After studying the religion of Satanism, I have began to ponder why many on this site who deny God take pride or interest in satanic pictures and nicknames....So lets test the waters..
Level 1 Lower level satanists are often taught that there isnt any God or devil. They(Church of Satan501c3), say that satan is an archetype..he is just symbolic and doesnt really exist...but only for an object of investing meaning and emotional content.
Level 2 Mid-Level satanism teaches one that satan is real but not evil...and that he is just misunderstood.
Level 3 Upper-level recieve the next level "truth"..Satan is evil...but his evil is better than what God has offered.
Level 4 Magister or Master Level ...Satan is the rightful god of the universe, who draws power from suffering, perversion and death.
Level 5 ha ha...You cant handle it...
Are any professing atheists in this forum into Satanism?
What is your basis for these alleged "levels" of Satanism? I could just as easily assert that the levels are like this:
Level 1: Novice: Satan is the malevolent enemy of a perfect and holy God.
Level 2: Apprentice: Satan is evil, but also cool, and a terrific way to freak out your parents! (Metal-heads and Goths operate at this level)
Level 3: Magus: Satan is a Promethean hero, maligned by Yahweh's propagandists (Bible writers), and Yahweh is the true Lord of Darkness
Level 4: Illuminatus: Satan is Yahweh's Lavrentiy Beria
. He works for Yahweh as a false opposition to ferret out rebels and see that they are punished. See also: 1984
, by George Orwell.
Level 5: Alethean: Level 4 represents the most consistent interpretation of "Satan" in Biblical writings, but both he and Yahweh are only mythological characters.
Can you provide any actual evidence that your "levels" are more accurate than mine, or any arbitrary set that anyone else here could come up with?