In the past, I think it is fair to say I had a good deal of antipathy towards Lon Milo DuQuette. Although it wasn't really for Lon as a person, but rather for what he stands for, a kind of pathetic, special-pleading & peddling devilry meant to mislead the always eagerly misled poor saps who huddle around the entrance at the outermost gates of the occult temple.
Many people have objected to me that they know Lon, and he is a very nice person. I know Lon almost entirely through his works, and those are sufficiently troubling to me, in the sense of their being inadequate on technical points, and buffoonish on most points, that getting to know Lon well enough to afford him any sentimental benefit of acquaintance, seems a most ill-advised move.
Nevertheless, as you shall see below, I have in the past sought to develop an online dialog with Lon, hoping by this to obtain more details from him on where precisely he is coming from—other than a circus tent. This has proved …
At some point, all Thelemites know this, there will be a call from without and within the Thelemic current of divine destiny, and Thelemites will go to war. The enemy will be easy to locate, for he shall be anyone who is not a Thelemite; specifically he shall be anyone defending the faiths, powers, and practices of the Old Aeon.
If this war were declared today, it would not last long. Indeed, it likely would not amount to much of a war at all, as the vast majority of Thelemites are cute little hippies who wouldn't die for much of anything except more drugs and sprout-burgers. Their leaders, on the other hand, are pasty neg-heads, who couldn't command or plan an insurgency if their lives depended upon it, which they assuredly do not.
At most, the OTO might be able to stage a newage festival, and hope some SCA types would show up so at least an ornamental threat might be engaged against the tanks and planes and highly-trained killers of the co…
Originally Posted November 17, 2008 AL III, 18: "Mercy let be off: damn them who pity! Kill and torture; spare not; be upon them!"A commentary on AL III, 18
There are many verses in Liber AL (AKA The Book of the Law), especially in Chapter III of the book, which disturb a lot of people, which even disturbed Aleister Crowley initially. As he writes in Confessions:
"The fact of the matter was that I resented The Book of the Law with my whole soul...I was bitterly opposed to the principles of the Book on almost every point of morality. The third chapter seemed to me gratuitously atrocious...the Magical Formula denounced pity as damnable, acclaimed war as admirable and in almost every other way was utterly repugnant to my ideas."
As Crowley notes, maybe the most disturbing verse in Liber AL is AL III, 18, for it argues for the elimination of mercy and the damnation of the compassionate (those who pity)—thus the elimination or marginalization of two pillars from the Tree…