6 posts tagged Anton LaVey
Every once in a while one of my heretic, neo-pagan, humanist or secularist friends will yell at me for occasionally eating at Chick-Fil-A, due to its well-known connections with a wide variety of Christian activist operations, Jesus Camps and anti-gay politics. I tell them I give Chicken-For-Christ a pass because they consistently get teenagers to give courteous, professional service, which is close enough to a real-world miracle for me.
That’s my half-joking answer. But my more serious answer has more to do with the current trajectory of the emerging Aeonic currents. Simply stated, the expiring Aeons are beyond saving by Chicken-For-Christ or anyone else.
True, Abrahamic monotheism is unlikely to die out completely; I consider such a thing neither realistically possible nor necessarily desirable. But the old days of the little men with holy books pretending to speak for God dictating the morals of the masses by divine fatwa are over in the civilized word and dying out elsewhere, flailing attempts at turning back the clock notwithstanding. The Enlightenment will not be undone now.
Sexual liberty for consenting adults - and recognition of the inherent equality and dignity of the same, in spite of Abrahamic pseudo-morality - is a done deal in the West. Aleister Crowley’s Utterance of the Word Thelema, followed by Anton LaVey’s Utterance of Indulgence, have taken root in the West - though not necessarily in the ways their respective Magi may have intended. The forces of theocracy and Dominionism aren’t spent yet, but their fights are rage-tantrums of defeat, resentment and phony victimhood. They’re not getting their Seven Mountains back.
So I’m perfectly happy to make a sinful LaVeyan Indulgence of Chicken-For-Christ’s tender, oh-so-delicious, seasoned-to-perfection chicken, and I’m sure they’re happy to take my money. If they want to blow their money on a bunch of lost political causes, that’s not my problem.