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View Poll Results: What is your religion?
Agnosticism 138 13.40%
Atheism 311 30.19%
Buddhism 12 1.17%
Christianity (Please Specify) 409 39.71%
Hinduism 9 0.87%
Islam 33 3.20%
Judaism 17 1.65%
Wicca 17 1.65%
Other (Please Specify) 84 8.16%
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:20 AM   #1581
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When? Where? Quote? Source?
Here, here and here

Among other articles of course.

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:00 PM   #1582
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Here, here and here

Among other articles of course.
So you're condemning him for repeating the same thing one of your own newspapers said? The aid compared landing at a specific airport to landing in a third world country, just as this British news article did a year earlier.

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:46 PM   #1583
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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #1584
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Old September 26th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1585
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Other: I'm a Neopagan. Well, that's what I say when it isn't worth my time to explain what my religion is, since the Christian church has been lying about it since the name was coined, now most of the general public thinks they know what we're about, but in reality we're the exact opposite.

So, that being said, I'm a Satanist. Before you judge, do your research on Anton LaVey's Satanism. I'm not really going to delve into it too far since I've explained it hundreds of times, but I'll leave you with this: Satanism is atheistic.


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Old October 2nd, 2010, 07:58 AM   #1586
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So, that being said, I'm a Satanist. Before you judge, do your research on Anton LaVey's Satanism. I'm not really going to delve into it too far since I've explained it hundreds of times, but I'll leave you with this: Satanism is atheistic.
I don't really like LaVeyan Satanism, IMHO it's quite pretentious. I hate it when people think that Satanists worship the devil etc though.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:29 PM   #1587
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I don't really like LaVeyan Satanism, IMHO it's quite pretentious. I hate it when people think that Satanists worship the devil etc though.
The thing about LaVeyan's philosophy is that it proves most of the Satanic stereotypes wrong.

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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 home, show them respect or else do not go there.
If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them 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 they cry 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 young 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 them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 02:21 PM   #1588
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I hate it when people think that Satanists worship the devil etc though.
lol well it doesnt really help when its called satanism
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:17 PM   #1589
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lol well it doesnt really help when its called satanism
Yeah I know but you would think people would maybe, just maybe try and find out what it is about. Genuine question to Satanists and people that know about LaVeyan Satanism: why is it actually called Satanism?

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:41 PM   #1590
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I am a Born-again Christian. I believe that because of Adam and Eve's original sin we are all born sinners. We are unfit for Heaven and because God loves us he sent his Son to die on the Cross. The Lord Jesus came to earth and was died on the cross of Calvary for us and by his blood our sins are washed away. By his resurection we can be saved and go to Heaven. By making Jesus our personal saviour I will be in Heaven. We must come to him and make a personal understanding that it was for ME! and there is no other way I could go to heaven because I'm a guilty sinner.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM   #1591
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I am a Born-again Christian. I believe that because of Adam and Eve's original sin we are all born sinners. We are unfit for Heaven and because God loves us he sent his Son to die on the Cross. The Lord Jesus came to earth and was died on the cross of Calvary for us and by his blood our sins are washed away. By his resurection we can be saved and go to Heaven. By making Jesus our personal saviour I will be in Heaven. We must come to him and make a personal understanding that it was for ME! and there is no other way I could go to heaven because I'm a guilty sinner.

"Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again" John 3:7

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
And you know all of this rubbish how exactly?

EDIT: Also, it would be worth noting that randomly using quotes from the Bible doesn't really go down that well on this thread.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:49 PM   #1592
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EDIT: Also, it would be worth noting that randomly using quotes from the Bible doesn't really go down that well on this thread.
Uh, why does it matter? He was trying to prove his point. And don't give me that bullcrap that I know you will give me because I don't need you to tell me what I already know.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1593
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Yeah I know but you would think people would maybe, just maybe try and find out what it is about. Genuine question to Satanists and people that know about LaVeyan Satanism: why is it actually called Satanism?
Nobody realizes that Satan is actually used as a metaphor in The Satanic Bible. You want to guess why? Nobody fucking reads it.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:27 AM   #1594
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Nobody realizes that Satan is actually used as a metaphor in The Satanic Bible. You want to guess why? Nobody fucking reads it.
People reads this book.


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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:08 PM   #1595
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I am a Born-again Christian. I believe that because of Adam and Eve's original sin we are all born sinners. We are unfit for Heaven and because God loves us he sent his Son to die on the Cross. The Lord Jesus came to earth and was died on the cross of Calvary for us and by his blood our sins are washed away. By his resurection we can be saved and go to Heaven. By making Jesus our personal saviour I will be in Heaven. We must come to him and make a personal understanding that it was for ME! and there is no other way I could go to heaven because I'm a guilty sinner.

"Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again" John 3:7

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
Brainwashed much?

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”-Steven Weinberg

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Calling someone brainwashed isn't considered debating.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 01:06 PM   #1597
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I guess I could be consider agnostic, because I think there might be a God but I'm not completely positive. I don't think God's existence can be proven. And I also believe in science. I believe religion explains the reason that the world was created, but shouldn't try to explain how, because they are unable to.

Other religions are insulted because people fear that their religion is wrong. When someone else has a different belief they feel threatened, because deep down it makes them question if theirs is the right one. That causes hate of other religions. Instead of trying to constantly prove your religion as the right one we should acknowledge that all religions believe in God. God is what is important, more important than the religion that God teaches.


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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:42 PM   #1598
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:36 PM   #1599
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Yeah I know but you would think people would maybe, just maybe try and find out what it is about. Genuine question to Satanists and people that know about LaVeyan Satanism: why is it actually called Satanism?
I wish more people were like that actually :/ I love learning about religions, whether I believe in them or not. Whenever I meet someone of a different religion, I usually ask if they'd just talk to me for a while about it, if they're willing. Though I've only had one person ask this of me

LaVey explains it to be mainly because it scares away the people that he wouldn't want to be a part of the religion. If we called it something more socially accepted, and everyone knew about our values, it would be a lot more crowded and there would be more... invalid Satanists

In the introduction to The Satanic Bible, Magus Gilmore says the following:

"The identification that Satanists have with Satan is an intentional barrier against those who cannot resonate with this sinister archetype."

I also see it as an identification with the original definition of Satan, the "opposer" or "adversary," which really isn't anything evil unless he's the adversary of God. A Satanist is kind of the adversary of Christianity, or religion in general rather.


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Old October 4th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #1600
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Im a cahtolic-jew,i see that god loves us all.People are all crazy when it comes to religion,simply because they cant understand it.
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