Devil

Saadi of Shiraz, in his Bostan, stated an important truth when he told this miniature tale:

A man met another, who was handsome, intelligent and elegant. He asked him who he was. The other said: ‘I am the Devil.’ 'But you cannot be,’ said the first man, 'for the devil is evil and ugly.’ 'My friend,’ said Satan, 'you have been listening to my detractors.’

The Devil doesn’t exist. Satanism is about worshiping yourself because you are responsible for your own good and evil. Christianity’s war against the Devil has always been a fight against mans most natural instincts for sex, for violence, for self gratification and a denial of a man’s membership in the animal kingdom. The idea of Heaven is just Christianity’s way of creating a hell on Earth. -Marilyn Manson