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Christ as a Social Reformer

“Christ as a Social Reformer & Writings in Red” By Arthur Desmond

Ragnar Redbeard Presents “Christ as a Social Reformer & Writings in Red” By Arthur Desmond New Zealander Arthur Desmond (1859-1929) was a poet, author, political activist, unionist, and agitator. Nowadays he’s probably most famous for having written the infamous 1896 book Might is Right under the pseudonym Ragnar Redbeard. Presented here for the first time since 1890 is Arthur Desmond’s “Christ as a Social Reformer & Writings in Red,” a collection of Desmond’s writings, poetry, and correspondence. All his published works in Zealandia which include rare Maori translations. His Union and strike articles. Critiques and controversy between the years 1889-1891. “Around […]

Church of Satan wishes you a Happy New Year!

HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

Tomorrow begins year LV, Anno Satanas. 50 years ago this month of December, Anton Szandor LaVey published The Satanic Bible, fulfilling the promise of the 1966 founding of the Church of Satan by providing a text defining Satanism as a religion and philosophy. It was the first such perspective to be offered by a Satanist for fellow Satanists, and intentionally set before a global audience. He challenged existing spiritual doctrines with a resounding rejection, following in the footsteps of prior individualist thinkers, offering a potent blend of concept, metaphor, and pragmatic principles which continues to stir the minds of those […]

Church of Satan wishes you a Happy New Year!

HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

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 […]