Tuesday, August 26, 2008
[Inverted cross; sometimes used as a Satanic symbol.]
Some atheists lament the lack of any positive name for what they believe in; atheism after all just means “no gods” or “godless”. Many atheists have tried in recent years to use the word “bright”, however with limited success.
The fact is, there is a positive name for atheism: Satanism.
According to Peter H. Gilmore, the current high priest of LaVeyan Satanism, "Satanism begins with atheism. We begin with the universe and say, 'It’s indifferent. There’s no God, there’s no Devil. No one cares!'”
Satanism has priesthood, scripture, rituals, symbols and a name, things that many atheists to some extent would like to have as well.
LaVeyan Satanism combines the philosophies of Ayn Rand and Friedrich Nietzche, together with Satanic symbols which are added to demonstrate an opposition to traditional religions. LaVeyan Satanism means a worship of ones self and one’s own birthday is the most important holiday. Promiscuity is completely acceptable. I think that this fits in very well the beliefs of most atheists. Perhaps too well.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 12:11 PM