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Raising Hell – The Satanic Perspective on ParentingEpisode LXII – February 18th, 2018 – The Age of Reason You’re (20%) Gay!, An Essay on Indoctrination & Children Buying Your Time Available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, and Facebook! To read the article mentioned in the episode, clink the link here!

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CHURCH OF SATAN CELEBRATES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY  The Church of Satan has openly offered an individualist, atheism-based, carnal alternative to the world’s spiritual doctrines for the past 51 years and we expect to be able to continue welcoming fellow iconoclasts for centuries to come. Many of our members find it relevant to embrace today’s American national holiday, for it stands as a challenge to any one belief system enforcing hegemony over others as well as the bigotry of “one true way” believers.  In the past and present, our adherents have been met with hostility because of their chosen philosophy, hence supporting […]

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HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS! Tomorrow begins year LIII, Anno Satanas. The calendar year now drawing to a close may strike many as more chaotic than would be desired, the “storm and stress” effecting the world’s populace having been at heightened levels. Extreme weather conditions shattered numerous areas causing death and the destruction of human endeavors. Political contentions have lead to partisan extremism and international conflicts possibly bringing us closer to experiencing a nuclear war than we’ve been since the “Cuban Missile Crisis” of 1962. And intolerant theism continues to fuel the repression and slaughter of innocents in many nations. The […]

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SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE! The solstice is upon us and, as kin to the rest of Earth’s species, we feel at one with the cycling of the seasons on this beautiful planet that is our home. Some Satanists might feel alienated by parts of the holiday hubbub promoting Christianity, yet heathen trappings have long been the dominant décor. It is fact that the Christians lifted this holiday from the pagans, as Pope Julius I in the mid 300s inserted their pallid savior into prior earthy traditions which they failed to supplant. Jolly round and white-bearded Santa Claus, who has come to signify […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Born in Sin: A Response to the Interest in Satanic Daycares Warlock Milton C. Cruver, host of the Raising Hell Podcast on Satanic parenting, addresses the interest in “satanic” daycares and why such a concept conflicts with the philosophy of Satanism. “Ours is not a religion of indoctrination. The Church of Satan has never been one to publicly proselytize membership simply for the sake of generating numbers, the value of quality over quantity being ever present. We have ever held a stance of secularism, and I find that within the sphere of education, the separation of church and state stands […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

INDEPENDENCE DAY Today in the USA we mark the “birthday” of what our founders intended to be a secular republic. Americans popularly use this day, or the nearby weekend, as a means to enjoy a summer holiday 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 or refrain from all 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 […]

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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

CHURCH OF SATAN CELEBRATES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY We of the Church of Satan have been free to offer an individualist, atheism-based, carnal alternative to the world’s spiritual doctrines for the past 50 years and expect to be able to continue welcoming fellow iconoclasts for centuries to come. Many of our members thus find it relevant to embrace today’s national holiday. There have been many instances in the past where our members have been met with hostility because of their chosen philosophy, hence supporting and celebrating our rights as provided by the U.S. government is a worthy endeavor. Please visit our […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

INDEPENDENCE DAYToday 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 or refrain from all 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 […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

VICE: Happy 50th Birthday, Church of Satan! Sam Rowe interviews Reverend Ashley S. Palmer about the philosophy and lifestyle of members of the organization founded by Anton Szandor LaVey about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Evil Twin Podcast—Episode 048:Satanism with Magus Peter Gilmore  In this episode we have a chat with Magus Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. We talk about his personal history, his pathway to Satanism and his journey to the helm of the church. Satanism is not what people think it is. Listen to this episode and learn.

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Magus Peter H. Gilmore on The Idea List Magus Gilmore is interviewed by Max Tholl for The Idea List digital magazine in a piece titled “We are rational people.”