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[–]Mnemonic 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

That's just America's favorite 'It ain't me' argument. Putting words together that the church sees as evil and thereby creating a concept that only exists as an 'easy go to' rhetoric meme aka 'You know, the Bad guys...'

Because 'Luciferianism' is truthful about the personal journey and acknowledges that everyone practicing it can be either Demon or Angel (as a parable), much like the Zen-Buddhist claim, it's an easy scapegoat because many people are indoctrinated that their belief/way produces only angels.

Like wikipedia says:

Luciferianism is a belief system that venerates the essential characteristics that are affixed to Lucifer. The tradition, influenced by Gnosticism, usually reveres Lucifer not as the devil, but as a liberator, a guardian or guiding spirit, or even the true god as opposed to Jehovah.

and

Traditional dogma is shunned as a basis for morality on the grounds that humans should not need deities or fear of eternal punishment to distinguish right from wrong and to do good.

Instead off going on a rant about all the groups that claim to be 'literately the good guys because of this book we misinterpret and mistranslate all the time'

I'll give /u/Snow the credits for pointing it all out in his second paragraph in it's core it's a human thing and estrangement of society and/or local-society is a considerable factor in the 'getting the pedo vibes'. For Elite/wealthy families there is a dogmatic approach for a lot of normal interactions: They can't go drink in the local pub nor be seen hooking up with someone they like on a festival, that's bad for their appearance. A bit like the incel movement: They have such strict/absurd ideas about normal interactions that it's something that can easily derail into 'werid' shit because it has to be done in seclusion anyway.

But let's not forget: also non-elites can be pedos.

[–]Snow[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Agree, many people looking for a fictional character being the scapegoat for their own problem.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Blaming scientology for being evil doesn't mean I think Xenu is real....

I think the hate is for the organization, not the fictional beings they worship

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I do think this is exactly what /u/Snow meant, just poorly/wrongly/differently worded.