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TheBritishSatanicMinister

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New Satanic "Scripture"
« on: November 09, 2015, 03:46:39 PM »
So, after reading the Satanic Bible, I came to the conclusion that it does not represent what modern Satanism is about, so I have decided to attempt to write my own book about Satanism, from the perspective of Atheistic and Semi-Theistic Satanism.

Obviously, Satanism is something that is personal to each of us, and so I thought it best to ask other people to have an input on the book.
I would like anyone who want's to be involved, to write a chapter on what they believe Satanism is, what it means to them and how it impacts on their lives - if anyone has any anecdotes where Satanism, or the Satanic principles, has helped/caused them to do good, please send them to me as well.

The book does not have a fixed name yet, so all suggestions are welcome, currently the book is called "Satanism: The Atheistic Religion", however, this is just a place holder for a better name.

For more information or to submit a chapter feel free to contact me.  (I am in the UK, so please be thoughtful of time differences)

Email: K-A-Pritchard@minister.com
Mobile: (+44) 0 7872878728

My land line will only be made available to those who have a long-term interest in the book.
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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 07:43:15 PM »
I am curious then, do you plan to set up the book where each chapter or part has a different author? Like a collection of essays?

I would be very interested in this! I think it is a great idea.

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 09:53:05 AM »
One thing The Satanic Bible had going for it was the name (personally I like about half the book but that's besides the point). It just sounds official. If there's anything you should take from it it should be that for your project. An official sounding name and having a book of books--like the christian bible--would go a long way I think.

Ideas off the top of my head:
The Satanic Writ
Sacred Writs of Satanism
Scriptures of Satan
The Satanic Temple Scriptures (if they would back you or approve of it)
I'm an anti-establishment, anti-feminist, anti-conservative/right, and anti-regressive/left satanist that believes only bad and stupid ideas want to be shielded from criticism.


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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 06:37:25 PM »
Yes, I do not intend to claim authorship of the book, it will never be claimed by any person as theirs, but will be claimed by the Satanist community as a whole.
I would like the book to be a book of books, and if people feel they want to write several chapters, then they should feel free to do so.

As for the name, as I stated originally, the name is a place holder so I can easily find the book, as I am in the middle of writing several things, I do however like "The Satanic Writ".

If ether of you are interested in writing for the book, please don't hesitate, I am aiming to publish the book before I move to Sweden in 2017.

The more people involved, the better.

As for publishing costs, a crowd funding initiative will be started between August - November 2017, I would highly appreciate it if people who write for the book to donate towards the publishing costs (even if you can only afford $1), however it's not mandatory.
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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 07:11:35 PM »
I had thought of: Introduction to Satanism. Or Modern Satanism.

Just throwing that out.

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 08:05:32 PM »
"An Introduction to Modern Satanism" would be a great title for an opening chapter, if anyone want's to write an opening chapter that explains the facts of modern Satanism and puts to bed the myths, then feel free, if not I will write it.

As I have said before, I want this to be a collective effort, and so if anyone wishes to write a specific piece, then by all means take the liberty to do so.

Also, I will be setting up a facebook page for the book, so any cover designs would be welcomed. If you wish to submit a cover design, post it here or email it to me at K-A-Pritchard@minister.com
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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 08:22:07 PM »
Here's the Facebook page for the book, again the page is a work in progress. I hope to have the website up by summer 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSatanicWrit
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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 05:11:54 PM »
Some info for the book.:http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanis4.htm

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~dbromley/undergraduate/spiritualCommunity/SatanicCults.html

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 03:24:14 AM »
Perfect :)
I joined the FB page (or 'liked' it to follow).

It's good to know we have plenty of time to write :)

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 12:36:08 PM »
This is a great idea! Most of the CoS literature is very dated and absurdly contradictory in parts. I will have to ponder this project. I'd love to come up with a worthy contribution, if I am able.

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 02:52:21 PM »
By all means, please do contribute! The more authors, the merrier.
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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2015, 11:29:32 AM »
I am very interested in contributing to this project.  I'm currently finishing up an honors in history degree, but I'll be free to work on things as of April/May.  I would potentially be interested in writing as well as editing.  I don't have facebook, but hopefully I can keep informed in other ways.   
I like The Satanic Writ, but here are a few other suggestions anyway:

The Satanic Manifesto
The Will of the Fallen or The Rise of the Fallen
The Word of the Adversary
The Satanic Epoch
Illuminated Satanism
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  Love is the Law, Love under Will.

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 05:56:24 PM »
I would also love to contribute.

My only critique on this is if everyone is writing about what Satanism means to them, could it not potentially get a little repetitive?

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 02:06:43 PM »
question:
are you looking at other bibles as a format template?

personally, i believe that the parable/allegory format is particularly effective. contributors could speak of their own life experiences, and how the 7 Tenets helped/guided them.
also, documentation of TST's legal battles, and who/how they helped.

maybe two years was a conservative length of time. and, since one of the tenets talks about beliefs conforming to our 'best scientific understanding', this would make them capable of evolution; therefore, the text should be dynamic, and able to to be edited/amended.

just some thoughts...

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Re: New Satanic "Scripture"
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 04:02:53 PM »
I was thinking of a piece celebrating self- indulgence.  A great deal of conventional religion makes a virtue out of self -denial.
And how other principles such as self-reliance and pride function.

For example I really like alcohol but pride and self-reliance make me realise that use of alcohol must never get to the point that I became dependant. The pleasure has gone if any vice becomes an addiction.

Would be pleased to make a donation via Crowdfunder when the time comes.