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JD Sword: "Get Behind Me Satan! How Decades of Satanic Panic Created Qanon Today."

JD Sword: “Get Behind Me Satan! How Decades of Satanic Panic Created Qanon Today.”

It may seem like the internet conspiracy theory known as QAnon originated with the 2016 election of Donald Trump, but actually, the origins of Pizzagate and QAnon go back much further. JD Sword, the Satanic Skeptic, explores the era known as the Satanic Panic, how skeptics and Satanists fought against misinformation back then, and how those insights inform the ongoing struggle for reason and critical-thinking today. JD is a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer focusing on demonic topics.

Anton Szandor LaVey and Togare

Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!

Today marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. Satanists hold one’s natal anniversary to be our own highest of holidays, so many of us take this day to recall the brilliance of the man who, in 1966, launched Satanism as a full-fledged religion. The philosophy he crafted was built on atheism, viewing humans as just another animal—sometimes better but more often worse than the rest who share this wonderful planet with us. Embracing Satan for the adversarial aspect essential to this word, he set forth a conceptual framework for a carnal religion in opposition […]

Magus Anton Szandor LaVey

Anton Szandor LaVey: An Innovative Thinker

Today is the 90th birth anniversary of our founder, Magus Anton Szandor LaVey. He left us with a rich legacy of his writings, his audio and video interviews, his art and music, and a thriving organization dedicated to preserving that legacy—bringing it to new generations, hungry for his philosophy of radical individualism named Satanism. For those who have grasped his perspectives, that he was always ahead of the curve comes as no surprise. Here, in what will eventually be seen in retrospect as a “plague year,” the essential non-congregational nature of Satanism has proven to be both prescient and timely. […]

Friday the 13th


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 […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

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 […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

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 […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Happy Darwin Day!  We think our fellow secularists and champions of reason and science will enjoy this statement by the Secular Coalition for America regarding their recent efforts. Here’s To Fact over Fantasy! Hail Darwin!

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

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.