I am a pretty big fan of Satanism in some ways. I really enjoy reading the works of Anton LaVey and some of his general writings can be quite enjoyable (Satan Speaks, and The Devil’s Notebook). I’ve had a few discussions about Satanism face to face not too long ago and actually just recently had someone borrow my copy of The Satanic Bible. They originally had stated they thought all Satanists were just “trolls” or crying out for attention but I explained it is a real religion that is at least as valid as any other. I’d like to think he hopefully has learned a bit more about true Satanism but it’s hard to know. For me the only real issue I have with the teaching are that it is very self centered. It seems like a lot of things focus on the self only with little to no regard for others in the world. In some situations I am okay with a selfish attitude because sometimes it’s necessary but it seems so pervasive in Satanism that it just turned me a way a bit. I probably will be re-reading LaVey’s works many more times throughout my life because I simply enjoy them but I can’t really imagine fully taking on Satanism as my chosen belief system anymore.