anonymous asked:

What exactly is a satanist?

There’s several types of Satanism. The most known type of Satanist is someone who worships the devil. However, there’s also LaVeyan Satanists, but those people don’t actually worship the devil or even believe in him. Its followers are atheists who stress and embrace self-dependence rather than relying on other people for happiness and what not. The founder of LaVeyan Satanism was Anton LaVey and wrote a book about it called the Satanic Bible. Richard actually met him, and read his books, but he didn’t understand that LaVeyan Satanism is actually an atheistic philosophy. 

The reason a person viciously strikes out against you is because they are afraid of you or what you represent, or are resentful of your happiness. They are weak, insecure, and on extremely shaky ground…

Anton LeVay

(from The Satanic Bible. Anton LeVay’s book was outlawed in many countries and often described as, “ungodly and appalling.”)

Banned Books Week