11. Peter Gilmore, a High Priest of the Church of Satan, has made his view of theists very clear. What does he say about them?
From Quiz Western Left Hand Path 2
Answer: Mr. Gilmore believes that anyone who is not an atheist is on some level insane.
Peter Gilmore is the High Priest of the Church of Satan, currently the head and face of the organization. He has written several books on Satanic philosophy from the Church's perspective, most notably "The Satanic Scriptures." Mr. Gilmore believes that Satanism "begins and ends with atheism," and that any other form of the LHP is invalid.
In an interview with David Shankbone (David Miller), accredited reporter for Wikinews, Mr. Gilmore stated that "anyone who believes in supernatural entities is on some level insane." Mr. Gilmore goes on to say that "we don't think they [theistic Satanists] are Satanists. They're Devil worshipers as far as I'm concerned." Not only does he consider all theists insane on some level, but believes any other form of "Satanism" is simply "Devil Worship," despite vast amounts of objective academic works that state this is simply untrue (i.e. "The Invention of Satanism," "The Devil's Party," and "Lords of the Left Hand Path.") When asked if he has interaction with theistic Satanists, Mr. Gilmore stated "No, I have complete contempt for them..."