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Machine Gun Etiquette

Posted in Culture, Dionysianism, Faith, Herd Mentality, Mistress Babylon Consort, Networking, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satanic International Network, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized, Zach Black with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Octavius

An open letter to the keyboard warriors of the LHP:

“Challenger” and “Adversary” does not mean “one-who-criticizes-everything-possible-in-hopes-of-drawing-affimation-or-accolades-from-other-on-line-Satanists.”  You’re boring.  You’re unappealing.  You’re uncouth.  Far be it from me to posit absolutes, but I will say that being adversarial or agnostic in your life does not require bitching about the perceived “satanic value” of various television programs, movies, books, or fellow internet denizens.  It does not require you to dissect every post or video on multiple LHP forums in an attempt to bolster your Satanic internet credibility.  Your opinion was likely not solicited, and your post only illustrates your need to socially display your pseudo-superior understanding of all things LHP in the most transparent and desperate way possible.  These cyber-Satanists will often retort with ham-fisted excuses, my favorite being, “Why did you post this if you didn’t want it challenged?”  What are you doing in your own life away from the computer screen to validate your assertions of superiority?  Have you nothing better to do than surf the internet looking for “fresh prey?”  Why is your Axis Mundi an unrelenting focus on  YouTube or forums?  What a sad existence.  I can make this accusation because, at one time, I was one of these idiots.

So many find it necessary to belligerently give their alternate opinion or perception of a given topic in an attempt to present themselves as credibly Satanic.  Varying degrees of hostility are not a benchmark of Satanism.  Rather, I suggest that it’s the ability to politely carry on a conversation or contribute to a healthy debate that garners respect, if respect from others is what’s needed or desired.  Belligerent criticism and posturing mean nothing.  In any discussion, one must first have an intelligent and informed platform in which to present the issue or topic.  Alas, these basic concepts of common courtesy are all too often assumed unnecessary within the cyber world of Satanism.

Then there are the schemers and trolls… Those who spend most of their free time with eyes glued to their computers and post vague ideas under the guise of philosophy.   They may also obfuscate overlong essays designed to repackage what has already been said by someone else in hopes of impressing the credulous or confusing the informed.  They wait for someone unfortunate person to reply, then proceed to elevate themselves above the questions posed by bullying or denigrating the questioner.  This is a common practice among many cyber-Satanists, some of whom are well known in many on-line communities.  They are tolerated for a time, then banned, and move on to another forum or Facebook group to start again.  These are parasites of the LHP, not Satanists.

My unsolicited advice to anyone still reading is simply this; honesty, courtesy and curiosity are still in style among those who know better.  Your attitude will always define your behavior.  Then again, this entire post is merely my opinion.  How you interpret it is up to you.  However, it’s my responsibility to present it with respect and candor, which I have genuinely tried to do here, and try to do with anything I do, say or write.  Thanks for reading.

Satanism and Knowledge

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Religion, Satanism, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

Mistress Babylon Consort explains how it’s wise to read more than the Satanic Bible.

Pity

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Health, Mistress Babylon Consort, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Religion, Sect of the Horned God, Theism, Thomas LeRoy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Mistress Babylon Consort, Sect of the Horned God

Pity

‘.. It preserves what is right for destruction;  it defends those who have been condemned and disinherited by life; and by the abundance of  the failures of all kinds which keeps it alive, it gives life itself a gloomy and questionable aspect.’ Nietzsche –The Anti-Christ

An important and all encompassing part of the Sect philosophy revolves around self-responsibility, independence, and living life to the fullest. They all go hand in hand. The destructive nature of pity, (not to be confused with empathy or sympathy) whether given or taken, opposes this.   In its entirety, Nietzsche’s essay on it has always resonated on a primal or instinctive level as it is brings to light its contrary nature against ‘wanting to live’, as well as its aversion to accepting the laws of nature when our time is done. While he quite correctly states ‘Christianity is called the religion of pity’, compatible with this, and in line with any faith based theology, it can also be viewed as a slave/master relationship. The master of pity insists on supplication, lives for it and from it. Each breath depends on its continued existence through the guilt of the slave by holding them hostage through emotional and physical submission. Christianity, among many, can indeed be paralleled to the very physiology of Pity as both demand the same irrational expectations of those it holds in its clutches.  Like any faith, it demands full submission.

Many of know someone who makes a vocation out of reaping pity: the hypochondriac, the professional victim or complainer, the perpetual ‘down and outer’, and those, of course, on their eternal ‘death-bed’.  I once knew a woman who I quit asking ‘how she was doing’.  The result was a hang dog-look mixed with anger and impatient posturing with my refusal to contribute to that which gave her life. But if I refuse to feed faith in any of its insidious guises, why would I contribute to the selfish life-line of any self-defined master willingly.

The very essence of the Sect is to foster the ‘black flame’, to encourage responsible independence. It is also to encourage critical thinking in recognizing that though the essence and mask of faith comes in many forms, its stratification always remains the same: Master and slave.

Pity is contrary in its distinction of ‘will to live’. Those who choose to live it as ‘way of life’, have already died.

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

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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.

