Would you consider having a relationship with a Satanist?
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June 17, 2019 / By Davina Question:
I met this guy through a work colleague and we went out on a few dates. Yesterday he told me he is a Satanist. I was raised Muslim but I'm not religious. I asked him if he kills people in rituals and he said no that the type of Satanism he practices is not actual Satan worshiping its like atheism. I don't understand it, and I want to ask him to explain it better but we've only been on three dates. I just feel like it would be rude to ask. Anyways, I really like him. I mean, I like that he isn't too demanding. He is doing his internship at a hospital. He works really hard. I mean doctors don't intentionally kill people right? He gives me space as I also have a time consuming career.
I just don't know how to feel about the Satan thing though. Like is this a normal thing that people do?
I hate being judgemental but I just don't understand it. Would it be rude to ask him to explain?
Best Answers: Would you consider having a relationship with a Satanist?
Brenda | 9 days ago
Consider it? Not only am I one, but so is my wife.
"I met this guy through a work colleague and we went out on a few dates. Yesterday he told me he is a Satanist."
The fact that he told you that he is a Satanist tells me that he already feels pretty comfortable with you. Revealing oneself as a Satanist to others is not necessarily something that goes over well with many people. Many of us are hesitant to mention it to others we don't know because there's still religious bigotry rampant in the United States against anyone who is a non-Christian. Not only can this affect relationships that we're in, it can also be a stumbling block for some in employment situations, especially depending on the state one is located in.
"I was raised Muslim but I'm not religious. I asked him if he kills people in rituals and he said no that the type of Satanism he practices is not actual Satan worshiping its like atheism."
The "Satanism" that gets depicted in the media is usually based on ancient propaganda. In fact, a good portion of it was said about the Jews by the Christians, especially during the Inquisition. Some of the same propaganda about Satanists I've also seen being written and said about Muslims. Most people don't know what Satanism actually is because they haven't been exposed to it - even in this day and age when information is so easily available with a few keystrokes on a computer or a tablet. Of course, there are also those who simply don't want to know and prefer to remain willfully ignorant. From what I'm reading here, it doesn't sound like you're one of those last types I just mentioned.
From what it sounds like, he's talking about Satanism as it was codified by Anton Szandor LaVey in his books, "The Satanic Bible," "The Devil's Notebook" and "Satan Speaks." Satanism is an atheistic, carnal religion. We don't believe in a literal, anthropomorphic Satan. We view ourselves as our own gods of our world because, ultimately, we are the only ones who will be making the decisions in our own lives. We view things with a rational self-interest, a healthy perspective of reality and we avoid the dualistic thinking (good/evil, right/wrong) that limits people's viewpoints.
"I don't understand it, and I want to ask him to explain it better but we've only been on three dates. I just feel like it would be rude to ask."
Considering the already volunteered the information, I don't think it would be considered rude to ask him.
"Anyways, I really like him. I mean, I like that he isn't too demanding. He is doing his internship at a hospital. He works really hard. I mean doctors don't intentionally kill people right? He gives me space as I also have a time consuming career."
You will find that many Satanists are career-driven and strive to be the best we can in whatever endeavor we take part in. If he's applying the philosophy towards a career in medicine, he will likely excel. I have applied the philosophy to my own work as a police dispatcher. Not only have my job performance ratings gone up this year, but I'm also studying to advance to supervisor and then, with a bit of work, managing supervisor (command manager).
"I just don't know how to feel about the Satan thing though. Like is this a normal thing that people do?"
Actually, that is one of the reasons why Anton LaVey gave the religion he founded the name of Satanism. The word Satan still scares the hell out of a lot of people (pun intended). It's intended to act as a filter. It helps cut out a lot of the people that would allow a minor stumbling block like a word to get in their way.
"I hate being judgemental but I just don't understand it. Would it be rude to ask him to explain?"
If he's already told you, he probably won't mind. Like I said, if he's following the religion codified by Anton LaVey, he probably has a copy of "The Satanic Bible." Ask to borrow it. I recommend skipping ahead to page 37 ("Book of Lucifer") where you will find the basis of the religion laid out. It won't take you long to read it.
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Originally Answered: A question for Satanist?
You may be surprised to hear this, but some of us believe that Satan was always the stronger and better, and that He, not God, created humanity. And no, you do not have to believe that God was the creator of all to believe in Father Satan, seeing as Father Satan was humanity's first Pagan God (do enough research and you'll see what I mean). Father Satan has been worshipped by many cultures for many, many thousands of years before Xianity came around, and before everyone started saying that God was responsible for our creation. The Sumerians knew Satan as "Enki", or "Lord of the Earth". The pagan tribes of Europe knew Him as Lucifer, which meant "Light Bearer". Father Satan is both Prince of Darkness, and Bringer of Light, and it has been so long before Yahweh/Jehovah showed up on the spirituality scene and his followers started spreading blasphemy about our true creator. Long story short, Satan is not a Xian invention, they just like you to think that's the way it is so as to limit Satan's power, potential and purpose in the minds of the masses.
As for what Father Satan has done for me, He has brought a sense of inner peace to my mind, which was in a state of chaos and confusion before I realized that I am NOT in fact alone in what I believe, and the fact that my life, mind, and as we theists say, "soul" has been described as a whole Hell of a lot darker than most does not make me "Evil" or "Foul" as some would have you believe. He also created the Demons and Demonesses of Hell, who protect, teach and empower we who accept them for who and what they really are.
