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Let's end this Satanist theme once and for all

To: alt.religion.wicca,alt.pagan,alt.satanism
From: (William Edward Woody)
Subject: Re: Let's end this Satanist theme once and for all
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 11:12:57 -0700 (StormWolf ) wrote:

> Nan Alexander ( wrote:
> : 
> : Ah, I as Pagan can explain them rather clearly:  Satanists are an
> : offshoot of Judeo/Xtian monotheism.  If they're not about Satan, they
> : should call themselves something else.
>         Satan is pre-Christian in origin. Please do your homework. I 
> realize that all of the information that you may have recieved is to the 
> contrary, but then again they also told us that Witches rode around on 
> brooms through the night sky eating babies! Open your mind, just a 
> little, and let another opinion in, OK?

This seems to be a central part of the argument going on here.

And you know? For my money, I don't give a tinker's damn if 'Satan'
was the creation of 14th century monks, or if 'Satan' is the twisted
symbol of 'Set' or some other pre-christian god/goddess.

It doesn't matter where and when and why the symbol set was invented,
only what is done with the symbol set.

To argue otherwise would mean having to admit that as the Qabala was
a Jewish mystical invention, then Ceremonial Magicians are really
closet Jews...

                                                - Bill

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