Often times I will be asked, "What kind of a Satanist are you?" Well, I would like to answer that question by stating that I had started out as a Modern Satanist because at the time I thought there was only one kind of Satanism. Soon after, I joined the Church of Satan. It was after I came across two websites called Spiritual Satanist and Theistic Satanism when I realized there was more to Satanism than I originally thought.
Once I got acquainted with Venus Satanas on her Facebook page, she encouraged me to seek my own path without caring what others thought. Taking her advice and thinking about my experiences growing up, I began to realize I was more a Theistic Satanist than I was Modern. I began writing books and articles about the knowledge I gained through my journey and this is how my two most popular blogs, Satanic Pride and Diary of a Satanist came to be. It is my belief that helping and encouraging others who are just starting out to do the same is very important for the Satanic Community. It is also a beautiful and rewarding experience when you have individuals who say they like your Satanic Ideals.
It is important for any beginning Satanist to dig deep within themselves and read everything they can get their hands on no matter what that material may be. Even I have five Holy Bibles kept in my closet that I will read occasionally for historic purposes because I feel it's important to keep up to date with what is going on in the world of Christianity as well as the world we live in. Knowledge is power. The more knowledge you gain, the more valuable you become to the Satanic Community and right now, in the world we live in, that is a necessity.
Theistic Satanism is different than Modern because we see Satan as more than a symbol of pride or freedom. To us, he is actually an entity who encourages individual thinking, a force behind nature, the God of this world, the God of our flesh, the God of our mind, and the God of our own innermost Will. Personally, Theistic Satanism is having an open and sensible mind and accepting those of different cultures, as well as religion. Since I know that no two people are alike, opinions vary, and Satanic views aren't always going to be the same, which means no two people are going to be 100% acceptable of other peoples' opinions and beliefs. We all have different tastes in everything we do and different lifestyles but, that in itself, does not mean we cannot be Satanists.
As I have grown in just a short time, my belief in my him grows stronger every day, I feel it is important to thank him each and every day for the freedom that we have. After all, if it wasn't for Satan standing up to God in the first place, we would still be slaves to Christianity. It is through him that we have this freedom to think for ourselves and to claim self ownership. But be aware that there are still people who are trying to make us slaves to Christian morals because of their beliefs and how they view and live by the bible, and these are the people that we have to be aware of.
As a Theistic Satanist, it is important for me to live my life to the fullest and to live to the best of my ability. With Satan watching over me, I know I will have his blessing.
If you anyone has any questions they would like to ask me or would just like to talk about Satanism in general, you can contact me at http://www.facebook.com/eleanor.everett or you can simply write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to be of assistance. I would like to thank Venus Satanas and Diane Vera for their encouragement through this rewarding journey and for being valuable leaders in the Satanic Community. For those who are wondering, I am no longer a member of the Church of Satan.