Comparing The Satanic Temple's Tenets to the Bible's Ten Commandments

Comparing The Satanic Temple’s Tenets to the Bible’s Ten Commandments

Comparing The Satanic Temple's Tenets to the Bible's Ten Commandments
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The seven tenets of Satan are much more sensible than the Ten Commandments

There are many who loathe the Satanic faith and believe that Christianity is the true religion that represents love and goodness. However, if recent events are any indicator, this particular belief isn’t 100% true. Indeed, the God loving population is found more to mock people who are simply trying to express their point of view. In a number of cases, these taunts rapidly turn to violence and bodily harm without any provocation.

Satanic Temple’s Tenets in Comparison to Ten Commandments.[/tweetthis]

To the many who are unfamiliar about the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple, here is a quick recap of those tenets:

  • One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason
  • The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions
  • One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone
  • The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own
  • Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs
  • People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused
  • Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word
  • The above seven points make perfect sense. Any sensible man would like to be a part of a society that has belief in such values and fights to uphold them.

    When compared to the Ten Commandments, the preceding Satanic tenets make sense. The Satanists emphasize pro-social and positive values and not the bad behavior. These values jump over tribal boundaries. In contrast, the Ten Commandments endorse ancient views that livestock, women and slaves are man's properties. The Satanists prefer inquiry and individuality over certitude and tribalism.

    The Satanists by their actions uphold the rights of the individual. They are fighting to protect the reproductive rights of women. They are trying to stop the religious right that have instigated a number of anti-abortion initiatives. A number of lawmakers are pushing bills which will make the process of receiving an abortion much harder. The Satanists are trying to protect religious liberty.

    Lilith Starr, The Satanic Temple’s Seattle chapter leader, has compared the high value of compassion in Satanism to its similarly high importance in Buddhism in her book, The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment.


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