[ExI] Religions are not the ultimate cause of war

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 15:44:35 UTC 2012

On 1 October 2012 20:48, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> Well, since it was Anton Szandor La Vey who said it, it is about as close
> to the pope saying it. After all, he was the guy who founded the Church of
> Satan.

Hey, it is like to say that Robespierre founded theism. :-)

LaVey's brand of Satanism is a funny form of atheism which makes exclusive
use of satanic iconography, and does not really involve any faith in the
existence of the personal, supernatural entity who has been worshipped
throughout centuries as the enemy of another personal entity with the
features of the christian God.

I daresay that orthodox Satanism does not really differ from traditional
catholic theology unless for some understandably more "manichean" accents -
and of course for the stance taken by its followers.

Stefano Vaj
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