Name of Book: The Satanic Bible
Written By: Anton Szandor Lavey
My Rating: 4.2/5
Devil is found in the Christian Bible, where the holiest
day of the year, the Day of Atonement, was celebrated by casting lots for two goats “without blemish”, one to be offered to the Lord, and one to Azazel. The goat carrying the sins of the people was driven into the desert and became a “scapegoat”.
Called him “Satan” or “Shaitan” he is the one who plunges into the heart of mortal and emphasizes the emotions of which buried inside of every human being.
As an Asian, it’s initially my misconception that this book will hold something fearsome, something occultic in content. but as soon as I turned down pages of that interesting book, I find my self very close to this satanic bible. This bible might have the controversial name as per our religious understanding. But this is the most straight and clear book I encountered in my life. From Page one, it is a great book, its talk with your soul and asks to open your mind from the preconceived notion of Shaitan (Satan). As a Hindu, it’s Normal for me considers evils as divine. Ravan (Villen is Ramayana) is regarded as more intelligent, Visionary and Powerful than Ram itself. I find it normal when evil talk to mortal in a sensible way or even being worshiped for their righteous characters of Dharma. Being Hindu, it is part of my dharma that people must regard for their action and values rather than their notion in a social system.
I find this book very close to my heart when its talk about the very issue of religious oppression of lust, sex and earthly desired in name of God. So, The Satanic bible has great scope of living like a normal mortal without being trapped under guilt trap created by Original bible for the human. The Satanic bible actually enlightened being that having desire and lust is not the crime but hoping false hope and spending time in prayers which are never going listen by God is waste of time.
The Satanist realizes that man, and the action and reaction of the universe are responsible for everything and doesn’t mislead himself into thinking that someone cares. No longer will we sit back and accept “fate” without doing anything about it, just because it says so in Chapter such and such, Psalm so and so – and that’s that! The Satanist knows that praying does absolutely no good – in fact, it actually lessens the chance of success, for the devoutly religious too often sit back complacently and pray for a situation which, if they were to do something about it on their own, could be accomplished much quicker!
The God of Yourself in Satanic Age
Satanic Bible clearly states there is no God more than himself. it’s very close idea of Upanishads which says “Aham Brahmasimi” means “I am God”. While it takes clear position that it’s not equal to atheism because it has its own rituals and dogmas. it also states that God is the creation of the human being that why cannot human being become a god of their own self. Its talk about that human must have control of his life rather than a fictional character from the sky. it also sighted that current age is the age of Satan. The evidence existed in the very idea that humans now accept their seven sin define by Church: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth.
Greed is now part of being, do not confuse with greed in sense for an extremist way but now greed for achieving the materialistic goal is not sin. it’s not in full to have the life with luxuries and pleasure of the world. it’s not in full for asking something you desired from the core of your heart.
Pride is also the well-accepted idea. now we don’t find shameful ness for being pride in something which we are. let’s have pride of being gay, lesbian, being bisexual. These pride which snatched by Chruch is now well furnished. Pride of being Women to A minor in the country is well accepted.
envy and anger are also the well defined character in society. The idea of not being jealous is too dangerous for people. The pessimistic attitude of humans towards other growth leads to laziness for not reforming their condition and ultimately affect the people worldly life. Anger on other side is rightfully accepted. Now, this world no one wants to face another check for second slap. Every human being has right to be angry if someone tried to oppressed him unethically. Not being angry from Buddhist ideology create an attitude of being suppressed.
Lust on another side now slowly being accepted as the rightful choice of a person. What if a couple is not having good sex life. Doesn’t they have right to satisfy their curving desired outside marriage? Extra marital affairs are considered to be less tainted when its growth due to sexual problems. Love and Sex are not considered as one because it never was. Sex or Lust one side is physical need like food but love is eternal emotional while it’s well accepted that they are comprehensive in relation.
At Last, I would suggest that everyone must consider reading this great book.