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Satanic Sermon Satan is a word of such power that its utterance, especially with strong emotion, frightens many people. Christianity personified all that was adversarial to keeping the flock submissive under one convenient name, choosing the Old Testament Jehovah's hit man for the honor. Attributes such as babykilling, murder, and mayhem were associated with Satan to draw the flock in tighter so the good shepherds could have their way. Satan, as an archetype, embodies pagan values that Christianity did not assimilate, values that did not reinforce the Christian effort to elevate weakness and stupidity as an ideal, the idea that people need a cruel shepherd to protect them from themselves. Values I associate with the Satanic archetype include the natural instincts for comfort and survival, innovation, self determination, doubt, and the desire for worldly, personal victory. Satan reflects the gods and goddesses that were either demonized or castrated to become saints. Satan represents the possibilities of a future in which a natural order for humanity is realized, a truly new order, born out of chaos as systems that no longer work continue to break down. Satan is not, as the Christians preach, a disembodied spirit roaming to and fro, but is the very essence of self aware, antimystical, earth-generated flesh, with nature- based instincts and appetites. HAIL SATAN ! Kenneth Johnston P.O. Box 16276

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