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Essays on Satanism and Lucifer

For the other articles on Satanism see:Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Philosophical FoundationsA Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and MolochLuciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black FlameSatanismThe beauty of Satanism, as a religion or philosophy, is that it defies definition and it means something unique to everyone who claims it as theirs. This is true of all religions and philosophies, but never more obvious than in Satanism.
The ones who believe in a literal Satan, the personification of evil, tend to be Christians and have a history of being the worst kinds of people. Satanism has arisen in stark contrast, and typically stands against, the slave religion from which it borrows language, symbols and traditions. Alongside all the other philosophies and traditions that Satanists take inspiration from. 
Satanists are both atheist and theistic, although the modern variants charting a beginning in Laveyism tend towards the philosophically atheist. As with all religions in t…

A Hasty Primer on Intersectional Feminism and Knowing Your Privilege

A Hasty Primer on Intersectional FeminismA friend asked for a simple summary of Intersectional Feminism. Here's what I wrote, which is longer than it should be but not half as long as it ought to be.
A difficult thing with any social movement or idea is that lots of people contribute to it and shape it and everyone involved (or not involved) has a different idea of what it means or what it is. Definitions are hard and people argue about them. So I'll give you the definitions I use, which come from what I've learned and seen and thought. They're not absolute definitions, just my ideas based on other people's ideas.
Feminism as I learned it, mostly from the feminists in the geek community, is about equality.
Feminism sees that due to a history where men were in charge we have an unbalanced society where women are disadvantaged in things like jobs and suffer sexual harassment, domestic violence etc. You can measure this kind of prejudice and demonstrate that there are qu…

In Praise of Kurzgesagt: String Theory

Quantum mechanics, as I'm sure you know, is the deepest and lowest level exploration of reality that science has any understanding of. It leaves beautiful space for the spiritual. Things exist and don't exist (wave particle duality and uncertainty) and can teleport (quantum teleportation), information can travel faster than the speed of light (quantum entanglement), and everything exists as probability waves (also wave particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle), and all of empty space is a seething morass of virtual particles that fleet in and out of existence in a dance choreographed by pure chaos (Kasimir effect and Hawking radiation). It seems that none of it exists at all without an observer.
Reality is weird and beautiful and improbable and science explores and affirms this.
Understanding scientific theories as different abstract models of reality is helpful, especially if you know the classic model of physics (Newton) and the relativistic model (Einstein). …

Short Meditations: ACAB, Positive Nihilism, My Personal Satanism, Babylon the Great, The Prophet & Lucifer

My Personal SatanismMy personal Satanism stands as enemy, Satan, to the God of the slave religions and conventionality, identified with the super-ego. The id, the primal urge and surge, is represented with Leviathan that ancient enemy who dwells in the ocean. I'm a rational theistic Luciferian. Lucifer is the light-bringer, bright morning star, the sacred self and the self archetype.
The precepts I uphold within my Satanism are the precepts of Thelema:
Love is the law, love under will. Do as you will shall be the whole of the law.
Along with: No hell but what they make.
And my personal moral law which I call the Aslan rule: what I do is Narnia business.
The Aslan rule works in both directions: what other people do is Narnia business too.
The culture of these precepts is Radical Inclusion.
You can bridge the rational and the irrational. Once you accept that both are merely the product of the mind there is no need to fear either. And most of our power is in the non-rational, strength reside…

Wage Theft and Defund the Police

In the UK wage theft cost workers and the economy about £2.7 billion a year [1]. Wage theft is where employers steal money from their employees by not paying them for all hours worked or not giving holiday required by law. Those who suffer most are typically amongst the poorest and this is money that would have gone directly back into the economy, as well as feeding hungry children and reducing the burden on benefits. Those affected, if they even know, have recourse to an employment tribunal but it's not something the police are interested in.
Meanwhile, shoplifting in the UK (2016-2017 figures) costs British retailers about £500 million a year [2]. Shoplifting is substantially done by drug addicts which is totally unnecessary and caused by the inhumane and immoral way we treat drug users, who are also substantially comprised of the traumatised and the socially marginalised and disadvantaged.
So wage theft, in terms of disruption to the UK economy, is a massively more serious proble…