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 […]
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” —President John F. Kennedy, 12 September, 1962 […]
Finding Frankenstein: Celebrating 200 Years (1818—2018) In 1818, Mary Shelley published her fictional masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. This novel introduced us to Victor Frankenstein, a sympathetic visionary obsessed with the act of creation of life. What he wrought sadly betrayed his dreams, being a monster. Without an identity, this creature was pure animal instinct, responding in the manner in which he was addressed, and though his actions were primal in nature, he staggered his way into our hearts and minds as a form of inspiration and admiration. This story has inspired serious and humorous film adaptations, skits, plays, […]
Raising Hell: Ep. XVI – December 9th, 2015,Vaccines: Responsibility to the Responsible RAISING HELL – Getting Down with the Sickness with guest co-host Jack Mudge! 1 Vaccines 101 – The S in Satan Stands for Science 2 Undefiled Wisdom – Debunking The Anti-vax Movement 3 Legalities and Law Abiding Citizens Available on iTunes, Stitcher and Facebook!
Last night I watched Aleksei German’s HARD TO BE A GOD, a Russian film reminiscent of Tarkovsky, based on the sci-fi concept of Earth observers embedded on an Earth-like planet in its own middle ages during a time when the populace has decided to massacre anyone with talent, learning, artistic ability or intelligence. It is a truly horrific depiction of man as just another animal, brilliantly shot in black and white. At almost three hours and with a very vague, wandering plot, it is realized in such a way that you feel you are there, witnessing this lasting foulness of […]
BBC – Podcasts and Downloads – The Infinite Monkey Cage In this entertaining episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage, a BBC science/comedy radio show, Professor Brian Cox and the panel separate quantum physics from the popular phenomenon of quantum pseudoscience peddled by religious gurus & spiritual occultists. Don’t be fooled by New Age mysticism masquerading as science, leave it to the moronic masses. —Reverend Ashley S. Palmer
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.
Men say, “uh,” and women prefer, “um,” according to a recent study of conversational filler words. It seems that, in many cases, “uh” is used by men to prevent others from speaking, while “um” shows that a woman might be listening or thinking. This is in keeping with the gender contrasts explored most unabashedly in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch. So if an outwardly macho man says “um,” that could be your secret clue that he’s hiding a more sensitive side. That’s what we call, uh, Lesser Magic. —Warlock M. Mandrake