Before anything else, let me begin by saying that I am NOT part of the Church of Satan and that I am a Christian and I believe in God and in His existence and power. Nonetheless, let me also note that I am sharing some so-called ‘satanic rules’ to you because I think they are logical and reasonable – and they in no way – suggest that you ought to be a follower of whatever devil. They are actually very practical and simple rules that can make living and socializing more manageable, easier for everyone.
Some of the Satanic Rules All of Us Can Adopt
(Got this from Wikipedia as I was making a biography of Marilyn Manson)
(1) Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
If your husband, your parent, your kid, your younger sibling, or your best friend is involved – or if you feel like you’re somehow involved in the whole scenario as a member of a certain community, then by all means, share what you think and give constructive criticism – even if they don’t want to hear it. Other than those instances I mentioned, I think we should mind our own business and let others take care of themselves – not unless they ask for our help. Why? Because sometimes, when you try to help others by giving unheeded advises, some people take your suggestions as plain objections and criticisms without seeing any good in what you said.
(2) Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.
You’ll know when someone is ready to listen to your rants. They give signals. They ask you what’s wrong or they tell you straight that they want to hear more. If they don’t show any signs of a willing sounding board, then don’t burden them with your personal stories of failure because they might also have problems of their own that they have to deal with first. Besides, when you share your troubles with someone, it’s like your spreading depression and negative vibes – and if that person doesn’t have enough dose of positivity and optimism in him/her, then chances are you’ll end up more depressed because your ‘friend’ will be depressed too and you’ll just exchange stories of depression.
(3) When in another’s lair, show them respect or else do not go there.
Need I say more? Straight to the point it is!
(4) Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved.
This is practical eh? If you don’t want something then just hand it over to someone else who wants it and can make better use of it. This is actually applicable not just for material possessions but also in relationships like with kids or wives and husbands. You see, there are tons of women who go for abortion because they think the baby would be a burden to them, some even throw or leave their babies or kids anywhere they want – even in trash bins. The better thing to do would be to give the baby to those couples who have been trying to have one of their own for years. There are lots of them, believe me. As for marriage, there are wives being beaten by their husbands and husbands who can longer bear their nagging wives – and if a relationship doesn’t work out anymore no matter how many times you have tried (note that I recommend that you first try to patch things up and make it work) and the two of you just end up hurting yourselves – and bringing harm to your kids as well, then it’s about time you both move on and find your separate ways.
(5) Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
If you try something out of curiosity or peer pressure and you’ve figured it sucks, then stop indulging in it. Go do something and be with something or someone you’ll be happy with. Don’t do things you don’t find delight in. Don’t worry about things you can’t do anything about and don’t engage yourself in things that you can’t effect change.
(6) Do not harm little children and (7) Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.
Maybe something about animal welfare and the green movement should have been added to our Ten Commandments so more of us would learn to respect other living creatures in this planet we live in.
Now apart from the rules, here are also some ‘Satanic’ Sins that I think we should all avoid regardless of what we believe in : Stupidity (We have to pursue knowledge), Pretentiousness (Don’t pretend to be somebody that you’re not), Solipsism (Don’t be too preoccupied with yourself – everything is not all about you), Self-deceit (Don’t lie to yourself), Herd Conformity (Don’t believe in something just because others believe in it too), Lack of Perspective (Consider things from both a personal and societal perspective), and Counterproductive Pride (Pride is important, but too much pride can ruin you so you should know when you have to say sorry).