tltle says it all, i decided to put the subject here because in todays world first impressions can be a deal breaker and people now seem to come to conclussions way too quickly for there own good, it seems to many people don't take the time and simply don't have the interest to ask "yah? well is it what it sounds like? what do they believe? so why is it called? well whats this about than? so if your a part of a atheistic religion (religion i mean as in way of life) group etc that for some reason or another is not understood well even in the atheist community put what it is and what it's about or if your interested in other peoples way of life and mind set please reply and add to this discussion
me personally im an Laveyan Athesist and im hoping none of you all got any wrong opinions of us due to some retard just looking to be called a satanist and if you do have a wrong oppression than i guess thats what im here for in this case
i only have time to glance at your response as my internet is messed up and im currently in the process of fixing it, i will get back to this reply though and anser every question oh and there view on magic is more accuratly psychological manipulation ill explain when i have the time and joseph im the type of guy who usually finds the negative things in whatever im looking at and think on those the most so for me im deffinently not ignoring any bad things. lol and the guy you were talking about i don't know what his problem is he might be in it for the image as alot of people try to do and later "grow out" of the phase kinda like the kids who listen to death metal simply to look tough or to piss off there parents and the 8 beliefs he might be one of those people who looks at statements in the philosphy as laws rather than advice which now that i think of it is common in those who do it for the image because having rules kinda tells them how to act to gain and maintain an image ANYWAY like i said i will get back with the both of you once my internet is fixed
I am not sure why you need some sort of doctrine to guide you away from pissing in another's bed.
The whole part about people who are moral for moral's sake, or who follow the crowd (I assume that these are meant to be negative qualities) does not make sense to me.
First of all, I cannot comprehend WHY simply not being a douchebag would be viewed as a negative by anybody.
Secondly, the average atheist is not following a crowd. They are not even following a leader. It is the LaVeyan Satanists who have formed a crowd with a leader, so it is there where one would expect to find the sheep, albeit ones with black fleece.
The whole Satanic concept that you are your own god, somehow special and awesome and in control is absurd. Atheism is humbling. We are nothing - just a speck of stardust amidst an infinite sky of stars. We are ruled by the laws of nature. Sure, I am my own master in that I can choose to have pork for dinner, what to wear, and how to treat my body. I cannot choose to surpass the laws of nature.
This reminds me a little of Dungeons and Dragons. Sort of fantasy role play with the common goal of the game being the "eye for an eye thing?"