Anton Szandor LaVey. The founder of Church of Satan and author of Satanic Bible.
What did he understood well?
First of all, I would like to say that he was a very intelligent person. He understood very well a power of desires, and importance of stimulation. He invited you to indulge in everything that stimulates you. Indulgence, not compulsion. And also to avoid anything that drains you. Situations, people…
I think he was emotionally healthy person. He understood human nature and he destroyed religious dogmas.
His life philosophy is not destructive. I am very sure that he is closer to truth, to absolute, to God than most priests, religious leaders and so on…
I am not a satanist, but I am a big fan of work of Anton LaVey. One day I would like to have experience with their church to see is there anything valuable or not.
I am a fan of Anton LaVey, but I dont like this kids that wear black, that destroy their faces with rings, pierecings, and that they think they are cool because they are satanists. They are not cool, they are lost souls.
Anton LaVey is not against God or religion, he is against catholic church.
Here are some of his quotes:
“Stupidity-The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. Its too bad that stupidity isnt painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.”
“It has been said, ‘the truth will make men free.’ The truth alone has never made anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation.”
“There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exoircised.”
“Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the Messiahs – Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!”
Dario Ples, 14.7.2017.