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Sect of the Horned God verses Haters

Posted in Art, Atheism, Culture, Herd Mentality, Mistress Babylon Consort, Networking, Paganism, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Satan Theism, Satanic International Network, Satanism, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized, Zach Black with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod
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The Atheist Label

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Mythology, Paganism, Philosphy, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God with tags , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dimi600c


All too often when discussing Satanism for a mixed audience , especially when it concerns the subject of the (symbolical) (ir)relevance of the (anthropomorphic) devil, and bringing up the all too known excuse of Satanists actually having an Atheistic outlook, many questions arise and even more so finger pointing to the seemingly contradictory statement. After all, how silly is it to wear the label of an atheist while your entire philosophy, and most of its key-symbols, are a direct reference to some mythological creature which is prevalent in Abrahamic religions? Not to say the empowerment of this symbol by a variety of rituals (alike the black mass) or recognition of so called “Satanic virtues”. These things, no matter how much they can be intellectually twisted and fitted into the “Atheist” label, will prevent from gaining any credibility. Even the most intelligent person, when it is being deconstructed, will state that weaving Satanism with the Atheist label is a mere joke.

And I will agree with said fictive  intelligent person. Satanism in and in itself is not atheistic. The individuals within may hold the position of being atheists but this in no way should be attached to the Satanist label. After all, I can’t hold a convincing face of putting “Atheist” as a religious orientation (as a non-believer) while in the meantime conducting “Satanic rituals” or empowering the symbol of the devil in whatever way possible.  A perhaps more fitting descriptor (note I refrain to use the word “label”) is that of “Free-thinker” as it denotes the freedom of mind and the possibility to make individual (philosophical) choices and practices which is celebrated and (should be) prevalent in many a serious/genuine adherent of the LHP or Satanism.

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Prologue:

As a person I’m slowly turning away from the label of “Satanist” and begin favoring to label my praxis and philosophy as “Left Hand Path”. The reason thereof is me being pretty atheistic in nature and having never empowered, nor seen any reason to use, Satan or the devil as a viable allegory. The descriptor of “free-thinker” is one I already used since the beginning as it indicated the freedom of mind to progress and the involved (physical, intellectual and philosophical) choices as a means towards an end. While the descriptor hasn’t been mentioned until now (in any of my writings), it should become obvious by the underlying tone and position held.

Adversarial?

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Health, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

aghori

By Mistress-Babylon Consort

However we want to define our path (Satanism, LHP, etc) have you ever been introduced to a ‘new’ LHP concept which punches you in the brain so hard that it made you rethink/reconstruct it, as you understand it?  I most certainly did upon the introduction to the Aghori. Not that I will ever eat bung burgers over a funeral pyre, but it made me realize that most of us practice ‘safe Satanism’ within the parameters of the culture we live in. It’s easy to be adversarial when personal choice and voice is legal. Big deal. What I’m more interested in is how do we challenge ourselves and where does real personal change come from?

 

Trading Faiths

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Mistress Babylon Consort, Paganism, Philosphy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Science, Theism, Thomas LeRoy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

full moon

By Mistress Babylon Consort

Bashing religion is easy, and in of itself becomes a faith for those who make it their mantra. Any new idea or cause born of personal passion will initially and whole-heartedly encompass our entire being, but the idea that anyone would willingly stand still on their path at the embryotic stage remains disturbing. It is little more than blindly trading one faith for another. What is the point of that? The scope of this beautiful world we live in, with its often insidious underbelly, is nearly inconceivable in its vastness and we have little time to explore it. But we have to try. Question everything. To build the walls of faith around you, in all its guises, is as good as giving up.

 

 

Sect of the Horned God: New Forum!

Posted in Atheism, Book Reviews, Culture, Dionysianism, Health, Humor, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Pastor Tom, Philosphy, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Quotes, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanic International Network, Satanism, Science, Sect of the Horned God, Theism, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

Aghori

The Sect of the Horned God has a new forum! Head over to: http://www.sectofthehornedgod.wall.fm
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On faith

Posted in Atheism, Mythology, Philosphy, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism on March 3, 2013 by dimi600c
Faith is being defined as confidence/trust in a belief, person or thing without any proof. It mostly is associated with religious thinking and forms one of the many irritations, due to its lack of proof, to the non-believer who is in search of understanding by upholding the torches of reason and rationality.

But faith goes deeper and is even entrenched within the minds of the most militant atheist alive in a covert and easily overlooked way. There were the atheist will see a refusal of thought, reason of rationality in the faith of the religious, a same parallel can be draw of the atheist having faith in reason and rationality as precursors of purpose and significance.

When questioning creation and its why (“Why did an all benevolent god create us”?) the answers should be found in the very hard question of purpose. Any known sentient being has trouble dealing with the insignificance of its existence and the very core idea life and its sprouting in itself is random and without purpose. It is something which is very difficult to acknowledge and grasp as our minds are wired to search for correlations, explanations, parallels and purpose. The idea of being created by (an) all-loving god(s) not only solves the question and search for purpose of our being, it also ,in a creative way, explains the hard questions how everything came to be and in a simple and easy to understand way. In a certain respect it can be concluded to be actually thoughtfull.

But what if there is a lack of belief in (a) god(s)? The hard question of purpose now remains unanswered and is now being faced with the harsh reality of life actually being random and insignificant. Something our brain is not really capable of acknowledging hence the obvious answer of giving it purpose is chosen. From this point on, the individual will try to give significance and purpose to (his/her) life by upholding various ideals, ideas, principles, practices,…

The once dreaded faith of religion which was but a mere objectification of/for purpose by religious context now became a precursor in search for reason. Faith in the atheistic context isn’t holding the belief without proof of purpose but it moreover became a belief, without proof, in search for purpose and significance.

~ Dimitri

The Petty Satanist

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Mistress Babylon Consort, Paganism, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

Thomas LeRoy, founder of the Sect of the Horned God, speaks on Petty Satanism