 

 

My Left-Hand Path

Posted in Atheism, Faith, Mistress Babylon Consort, Paganism, Philosphy, Religion, Satanism, Theism with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Mistress-Babylon Consort

If you have ever thought the Left-Hand Path would be easy, think again. The ever changing winds of acquired knowledge require a life time of nurturing new found ideas as well as continuing introspection. Why? Because once the slave mentality of ‘faith and worship’ is cast aside, so is the disabling doubt in your ability to seek the answers for yourself. Curiosity becomes insatiable. It’s an honest approach to living that smashes unmercifully the delusions of grandeur that lay under the guise of piety. It requires responsible and moral behavior first to the self. There is no God. There is no Dark Lord. The Goddess is a lovely myth.

But what is the Left-Hand Path? The answer depends on who you ask and is secular to none. Among them are Atheists, Agnostics, Satanists, Deists, Setians, Luciferians, and Pagans to name but a few. I personally define it as reclaiming the mind of your birth, a mind that has been obscured by faith. It’s a brutal self-honesty, and an ‘eyes wide open’ view of the world and your place in it. It’s a world without worship, but one that can encompass spirituality. It holds tight the hand of lust and carnality, acknowledging and reveling in pleasures of the flesh. It is a path we walk alone in the company of fellow-travelers, and is a comfort in the dark-side of human nature which is driven by the light of life that resides in all of us.

But how did we end up on this ‘god forsaken’ path? Whether by chance, blunder or upbringing, something fostered the dark flame and trying to deny it is like trying to change your skin color. The strength of our skeptical and questioning nature leaves little room for self-deceit. Many people I have spoken with, when asked about their first cognizant memory of walking a LHP, generally recall the moment from childhood. I believe what they mean is that through their eyes now as adults, there is recognition of the feelings, differences and attitude that separated them from the rest.

Childhood is often the idyllic days in the innocence of curiosity, but natural maturation within the Left-Hand Path has its own version of teenage angst, like anything else. The seed and germination of the LHP can inspire a frenzy of high-spirited lust that is initially motivated by passion rather than rational thought: anger at ‘god’, a sense of elevated entitlement, dark ‘posturing’ and soap-box pontificating. As general as this may sound, it’s a common introductory war cry, so to speak, and certainly necessary as much as it is annoying, in the propelling of new and fresh ideas forward. We’ve all been there, but most move on. What’s most unfortunate, though, are those who chose to stay in the age of angst, rehashing and reiterating the same rhetoric, standing old among a new crowd, forever a follower. To stay is a death sentence.

I find the most significant and singular motivating fact that defines life on the LHP, is the engaging aspect of self-responsibility. In many ways it comes as a relief. As droll as it may sound, it is the prized pinnacle of self-awareness and is all encompassing into even the minutest detail of life and decision making. Cause and effect. It is the motivation behind learning, the brick and mortar of critical thinking. It separates pity from empathy, and spares the innocent. There are simply no more excuses consisting of ‘what if’ or ‘if only’. It allows my own decision making, decisions which at one time were carelessly left for the ‘gods to handle’. The long past days of watching, waiting and grasping at thin air for answers that were little more than the ebb and flow of life, with or without me, are over.

I like that.

Mother Teresa Not So Saintly?

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Mistress Babylon Consort, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Theism, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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Submitted by Mistress-Babylon,Sect of the Horned God

I’m astounded it took a ‘study’ to find Mother Teresa’s spin on the fairy tale of altruism was little more than a then trade-in on a pair of angel wings. ~MB

(Yahoo News)
A new study claims the beloved nun might not have been as helpful to the poor as she could have been.
It’s highly likely that one day, the Catholic Church will officially recognize Mother Teresa as a saint, a position she’s held in the popular imagination for years. A new study in the religious studies journal Religieuses, however, says that the late Mother Teresa’s reputation is mostly hype — a result of a church declining in popularity trying to boost its image.
Mother Teresa’s biggest supposed sin? According to the Times of India, it was “her dubious way of caring for the sick by glorifying their suffering instead of relieving it.”
How did researchers reach this controversial conclusion? The team of Canadian researchers studied nearly 300 documents, and discovered reports of poor hygiene standards and a shortage of medicine, supplies, and care in Mother Teresa’s 517 “homes for the dying” — although not for lack of cash. According to the report, her organization, the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations.
Of course, this isn’t news to fans of Christopher Hitchens, the erudite atheist who made it his mission to battle religious dogma before he died in 2011. He even wrote a book on the topic called, crudely enough, The Missionary Position:
“Bear in mind that Mother Teresa’s global income is more than enough to outfit several first-class clinics in Bengal. The decision not to do so, and indeed to run instead a haphazard and cranky institution which would expose itself to litigation and protest were it run by any branch of the medical profession, is a deliberate one. The point is not the honest relief of suffering but the promulgation of a cult based on death and suffering and subjugation.” [Salon]
The contentious report also says the Vatican rushed Teresa’s sainthood push for publicity’s sake, noting that Catholic officials fast-tracked her beatification and ignored evidence that refuted her “miracles.”
Despite the study’s inflammatory findings, researchers claim they aren’t out to smear Mother Teresa, writing that it is “likely that she has inspired many humanitarian workers whose actions have truly relieved the suffering of the destitute and addressed the causes of poverty and isolation.” They did say, however, that “the media coverage of Mother Teresa could have been a little more rigorous.”
In the end, this study will probably do very little to hurt Mother Teresa’s legacy. She was so popular that nearly 250,000 people flocked to Rome in 2003 to attend her beatification. For her biographer Navin Chawla and countless others, her belief that “each individual was a divine manifestation, each to be comforted, held, rescued, fed and not allowed to die alone” was enough to make up for any other faults.