On the anniversary of his birth, we celebrate the wisdom and strength of the man who founded the Church of Satan, codifying a rational, atheist philosophy that takes Satan as its inspirational icon. His insights into the human animal lead him to weave together many threads from earlier iconoclasts into that dark tapestry of ideas he called Satanism, launching a movement that continues to thrive.
He lived life to the fullest, and provided us with a powerful tool so that we may do the same. As we move from victory to victory, he remains a challenging inspiration and exemplar of what can be done, for he always urged us to move the world according to our will.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the inception of the Church of Satan, his ideas continue to be relevant and exhilarating for we who have embraced the carnal religion. He made his mark and shall not be forgotten, his moniker surely worthy of inclusion in the dread roster of Infernal Names.
Hail Magus Anton Szandor LaVey!
—Magus Peter H. Gilmore