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.
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 country whose expressed values favor self-determination for its citizens. Satanism champions freedom, individualism […]
TROLLING WITH LOGIC #39: SATANISM WITH MAGISTER BILL M. TWL is a bi-weekly, international skeptical podcast. Trolling with Logic Originally started as collaboration videos on YouTube and since then, has evolved into a podcast on skeptical issues both in STEM and wider issues. This episode examines Satanism in a conversation with Magister Bill M. of the Church of Satan.
WICKED WALPURGISNACHT! As we’ve entered into our second half century, the vitality of the Church of Satan is boldly apparent. We Satanists engage our minds, setting our Wills towards remaking our worlds so that joy flourishes and is shared with those whom we cherish. For our audience, our thriving news page offers examples of creativity in abundance—Satanism in action. We gathered last year on this date to celebrate the temporal landmark of our 50th anniversary, an inspirational catalyst for many. And so accomplishments continually multiply as the diverse means our fellows have mastered are cultivated towards enriching ends. Some are […]
This Walpurgisnacht Underworld Amusements announces a new 10th Anniversary edition of High Priest Peter H. Gilmore’s The Satanic Scriptures, and a new paperback edition of the Spanish translation Las Escrituras Satanicas. Both feature, printed for the first time, Magus Gilmore’s address to a secret meeting of the Church of Satan held to celebrate its 50th anniversary.The Satanic Scriptures$16.95, 5" x 8", 308 pages, ISBN 978-1943687084Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, the publishers website (US only), ASP Culture (UK/Europe) and other retailers.Las Escrituras Satanicas$16.95, 5" x 8", 328 pages, ISBN 978-0983031482Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, the publishers website, and other retailers. The Satanic Scriptures […]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTON SZANDOR LaVEY! On the anniversary of his birth, we celebrate the wisdom and strength of the man who founded the Church of Satan. He codified a rational, atheist philosophy taking 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. We are proud upholders and exemplars of this empowering perspective. Now that we have moved through the mid-century mark and are heading towards 99 years of existence, it is clear […]
The administration of the Church of Satan is pleased to note that non-theistic religions such as ours are now covered in the newly revised International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 signed into law on December 16th. Non-belief is now legally recognized as being equal to theism and similarly protected. We commend this rational progress towards equity of treatment. —Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Recalling The Satanic High Mass performed on 6.6.06 Watch the film made of our ritual performed ten years ago at the Center for Inquiry West’s Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles. This historic event captured classic Satanic Ritual and mocked theistic superstition in celebration of our then 40th anniversary. Click on this link to visit the special page we created detailing the historic event. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)