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Satan Speaks

Anton LaVey was the most righteous man I've ever known. He honored his immortality, and had more faith in
his peculiar axioms than any armchair Christian vacantly reciting John 3:16 ever possessed. Yet, despite his cynicism and
apocalyptic view of society, he often hoped for a better world, or at least one in which intelligence and creativity were
applauded. I find more respect for humanity in his blackest humor than in the passionless zealotry that perpetuates all other
conventional religions. Even if I had never agreed with a word he said, it would be irresponsible not to appreciate the sheer
brilliance with which it was spoken--not to mention his having the balls to come out and speak it.
I've come to realize that the truth is most often unwanted or believed to be a lie. In a world so full of shit, Anton LaVey cut
through it with the best of them.
Someone once asked me for the secret to my success. I answered that if they weren't smart enough to figure it out on their
own, they didn't deserve to know; and if I told them, it wouldn't be a secret anymore. Fortunately for me and for all of us,
Anton LaVey shared his magic, and I think it has made this wretched fucking planet a better place.
Thank you for your support and inspiration,
Marilyn Manson