A Comparison of Humanism and Satanism

                                                           by Rod Alexander
The following statements were taken from the Humanist Manifesto II (
HM) and the Satanic Bible (SB)
written by Anton Szander LaVey; specifically from the book of Satan.  The fundamental premise of
humanism is that human beings are the measure of all things without reference to any theistic authority
or sanction.  Other philosophies that begin with the same premise are derivatives or types or
humanism.  Marxism, fascism and atheism are types of humanism as is satanism.  

While many of these "ism's" do not recognize a moral authority other than man they often contain
supernatural elements.  In fascist political theory the leader of the organic political state is the only one
who is able to determine the divine will. Only the leader (fuhrer) is in connection with the divine plan
revealed through him.  In marxism there is a religious fervor and belief in a mythological community of
human beings - 'the dictatorship of the proletariat,' that will solve mankind's problems.    

Satanists claim that they do not worship a being called Satan; that such a being is merely the  invention
of Christianity.  Then they will state that Satan is the best friend that Christianity ever had.  Without
Satan, the Christian faith would have collapsed long ago.  

You should know something about satanism and black magic; 'the lie' is the basis of their power and
their power over you if you believe their lies.  On a world  scale much of the entertainment and news
are simply hypnotic lie machines designed to keep us distracted from reality and all of the truly deadly
things such world forces of wickedness are trying to implement.  A majority of mainstream news shows
are nothing other than professional liars, lying about previous lies based on a bed of a-priori
assumptions that are also lies!  Here are some of the assumptions: that they are telling the truth; that
we have a free press; that we are told all the relevant information about any given subject; that they
are honest  journalists and not goebbelian talking heads speaking as the open throat of sheol.

God bless them though!  Because all of the satanists and practitioners of black magic are cold and not
lukewarm, the Lord is going to keep them in His mouth.  How wonderful for them!  "I know your deeds
that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were either cold or hot.  So because you are
lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."  Revelation  3:15-16

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who
put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"  Isaiah  5:20  "Wash yourselves, make yourself clean.  Put
away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.  Learn to do good."  Isaiah  1:16-17
We stand at the dawn of a new age, ready to move farther into space and perhaps
inhabit other planets.
The chief duty of every new age is to upraise new men to determine its liberties, to lead it
towards material success - to rend the rusty padlocks and chains of dead custom that
always prevent healthy expansion.
Traditional moral codes and newer irrational cults both fail to meet the pressing needs of
today and tomorrow.  False "theologies of hope" and messianic ideologies substituting
new dogmas for old, cannot cope with existing world realities.
Theories and ideas that have meant life and hope and freedom for our ancestors may
now mean destruction, slavery and dishonor to us!  Cursed are the gazers toward a
richer life beyond the grave, for they shall perish amidst plenty.  Blessed are the
destroyers of false hope, for they are the true messiahs.  Cursed are the god-adorers
for they shall be shorn sheep.
We believe that traditional dogmatic or authoritarian religions that place revelation, God,
ritual or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human
species.  As non-theists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity.  While there is
much we do not know, humans are responsible for what we are or will become.  No deity
will save us; we must save ourselves.
There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes.  Like the wooden idols of long
ago, they are the work of human hands and what man has made, man can destroy!
Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful.
I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer and write over his
thorn-torn brow:  The true prince of evil - the king of the slaves!
Ethics is autonomous and situational, needing no ideological sanction.
As environments change, no human ideal standeth sure.
We strive for the good life here and now.
I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.
We reject all religious, ideological or moral codes that denigrate the individual, suppress
freedom, dull intellect, dehumanize personality.  In the area of sexuality, we believe that
intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly
repress sexual conduct.  The right to birth control, abortion and divorce should be
recognized.  It also includes a recognition of an individuals right to die with dignity,
euthanasia and the right to suicide.
No creed must be accepted upon authority of a "divine" nature.  Religions must be put to
the question.  No moral dogma must be taken for granted - no standard of measurement
Alienating forces should be modified or eradicated and bureaucratic structures should
be kept to a minimum.  The separation of church and state and the separation of
ideology and state are imperatives.  The state should encourage maximum freedom for
different moral, political, religious and social values in society.
Let established sophisms be dethroned, rooted out, burnt and destroyed, for they are a
standing menace to all true nobility of thought and action.  Popular lies have ever been
the most potent enemies of personal liberty.  There is only one way to deal with them: cut
them out to the very core,  just as cancers.  
Exterminate them root and branch.  
Annihilate them or they will us!
We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend
the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community in
which all sectors to the human family can participate.  These are the times for men and
women of good will to further the building of a peaceful and prosperous world.  We urge
that parochial loyalties and inflexible moral and religious ideologies be transcended.
Blessed are the strong for they shall inherit the earth.  Cursed are the weak for they will
inherit the yoke!  Blessed are the powerful, for they shall be reverenced among men.  
Cursed are the feeble for they shall be blotted out!  Blessed are the bold for they shall
be masters to the world.  Cursed are the righteously humble, for they shall be trodden
under cloven hoofs!  Blessed are the victorious, for victory is the basis of right.  Cursed
are the vanquished, for they shall be vassals forever!              
"Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot a vain thing?  The kings of the earth take
a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord of Hosts and against His
anointed saying, 'Let us break their bonds apart and cast their cords from us.'   He who
sits in the heavens will laugh.  The Lord will have them in derision.  Then He will speak to
them in His anger, and terrify them in His wrath."  

"Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion."  I will tell of the decree.  The Lord said to
Me,  "You are My Son.  Today I have become Your Father.  Ask of Me and I will give the
nations for Your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession.  You
shall break them with a rod of iron.  You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."  

"Now therefore be wise, you kings.  Be instructed you judges of the earth.  Serve the
Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  
Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he
be angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath will soon be kindled."

"Blessed are all those who take refuge in the Lord!"
    World English Bible   (WEB)  A public domain version of the Holy Scriptures.

Humanist Manifestos I and II   Edited by Paul Kurtz   
Copyright 1973  Prometheus Books

Satanic Bible by Anton Szander LaVey   
Copyright 1969 by Anton Szander LaVey  Avon Books