The question of how one worships a God when He Himself has a God is based on the Xian school of thought, and so you are asking your question in the wrong way if the people you're expecting asnwers from are Satanists. Satan does not, in fact, "Have a God". To us, and as we believe to Him as well, He is the Lord of the Earth. He protects, empowers and teaches His own, and THAT is why we follow Him, defying the holy and the righteous, whose God is long since dead, and whose philosophies and beliefs deny people of the right to grow as spiritual beings. So to further answer your question, Father Satan gives us the right to be who we are, and the right not to suffer in order to gain access to an after-death paradise that some of us believe humans were never admitted into in the first place. He also gives us the right to learn and grow as WE see fit, not as God did.
If you MUST think in Xian terms, consider the story of the Garden of Eden. God forbade Adam and Eve to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and to become as Gods in their intelligence because God did not want to have an equal. The Serpent (who modern day scholars claim represents Satan both because he was Gods enemy and because the Serpent has been a long standing Pagan symbol for millennia), encouraged humanity to eat the fruit of the tree, because he wanted to empower us with the knowledge which was there for the taking from the start. When Eve ate the fruit, God threw one of his many old-testament temper-tantrums and tossed her out of the garden. When Adam couldn't stand to be without the woman he loved and watch her be punished so cruelly, God threw yet another tantrum, and threw HIM out too. What does that say about God, huh? I may believe the story of Eden is just a myth that was designed to mislead us as to our origins, but I at least like the fact that the story leads us to believe that Father Satan encouraged us to learn and to grow, and at least shows me the true nature of God. That is as best as I can answer your question.
First of all, I don't understand how a Satanist can also be an atheist. Satanism implies the existence of a supernatural being (i.e. Satan), while atheism is based on the belief that there are NO supernatural beings.
That being said, if the guy doesn't hurt anybody, why not? There IS a group that calls itself Satanist that considers itself atheistic (again, a contradiction in terms), and supposedly they are not violent.
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IF, and I capitalized it so you would know it was a big IF, you're comfortable with dating someone who professes to be a Satanist, then ask him to explain his faith (or lack of it). IF you and he want to continue the relationship, then you need to be completely comfortable in his presence. There is a group of atheists who claim to be Satanists so they can show others the idiocy of their religion. That is the idiocy of Christianity, Islam, and every other faith, so IF you can accept him doing that then you might have some worth pursuing. An example of what I mean:
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The people here are dumb *****. He's a LaVoy satanist, which means he's alright, he doesn't do any of the stereotypical satanist stuff. Read up on LaVoy, it's more of a life philosophy than a religion.
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He's probably a Levayan Satanist. It's kind of like libertarians who like to pretend to be wizards occasionally. They're called Satanist because they like the shock value, and so they can say that's why people don't like them (because some of the attitudes are kind of dick-ish).
Ask him if it's like LARPing or cosplay, if he's able to laugh at himself, then give him a chance.
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Myself, as convinced believer in the living God - definitely no! Currently he is unaware that he has chosen the edge of a dangerous path which may lead him into dark waters, let's hope that it is a modern fad that he will soon tire of, it depends who may influence him to get seriously into the dark cult. I am sure your parents would be alarmed to know.
You may not be a practising Muslim but you believe in God or you would have said otherwise. All religious leaders who worship the one true God would agree that you cannot mix darkness with light. God is Light, Satan represents spiritual darkness.
I should be very unhappy if he were my doctor and would not want to be touched by him. There are spiritual forces around us, some are of God and helpful, but others are anti-God.
Three dates is enough to start forming a close attachment, beware!
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doesn't seem rude to ask as he's pretty open about it. maybe he'll be happy you're interested instead of writing him off immediately.
tbh i don't really know what satanism is and i don't care, if this was GOMD otherwise i'd schedule another date.
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Satan worship is the exact opposite to atheism. He has made Satan his deity and atheists do not accept the claims made by the superstitious majority that deities are real. Having said that, the fact that he even feels the need to get involved in such silly superstitious nonsense is reason enough to dump him.
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Originally Answered: I want to tell my parents I am a satanist but don't know how?
This advice applies to all kinds of situations like this.
First, make sure you are truly firm in your beliefs. You do not want to drop this kind of bombshell on a passing thing.
Once you are truly sure that is the path you want to follow in life, just tell them. You may want to start with your dad as you stated he is the less devout. If they truly are good Christians, they should accept you for what you believe and who you are no matter how much if conflicts with their beliefs. However, you do not want to start blaming them or make them feel that they are somehow at fault. You don't want to alienate them by saying or implying that there is anything wrong with what they believe. They will not like your choice at first. You may get in fights and even stop talking for a while. However, if they are good parents, they should be able to get past your difference in beliefs.
The real wild card is your step-dad. Christian music star or not, he is going to try and have some kind of say in this. In my opinion, he should not (especially if he has had no role in raising you) raise a big stink because you really aren't his child. However, that does not mean you should break out the standard "you're not my real dad" comment. This will only serve to upset your mother. When he jumps into something that is not his business, just stay calm. To avoid this, you may want to approach your mother when he is not around. If she starts getting used to the idea before he knows, she may help keep him in his place as a step parent.