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Why do so many people see shamanism and other ancestral religions as satanism?

Im Irish and i like to explore my heritage. i sometimes practice shamanism/meditation. and i promise i dont pray to satan! why do so many people think that ancient religions are for the sole purpose of worshiping satan?
and answer # 10, im pretty sure im not trying to talk to demons when i meditate and try to contact dead relatives.

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  • God and the Devil are backwards.
    http://www.joyofsatan.com/

    The Origins of Satanism

    Satanism is not a Christian invention
    Satanism predates Christianity and all other religions
    Satanism is not about spooks, goblins, vampires, Halloween monsters or other related entities
    Satanism is not about “evil”
    Satanism is not an invention of, or a “reaction” to Christianity
    Satanism is not a creation of Anton LaVey
    Satanism is not about death
    True Satanism is about elevating and empowering humanity to reach equality with the Gods, which was our True Creator (Satan’s) intention
    “IN THE SECRET OF MY KNOWLEDGE THERE IS NO GOD BUT ME”
    -SATAN
    From “Peace Be Unto Him”

    Due to centuries of misinformation, lies, and the systematic removal of knowledge, few people these days understand or even know what “Satanism” really is all about.

    Christianity has been at liberty to dictate without any opposition, what they CLAIM Satanism to be. In order to accomplish this, the truth had to be destroyed. The Catholic Church (the original Christian Church, from which all Christian sects have evolved), heinously tortured to death and mass-murdered millions of innocent men, women and children in what was known as “The Inquisition.” Some children who were burnt to death in what were known as “witch houses” were as young as two years of age.¹

    Christians forever rant and rave concerning the “one world order” where all identities, cultures, personal privacies, and liberties will be lost and humanity, after being systematically bar-coded, will be lumped into a one-world slave state. What they fail to see is how their own so-called “religion” and bible have always been and are the roots of and blueprint for this regime. Everything in the Judeo/Christian Bible has been stolen and corrupted from religions predating Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from hundreds to thousands of years. Through Judaism and its tool of Christianity, all of the original spiritual teachings from around the world, (which are CONCEPTS) have been stolen from, lumped together into the “one,” and corrupted into Jewish archetypes and characters and fictitious places. This has given the Jewish people as a whole a false history, political power and “spiritual” authority to which they are not entitled.

    The bible is a very powerful subliminal tool to control the masses. One can see this is a man-made work as there are endless contradictions. The bible has been systematically drummed into the minds of the populace from a very early age. A lie must always be enforced as opposed to the truth which can stand on its own. Because spiritual knowledge and occult power have been removed and kept in the hands of a “chosen” few, the unknowing populace has been helpless against it. The agenda here is to create a one-world slave state with the “chosen” few ruling at the top. The perpetrators of course blame Satan to create a necessary distraction, while they use occult power to accomplish their ends. They have a history of stealing from and blaming their enemies for everything they really are and do, while always holding themselves in the highest esteem and innocence.

    The original religions now known as “Satanism” (by the way, “Satan” means “enemy” in Hebrew), were all based upon what is known as the “Magnum Opus” or Great Work. The one known as “Satan” is our True Creator God. He was prevented by the other Gods from finishing his work on humanity, that of the godhead. The godhead is physical and spiritual perfection. Now, if you continue to read on, I will prove this.

    The serpent is seen everywhere in ancient relics and structures. The serpent was held sacred in all areas of the ancient world. Satan is the God Ea, aka ENKI, one of the first of the Nephilim to arrive on this planet and establish the first civilization. In Sumerian mythology, Enki’s symbol was always the serpent.
    The serpent represents the DNA, the life force and the kundalini and has survived as the emblem of the American Medical Association and Veterinary medicine, where it is symbolic of life and healing. Only with the coming of Judeo/Christianity, has this sacred symbol been desecrated and blasphemed.

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  • If you try to connect with the spirit world, you are trying to contact demons. If they seem friendly, that would be a familiar spirit (demon.) It is not safe.

    It is not wise to “play” with the spirit world. It takes your time away from the living God.

    You do not have to “pray” to Satan to become a part of his world. Any religion (shamanism, yoga, etc.,) that has you open your mind, you will need to be careful and not let your brains fall out. When you meditate, what do you think about.

    There is meditating on the Lord.

    This could be another reason why:

    LaVeyan Satanism

    LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey. Its teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and “eye for an eye” morality.

    Hope that helps!

  • That often confuses me when religious folk say things like that; because these ancestral religions / practises existed before Christianity.

  • Christians started that rumor in order to persecute non christians, and to force them to convert. Satan does not belong to pagan religions, Satan is a christian belief.

  • As Christianity spread the church had to find a way to talk down the competition. Since the Bible does have proscriptions against idolatry, these were leveraged against the pre-Christian religions of Europe and elsewhere.

  • You are not a Satanist, don’t listen to that dribble. I am Irish as well, and I enjoy my Celtic heritage. Most of our shamanistic beliefs and rituals are not Satanist, but actually pagan. The pagans believed in multiple Gods or Goddesses. Meditation is also not Satanist, otherwise Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and other religious groups would practice “Satanism.” Many people believe ancient religions are savage, barbaric, and inhumane. But, if you think about it, early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are also just as “barbaric” and “savage” Also, it could also not be they believe it is worshiping Satan, but perhaps worshiping Pagan Gods or Nature Spirits is blasphemous in their eyes.

    Still, a Satanist is one who believes that Lucifer or Satan is their messiah, and he is the true God to be worshiped. A pagan is one who believes in multiple Gods or Goddesses. You are entitled to believe and practice any religion you wish, don’t listen to others foolish rhetoric and ignorant words. Be proud of your heritage and what you want to practice. There is no proven “Right Path” to follow with religion, so pick your own path, don’t conform do to others disapproval. Good Luck!

  • it greatly simplifies the world into us vs them, good vs bad, etc.

    no need to scout for different opinions, respect different religions etc.

  • There is only black and white. There is no such thing as gray. Gray is what people who live in the black tell themselves to feel better.

  • Because people are generally ignorant, don’t like to explore and learn things for themselves, and are fearful of change. Most rites of modern, organised religion have their basis in shaman and pagan ritual and belief. People don’t like to acknowledge things that may change their feeling of security. Humans are creatures of habit.

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