Rational Theistic Luciferianism: An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies
This is the eighth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first):
- Leviathan and Behemoth
- Short Meditations on Life
- Chaos Magick & Tradition
- An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies
- Magick, Morality and Addressing the Spiritual
- The Occult Mind, Neural Nets and the Call of the Gods
- Practical Thelema
- Philosophical Foundations
- A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch
- Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame
- A Satanic Manifesto: My Personal Satanism
The sign of the pentagram in the banishing direction.The sigil of Lucifer.The sign of the pentagram in the banishing direction.
Righteousness does not come from following the law, because you can't. Instead love has fulfilled and perfected the law and love is the law. And by grace we may love. As we love righteousness is made complete in us, for love is perfect and without blemish.For the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Against such there is no law.The spirit is the spirit of love, both the essence and the substance of love.
Action alone is the exclusive prerogative of man; neither a beast nor a god is capable of it.Thomas Aquinas: homo est naturaliter politicus, id est, socialis (“man is by nature political, that is, social”)Of all the activities necessary and present in human communities, only two were deemed to be political and to constitute what Aristotle called the bios politikos, namely action (praxis) and speech (lexis), out of which rises the realm of human affairs (ta tōn anthrōpōn pragmata, as Plato used to call it) from which everything merely necessary or useful is strictly excluded.The distinction between a private and a public sphere of life corresponds to the household and the political realms, which have existed as distinct, separate entities at least since the rise of the ancient city-state; but the emergence of the social realm, which is neither private nor public, strictly speaking, is a relatively new phenomenon whose origin coincided with the emergence of the modern age and which found its political form in the nation-state.To be free meant both not to be subject to the necessity of life or to the command of another and not to be in command oneself. It meant neither to rule nor to be ruled. Thus within the realm of the household, freedom did not exist, for the household head, its ruler, was considered to be free only in so far as he had the power to leave the household and enter the political realm, where all were equals. To be sure, this equality of the political realm has very little in common with our concept of equality: it meant to live among and to have to deal only with one’s peers, and it presupposed the existence of “unequals” who, as a matter of fact, were always the majority of the population in a city-state.Equality, therefore, far from being connected with justice, as in modern times, was the very essence of freedom: to be free meant to be free from the inequality present in rulership and to move in a sphere where neither rule nor being ruled existed.
So the goal of life, the purpose of individuation, that Hannah finds here in Greek society is to become free to participate in society. This is what she calls politics.
On censorship. Hannah Arendt, who was a Jewish political philosopher, escaped the holocaust to America. Her cousin, my grandmother escaped to the UK. Almost all of their family was murdered by the Nazis.
In America Hannah Arendt wrote her seminal work "The Origins of Totalitarianism" in which she identified a primary requirement of totalitarianism is to "other" a section of the population so they can become the scapegoat. With Hitler it was the Jews, more recently we've seen the othering of Muslims and immigrants.
Banning hate speech is one way to fight fascism.
She identified the most effective antidote to fascism was a politically engaged populace, where political engagement means involvement in the community.
Hate speech enables fascism.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in the Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.1 Corinthians 2:10-11 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.1 Corinthians 2:16 "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach her?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.