Satanism vs Diabolism - What's the difference?

satanism | diabolism |


As nouns the difference between satanism and diabolism

is that satanism is (satanism) while diabolism is worship of the devil; satanism.

satanism

English

Noun

(wikipedia) (Wikipedia) (LaVeyan Satanism)
  • Worship of Satan (usually synonymous with "the Devil").
  • Religious groups that follow Satanism include Luciferians and Laveyans .
  • A profession, philosophy, or ideological construct featuring a positive, admirable, or useful association to the figure, character or entity known as 'Satan'.
  • LaVeyan Satanism.
  • Hyponyms

    * LaVeyan Satanism, Luciferian, LaVeyanism

    Usage notes

    * Satanism is not always capitalized in all senses. * Self-identified Satanists typically use the term Satanism'' in senses 3 and 4, and use the terms ''Satanic'' and ''Satanist analogously.

    See also

    * satanic, Satanic * satanist, Satanist

    diabolism

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Worship of the devil; Satanism
  • Character, action, or principles appropriate to the devil.
  • Possession by the devil.
  • (Bishop Warburton)