satanism has nothing to do with satan...
"Religious Satanism is primarily divided into three major categories: Theistic Satanists (who are sometimes called "Spiritual" or "Traditional Satanists"), LaVeyan Satanists, and Deistic Satanists (also known as "Pantheistic Satanists" or "Dark Deists"). The theistic branch of Satanism is the branch in which it is believed that Satan is an actual deity or supernatural being of some sort, who is to be somehow revered and/or worshiped. The LaVeyan branch of Satanism is the branch in which it is believed that Satan is merely a force in nature or a symbol of man’s animal nature, which itself is regarded as the object of worship. Typically, theistic Satanists can be understood to be Satan-worshipers (although there are exceptions), while LaVeyan and Deistic Satanists can be understood to be Self-worshipers."
It’s a philosophy not a religion
You have to be shitting me right now.
That’s literally the same exact bullshit Bill O’Reilly pulled when he tried to explain why we still have Christian doctrine in our legal and political systems. So congrats on reaching that level of retard.
nephys-neckbeard you claiming its not a religion does not make it so. It includes superstitious beliefs, deities and higher powers or authorities, worshiping, doctrines and dogma. That’s a religion.
If you have some sort of “satanism” that doesn’t include those things. Then congratulations. You’ve just attached the word Satan to something that has literally 0 to do with the term because you think it sounds cool. If you’ll step over here you can receive your official 3edgy5me bumper sticker and badge.
From what I understand, Satanism was originally not about worshipping Satan. Rather it was about challenging the Christian faith. The satanic bible was called that as a sort of fuck you to Christianity. The youtuber MrRepzion actually did a great video on Satanism because he decided to read the satanic bible. I guess it was originally an atheist who wrote it?? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the video so I apologize if my understanding is off or my information a little confused.
It matters not what is was, but what it is now instead. What was versus what is means nothing at this point. Satanism is as Sapient-Wartortle said, a religion.