As Satanists we have tremendous freedom as we dont have a law book handed to us from Satan that we must obey or else we suffer eternal punishment. Fear and guilt are not used to make us do things that we might not want to do and we have the choice to live our lives as we wish. We are not in any way a servant; not to a god, a book, or an ideal. We are our own master. Morality is not something that a god has authorized or has the right to control, but are standards which one chooses to live by that he or she has set for themselves, but at the same time doesnt expect others to follow or even agree with. Yet even though a person should choose their own morals, there are many things that Satanists live by both in the mundane and in their spiritual life. The following code shows some of what Satanists do and do not stand for.
A Satanists Code of Ethics
Life is precious and it should not be taken unless it is in self defense or in defense of ones loved ones and only if there is no other option. A Satanist does their best to respect the life around them whether it is human, animal or nature.
Under no circumstances should a child ever be harmed. This includes all forms of abuse, whether it is physical, sexual, emotional, mental or spiritual. To do any of these things would be to cause great harm and would be an infringement of the childs free will. The Satanist believes that a child should be treated with love and care and protected against any and all harm.
When calling upon Satan or a demon in ritual, they must be treated with respect at all times. In no way must they be commanded to do anything, but politely asked for help, if help is desired.
A Satanist does not judge or commit crimes against a person because of their race. All races are equal in the eyes of Satan.
A Satanist does not judge a person based on their sexuality. One has the freedom and the right to be heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, asexual, transgender and so forth. A persons sexual activity is their own business, as long as it does not include forcing another person against their will.
A Satanist questions all things and will not accept blindly someone elses truth.
A Satanist does not attempt to convert people to Satanism. Satan chooses his people and he has his own ways of reaching them.
A Satanist does not look down on their fellow Satanist because they may be new to the path and have not been into Satanism for as long as them. A Satanist is always learning and always reaching. Satanists do not forget from whence they have come.
If a sacrifice is performed, what is offered will be something that the Satanist gives of their own self such as their blood, hair, energy or tears. These are the greatest and most powerful of offerings. There is no need for animal sacrifice and Satan does not require it; yet if it is performed, it should be done humanely. The animal should not suffer whatsoever.
A Satanist will always stand up for what THEY believe to be right and true.
It is a Satanists choice whether they live their life or choose to die. Yet the Satanist will contemplate deeply the reasons why they feel the way they do and will come to the conclusion that they CAN overcome anything that comes their way. Before making a drastic decision, a Satanist will first consider the difference they can make in this world for Satan and for his people; never underestimating what they have to offer.
Satanism is against any and all attempts by people trying to force their beliefs on another; as freedom of religion is a right for all people. The Satanist will stand against all forms of spiritual abuse.
A Satanist will constantly strive to be the best they can be.
Satanism stands for respect, freedom, individuality, personal power and honour.
Copyright © 2007 Marie RavenSoul