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Church of Satan News Feed

Important announcements and links concerning the Church of Satan and its membership worldwide. You will find the 20 most recent posts from our official news feed, found at news.churchofsatan.com, below. We are displaying them here for your ease of reviewing the most updated news from the Church of Satan hierarchy and members worldwide, without leaving the churchofsatan.com website.

Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Danse dE Sade at The Bowery Electric’s Circle of LUST, March 29!



Danse dE Sade at The Bowery Electric’s Circle of LUST, March 29!

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Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

Resistance to Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” Bill

As I discussed in my essay “Mask Slippage,” we’re seeing—with the signing of this “Religious Freedom” bill into law—the Christian agenda made clear: 

…their “faith-based” precepts can be imposed on others under the pretext of “religious freedom.” They mean their freedom to proselytize or otherwise enjoin others to conform to their beliefs. They are never content to be the only ones practicing their nonsensical ideologies…
“Let this revealing behavior that has emerged since the SCOTUS decision be a clear warning to secular people that many religions are simply biding their time until the opportunities arise to recapture their dominance over those who are not of their ilk. We must hold true to maintaining that American secular societal landscape which prevents forced obeisance to any religion while promoting pratical liberty and justice for all.”

Those who support a secular America are speaking out in opposition, including Apple’s Tim Cook (pictured above), and “Bravi!” to them. While I am not surprised by this and other similar legislation being pushed through by fearful people of “faith,” I am heartened by the powerful voices immediately being raised to resist this attempt towards sneaking bigotry under the tent flaps of a nation that has increasingly supported individualism over the course of its history. Are a majority of Americans ready to see this legislation for what it really is, and be prepared to move beyond past terrors of those who think and live in a different manner? We shall see.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore  

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Posted on Saturday March 28, 2015

GODZILLA IN HELLSciFi Japan reports on a new comic series from...



GODZILLA IN HELL

SciFi Japan
reports on a new comic series from IDW. The Sabbatic Goat—realized as a muscular superhero—appears to be directing King Ghidorah against Godzilla in an Infernal Daikaiju battle beyond Dante’s vivid imaginings.
Jeff Zornow’s expert EC Comics style variant cover above is a promising teaser, and Godzilla depicter extraordinaire Bob Eggleton will be on board as well.

Looks like it will be loads of fun—we’ll be watching!

From the press release:

Abandon All Hope…
Source: IDW Publishing press release
Special Thanks to Rosalind Morehead and Jeff Zornow

In over six decades of battles and triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as what’s coming his way this July, when Godzilla goes to hell! In Godzilla in Hell, a five-issue miniseries launching in July, Godzilla will storm through the gates of hell itself, proving that the towering behemoth is King Of The Monsters both above and below!

With no warning and no sign of salvation, Godzilla is plummeted to the deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom. The mystery of what led to Godzilla’s damnation, and what it will face, will take readers on a dark and twisted journey unlike any Godzilla story before!

Click on the image above or on this link to read more on SciFi Japan.

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Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Inequality Polo Shirt - ASP Apparel Satanic...



Inequality Polo Shirt - ASP Apparel Satanic Showcase

Egalitarianism is a myth that breeds weakness & rewards mediocrity. We embrace the stratified & Darwinian reality of Nature to encourage strength, self-improvement & the mastery of diverse skills.

"In the 1960’s the radical left preached a philosophy of ‘peace and love’ which really boiled down to the concept of levelling everything to being ‘equal.’ This ‘philosophy’ championed the abandoning of rational criteria for evaluation of anything, and the embracing of everything as being of equal value, thus fostering mediocrity on every level of human endeavor. We are still living in the fallout of this mode of thinking, as the people who espoused these ideas when young have grown to adulthood and are now the ‘establishment’."
— Magus Peter H. Gilmore
The Satanic Scriptures - Scapegoat Publishing
"Well, naturally - I say ‘naturally’ as a Satanist - I don’t believe in equality. I don’t believe there’s anything equal… the entire concept of equality is simply one of wishful thinking or flight of fancy that, very much like the concept of reincarnation, will allow the lowest to feel that they are equal to the highest. And the concept of equality, with that in mind, is designed to keep the lowest satisfied, to serve as pap, or serve as a sort of cosmetic indulgence or enticement to the lowest so that they, too, can feel that they are of the same stuff as the highest."
— Magus Anton Szandor LaVey
ANSWER Me!: The First Three - Scapegoat Publishing

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Hail Satan!

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Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

New colored Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet...



New colored Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet Cloisonné
Medallions
have arrived!  Only from iSatanist - The Highest Embodiment of
Satanic Products!

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Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

WITCH MARILYN MANSFIELD’S CREEPY DOLLS

Witch Marilyn Mansfield was interviewed by Fox News about the business of selling creepy dolls.

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Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

If you are an aficionado of vampires in cinema, then you will...



If you are an aficionado of vampires in cinema, then you will want TASTE THE BLOOD OF MONSTER SERIAL, a collection of passionate, intelligent and creative reviews of significant films depicting those denizens of the dark who exercise eternal life and endless fascination. This rich compendium offers multiple entries on certain films, bringing differing perspectives.

