We got serious for a moment when asking our Rev
what she thinks of raising children in a Satanic fashion. This is her reply.
"If I only knew then what I know now.
If others only knew what I know now,
this world would be a hell of a lot
safer for those unable to fend for themselves just yet.
And that reminds me,
the age of children being left to their own
devices is startling young and that can be witnessed simply by observing people around you.
Far too many kids are out there alone or maybe
even with a parent,
yet that parent is doing everything else but
watching their child.
Why do children drown in backyard pools?
C'mon.... water and child = WATCH THE KID!
Luckily I always had the sense not to let
my own out of my sight until that became appropriate.
I was not a practicing Satanist when I became
a mother but I was instinctively a very attentive one.
It was not until later in life that I understood
what I am made of and if a label be attached then yes,
that is indeed Satanist.
Because I had grown up mostly on my own I
had learned to survive without much guidance or explanation
It was a difficult time back then which has
actually served me well in my own personal advancements as
what does not kill does make stronger but
there are many ways one can empower themselves without the stigma and maybe even trauma of being a latch-key kiddie.
The religion of my family was xian but no
one around me lived it,
they just used it as a way of absolution.
I did give it a whirl but eh no go.
So pretty much isolated but somehow always
life has purpose,
I struggled on my own through sheer instinct.
Now, all grown up and smart and
having first hand knowledge of parenting
let me tell you that were it not for my beliefs,
instinctual then and now chosen,
I may have given up on life as it surely had
given up on me.
What does a Satanist parent do that makes
them a good parent?
Everything that encourages the child to embrace who
in total self-respect,
and to respect those who earn it.
The Satanic child knows he/she does not have
to follow the crowd to be accepted because we are not in need of anyone else's acceptance.
Is this a good thing?
Well t'is far better to not need to cave in
to peer pressure when it comes to sex, drugs, false love, or anything else period.
The Satanic child is instilled with confidence
and respect for their own being as well as that of the earth and those whom have come to show they should be respected.
Of course sometimes one has to go with the
flow because to not listen to that teacher or principal will result in a negative response and that is to be avoided at all
times when possible.
the Satanist does need to rock the boat when
the result would be uncondusive to the idividual.
If you teach your child from a very young
age that they are loved
unconditonally by you
and respected for the being they are uniquely
unto themselves and for the love of satan,
pay attention to them each and every day you
have with them,
applaud their efforts, challenge their minds,
explain the consequences of poorly thought out choices,
and be frank about those who would harm
how to avoid such,
that self-discipline and commitment are
crucial to succeed in a very competitive and aggressive environment,
you will raise a leader not a follower.
The point is to lead one's self to the greatest
of all possibilites as we evolve from child to adult.
Oh and do not forget to tell them satan is
not real or is that santa?"
-Rev. Stephania Dore July 2006