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South Africa Just Launched It's First Satanic Church. Let's Look At Satanism.

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South Africans cannot believe that it has now launched its Satanic church. The brave couple Dr Adri and Reverend Riaan Swiegelaar who are co-founders of a church that has caused South Africa to question a lot about the religious rules and regulations within this country. The Satanic church is based in Century Way, Cape Town. There has been a lot of misconception about this new Satanic church which led the co-founders to explain themselves. "We do not believe in the devil, or Satan, as an external deity or a being. We revere Satan as an archetype, as a symbol for pride, for joy, for the carnal nature of humanity," said Swiegelaar. Most South Africans are still not impressed by the new church and they even started a petition to have it removed completely.

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*What is Satanism?

It's a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.

*Where did Satanism begin?

The contemporary religious practice of Satanism began with the founding of the Church of Satan in 1966, although a few historical precedents exist.

There are two major trends of Satanism:

1. Theistic Satanism - Venerate Satan as a supernatural deity, viewing him not as omnipotent but rather as a patriarch.

2. Atheistic Satanism - Regard Satan as merely a symbol of certain human traits.

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These are names by which Satan is called in the Bible:

*Abaddon — Hebrew for "destruction" - King of the Bottomless Pit.

*Accuser - Lawless One.

*Adversary - Leviathan.

*Angel of Light (a being Satan can transform into) - Liar.

*Angel of the bottomless pit - Lucifer.

*Antichrist - Murderer.

*Apollyon — Greek for "destroyer" - Power of Darkness.

*Beast - Prince of the Power of the Air.

*Beelzebub — "Ruler of the demons" - Ruler of the Darkness.

*Belial - Ruler of this World.

*Deceiver - Serpent of Old.

*Devil - Son of Perdition.

*Dragon - Fallen Star.

*Enemy - Tempter.

*Evil One - Thief.

*Father of Lies - Wicked One.

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The Eleven Rules of Satanism :

*Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.

*Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.

*When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.

*If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.

*Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.

*Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.

*Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.

*Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.

*Do not harm little children.

*Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.

*When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.

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Satanism and the concept of Satan have also been used by artists, entrepreneurs and entertainers for symbolic expressions. Hence many people would then notice such expressions on music videos, their tattoos and even hand gestures. They sell their soul to the Devil so that they can become rich quicker. Whatever they're involved in it will attract more hype and people will fall into their trap.

Although many people may judge each other when it comes to religion. At the end of the people are allowed to believe whatever they want and it doesn't matter if you think it's correct or not. 

(Sources: Wikipedia, IndependantUK and UUA)  

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