Are Luciferians and Satanists Pagans?
This is something(as I've mentioned before in my "Who is welcome under the Umbrella" and "Free Luciferian" posts) that I run into fairly often, the question of whether Luciferians and/or Satanists are pagan or not. This is my attempt to fully answer that question and my reasons for my answer.
What is a Pagan?Of course, the old joke goes "Ask five pagans what the word means and you'll get six answers," but there are basically two ways to answer the question; defining it by what it is and by what it isn't. If one defines paganism by what it is, that almost certainly includes a belief in Gods other than YHVH, and the practice of ritual magic. If one defines paganism by what it is not, the most common answer is "Abrahamic."
- Many Satanists and Luciferians practice ritual magic.
- A sizable portion of Satanists and Luciferians believe in Gods other than YHVH
- Satanists and Luciferians, by their very nature, do not worship the God of Abraham. The largest by far single group of Satanists; Anton LaVey's Church of Satan, do not even believe He exists.