How Can Satanists
Be Atheists?

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From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <>
To: "frank"
Subject: Re: PA-via_Positive_Atheism_Index
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 9:38 PM

Thanks for your letter!

Almost all Satanists, particularly those of the Anton Lavey variety, are flat-out atheists. They don't believe that a personal god or a personal Christian Satan exists. Satan is a metaphor for Self, particularly the self-indulgent Self. When a Satanist says "Hail Satan!" translate that to mean "Hail Me!"

Many Satanists tend to withhold this and other information from Christians.

It is entirely reasonable for a person to hate a concept -- and even hate the fictional object of that concept -- without assenting to the truthfulness of that concept or the existence of that fictional character.

Cliff Walker
"Positive Atheism" Magazine
Five years of service to
     people with no reason to believe

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