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[–] Luke_Luck 24 points 39 points (+63|-24) ago 

So Satanists acting more Christ-like than some Christians...interesting...

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[–] Gravspeed 18 points 17 points (+35|-18) ago 

If there is anything that most Christians are, it is not Christ like.

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[–] Bindlestiff 12 points 0 points (+12|-12) ago 

and how progressive and enlightened they are for helping islamic fundamentalists that support suicide bombing and idolize a pedophile that fucked a 9 year old girl.

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[–] ZweibelKuchen 8 points -1 points (+7|-8) ago 

Well, don't Satanism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam all come out of the old testament? Why should we treat any of them differently from any others?

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[–] darkmuffin 9 points 9 points (+18|-9) ago  (edited ago)

Because unlike the other two, most Satanists are atheists. The figure of Satan comes out of the Old Testament, yes, but LaVey just used the concept as a banner for his philosophy to indicate his opposition to Christian hypocrisy. Very few Satanists are actually theistic.

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[–] Lemongarb 7 points 4 points (+11|-7) ago 

Satanists don't worship Satan.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Islam isn't from the Old Testament. It has its own book that reads like the manifesto of a kid that was sick of being excluded, so he made his own club, and then proceeded to tell his members that anyone who doesn't join (infidels, if you will) should be slain where ever they are found.

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[–] Yazi 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

You think it is Christ-like to provide assistance to foreign invaders? Are you fucking gay?

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[–] greycloud 7 points 24 points (+31|-7) ago 

if anybody ever cares to read the satanic bible they will notice that within the text of that book, it claims that satan is not real, that satan is just used as a shock word. it was the original start of the anti-religious movement, and it tells people to live for themselves and do what makes them happy. it encourages them to embrace radical appearance so that they weed out the people who are close minded, the type of people that tend to make your life worse, not better.

and if people are ignorant to those facts, they oppose satanism, because they are not open to different ideas than their own. if muslims reach out to these people for aid, i am sure it would be provided. most satanists are pretty decent people, if not a little on the low self esteem side.

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[–] Cid 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is The Satanic Temple, not The Satanic Church. They don't follow LaVey's bible, and most even dislike him for being borderline pro-supernaturalism at times with his magic bullshit (don't even get me started on Might is Right).

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Hoo boy, even Satanists have Satanist-on-Satanist sectarian differences?

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[–] Yukonman 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Why not just say your athiest then? It doesn't have the negative connotations

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[–] Cid 2 points 24 points (+26|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Religions get special privileges (particularity one religion), and slack because of their religions. Satanists are there--to some degree--to try and keep them in check by reminding people that Christianity isn't the only religion in this country.

Want to put Christian monuments on state property? So do we!

Want to pray at city meetings? So do we!

Want to pass out religions literature at schools? So do we!

Want to pray at highschool football games? So do we!

Want to use religion as an excuse to delay abortions so you can guilt-trip women? We want to use our religion to avoid that because there's no scientific basis for it!

Bonus.

Don't get me wrong there's a lot more too it, but activist work like this is important. Having a religion card to play (even for a religion that is 100% against the supernatural), can in some ways elevate atheists from a sort of 2nd class citizen and allow us equal footing when we would otherwise be written off. An upset atheist is one thing, but going against someone elses religious rights is another beast entirely.

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[–] Donbuster 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

There's a difference between being a satanist and a member of the church of Satan. The former exists, but is uncommon, the latter is a moneygrab where they just give you some books describing humanist philosophy, and ask for a few hundred.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Depending on where you are, Satanists and Atheists are considered one and the same.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Because either (a) you're sixteen or (b) you got stuck there.

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[–] PhitPhil 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

I could have sworn the answer was going to be Ghostbusters

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[–] AmaleksGirlfriend 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Satanists are straight up the best trolls.

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[–] Cid 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

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[–] bfriend13 8 points 4 points (+12|-8) ago 

Those poor Muslims. Good thing those infidels are willing to put their heads on the chopping block.

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[–] Tumbtack 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The bad guy is supposed to be the master of deception, right? Wouldn't that be the bible giving us an ironic hint that we've all been deceived? I don't know.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well, the idea is that earthly good and divine good are different.

Think of the difference between Jedi and Sith.

Jedi - representing the Divine - derive inner peace of mind and contentment from solitude and meditation and training.

Sith - representing the earthly - are experiencing constant internal strife and conflict to keep their passions aflame.

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[–] Madbrad200 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

If they're trolling anyone, it would be the local Christians (i.e, you should be doing this). I can guarantee that this is a genuine offer.

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[–] Cid 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

I can guarantee they are not.

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[–] KevinSutherland 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

http://i.imgur.com/pplPEGZ.jpg lol, how do you protect them from themselves?

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You mean the Unknown? They're responsible for the most attacks by more than double.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hate those guys. Always doing things we don't know about. Dangerous folk, they be.

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[–] KevinSutherland 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

it was discontinued in 2012, because of overwhelming "racism" as is all "you hurt my feelings data" That's why they don't break down crime by race anymore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldwide_Incidents_Tracking_System

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