All Satanists are atheists I should know. If anyone believes in the christian god satan they would be christians not satanists. Read the Satanic Bible. Real Satanists do not bow to or worship anyone or anything other themselves. The Satanic Bible was written for the purpose of clearing things up as far as what Satanism really is and what it is not. After all if people want to know about christianity they go to the source and read the christian holy bible. So if people want to know about Satanism they do the same thing and go to the source the Satanic Bible.
As Satanists We are our own gods and devils and we make life a heaven or hell. And Satanists love life, kids, animals and the law!
Satan is a word that originally meant the adversary, the opposer, the accuser and the one to question and we are all of that toward all spiritual faiths and and herd mentality, and anything that hampers our happiness. Satan also traditionally is the independent strong one who was his own god and believed in carnality and the flesh and pride, etc and in a persons desires and that is what we believe. Satan NEVER meant evil until christianity changed it like they did so many things. we also believe in following the law and protecting kids and animals and life
As Satanists we are SATAN as we are the adversary's, opposer's, accusers and one to question blind faith and anything that says that our human feelings and natures and instincts are wrong and sinful.
we are self reliant and do not need an invisible crutch to bow too like people who bow to a god or devil do because we believe in ourselves instead, unlike basic atheists who have no beliefs even in themselves and they are afraid to use the word and symbol of Satan as they deep down are not so sure that God and the Devil are not real. As Satanists we do not have that problem at all, just as we have no issues taking responsibility for our actions in every way.
Anton LaVey studied religion/occultism and saw that they are a con game that had nothing to do with the reality of the universe we all live in and decided that it was high time that there existed a codified religious philosophy that was based on the way things really are and how the human animal really thinks, acts and feels. He also saw how all God's and religions are all just man made anyway so why not honor the very carnal beast that has the power to create these things?
And as LaVey himself said Satanism is NOT a religion. Satanism is simply a life philosophy
There was never any other type of Satanism codified until 1966 when Anton LaVey did it. there were only false accusations in history made by the christian church but there was never a real Satanic religion before LaVey
Even Satanic Rituals are psychodramas for the mind and emotions to express and focus our desires in some way. It is not to bow down too anyone or anything or to summon some silly supernatural spiritual being. Because again as Satanists we do not believe in angels, demons, gods, devils, heaven, hell, sin, good or evil, the occult, supernatural spiritual stuff, etc. Some Satanists use ritual as an emotional prayer to the self to express their desires. While other Satanists pretend and imagine they already have their desires much like methods made famous these days by "The Secret" and the "Law of Attraction". The key to Satanic magic is believing it will work due to the power of the mind.
Now yes like all atheists there are many Satanists both in and out of the Church of Satan who do have a personal belief in the after life and in spirits, ghosts, demons, reincarnation, etc. But that is their personal belief outside of the Satanic Philosophy and is based on nature and not some divinity who created these things or some higher power. Since Satanism is philosophy and not a relgion you are free to have what ever relgious beliefs that work for you personally.
Both jesus and Satan are symbols not real beings.. jesus is a symbol of weakness, death, sacrifice, hate, self sacrifice, etc
Satan is a symbol of the strong, individuals, Life, Love, etc. So you can tell a lot about a person by which archetype they live by.
Hail Satan is the same as Hail Thyself
We are all animals living in a cosmos that comes from nature, belongs to nature, and shall return to nature. There is no god above us or below us
Agent in LaVay Church of Satan