separation of church and state

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Religion Has No Place in Politics: Abortion Rights in the USA

In recent days, we’ve seen an increase in communications asking—and in some cases demanding—that we involve the Church of Satan with the heated abortion issues now being fought over in a number of US States. These recently introduced legislations are clearly religious in nature, and our organization has repeatedly stated that religion has no place in politics. We call for a secular society to equitably serve the majority interests. As a religious organization, it would be hypocritical for us to take a political position when we actively support the separation of church and state. A plethora of religions fighting it […]

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Speak of the Devil presents Third Side Intelligence:The Religious Liberty Task Force Friday, August 24th / 7pm MST Live on YouTube Speak of the Devil presents Third Side Intelligence. This month Reverend Campbell is being joined by Darren Deicide and Witch Zaftig to discuss the United States’ new Religious Liberty Task Force that was announced by Attorney General Sessions on July 30, 2018. We will discuss its stated mandate, reach, implications, and scope. And why not reach a little deeper in the Attorney General’s past to try and understand his motivations with this announcement? Sign Up to the Email List Subscribe […]

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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 nation whose expressed values have favored self-determination for its citizens. Satanism champions freedom, […]

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Third Side Intelligence: Missouri Abortions The Satanic Temple is self-acknowledged satire and an activist group, which pretends to be a religion when it suits their ends. They do not reflect the philosophy of Satanism. An ongoing case in Missouri has received publicity wherein activists masquerading as Satanists are involved in a lawsuit regarding currently mandated pre-abortion procedures. As our organization, founded in 1966, defined for the world the meaning of Satanism as a religion and philosophical point of view, we’ve been asked by journalists for a statement. Here is some food for thought. We Satanist citizens of the United States uphold […]

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Benjamin DeCasseres on the Strict Taxation of All Churches (1933) The archivists at the Union of Egoists have unearthed some occult wisdom from Benjamin DeCasseres, also known as the “Imp of 5th Avenue”. Originally published in The Clarion, DeCasseres attacks both the church and state, establishing a bombastic precursor to LaVey’s second point of his Pentagonal Revision program. In her old withered bosom the Church nurses one dear thought—the hope of some day, when we are all quite down and out, reviving the glories of her youth, of again making the State her pimp. And what a pimp this Sugar-Daddy would be if she […]

A MOMENT WITH DARREN DEICIDE Texxx, “The Demented1,″ interviews Warlock Darren Deicide covering such topics as his being an exponent of “the blues” as well as its origins and diabolical aspects, his Agent Provocateur writings and podcasting, and numerous other projects as well as Satanism as a means to self-empowerment.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Church of Satan celebrates Religious Freedom Day As we approach our upcoming 50th anniversary, many members of the Church of Satan find it relevant to embrace today’s national holiday. We’ve 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. Please visit our page to honor this day. You’ll find thought-provoking essays, video, music, and even merchandise and a contest! We invite you to share our joy in this American legacy of liberty! Our U.S. citizen readers may also find […]

One State Under Jesus

Just as one Alaskan town is taking a civilized step forwards by seeking to tax its churches, so the State of Mississippi is looking to slam down the jackboot of Christianity upon the necks of its populace.   I think I hear the Founding Fathers turning in their graves.