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The Satanic Bible

LaVey's oft-mislabeled treatise on a philosophy of self-interest.

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great logic

  • Jul 2, 2010
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Now satanism has influenced and improved my life over  the past few years, which is a shock as I was born and raised a hard core christian.

The Satanic Bible gave me initial food for thought, and I learned and developed independently from there, both as a Satanist and as a general human being. I was first impressed with the opinions expressed in the Satanic Bible. This  was a book that examined society, and here, human nature is seen as natural, rather than "evil" or "depraved." Instead Satanists are encouraged to explore, learn about, and experience life, and to respect themselves as important unique individuals. This is a very freethinking mindset that has the potential to promote high self esteem and good mental health. Of course, with liberty comes responsibility, so Satanists are advised to use logic, intelligence, and discretion before applying 'do what thou wilt' then again, what is your true will? and actually, yes you do have the freedom to do whatever you want, but just be prepared to pay for the consequences. Here Satan is seen as a force in nature that represents values like intelligence, creativity, self-reliance, self-respect, and individuality.
 I don't agree with every last thing and every work Anton LaVey has to say but then, we are individuals and no one ever does agree 100% with anybody.

To conclude and close this review here, I defiantly  recommend the Satanic Bible to anyone, to matter your religion, race, background, etc. Its just an interesting read.


 

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review by . July 02, 2010
This is not a book about Satan. This is a book about you.   In this book, Anton LaVey does not mold himself into some Alleister Crowley-esque figure, but rather paints a picture of a radical new philosophy of self-interest. With dabblings of Randian Objectivism, a good sized chunk of no-holds-barred individualism, and some classicist Greco-Roman ideas of indulgence and epicureanism thrown in, LaVey speaks not from a place of hokey-pokey god-or-devil worship, but rather moreso as a philosopher. …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Read the Bible and you will learn repentance, deny yourself and take care of the necessity of people (who wants to suffer?). Read the Satanic bible and learn to worship yourself and do for people just what reflects on your benefits (everybody seek for pleasure). Satan has the best weapon for our society, our ego. Read this book to make up your void. But remember, there will be an end and two paths.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
It is an excellent read, but it falls short on many philosophical grounds. The moral concepts it presents are thought provoking, but inconsistent.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Love him or hate him, you have to give credit to Anton Szandor LaVey for exposing some of Christianity's hypocrisies.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Not to be confused for a religious text. While I don't share the author's philosophy or its political implications, it's an interesting read. Of course, if the title alone immediately repulses you - even though it's NOT about Satanic worship - then you probably won't like it, anyway.
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