. I may have chosen not to let you hear it because I did not want to hurt you. I may have waited for an agitating moment or a bad fight to finally say it, but I WOULD NEVER TELL YOU THAT if it weren’t TRUE or MEANT FOR YOU.

I’ve been gullible since birth, and this has always been an issue in my interactions with people — whether family, lovers, friends, or colleagues. Whatever these people would say, whether in anger or in joy, I’d believe it 100% because I myself never let out anything that is not valid. So in turn, I treat every word I hear VALID.

I’d hear the usual rebuttals, and the worst that I’ve ever heard was “You hurt me, so I hurt you back.”

This came from my ex-lover when I had a chance to discuss with him point by point everything he blurted out on me during one big fight. I told him that, as for me, I STAND FIRM ON WHATEVER I SAID DURING THAT FIGHT. After all, they were just questions that needed clear answers. They were not insults. However, when asked where all he said came from, he only answered that “EVERYTHING WAS SAID OUT OF ANGER AND WERE NOT NECESSARILY TRUE”; he did not anymore think before opening his mouth because he needed to GET EVEN at that very moment. I ended up questioning this because everything I heard was so detailed and was enough to make me realize what concept he had of me from the very start.

Add to my ex, I’ve been hearing the same “I only said it out of anger” argument from my father all the time. And I hear this from so many other people, especially those who get so obvious when saying just anything to hurt you back, even to the level of nonsense.

Why say false things in order to hurt a person or just to get even? I may have let out SO MANY PAINFUL THINGS during a fight, but I’m 100% sure THESE WERE ALL TRUE and were just waiting for the right time to be said. And believe me, no matter how situations or relationships would get better, I would never take anything back. That works the same way with telling me something false that happened to hurt. No matter how one takes it back, THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE.

“Jokes with a yoke” fall in the list, too, because I believe nothing would ever come out of one’s mouth without any basis – without prior thought, prior idea, or prior knowledge. So the popular answer, “no, that was nothing, forget it…,” is never welcome to me. It tics me off to the highest level. You said it, so (1) you complete it; (2) you tell me why; or (3) tell me what made you say that, tell me where that came from. No matter how it hurts, I need to hear it in full. I’d rather have it hurting me than have it left unsaid. Whatever it is, if it has concrete basis, if it is true, I’ll accept it.

Words are not born out of nowhere. Words are weapons, POTENT WEAPONS, and speech is power. It’s good to think a hundred times before saying anything.

Remember, it is always a shame to take it back.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – The 21 Satanic points

In 2012, one of the top songs in my personal playlist was Kelly Clarkson’s “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I just loved the song and everything about it – the lyrics, the singing, the instrumentation.

Incidentally, it was on November 29, 2012 at exactly 6 p.m. during my sleep (I work nights so that was almost my waking hour) that “Lon Gon” a.k.a. Satan visited me in my dreams and gave me my calling for Satanism. The details of the visit I will elaborate on later as I go further with my posts.

As I explored deeper into Satanic literature, little did I expect that such carrier line of Kelly Clarkson’s famous hit can apparently be found in the final statement of the 21 Satanic Points, as written in Conrad Robury’s THE BLACK BOOK OF SATAN. Let me share these words of the Father, as most of them are practically applicable to living one’s life as a Satanist.

The 21 Satanic Points

  1. Respect not pity or weakness, for they are a disease which makes sick the strong.
  2. Test always your strength, for therein lies success.
  3. Seek happiness in victory – but never in peace.
  4. Enjoy a short rest, better than a long.
  5. Come as a reaper, for thus you will sow.
  6. Never love anything so much you cannot see it die.
  7. Build not upon sand, but upon rock And build not for today or yesterday but for all time.
  8. Strive ever for more, for conquest is never done.
  9. And die rather than submit.
  10. Forge not works of art but swords of death, for therein lies great art.
  11. Learn to raise yourself above yourself so you can triumph over all.
  12. The blood of the living makes good fertilizer for the seeds of the new.
  13. He who stands atop the highest pyramid of skulls can see the furthest.
  14. Discard not love but treat it as an imposter, but ever be just.
  15. All that is great is built upon sorrow.
  16. Strive not only forwards, but upwards for greatness lies in the highest.
  17. Come as a fresh strong wind that breaks yet also creates.
  18. Let love of life be a goal but let your highest goal be greatness.
  19. Nothing is beautiful except man: but most beautiful of all is woman.
  20. Reject all illusion and lies, for they hinder the strong.
  21. What does not kill, makes stronger.

