The Positive Truth
Devil worshiping; animal mutilating; child scarifying cult organization. These are a few of many thoughts that come into the average person's mind when the topic of Satanism is brought up. Satanism encourages individuality; the eleven Satanic statements of the Earth provide guidelines to help one lead a respectable and humble life; and the nine Satanic sins encourage one to be a more intelligent and productive person, which in turn aims to create a better, stronger society. The purpose of this essay is to exploit the reality that Satanism is a positive form of faith by focusing on aspects of modern Satanism as expressed by Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the First Church of Satan.
First of all, Satanism encourages individuality. Satanists view themselves as the God of their own lives and believe that they each rule their own destiny; that is to say, Satanists believe in spiritual enrichment through their own work on themselves, and that ultimately they are