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Ronnie Jersey

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Anton LaVey passed on in 1997, but he formed The Church of Satan, in case anyone is interested. He was a strange person with quite a bit of celebrity interest, lots of photos here:

Everything to know about Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan​

Formed by occultist Anton LaVey in 1966, The Church of Satan, or LaVeyan Satanism, was created not to worship Satan. Actually, LaVey didn’t believe he existed. But he uses his name to represent their values: rejecting the idea that religion is key to the world, and letting science and fact rule.

Over the years, the Church of Satan has broken off into over versions of Satanism, but the values, for the most part, remain the same. LaVey may have died in 1997, but his views live on, in the form of The Satanic Bible.

What The Satanic Bible believes in​

Published in 1969 and never going out of print, The Satanic Bible is the magnum opus of LaVey. Combining all of his teachings and putting them in one book, it preaches the values that have become the basis for every version of LaVeyan Satanism, especially the Church of Satan.

https://filmdaily.co/news/church-of-satan-anton-lavey/
 

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Anton LaVey passed on in 1997, but he formed The Church of Satan, in case anyone is interested. He was a strange person with quite a bit of celebrity interest, lots of photos here:

Everything to know about Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan​

Formed by occultist Anton LaVey in 1966, The Church of Satan, or LaVeyan Satanism, was created not to worship Satan. Actually, LaVey didn’t believe he existed. But he uses his name to represent their values: rejecting the idea that religion is key to the world, and letting science and fact rule.

Over the years, the Church of Satan has broken off into over versions of Satanism, but the values, for the most part, remain the same. LaVey may have died in 1997, but his views live on, in the form of The Satanic Bible.

What The Satanic Bible believes in​

Published in 1969 and never going out of print, The Satanic Bible is the magnum opus of LaVey. Combining all of his teachings and putting them in one book, it preaches the values that have become the basis for every version of LaVeyan Satanism, especially the Church of Satan.

https://filmdaily.co/news/church-of-satan-anton-lavey/

I have a copy laying around somewhere. It does make for an interesting read.
 

Ronnie Jersey

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Wow - Anton LaVey founded The Church of Satan in 1966, the film 'Rosemary's Baby' was a major hit in 1968, the Manson murders took place in 1969.
Seems like LaVey really started something, and I had no idea The Church of Satan was still in existence!
 

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All the satanists I have known were self-proclaimed and had no formal affiliations with an organized church. Free-range satanists.

Most of them were harmless; most were young men who wanted to argue about religious philosophy. They would get together in a somewhat organized fashion and do volunteer work at the food bank, soup kitchen, cleaning hiking trails, etc. WTF.
 

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All the satanists I have known were self-proclaimed and had no formal affiliations with an organized church. Free-range satanists.

Most of them were harmless; most were young men who wanted to argue about religious philosophy. They would get together in a somewhat organized fashion and do volunteer work at the food bank, soup kitchen, cleaning hiking trails, etc. WTF.
Odd, really. The very few 'satanists' I have met seemed to be good people.
 

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In real life, the various Satanists I've met were rhe peaceful, philosophical sort. The Discordians I've met however were reprehensible and the most casually cruel grouping of humanity I've yet encountered.
 

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Every time I watch 'Rosemary's Baby', my mind immediately goes back to the parties I used to go to in Greenwich Village in New York City. The old apartments are exactly like in the movie - high ceilings, but with old Gothic hanging lamps, Victorian trim around the doors and windows and along the walls, large rooms with fireplaces, tapestries hung on the walls, dark old wooden furniture, it all gave me the creeps.
I loved it!
 
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