4th of July

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Church of Satan Celebrates Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY in the Age of Anxiety

Today we mark yet another anniversary of The Declaration of Independence. Our founders intended this union to be a secular republic—a most unusual endeavor in the annals of human history. The philosophy of Satanism champions freedom, individualism and personal satisfaction, so endorsing the principles of a country that in 1776 promised its citizens “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as fundamental rights is natural for us.  We Satanists have found inspiration from the bold proclamation in the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian […]

Church of Satan celebrates Independence Day.

Church of Satan Celebrates Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY Today we mark the anniversary of The Declaration of Independence, when we traitorous colonials told the monarch of Britain that the 13 states were united and free of foreign rule. Our founders intended this new union to be a secular republic—a very rare thing! Americans now popularly use this day, or the nearby weekend, as a means to enjoy a summer holiday with convivial gatherings, barbecues, and evening fireworks displays. Commercial enterprises lure folks toward capitalist excess with varied discounts for their wares and services. While we Satanists partake, or refrain, from all of this as we please, […]

Dark Arts: David Bates celebrates the art of Warlock Adam Roberts of the Church of Satan!

Dark Arts: David Bates celebrates the art of Warlock Adam Roberts of the Church of Satan!

THIRD SIDE NETWORK PRESENTS: The Second Episode of Dark Arts – Satanic Artisans with your host David Bates! From the creative mind of Reverend John H Shaw of the Church of Satan, where Satanists are highlighted when it comes to their skills, talents, and chosen craft! Join David in celebrating the dark art of Warlock Adam Roberts of the Church of Satan! Each episode, David will showcase the talents of his guests in regard to their chosen Dark Art! Enjoy! Only on the Third Side Network!

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

INDEPENDENCE DAY Today in the USA we mark the “birthday” of what our founders intended to be a secular republic. Americans popularly use this day, or the nearby weekend, as a means to enjoy a summer holiday with convivial gatherings, barbecues, and evening fireworks displays while commercial enterprises lure folks towards capitalist excess with varied sales for their wares and services. While we partake or refrain from all of this as we please, Satanists also make time to reflect on the significance of the manifestation of this nation whose expressed values have favored self-determination for its citizens. Satanism champions freedom, […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Today in the USA we celebrate the founding of what was intended to be a secular republic. When properly functioning, it serves as an ongoing experiment towards attaining a societal framework allowing individuals to determine their own destiny. This is achieved via a social contract offering equity under the law which, to a certain degree, promotes meritocracy while eschewing the mob rule of democracy.  We Satanists value freedom and justice, and so we are proud to salute the bedrock rational principles and those brave and wise people who embraced them to establish this nation. But freedom does require vigilance, not […]

Magister Joe Netherworld’s July 4th Tarot Reading: “Find Your True Freedom” (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)