Dark Lilly Archive – COMMENT ON ANOTHER VIEW DL12


COMMENT ON ANOTHER VIEW FOR DISCUSSION (DL11)

 

Quite
right too! An understanding with the fundies, these charismatic
pentecostalists, will never be arrived at by Occultists, or indeed anyone who
is not a charismatic pentecostalist. You cannot compromise with those who
believe that they possess the total, unadulterated, 100% accurate and objective
TRUTH. All you can do is either ignore them, or, if circumstances dictate, step
on them.

 

Organised religion/occultism is though not necessarily a
bad thing. Like growing up, it is something one gets over; though unhappily
that is not always the case.

 

To my
mind, part of the proper aim of Occultism is to define one’s own system of, for
want of a better word, magick. Clearly one is not going to be in a position to
do that from scratch, any more than a five-year-old is going to be able to
design and build a space-shuttle. Organised religion provides a useful place to
learn about models etc. It is a pity that so many mistake the model for the
thing itself, but that is, as they say, their problem.

 

Like
the proponent of Another View, I
dislike the trend of certain of the RHP fraternity deliberately to water down
their beliefs in order to make them acceptable to the masses. While I have
never met the masses, it is a fair bet that they have no real or enduring
interest in who you are, what you do or why you do it, and to think that they
do and base your system on what you think they think is both arrogant and
delusive to the very few who are searching for that step beyond organised
religion.

 

In
some senses, this trend of “unreasonable reasonableness” can be seen operating
in the CofE, who are noted for their inability actually to do anything and
their all-pervading lukewarmeness. Occultism is not about being reasonable or converting
people, it is about getting on with what you consider to be the work in the way
you have chosen to get on with it.

 

In
short, you show me a “rainbow” witch or any other of these fundie-sired bastard
forms of Occultist, and I’ll show you a complete prat with delusions of
grandeur, no capacity for honourable behaviour and an underdeveloped sense of
self-preservation.

 

I
find it almost impossible to believe that these people are so stupid that they
really believe that, if they help the fundies finish us off, they will then be
left alone. Yet, as the proverb says, “never underestimate the power of human
stupidity”.

 

ANOTHER
COMMENT: DL’s phrase  “RHP lapdogs” should be enshrined in the
language as a permanent warning to those who still believe we can make common
ground with such timorous beings. As DL also said, most of the RHP is simply
dancing around in circles – and it is dancing to the fundies’ tune.

 

 

From Dark Lily Journal No 12. Society of Dark Lily.
(London 1991)