“When you open your eyes, and look around you, you see you are not the only one cast out of society. With the light of reason no longer obscured by a mass collective of the docile and credulous, you can see the arbitrary social conventions, norms, and roles, for the irrational, detrimental things that they are.” —Narratives 2(Ba’al): 23-24
The Narrative of Ba’al is the second chapter in The Satanic Narratives: A modern Satanic Bible, and introduces the aspect of Ba’al: representing perseverance in the face of opposition.
Many people ask Satanists: “Why not just say you are atheists? Doesn’t it just hurt you to take on the mantle of such a maligned label?”
But a Satanist embraces outsider status. Satanists know that it makes life harder when you are quirky, a rebel, an outcast, a “weirdo”, a freak… but the benefits of individuality outweigh the costs. When you accept looks of judgment from others as a compliment rather than an embarrassment, you embrace that aspect of Ba’al.