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From: Nelson - Sixth Apostle to the Antichrist <nelson@antichrist.net> 
To: Clare <name_removed@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Why do you believe in Satan but not God? 
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 02:03:30 -0800 (PST) 
Clare wrote: 
Hi,   I just have some questions. I honestly want to know this, so I hope you have time to send me back your answers. On the website, there are logos that promote belief in Satan. Do you believe in Satan? If you do, Why do you believe in Satan but not God? Where did Satan come from?  ~just wondering
 Hi Clare,

               Just a note to say thanks for stopping by the site www.Antichrist.net . We encourage folks to ask questions, and to challenge ANYTHING you may believe; before acceptance as truth or fact, especially religions and theology in general. However to do so, it seems we break cardinal law by "questioning" the will or mind of God, and bring scorn from the elders and "authorities" on such matters. Nonetheless, this is the basis for which we apostles have come to abandon religions of all forms, and embrace true knowledge found through the application of pure science. 

As for the various icons and images you see: these are the icons by which each apostle has come to best symbolize themselves. I can speak only of the symbolism for myself, and I chose to use a more personal representation. The Leopard with the laurel is from my Family's official coat of Arms, and the Banners are my idea and the product of our webmaster's creative wizardry. I am not a Satanist, nor are any of my colleagues to my knowledge. To say we worship or even acknowledge a Devil would be roughly the same as beLIEving in a God. We do not promote belief in the supernatural. There are NO SUCH THINGS in the known universe to date, and never have been. We deal with tangibles, real laws, and real forces that shape the world we all share here on planet Earth.

     Our theme is presented somewhat in this light: we have been labeled many devilish things by the christian believers we seem to offend simply by existing. Notwithstanding, by the definition contained in their Holy text, we are ANTICHRIST, just as ANYONE who denounces Christianity and abandons belief in a supreme deity is considered an ANTICHRIST. If this is how they wish to know us,...fine. We will wear this label for now, and we'll having fun doing it. It would seem the more we embellish their fantasy of the great "enemy" Satan, the more profound their rantings become. Funny how a simple image can provoke such controversy. I guess by proxy we are illustrating the need to abandon religions. They've always been effective at creating cultural and societal divisions, and ultimately, I would say are the biggest reason why men have warred with each other throughout time. I personally feel all religious CULTS and SECTS should be treated for what they are: terrorist cells. By definition of what we call a terrorist organization, religions and the people that follow them fit the bill perfectly, and it would be my aim to see the American societies free from their influence altogether. As with any terrorist, once you remove the threat of harm that they represent, you more or less "pull their teeth" and they are revealed to be the twisted, misguided, and often truly deranged individuals that they truly are. Based on the track record of the church, and the number of crimes against humanity it has perpetrated throughout history, not to mention the countless people killed; I would say that by any international standards, the Christian church qualifies exponentially as a ruthless terrorist organization. We are defusing the threat they have held for too long, with true and factual knowledge. We are breaking their grasp on the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans by uncovering their myths, half-truths, and outright fabrications. Most importantly, we are becoming quite visible, and are speaking out; breaking the image that non-beLIEvers are evil-doers, or Satanists. Like anxious children, Christians cling to the tatters of their pseudo-faith, and gaze desperately at the skies for some sign that their "Savior" will finally come to make war with those who oppose. We say keep gazing, but if you really want to know what's out there, I'm sure one of us "Heathen" Apostles would be happy to lend you our telescope; or better, our microscope. 

As for where Satan comes from: in my research on this matter, I have found the belief in demons and malevolent "spiritual beings" to be the very first forms of organized religion in man's cultures. It would seem that man has always feared things he could not control, such as the weather, and sickness, and fertility. To promote LESS influence of Demons, people have sought to appease the Evil Gods that made that "bad old volcano erupt and kill all those innocent folks". Man came to fear that which would do him the most harm, and there were really not many beneficial Gods in the beginning, as they offered no dangers or threats, and therefore no need to be worshiped or appeased. As Humans evolved, you can trace the evolution of his Gods, morphing from the bestial monsters into such eloquent figures as found in Greek Mythology, and eventually the glorious and divine imagery of the renaissance. The Idea of one supreme Satan or Devil, the "ultimate Enemy" of G od, was of course presented as the aggravating factor in the Christian theme introduced by the Romans to undermine and replace the old Jewish Mosaic laws. How better to incite fear than to portray some ultimate war; wherein the victor claims the most eternal souls, and to the loser of such war will go the spoils of eternal damnation and Hellfire? To the victors, (the believers in Christ), eternal reward is offered with the "good guys". Pretty elementary if you ask me, as you can achieve the very same results with children by admonishing them to "eat your vegetables or the Boogie man will come and get you."  For some of us, we've grown up and out of these childish and primitive belief systems, and come to realize just what a scourge they are when they replace intellectual growth in humans; both as individuals, and as a collective species.

                                                      Regards, 

                                                                          Nelson, #6