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LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and “eye for an eye” morality. Unlike Theistic Satanists, LaVeyan Satanists are Atheists, Agnostics and Apatheists who regard Satan as a symbol of man’s inherent nature. According to religioustolerance.org, LaVeyan Satanism is a “small religious group that is unrelated to any other faith, and whose members feel free to satisfy their urges responsibly, exhibit kindness to their friends, and attack their enemies”. Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen by the Church of Satan.

LaVeyan Satanism, often referred to simply as Satanism among most adherents, was founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-control, a morality based on severe retribution on people who aggravate you, drawing influences from the rituals and ceremonies of occultist Aleister Crowley, and the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. Employing Crowley’s terminology, its adherents define Satanism as a “Left-Hand Path” religion and philosophy, rejecting traditional “Right-Hand Path” religions such as Christianity and Wicca for their perceived denial of life and, as in Christianity, emphasis on abstinence. Unlike Theistic Satanism, LaVeyan Satanism does not involve the literal worship of any being other than the self, but rather uses “Satan” as a symbol of carnality and earthly values, of man’s inherent nature, in what it calls ‘ritual psychodramas’.

Anton LaVey established Satanism’s first and largest religious organization, the Church of Satan, in 1966, and codified Satanic beliefs and practices in The Satanic Bible in 1969. The Church of Satan acknowledges that there are many Satanists around the world, including both members and non-members. It rejects the legitimacy of any other organizations of Satanists, dubbing them reverse-Christians and pseudo-Satanists. Although exact numbers are not known, conservative estimates are that the number of adherents run into the thousands.

In 1969, LaVey published The Satanic Bible, which, even to this day, remains the most authoritative literature on the subject of LaVeyan Satanism, outlining the basic concepts, philosophy and rituals of the religion. A companion book, The Satanic Rituals, published in 1972, presents an array of rituals associated with Satanism throughout the ages, but not necessarily central to the Church’s belief system.

Hey, daniellekoste, did I happen to get that boxing pose you wanted?

A request that wasn’t entirely a request tbh. I had planned to do those tattoos anyway.

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SEGA 3D Classics Collection refers to Satan as both Satan and Dark Prince. The manual references that in past English releases the character Satan was referred to Dark Prince. The name would be consistent with past English releases, a likely reason being that they wanted to avoid a connection with religion. SEGA 3D Classics Collection instead tries to go for a compromise, with Satan being called “the Dark Prince” whenever the game or manual describes him, essentially treating Dark Prince like a nickname or a title. 

Batman v Superman Costume Analysis: Lex Luthor

Lex just keeps getting better with each viewing, I’m kind of obsessed with him at the moment. Anyway, here’s a costume analysis:

Lex’s look in the film is very casual and modern, which is perfect for a millennial CEO of Synder’s real world setting. His look is also partly inspired by young Lex in Superman Birthright (the stringy hair and trench coats) and overall his costumes serve to distract from his true motives, emphasize his feelings of powerlessness, and differentiate him from the other male characters. Let us begin:

Mad Scientist, Evil Genius…Satan?

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watching ye olde christian opera is so weird because unless someone is a direct and obvious reference to satan, it’s very hard to tell who the villain is and apparently it’s supposed to be obvious. like a mother is trying to rescue her daughter and tries to kill the man who kidnapped her, and apparently she was the villain and it was supposed to be obvious? im confused

My favorite thing in the world is imagining the conversation Dan & Phil had before/after making the craft video:

> “okay dan what about something with glitter?” “phil are you serious we’re gonna make a huge fucking mess”

> “phil we need new supplies before setup. get glue”

> “FUCK OFF GLITTER”

> “dan stop making satanic references don’t do that during the video”

> “phil this is so much stupider than the squareflakes” “dont cry about it dan………..craft”

> “fucking glitter. you had to choose something with f cukign glitter”