Wait...you're a Satanist? I thought you were an Atheist? (Or do you identify as Satanist in the political or philosophical sense rather than the theological sense?)
I am technically an atheist. I agree with the basic tenets of La Veyan Satanism - not theistic Satanism, which would require belief not only in the deity Satan but also, obviously, his single god counterpart as worshiped by western religions. (Also, I hear that theistic Satanists are just a bunch of idiots who worship, like, every fictional monster ever, so…) The basic principles behind The Church of Satan pretty much boil down to:
1) There is no god;
2) Religion is violent, oppressive, and excessive; and
3) Everyone should just do whatever they can to take care of themselves and the people they love, as long as no one is unnecessarily hurting anyone else.
However, I don’t agree with the rampant sexism/misogyny in the literature and rituals laid out in The Satanic Bible. So, if we’re throwing around labels, I would enjoy calling myself a Satanic anarcha-feminist because why the fuck not, all three of those labels combined encompass my beliefs.
tell me about your current goals and one long-term goal? what's making you able to keep pushing forward?
current goals: keep writing, even if performing is hard without a car. take care of myself more-buy groceries, but clothes that fit, buy a bed that isn’t two twin mattresses from the 70s stuck together. take care of my sister while she is in the same city-show her the love nobody has shown me since high school.
Long term-save for New York, for UCB, to get back. To move in with Cass and to start proving that I deserve the chance to take classes whether I have 500 bucks or not. Get out of my desk job and into something I love.
I keep going because I tried to stop this past winter and came dangerously close to ending it all. If I keep moving and focus on other things, I can get back to the dream. This is just a detour.
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Hey guys, you should all go buy the first issue of Aegir. It’s going to have a piece by me in it! And if that isn’t enough of a reason it’s run by Chris who is awesome and also features the work of a ton of other awesome people. Lets make sure they can afford to do this awesome thing more than once.
My boyfriend is talented and is going to be featured in this magazine so you should buy fifty