One of the delusions that will need to be established at the outset is the lie that leading Satanists do not believe in or truly worship the Devil. Anton LaVey viewed Satan as a true entity that he absolutely worshipped before his death. LaVey deceived a lot of people who joined the Church of Satan by claiming that Satan only represented the repressed forces of nature, but was not a real entity. Interviews with former Charles Manson family member Susan Atkins resulted in Atkins blowing the lid off of LaVey’s lie.
As a former associate of Anton LaVey’s, who danced for him and spent personal time with him before joining the Manson family, Atkins was privy to conversations with LaVey before he became popular. Atkins revealed repeatedly that, while LaVey promoted a watered down, almost palatable form of Satanism to the ignorant masses whom he deceived, he acknowledged the exact opposite to her and to his inner core of Satanists within the Church of Satan. Susan Atkins revealed that LaVey told her emphatically, while she was in his home, that they truly worshipped Satan as a real entity and as the one who began the initial rebellion against God.
Atkins also stated:
“Anton told me that as a Satanist he does believe in the God of the Bible but he refused to worship Him and made a conscious decision to worship Satan instead.” (Susan Atkins interviewed by Joe Schimmel).
There are pictures of Atkins with LaVey in his ritual chamber when she associated with the Church of Satan. LaVey was aware that few people were ignorant enough to truly turn their lives over to Satan, knowing that they would not only be allowing themselves to be deceived by their worst enemy, but that they would spend eternity in the fiery torments of hell.
LaVey, therefore, presented a sensitive, user-friendly form of Satanism in the hope that it might appeal to the masses he was seeking to deceive. LaVey sought to put a spin on Satanism as a kinder and gentler form of Devil worship claiming that Satan merely represents a force in nature, and that, rather than Satanists’ sacrificing animals and little children, they are animal activist who love children. All of this was done to garner unwitting recruits. First and foremost, one should never trust a Satanist. Satanist’s view lying to be among their highest virtues.
LaVey and other Satanists serve the one whom Jesus Christ repudiated as “The father of lies.” (John 8: 44). And, of course, it would be entirely appropriate for the father of lies to cloak his religion in non-reality. Satan has long been about deception and has successfully deceived many recruits into believing that they are simply worshipping a symbol rather than a reality. Satan relishes in such ignorance. Atkins’ testimony that LaVey was deliberately duping Satanists in the outer circle is corroborated by evidence from LaVey’s himself.
LaVey let his guard down when responding to other Satanists who considered him “not extreme enough.” LaVey, while in a defensive mode, admitted that the image he was presenting publicly was deceptive, declaring:
“If they’re at all intelligent [other true Satanists] … they’ll realise that there’s only so much I can say publicly … I will not advance things in print which make my position untenable … How long would the Church of Satan have lasted if I hadn’t appeased and outraged in just the right combination? It required a certain amount of discretion and diplomacy to balance the outrage.” (Lucifer Rising, page 133).
Above is Anders Behring Breivik (born 13 February 1979) who is the perpetrator of the Norway massacre. On 22 July 2011, he killed eight people by setting off a van bomb amid government buildings in Oslo, then shot dead sixty-nine members of a Workers' Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya. Breivik, who supports Israel and far right Zionism, is seen in his attire as a Freemason and in another image giving a Communist/Marxist clenched-fist salute. He was also obsessed with Knights Templar symbolsim and adopted some of it for his own purpose. Early reports described him as a paranoid schizophrenic before he was finally diagnosed as having a narcissistic personality disorder. These anomalies are explained when the satanic delusion is applied to him.