The articulate contributors are:

Jonathan M. Chaffin
Jessica Dwyer
Frank Jay Gruber
Nancy Kersey
Sara Shiver McBride
Wallace McBride
Patrick McCray
Will McKinley
Jim Mackenzie and Sarah Giavedoni
Marie Maginity
Phil Nobile Jr
Danny Reid
Desmond Reddick

From the Amazon.com description:

“Presenting the third installment of The Collinsport Historical Society’s MONSTER SERIAL feature. Featuring a special introduction by actress/author Kathryn Leigh Scott, this collection focuses on the best (and worst) movies ever made about vampires. From DARK SHADOWS to LOVE AT FIRST BITE, NOSFERATU and GANJA AND HESS, no tombstone is left unturned.”

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Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

Official Sig Pentagram Patch - ASP Apparel Satanic ShowcaseThe...



Official Sig Pentagram Patch - ASP Apparel Satanic Showcase

The Sig Pentagram is a symbol of Satanic strength & victory designed by Magus Peter H. Gilmore. Inspired by the aesthetics of military insignia, we created our unique circular special edition which has been impressively incorporated into the flight suit of one of our inspiring customers:

“Your patch has been displayed at 30,000 feet and at the edge of the speed of sound. I take to heart the words of Dr. LaVey when he wrote, ‘Life is the great indulgence.’ This is what reaffirms my commitment to never say ‘no’ to a life of adventure and the Sig Pentagram was and is a fitting graphical representation of this philosophy for my flight suit.” 
Dr. Robert Ing, scienceofillusion.com

As with all of our wares, these officially licensed Church of Satan patch badges are proudly printed in-house by Reverend Ashley S. Palmer utilising expertise gained from over a decade as a professional designer & creator of bespoke merchandise.

Hail Victory!

—ASP Apparel

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Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

Draconis Blackthorne: The Shadow Gallery

As of last Friday the 13th, the “Black” version of the Codex Tenebrae has been released, which is presented in black & white print throughout as an alternative to the previously released full-color version.

Please visit this page to see more and order your copy.

And if you are an aficionado of Warlock Blackthorne’s work, don’t miss his music (with Dorian Gray) and art on the new Church of Satan Downloads page. And you’ll find new items available in his Zazzle store as well.

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Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

Downloads Page Debuts

Today, in celebration of the Equinox, we launch our Downloads page on which our members offer art, prints, music and sheet music that is free to download for the pleasure of our visitors. The rights to each piece remain with their creators so these may not be posted on line or used in any other projects without the permission of those who made them.

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Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

EXQUISITE EQUINOX!

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A “triple play” of natural events occurs today. Not only is this a seasonal pivot point, but we also have a “supermoon” and that will eclipse the sun for some viewers around the globe. 

Most Satanists mark the change since we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere Spring arrives, replacing the Winter’s desolation with renewed life soon surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere the balm of Autumn shall cast its soothing spell after the fiery blasts of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance.

It is a glorious day to celebrate the wonders of Nature as we are part of its boundless mysteries.

Hail Satan!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Thursday March 19, 2015

This Saturday, Darren Deicide will be joined by partner Ethel...



This Saturday, Darren Deicide will be joined by partner Ethel Lynn Oxide in offering a free beginner swing dance lesson before the Juke Joint Saturday show at Dingbatz. The lesson will begin promptly at 9pm and is at the beginner level.

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Posted on Thursday March 19, 2015

This Friday, March 20th! The Jimmy Psycho Experiment lays down...



This Friday, March 20th! The Jimmy Psycho Experiment lays down the swanky sci-fi lounge music at The Star Girls Burlesque show at Dragonfly in Hollywood! Hear some tunes from the upcoming release "Intergalactic Playground"!

The invasion is on!

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Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

MAGISTER BILL M. on SATANISM

We welcome Magister Bill M.—who has been a source of undefiled wisdom on our Unofficial Facebook group—as he joins the Great Minds section of our official website with two essays:

Why a “Free” Satanic Bible is UnSatanic

The Darth Vader Shirt

Enjoy!

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Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

V. NOIR on EXORCISM and SATANISM

Swiss Church of Satan Agent V. Noir spoke about the Church of Satan’s perspective on exorcism and explained the philosophy of Satanism on a show that streamed live on March 11, 2015. The language spoken is a Swiss German dialect, so we suggest only those who are familiar with this tongue should watch or listen.

Listen to the Radio SRF broadcast

On YouTube: #Rehmann und die Erlösung von den Bösen 

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Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

YOU SAY “SOCIOPATH” LIKE IT’S A BAD THING....

In the demonic comedy, Nightcrawler, Rene Russo’s character, Nina Romina, advises the budding nightcrawler, Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal):  “Think of our newscast as, ‘Screaming Woman Running Down the Street with Her Throat Cut’”. Thus, the film Nightcrawler encapsulates how the modern day Roman Coliseum is alive and well. In Nietzsche’s writings, he offered that a feast was never a feast without bloodshed for entertainment, and what is TV without violence commodified into a consumable product? Bread and circus: the more things change, the more they stay the same. As Maynard James Keenan sings in the song “Vicarious,” on the Tool album, 10,000 Days: “That’s my kind of story. It’s no fun ‘til someone dies.” Keenan highlights in gory detail the need of everyday people to live vicariously through the very footage nightcrawlers capture for the network news, because most people don’t have the mettle to go out and live life. It’s much easier to watch it on TV.  

