Mikyla Abigor's Journey into Theistic Satanism

31/05/2011

Questions

Filed under: Theistic Satanism — Mikyla Abigor @ 23:50

There were a lot of questions posed online today. Some on Facebook, some actually took place in my classroom forums. Some related specifically to Satanism, while others were about Paganism, education, and communicating but can still be applied to Satanism. I love questions! Especially when they require actual thought (rather than automatic, instinctual replies) and Satanism. Questions not only allow us to share our own knowledge, but also to learn from the answers of others.

The first question that came up today, was influenced by a discussion in my classroom forum (I am a student). It was not an outright question, but the conversation led to the question: Is Satanism a form of Paganism?

I honestly consider Satanism (in all its variety) to be a form of Paganism. To understand my reasoning, we first need to study the definition of Pagan:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pagan

– noun
1. one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks.
2. a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim.
3. an irreligious or hedonistic person.

–adjective
4. pertaining to the worship or worshipers of any religion that is neither Christian, Jewish, nor Muslim.
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pagans.
6. irreligious or hedonistic.

So, while the greater pagan community might not want to recognize me as a member, I am. At least in my own personal opinion and by the dictionary definition. Now, do others agree with me? It appears not – I believe I am in the minority. And honestly? I don’t mind. Forming my own opinions and making my own decisions is how I roll. LoL!!!
Another question, also not direct but influenced by a discussions: What do you call Satan?
It appears many call Satan by the name “Father”. I, personally, do not. Never have. I have a father; he and my mother created me. I love him dearly and no one will ever take his place. When I speak of Satan, I call Him Satan. When I pray to Him, I call Him Lord. It may not be someone else’s cup of tea, but it feels right to me.

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