When i picked up this book a couple years ago i was imagining a book filled with animal sacrifices and the evils of Satan. Being an atheist i found that this book would be interesting to read. It does hold some power, i did think about converting to satanism at one point after reading the book. The book is a well written description of how LaVey saw the world and religion. He explains how life is the great indulgence so don't abstain yourself. He explains the rules also to being a satanist. I was very surprised to see that he chose the embodiment of Satan to build the religion to show people that Satan isn't the root of all evil, but instead a figure used by the church to scare people into being christian. It is a fantastic book and a very interesting philosophy i recommend that at least every atheist or Buddhist reads this book.