Okay basically satanism has been brought to my recent attention because Satanists in america are fighting to erect the world’s first “satanic” monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol Building. This sudden attempt by the Satanists was brought about when Christians erected a religious monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Capitol Building.
Information is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/oklahoma-satanist-monument_n_4476533.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
Now, I totally agree that the Satanists should be allowed to erect their monument. Why? You can’t just give allow the Christians to preach about their message in the public and not allow any other religion to do so. America is a secular nation. You can choose whatever religion you want and no one religion is held in higher regard than the others.
I don’t believe they should’ve even allowed the erection of the Christian Monument at the capitol building in the first place because the Capitol Building is a symbol of the Government and no “religious” symbols should be attached to the notion of “governance”. A public park, maybe, but no government buildings.
Anyway, I was interested in this topic of satanists so I searched it up to find if there were any local organisations with info. I found out that there are two branches of Satanism, Atheistic and Theistic. Atheistic Satanists believe that god and satan both don’t exist and satan is just a representation of all our inner human desires that are usually looked on by Christians as the “Seven Deadly Sins”. Christianity shuns these values but Atheistic Satanists believe that its not wrong to bend towards these pleasures as long as you don’t harm anyone.
Theistic Satanists however, are the ones that actually pray to Satan and believe that “he” is almighty and better than the true Christian God. They are the ones who do the “masses” and “witchcraft” which I find somewhat ridiculous but you know what it’s their religion let them do what they want.
Forget all you’ve heard about Satanists being bad. Like, you pray to Satan, so what? As long as you’re not killing cats for black masses I think it’s perfectly fine. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, or trying to kill a Christian, it’s perfectly fine as well. And no, Theistic Satanists don’t necessarily do all these either, most of these people you hear about are the crazies (which every religion has its fair share of).
Thankfully, Singapore is a secular nation and allows these people to do what they want concerning their religious preferences. And thank god we don’t have as much of those scary religious fundamentalists who believe that Evolution was a lie and that Earth was created 2000 years ago.
Idk why I even wrote this guess I’m just super grateful that we live in a somewhat religiously tolerant society.