In 1992, the US Congress deemed January 16th as Religious Freedom Day in celebration of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom passed on January 16 of 1786. This act is a significant precursor of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Please follow this link to enjoy pieces done by our members in celebration of this unique holiday.
Tomorrow begins year LIV, Anno Satanas. As we’ve noted for several years, human society is in a raging turmoil of rabid tribalism, with barbarity on a perpetual rise. Individual liberty is threatened by many antagonists. We Satanists advocate for wider use of reason and forward thinking as tools to resist the trending rush towards authoritarianism, but that momentum is difficult to halt. Yet we fight our own battles in varied arenas to attain the goals our values have brought into focus. In time, society will move according to that will. Whether circumstances might curtail the ends we seek, every moment […]
The Church of Satan has existed as a form of intentional blasphemy from its very inception on April 30th, 1966. Our founder, Magus Anton Szandor LaVey, delineated his thinking thusly: “Calling it a church enabled me to follow the magic formula of one part outrage to nine parts social respectability that is needed for success.” Satan was chosen as the most apt primary symbol as the name means adversary and opposer in the original Hebrew. With his atheist, skeptical and pragmatic philosophy, LaVey was thumbing his nose at two thousand years of Christian domination of the globe with his avowedly […]
Darren Deicide interviewed on The NonSequitur Show (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTON SZANDOR LAVEY! On the anniversary of his birth, we enjoy celebrating the wisdom and bravery of the man who founded the Church of Satan. At a time when mysticism and irrationalism were rampant, he codified a rational, atheist philosophy taking Satan as its inspirational icon. His deep 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. We are proud upholders and exemplars of this empowering perspective, and our lives are richer for it. Considering the […]
GODLESS CRANIUM:Talking About the Church of Satan with Reverend Darren Deicide (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Vistaprint Wedding Cards & Christian Proselytization “We Satanists are against evangelizing and proselytizing (in any form) as we consider these to be intrusive, bullying acts that are antagonistic to free will. Having any religion foisted on unwilling people is not Satanic. Such deeds in a rational society should be deemed to be criminal. Laws that promote a majority religion’s beliefs which could hamper the civil rights of those outside that religion should be repealed where they exist. Fortunately we’ve seen a wave of sanity recently wherein more and more states are allowing equal civil rights under the law by establishing legal […]
CHURCH OF SATAN CELEBRATES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY The Church of Satan has openly offered an individualist, atheism-based, carnal alternative to the world’s spiritual doctrines for the past 51 years and we expect to be able to continue welcoming fellow iconoclasts for centuries to come. Many of our members find it relevant to embrace today’s American national holiday, for it stands as a challenge to any one belief system enforcing hegemony over others as well as the bigotry of “one true way” believers. In the past and present, our adherents have been met with hostility because of their chosen philosophy, hence supporting […]
Sean McGuire’s SHARE A SLICE interviews Magister David Harris of the Church of Satan Church of Satan Magister David Harris (@dharrispodcast) talks to me about what Satanism is and what it isn’t. We talk about the church’s founder, Anton Szandor LaVey and some basic tenets of this atheist religion which doesn’t believe in the devil, demons or gods. Download Episode.
Born in Sin: A Response to the Interest in Satanic Daycares Warlock Milton C. Cruver, host of the Raising Hell Podcast on Satanic parenting, addresses the interest in “satanic” daycares and why such a concept conflicts with the philosophy of Satanism. “Ours is not a religion of indoctrination. The Church of Satan has never been one to publicly proselytize membership simply for the sake of generating numbers, the value of quality over quantity being ever present. We have ever held a stance of secularism, and I find that within the sphere of education, the separation of church and state stands […]
Warlock A.W. Storm Anderson Talks Halloween in Summer with Fox Salt Lake City Warlock A.W. Storm Anderson joins Fox 13 Salt Lake City’s The Place to talk about his annual Halloween in Summer Festival, taking place TODAY in Magna. Fox 13 Salt Lake City, The Place: Halloween in Summer Festival See our own news feed announcement for more details.