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Satanic Ethics

By Ordo Templi Satanis | May 13, 2001 | Leave a comment

Any philosophy must, as a matter of course, at least imply a code of moral ethics for its followers to espouse. Satanism, as a philosophy and as a religion, can do no differently. However, the nature of that moral code will seem entirely alien to those who have been raised on the ages-old idea of a “good versus evil” world view. All of the major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism) are rooted in moral absolutism. That is, there is a definite and objective set of behaviours which are “right” and which are “wrong” for an individual to practice. The differences between these religions come to the fore when the exact nature of those behaviours is defined, as well as the latitude afforded the individual in regards to a choice between them. Continue reading