I’ve noticed something about human nature. It’s that: when we don’t have an answer to something, we try to find reason for it. Ordinarily this isn’t a bad trait for humans, but it can go devastatingly wrong when we don’t find what we think we should be looking for. While our quest for reason has helped shape the scene of modern science, for example, the inability to ask questions—or even the right questions—will have people remaining in an apostate’s old religion making up their own reasons for why something happened the way it did. It’s human nature, there’s no way around it. You might think, “well, the apostate could do a better job explaining these things,” but they’re not always able to do that, and for any number of reasons (We’ll tackle misconceptions of satanic apostasy in another blog). The bottom line however, is that failure to understand something doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate to speak for someone else, or to make up an answer on your own. I think that the questions that have been asked around my apostasy come from a good place, but they’re not the questions that will help you understand it. In order to find those questions, you need to first understand how it is false that “a Satanist is born, not made.” A person very well can be made into a Satanist, I have come to realize (in stark contrast to my tribalistic mantras of the past), since I made myself a true Satanist.
A few days ago I pulled through to the finish line of something that I’ve been eyeing for the past few years. I did it. Again. I achieved apostasy again. Do I regret it? No. Actually, I feel the same way I did the first time, except maybe better, because not only have I proven to myself that I am stronger than religious framework that seeks to defeat me, I did it on my own but while fueled with the love and care of those who matter to me.
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Myth busting in Satanism is a problem.
Hold on, I don’t think you read that correctly, because you’re agreeing with me. Let me try again: MYTH BUSTING is the problem, not the “lack of myth busting.” Yes, myth busting itself. (Okay, now we’re on the same page.) It’s true. I don’t feel comforted to know that people are trying to “explain Satanism.” In fact, some days I’m afraid it may give me an ulcer. I know that something is about to be shared that isn’t true. I know that someone’s going to walk away feeling educated, even though they are more than likely farther from their target than before. Even Satanists who accurately identify as Satanists often say the wrong thing when they’re trying to “help dispel misconceptions.” It’s horrible. You wouldn’t think this would be an issue since it’s not an issue in other belief systems, but no, it is, and it’s entirely unnecessary because the authorities in Satanism have made it very clear:
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Once I called myself a Christian, then an atheist, and a Satanist. At the end of the day, I'm just a person who is living her truth one day at a time. I'm interested in religion, its effects on the mind, the occult, and more. Learn more about me on the about page.