Results for - The Satanic Bible

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The Satanic Bible is a collection of essays, observations, and rituals published by Anton LaVey in 1969. It contains the core principles of Satanism, and is considered the foundation of its philosophy and dogma. It has been described as the most important document to influence contemporary Satanism. Though The Satanic Bible is not considered to be sacred scripture in the way the Christian Bible is to Christianity, LaVeyan Satanists regard it as an authoritative text as it is a contemporary text that has attained for them scriptural status. It extols the virtues of exploring one's own nature and instincts. Believers have been described as "atheistic Satanists" because they believe that God is not an external entity, but rather something that each person creates as a projection of his or her own personality—a benevolent and stabilizing force in his or her life. There have been thirty printings of The Satanic Bible, through which it has sold over a million copies.

1. Have you ever read the Satanic Bible?

Yes
4%
88 votes
No
96%
1,889 votes

2. The Church of Satan is an international organization dedicated to the religion of LaVeyan Satanism as codified in The Satanic Bible. The Church of Satan was established at the Black House in San Francisco, California, on Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey, who was the church's High Priest until his death in 1997. In 2001, Peter H. Gilmore was appointed to the position of high priest, and the church's headquarters were moved to Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City. Have you ever visited either of the Church of Satan's locations?

Yes
3%
59 votes
No
97%
1,918 votes

3. Do you know anyone who is a Satanist?

Yes
5%
92 votes
No
80%
1,585 votes
I am uncertain
15%
300 votes

4. Do you believe that it is important to know the fundamental beliefs of a religion before condemning it as harmful or in conflict with your own religious beliefs?

Yes
40%
786 votes
No
19%
373 votes
Undecided
21%
423 votes
na
20%
395 votes
12/11/2015 Religion 1977 65 By: marktrepanier

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By: marktrepanier