wayfareangel wrote:But another question for the list! Why does the Catechism of Lucifer talk so much about hate? I was looking at the books on the wed pages, wanting to buy one, and the Catechism of Lucifer just talks so much about hate on the sample pages. Is this normal for the book? Or is it like how the Catholics use Fear to mean Respect? I could see it being used instead of Reject... maybe I'm over thinking.
Well there's this discussion about the subject already, mayhaps it can shed some light on this focus on hate in Satanistic philosophy like the one in the Catechism of Lucifer: Hate.
It should also be remembered that the Catechism of Lucifer is kind of an anti-book, rather than being a real "Catechism" (i.e. a book about the most important tenets) of the brotherhood.
Catechism of Lucifer wrote:It is somewhat daring to give forth this translated version of the Lucifer’s Catechism. Its structural form was adapted from the original Evangelical Lutheran catechism and its thoughts were often presented in a mockery of the said book. Many ideas were given as contrast values to the ones presented in the original text, thereby underlining the differences between them. This type of confrontation will lose much of its original idea and become something else that was meant when read separately from the original text. The form of this book is far from perfect and I can only hope it would bring more help than harm to those who “absorb and consider.” But as it is that we are here dealing with that greatest ambivalent principle of all, Satan, who forever and by His very nature defies being caged to any permanent category whatsoever, I just raise my hands in surrender and give forth this book, an object of devotion, bewilderment, hate or wonder, and give one final proposal to my readers: try and make out what is wise and true, what is folly and based on false glamour in this Catechism’s thoughts. Take the former, reject the latter.
Other thoughts about the possible emphasis of hate in the brotherhood's philosophy may be discussed under this topic.