The first of the nine Satanic Statements is that "Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence! Anton La Vey, the founder of the Church of Satan, explained "the difference between indulgence and compulsion.
Indulgence can be controlled, compulsion controls." and hence argued that a Satanist, although indulgent, is not controlled by the passions.
This is what happened in November 1978 when over 900 members of Jim Jones' Peoples Temple committed suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.".
Christianity" JQPU_Content="Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation About Christianity" href=" is, at its core, a negative reaction against the suffering of the world, as it claims that there is a perfect paradise that we should strive to attend, disregarding this (Satan's) world.
Gnostics, Manicheans, Buddhism" JQPU_Content="The belief that meditation and good living can break the cycle of reincarnation and result in enlightenment About Buddhism" href=" and Hinduism" JQPU_Content="Cultural religion of India which was historically decentralized and disparate and not a single belief system.
Most world religions, especially at the practical level of the general populace, fall into this category.[World-accommodating religions] claim that humanity has, so to speak, 'backslidden'; we are not living as God intended, so there is a need to recommit oneself to the spiritual life and to increase one's devotion.
World-rejecting religions are often apocalyptic, anticipating and preparing for a destructive end of the world, such as David Koresh's Branch Davidians who largely died in the Waco fire in 1993.
"In extreme cases (which are thankfully rare) the renunciation of the world can lead to mass suicide.
World-accommodating largely describe mainstream social religions. Where does Satanism" JQPU_Content="An atheist religion that uses dark and evil symbology for self-development and anti-religious purposes - Satan itself is not a real being, just a symbol.
About Satanism" href=" religions accept many of the values, goals and aspirations of society, but believe that they can offer a more effective route to attaining such goals and provide a better model of such values.