liberty

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Happiest of New Years! Tomorrow begins year LI, Anno Satanas. Our 50th year inaugurated the celebration of the half-century mark for the Church of Satan. As this 51st year arises, the 50th anniversary of our founding by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey in 1966 is but a few months away. Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on Walpurgisnacht (April 30) and is open only to our members. If you wish to have the opportunity to attend this historic gathering, we urge you to contact us with a request for event information. Send us email (administration@churchofsatan.com) using the subject “50th Anniversary […]

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Another Theist Atrocity I join those who mourn the deaths of the innocent at the hands of Islamic terrorists in Paris yesterday. May the perpetrators and their supporters be brought to justice with punishment befitting these heinous acts. A culture that forcibly demands submission to its mythical deity is not compatible with our culture that pursues liberty, equity and self-determination. From my 9/11 meditation earlier this year: it is time that our passions are roused in opposition to those who kill and destroy for their gods, for such foul thinking and its consequent behavior must come to an end, lest […]

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A Salute to Veterans! Here in the U.S., today is Veterans Day, honoring those who served in our nation’s armed forces. We offer our gratitude and admiration to all who have served in the militia worldwide to sustain—as well as attain—the precious privilege of liberty. From the highest to lowest ranks, we offer you our thanks. Your gifts to us merit our abiding recognition for preserving the freedoms we all enjoy as we pursue our vital existence. —Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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INDEPENDENCE DAY Today in the USA we celebrate the “birthday” of what our founders intended to be a secular republic. Americans popularly use this day as a means to enjoy a holiday summer weekend 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 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 and personal satisfaction so naturally we endorse […]

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Memorial Day

Today I offer due honor to those who have given their lives in support of preserving or enhancing liberty for others. For them, championing freedom was worth the loss of their own precious existence—a profound gift that is indeed worthy of respect. As a grateful beneficiary of their bravery, I salute them. I know that many who value their privilege of self-determination join me on this solemn occasion of remembrance. —Magus Peter H. Gilmore