The default position of most viewers is to loathe the character of Louis Bloom or the “evil” corporations that feed the unwashed masses what they most crave for a profit. This is much easier than seeing human nature for what it is. It allows the audience to position themselves in a sanctimonious position far removed from the realities of their own sick voyeurism. Most moviegoers probably viewed the film on their Daddy’s dime, anyway, and can never understand Louis Bloom’s situation of being reduced to fencing scrap metal and nightcrawling. This is the dark underbelly of the “American Dream,” which George Carlin said you have to be asleep to believe.  

Nightcrawler is deeply misanthropic and dark, and as such it would make a fine addition to any Satanist’s DVD collection. Jake Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of Louis Bloom must have been deeply cathartic, at least from the standpoint of issuing a categorical “fuck you”  to the American public.

—Satanist D.P.R.K.

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Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Right Behind You: Tales of the Spooky and StrangeNow available...



Right Behind You: Tales of the Spooky and Strange
Now available through Amazon.com’s Audible
Written by: G. R. Wilson. Narrated by: Mr. Creepy Pasta.
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Unabridged Audiobook

Pierce the curtain of reality into a world of the bizarre and the macabre: a midnight realm of the creaking footsteps on the stairs, of the pale visage in the dark, and of the tingling shivers down your spine.

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Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Anton LaVey Sigil Skinny Tie - ASP Apparel Satanic...



Anton LaVey Sigil Skinny Tie - ASP Apparel Satanic Showcase

Honour Dr. LaVey in style with our Officially Licensed Anton LaVey Sigil Skinny Tie.

The lightning bolt pentagram was originally designed to represent the office of Church of Satan High Priest and became Anton Szandor LaVey’s personal insignia. We embrace this powerful Satanic symbol as an emblem of Dr. LaVey’s carnal, rational and elitist philosophy, which continues to shine as a black beacon amid a fetid ocean of religious mysticism, spiritual occultism and effete humanism.

These striking Satanic ties are custom printed to order in-house and are available in a vast selection of fabric & print colour combinations. Reverend Ashley S. Palmer is pictured wearing the silver & black version.

We love to see our unique Satanic clothing & regalia in action around the world. Please continue to post your photos:
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Posted on Friday March 13, 2015

Triskaidekaphiliacs Rejoice!

For the second time this year we take delight that today is “Friday the 13th.” We Satanists enjoy observing the consternation this number conjures amongst the superstitious. On this “dreaded day,” while the credulous cower we instead sally forth to indulge with gusto. May your day be truly splendid with an even more enriching night, dear aficionados of the outré!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Wednesday March 11, 2015

When Christians Go Carnal

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Pastor Markus Bishop of the Faith Christian Family Church in Panama City Beach, Florida seems to have decided that when evening comes around it is time to turn his church premises into a night club, likely to draw in those spring break students swarming the area in search of lusty entertainment. After dark, he presents “Amnesia, The Tabernacle” which apparently hosts erotic fun, though no alcoholic beverages are served—which one suspects might be a deal-breaker for those vacationing studious sinners. Certainly it is an unusual format for a “youth ministry.”

While we applaud the fact that Bay County Appraiser Dan Sowell has revoked this church’s tax exempt status—the Church of Satan has long held that no church should be tax exempt—we find it of note that he wants to hold them to his standards for Christian asceticism saying, “A true church, a God fearing, God honoring church that conducts meaningful worshipful services and activities in January doesn’t sponsor this type of debauchery in March.” One wonders whether Mr. Sowell may be legally empowered to arbitrate precisely where one may draw the line between “meaningful worship services” and “debauchery.”

In The Satanic Bible, our founder Anton Szandor LaVey addressed this topic in the chapter titled “Some Evidence of a New Satanic Age” wherein he proposed that, since in the 1960s nuns were wearing shortened habits displaying some fetching gams, perhaps the time would come when “topless” nuns might be sensually dancing to “The Missa Solemnis Rock.” As always, Dr. LaVey was forward looking, and Pastor Bishop, who apparently has had prior experiences with law enforcement, possibly seems to be on the way to fulfilling that prognostication.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Pertinent Links:

"Church or Club?" MyPanhandle. NexStar Broadcasting, Inc., 10 Mar 2015. Web. 11 Mar 2015.

McKeithen, Frank. “When you think you have seen it all, the right reverend Markus Bishop…” Facebook. Facebook, 9 Mar 2015. Web. 11 Mar 2015.

McDonald, Zack. “UPDATE: Former PCB pastor jailed on drug, sex charges (AFFIDAVIT).” News Herald. News Herald, 24 Sept 2014. Web. 11 Mar 2015.

Spring Break Amnesia: The Tabernacle

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