TRISKAIDEKAPHILIACS REJOICE! Today is the first “Friday the 13th” of 2020. There will be only one more this year. As keen observers of those around us, we Satanists have long enjoyed the consternation this number conjures amongst the superstitious. On the occasion of this “dreaded day” we bring to mind that Satanism advocates rational approaches towards how we interact with the world in which we live, and that our philosophy supports science over faith towards guiding our decisions and actions. In this time of global fear, panic, and irrational behavior regarding the pandemic caused by the spread of the COVID-19 […]
The Age of Reason: Children’s Rights & The Case Against Indoctrinating Influences Warlock Milton Cruver explores how religious faith inhibits the ability for children to reason, to question the world around them and to understand cause, effect and consequence. Warlock Cruver provides tips for Satanic parents on how to provide environments where their offspring may enrich themselves in study and doubt. At the core of my religion, my parental dogma, this is my sacred axiom—Satanism demands study, not worship. I can think of no place more sacred than the home in which I provide protection and succor for my family—a place […]
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 […]
Darwin Day! The Center for Inquiry is urging U.S. citizens to ask their Congressional representatives to support a resolution to designate February 12 as “Darwin Day” as a means towards “recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.” Satanism champions reason and science as the proper tools for understanding the Universe, so American Satanists might find this campaign worthy of their attention. Click on the image above or follow this link to learn more.