2 : fancy
; especially :
the free play of creative imagination3 :
a creation of the imaginative faculty whether expressed or merely conceived: as a :
a fanciful design or invention b :
a chimerical or fantastic notion c : fantasia
1 d :
imaginative fiction featuring especially strange settings and grotesque characters —called also fantasy fiction 4 : caprice5 :
or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need <an object of fantasy>
; also :
a mental image or a series of mental images (as a daydream) so created <sexual fantasies of adolescence>
So, for me, being a Satanist means being able to seperate TRUTH
Fact/fiction, reality/imaginary. What is real and here and what I have to deal with, everyday, as long as I choose to live.
Now, that being said, it's time to look into The Satanic Bible and see what is truth
and what is (all together now!) fantasy. Now LaVey here, this guy was a cozen sharpie, he was! And I say this with a smile. It's not like he had the kool-aid or anything. He just wanted those who were 'better' to know it. And to BE
it. One way I believe he did this is by having the reader understand the truth
in his writings. Not just read it, quote it, look cool doing it, what ever, but knowing, what is in front of you(his writings) may NOT
be 'truth'. To believe, whole heartedly, that what he wrote is the be all end all this is right hail Satan blahblah would make you nothing more than....a sheeple. To look at his words and to think/question/argue and just say, "um..no, I don't believe that" doesn't make you less of a Satanist in my book, it makes you more, for YOU ARE YOUR OWN GOD.
Ofcourse if you don't believe in anything he wrote, you're just not a LaVeyian. But if you can read his word, and weave your mind through them, see the magic in them, how he manipulates and makes you feel-then you will UNDERSTAND
In parting, Not all words are truths, and not all truths are lies.