Well, whether or not the composer of Kelly Clarkson’s hit and/or Kelly Clarkson herself was indeed inspired by the aforementioned words of Father Satan is something we cannot know for now, and this post is not intended to give birth to a controversy to this effect.

Back to my liking of the song; it is just overwhelming to realize that without any inkling yet of Satanism, i already had tendencies to love and appreciate things related to it (I’ll write a separate post on this). No wonder, i so loved this hit.

Ave Satanas!

The poor professional

CEO

What is employment? It is rendering PAID LABOR for an EMPLOYER in order to earn your BREAD AND BUTTER — the bread and butter that will feed you, your kids, and the rest of your loved ones.

How and why did you get hired? You obtained your job because you have working knowledge in a particular field of expertise, which you earned from your studies. You got that job after having sold your expertise (and yourself) to some company that does business along your line of work.

Why the studies? Education teaches you the needed tricks in some particular school of thought, add to all basic knowledge. It also trains you in all other areas of the academics, thus teaching you to be a little “jack of all trades” outside of the field of interest on focus.

What else does education do? Education TEACHES YOU TO BE PROFESSIONAL.

What is professionalism? PROFESSIONALISM IS PRETENSE. Why so?

When you’re at work, in the effort to PROTECT your SOURCE of bread and butter, you have to PLEASE the goblins and the gods and make them believe that YOU ARE WORTH KEEPING and your expertise can still be of use; so no matter how many new people who do your job can be there to replace you, YOU ARE STILL THE MAN.

How to please? ACT THE PERSON YOU ARE NOT. Lick the asses of the corporate gods, say what they want to hear, and do what they want done, regardless of whether or not these are really academically sound, theoretically acceptable, realistic, attainable, or simply aligned with your belief of what is right a.k.a. personal or professional principles, FAIRNESS aside. When you feel you are being used, be PATIENT and TOLERANT, if only for the BREAD on the breakfast table. NO CHOICE. Yes, it’s been a sad reality that a lot of worthy professionals end up choosing to give up their source of income because of FRUSTRATION, be it with stupid bosses who are trying to earn their bread just the same (the goblins or the trolls), or with greedy workplace owners (the gods) who think of nothing else but PROFIT thus making stupid or, worse, inhuman policies and decisions.

With the aforementioned, it is a shame that intellectuals with principle and professional authority end up POORER than those whose abilities are limited ONLY to “dancing to the music” and to putting on those ties or wearing make up and looking good in the midst of all mediocrity. Hardly can any employee be appreciated because he is brilliant. This is one GRIM truth. When one is equipped, he ends up being USED and does not even get due recognition for what he is able to accomplish. The trolls always get the credit! When the professional has cut all the grass to make that beautiful lawn, the selfish goblins will make it their playground. And where is he? He’s not even allowed to play. There he is in his SAME OLD NOOK, maybe sharpening his age-old blades (which the gods don’t even want to replace) and preparing to mow another corner. With all the grass that he cleans up, he is paid the same or even being victim to all the cost-cutting measures and tighter circumstances against his work while he sees these corporate trolls buy a new car every year, get rebates and savings from the heavy taxes from which he himself is never spared, and enjoy all the travels and perks for FREE, charge to corporate funds.

Finally, the saddest fact: these corporate goblins always say that NOBODY IS INDISPENSABLE. Even if one has given so many substantial contributions to the progress of his workplace, when he ceases to kiss ass, when he gets fed up with all the PRETENSE, at a flick of a finger, all his value VANISHES like smoke. And he can be gone.

Isn’t it funny to be fooling yourself by believing that you have made a difference and to be falsely satiated with fulfillment when reality suggests that you’ve only made some greedy gods richer and given those starving trolls above you (worthy or not) more chances to become richer and to even look better than you do?

Well, well…if you still want some bread, say YES, SMILE, and never post this piece of writing on Facebook, you poor professional.