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thefrail

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a good way to teach others about satanism
« on: July 16, 2016, 07:21:25 AM »
I want to teach other people about Satanism and what it stands for but I think Satanism would lose it's fear inducing affect if I were to teach other people about it what should I do?

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Re: a good way to teach others about satanism
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 01:36:01 AM »
I want to teach other people about Satanism and what it stands for but I think Satanism would lose it's fear inducing affect if I were to teach other people about it what should I do?

The Satanic bible was published in 1969 and people still today think we kill puppies and eat babies and on and on. So what makes you think you can change this? Just wondering.
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Re: a good way to teach others about satanism
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 07:51:36 AM »
I am willing to try and cant see how the name of Satanism can get any worse.

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Re: a good way to teach others about satanism
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 08:06:13 PM »
I am willing to try and cant see how the name of Satanism can get any worse.

In all honestly if the person is open minded. And most who say they aren't. Just explain to them the basics. Write down the 7 tents I like to direct people to this website if they have net.

I like this:
1. Lucifer represents the light of intellect, wisdom and power unique to each individual with the courage to ascend to this responsibility.

2. The symbol of the Adversary is that of the self-liberator and spiritual rebel who inspires self-evolution.

3. Lucifer represents the balanced torch bearer of Venus: the Light Bringer as the Morning Star and the Night Bringer as the Evening Star.

4. The Adversary symbolizes the spark of consciousness which questions everything, manifesting the individualistic path with accountability only to the self.

5. The fall of Lucifer or Satan symbolizes the liberation of the mind from the slave-mentality and the courage to explore and master the darkness within. One may not offer the illumination of the Morning Star without the wisdom of the darkness within.

6. The Adversary represents rebellion with purpose: wisdom, strength and power.

7. Lucifer represents the courage and fortitude to acquire healthy self-love, leading to the responsibility of honoring your temple of mind, body and spirit.

8. To become your own god you must have the wisdom and strength to govern and guide your life as if your mind is to survive beyond the mortal body.

9. Indulgence with restraint, love for the deserving and disdain for those undeserving.

10. Lucifer represents the insight that every act, no matter if perceived as selfless, is at core a selfish act. Even if helping others is your passion, the brain still receives a chemical reward triggered by the act. This is why many consider that doing good deeds in society may bring you closer to “god”. Recognize you are selfish, then see this fact in all others while observing. Accept this and then with this knowledge, make choices that would benefit not only yourself but your loved ones’ when possible.

11. To become a god is to fully understand that you possess the power to create and sustain your path in life and illuminate the light of self-determined potential.
http://theisticsatanism.wikia.com/wiki/Satanism for a little lite reading. Good luck. ;-)
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Re: a good way to teach others about satanism
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 03:26:15 PM »
Personally, I always introduce the tenets first. I don't believe that inspiring fear on purpose is useful at all, even if it is unfounded.

Once I introduce the tenets, brief debate typically follows. For instance, the last person I told the tenets to pondered for a while, and actually asked a very insightful question: "What about vaccines? The government basically mandates that children receive certain vaccines; isn't that a violation of the body (the thirt tenet)?" To which I responded "The fifth tenet says that I should base my worldview on scientific evidence, and it is very clear what science says about vaccines; Furthermore, the first tenet says I should be compassionate: Vaccines are not just about protecting yourself, but also protecting others, who may have legitimate reasons for not receiving a vaccine, from getting diseases"

Anyway, pretty soon they'll see the logic of the tenets. _THEN_, I say "Oh by the way, these are the tenets of The Satanic Temple". By this time, of course, the debate is already over, and it's too late for them to accuse you of sacrificing animals, blah blah blah.

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Re: a good way to teach others about satanism
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 08:01:16 PM »
Always found that teaching through example or advice has always worked best for me. I have a lot of friends or people around me with "issues," or are going through really tough times in which I tend to be their shoulder to cry on simply because I've been through shit and know how to help or know what to say in most situations. I can't even count how many times I've used Satanic Verse or Tenet to get them through hard times and let them specifically know where the verse or tenet was from.
Nothing speaks louder than your actions and bold ethics (the whole "bearing evidence of what you preach" thing). These people notice, and Satanism makes sense to them over time and through their own experience as they take what I say and apply it. They say or think, "That makes sense, I'm surprised that came from something Satanic, you guys really aren't what I thought you were."
To simply preach is to fall on those struck with dumbness. They care not for your side, they just want to show off their own. In such a scenario I've found it best to give them their own treatment and just walk away as if they weren't there (unsurprisingly they usually keep right on talking, all they wanted to do was blab. Doesn't matter if anyone's listening or not.) Like the snake in Eden, one must wait for them to become vulnerable, only then will they listen. To preach when their guards are up is like talking to a wall. A very stupid and annoying wall.
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