I wasn't aware that we could have threads representing religions that we draw inspiration from.
The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey is a spiritual book that I have often looked to in times of spiritual need.
I just love Satan so much that I thought I'd honor him in this thread (yes, I'm serious and will provide scripture and personal testimonies).
To start I'd like to quote from the The Nine Satanic Statements, specifically #7 .
7. "Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often
worse than those that walk on all‐fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual
and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!"
Man as just another animal is a central belief in my philosophical outlook. Once mankind began to see itself as ABOVE other animals and ABOVE Nature itself, is when, I believe, we started becoming more and more out of harmony with the Earth.
Man is not special, IMO, and like #7 suggests, we are, almost irrefutably, the most destructive. Once we look at humans as animals, I think we begin to make much more sense. Our base desires, urges, proclivities, etc. *
And, as the seventh Satanic Statement suggests, we are also capable of some of the greatest good. More on that later.
ok, that's enogh for now. More inspiration from Satan to come!