On the Pretense of Power

The universe is not an ATM for wishes. It has no interest in manifesting your desires, no matter how often you pretend to project your psychic beams of hopefulness into it.

The path of the Adversary should not lead you to the same delusions as the faithful. You exist in a universe that is entirely indifferent to your being, except for those times when the universe is merciless. To experience reality as it truly exists, you must cast aside any notions of intercession by benevolent forces.

If it hasn’t happened already, you will one day find yourself in a situation that cannot readily be wished away. What good will your illusions of occult power be then? Better to get rid of your illusions now, before you realize only too late that what you thought was magic was mere confirmation bias and placebo.

I will trade all of the imaginary power in the world to walk in the Luciferian light of truth. I will see my existence as it truly is, my strengths and weaknesses exposed and undeniable. Only then may I act in a way that will cause me to have an effect on my circumstances.

The Adversary is the enemy of falsehoods, even falsehoods that bring comfort and pleasure. Do not settle for the pretense of power, when goal-setting and goal-striving can bring to you the real thing. Let the believers live in their world of shadows, while the shadows flee before the light of Lucifer.

May the light of Lucifer shine upon us all. Hail Satan!

John Buer

John Buer is the first ordained priest of the United Aspects of Satan and the community organizer for Atheistic Satanists of the Bible Belt.

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