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  The World's Most Sensitive Satanist

Weirdness Posted by <Mikal> on Sunday January 13, @01:35PM
from the setian-his-ways dept.

At the suggestion of Frater Libanus, I'm posting an exchange I had with an extremely thin-skinned LaVeyan regarding a book I put up for sale on my eBay "virtual bookstore" (the book was ex-Temple of Setian Linda Blood's The New Satanists).

i don't believe you should be promoting this book. its untrue and one sided. satanists hold logical views and beliefs and desrve respect. Thisbook is a set back in the progression of satanism and should be burnt rather than sold. The person who does such things as child molestion and ritualchild abuse is NOT a satanist. though it is true that Anton LaVey did not always practice what he preached about satanism, he was a good man. I don'twish to start anything but, the fact that you are even promoting this book is a show of complete disrespect to a lot of people.

(The following is my response)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Regarding THE NEW SATANISTS: The sole reason I am selling it is because I specialize in occult/metaphysical/nontraditional-religious books, and it is a rare collectible in that field. You guessed it – I'm in it for theMONEY, and that tome usually pulls $30-50 from dealers, its sensationalist prose notwithstanding.

In fact, its very sensationalism is what made it a rarity. According to reports I've heard, the publisher had to pull it because author Linda Blood made some libelous statements in there about LaVeyan rival Michael Aquino, whom she had a love affair with during her term as a Temple of Set member. Some people totally unconnected with Aquino or the ToS have presented evidence that Ms. Blood is seriously disturbed and viciously vindictive, and wrote the book as revenge against Aquino dumping her.

Other than that, I make no judgment about the veracity of anything written in any of the books I sell. I have sold pro-Satanist books like ArthurLyons' SATAN WANTS YOU, and Blanche Barton's various hagiographies about LaVey and the CoS, along with the anti-Satanic works. These books are in demand, and make me money. I let the buyer and reader decide if they're worth believing.

You might also be interested to know that years ago, I had dinner with Anton LaVey and spent some time with him in the “Black House.” I found him acharming and entertaining gentleman – much closer to a San Francisco eccentric in the manner of Emperor Norton, than some sort of Mephistophelean monster.

As for “showing disrespect” by offering the book – that seems a mite SENSITIVE for a Satanist. Your hero LaVey dealt with bad publicity andsensationalist “exposes” by either 1) ignoring them; or 2) manipulating and exploiting them for his own ends. Do you REALLY want to end up as justanother of the *Perpetual Victims* this society produces by the million, letting one book sold on eBay crank you into such a state of indignation?Do you have any idea how silly someone who identifies with the prime figure of evil in 2,500 years of Western monotheist history looks when s/he acts like this?

You are free to accept, reject, or ignore my comments as you see fit. Happy Holidays.

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**Re: The World's Most Sensitive Satanist**
by <Xnoubis> on Sunday January 13, @01:41PM

Umm… count my response as a partial rejection. True, this person didn't know where you were coming from. But it's not like there's only one way to be a Satanist. (On the other hand, stinging rejoinders are pretty much the norm when the subject turns to Satanism, so he or she shouldn't have been surprised by your reply!)

**Re: The World's Most Sensitive Satanist**
by Rev. Michael S. Margolin on Monday January 14, @05:25PM

93, HS,
One comment.
I thought book burning was a Christian past time, not A Satanist responce to a book they may dismay.
Ok two comments.
Anton LaVey nor ToS nor any other Satanic group including mine, have exclusive rights to define Satanism.
Personally I like Albert Pike's definition.
“The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black God, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a person, but a force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or free will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the light bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.”
- Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma” Ancient and Accepted Rite of Free Masonry written and published in 1875

Rev. Mikey 666

**Re: The World's Most Sensitive Satanist**
by the Reverend Rob on Monday January 14, @06:54PM

Damn. I thought I was the most sensitive Satanist alive.

I guess I'll have to up my good works or something.

Maybe a “LuciferChrist.com home for Battered and Abused Children” would cut it.

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