“People create gods in their own image according to their own…

“People create gods in their own image according to their own desires
and needs. Gods tend to agree precisely with the beliefs of their
believers, care about the same things as those who believe in them, even
to speak to them personally, to be a friend to the lonely. They fulfill
the needs of some people so neatly because it is those people who
themselves create the personalities and wishes of the God they profess.
It is Human imagination at work, tied in with the ego, and with the
subconscious. Gods are our creations. Within organized religion,
people’s opinion on their “god” is always individual and subjective even
though they as a group call their God by the same name. Depending on a
person’s will and need they search out gods that closely match what they
themselves want.

Satanism abhors these gods in their multitudes. Satan is the
anti-god… destroying all these invented external sources of power. In
the name of Satan, there is only one true power that exists above Gods:
Human minds. For it is only Human Beings that have made gods, and it is
in our image that they are made. We create gods: We give them Human
emotions, human desires, and even give them hands, faces, bodies,
clothes and weapons. Why is all this so? We are dishonest. We create
gods in this manner because we dare not admit the truth: We Are Gods.

Religion and worship must be honest. If you are going to put your
heart, desires and motivations behind an object of devotion, there is no
point lying to yourself about the nature of your psychological
projections. The source of this objectification of your ideas about
reality is your own mind. The abstract nature of god, however
convoluted, is your own creation. That’s why all the gods of history
have had human emotions, cared for humans in particular, put the Earth
at the center of their schemes, cared about what us human wear, think,
do and feel. Gods have even looked like us. Let us discard such wishful
thinking and admit that we’re making it all up. In Satanism, we do not
worship others or ideas. We worship ourselves, as we are the source of
all the great things we adore. Self-worship is the most honest form of
religiosity.