Darrick Dishaw, a.k.a. Venger Satanis, kindly invited me to the Cult of Cthulhu forums, so I took him up on his offer. I’ll take the liberty of sharing with you some of the fine points of Cult of Cthulhu theology, as per the High Priest:
which brings me to the word “condone”….
and there is another word, “support”. there are certain things i will not support, by extension and due to the present sociological realities, there are certain things the Cult of Cthulhu will not support. however, that doesn’t mean the CoC is against it. i don’t have to support everything, or anything for that matter, which creates certain grey areas.
i find this perfectly reasonable and in keeping with the Cult’s paradigm. there are actions, ideas, and preferences that are not supported by our organization. the CoC does not support illegal behavior, yet our Lovecraftian faith condones many illicit activities. to some this might sound paradoxical.
to use the current popular example, the CoC does not support sexually abusing children (and again i’d like to stress my definition of child only goes up to about 14). this is also one of the few practices that the CoC also does not condone. things we don’t support, nor condone, should not be associated with our organization. there must be some distance, that doesn’t mean i’m going to go out and spy on you, excommunicate you, or kill you… it just means i don’t want certain things closely aligned with the CoC.
what some of you have been talking about are activities, ideas, and preferences which are “forbidden”. i don’t think child pornography should be made legal. and put to a vote, i don’t think any of you would either if it was on your city or township’s next ballot. however, i never said that it was forbidden.
i don’t support white supremacist ideology, for another example. the CoC does not support it. however, in some cases (the non-violent ones) i or the Cult may condone a white supremacist ideology. meaning, a Cultist may be forgiven for having such unfortunate beliefs. similarly, i have never claimed that it was forbidden.
In case anyone is wondering, I don’t endorse these doctrines of the Cult of Cthulhu.