Today I read up on Satanism, because sinsofthedove is vaguely Satanic and I wanted to know what that meant and why it appealed to her. Satanism isn’t just the polar opposite of Christianity, there are few variants, and the Satanists that we are interested in are the “occultists” or “modern satanists”, because that’s the group Finlay identifies with. Basically it boils down to a philosophy reminiscent of Ayn Rand or Nietzsche, and a religion where the self or ego is worshipped as “Satan”. I think I like most of what they have to say, check out their main organization the Church of Satan. I like the fact that they’re not evangelistic, and I like their emphasis on getting people to think for themselves. They have one weird thing on their agenda, they want all churches to be taxed (they are purposefully not tax-exempt), because a strong church shouldn’t need tax exemption to survive, and they seem to think that other lesser churches would upchuck and die if taxed? I’m not a big fan of taxes myself, the less taxes the better I say, but this certainly is an interesting idea, from an interesting group of people.
Also, being dark all the time seems depressing. I go through periods of wearing all black, but I switch it up with my bright orange hoodie and my Hawaiian shirts. That’s my general problem with gothy people. Not enough variety. To misquote Henry Ford, “they’ll wear any color as long as it’s black”. Shake it up folks, don’t fall into a routine! Not that all Satanists wear black or anything….