terrorism

11 posts

9/11—NEVER FORGET THAT FAITH KILLS

As the years pass, we have grown accustomed to the annual ghost shafts that gleam skywards from the grounds upon which the World Trade Center towers once stood. Do they summon forth fury aroused by the injustice of that atrocity, or are many people just wistfully recollecting the times before that day shattered their perceptions? I consider it worthwhile on this anniversary to recall the violence, sparked by a toxic theism, that murdered so many innocent folk who had a myriad of beliefs supporting them that as they sought to live and prosper. Sadly, the forms of religion which thrive […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

9/11—FAITH KILLS As is my practice, I again take this occasion to ponder theism-inspired atrocities that continue throughout our world. Since last year, our major media has devoted significant coverage to terrorist attacks in the US, UK, Spain, Germany and Russia, but there are many savage incidents in other nations wherein innocent lives have been extinguished that do not receive such attention. While other socio-political factors are involved, subservience to doctrines interpreted by those claiming to speak for fictional deities is a primary motivator for the injury and slaughter of those with differing beliefs, whether it be one or multitudes. […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

9/11—Legacy of Terror Once again I take this occasion to ponder theism-inspired atrocities that abound in our world. Since last year, people in Western nations have been shocked in particular by the shootings at Pulse—the gay nightclub in Orlando—as well as the incident in Nice wherein a truck was used to crush numerous people celebrating Bastille Day. There are profuse analogous lunatic incidents in other nations wherein lives are extinguished. While other factors are involved in such terrorist acts, the values and concepts arising from obeisance to deities are primary sources for the thoughts and conflicted feelings of those whose […]

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

Deny the Culture of Fear by Warlock Jimmy Psycho an article for The Black Flame—December, L A.S. We join in the mourning of the deaths of the innocent who were killed in Paris as well as those who lost their lives at the recent shootings at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Most recently, there has a been a religious extremism-inspired shooting in San Bernardino. Like many of  those lost on American soil on 9/11, they were victims of both international and domestic terrorism that is based in religious extremism in the name of a mythical deity. Those who lost their […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

9/11 — Marking Theist Infamy This anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon by Islamic extremists fourteen years ago is a proper occasion for fellow rational, secular individuals to note the ongoing intolerance in the name of theism manifested this past year. Here are but a few amongst myriad atrocities. In January of 2015, the Paris office of the satirical atheist magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was attacked by two gunmen, killing twelve. 134 college students were massacred in Kenya by Shabbab militants in April. In Tunisia, over 20 tourists were slaughtered at The Bardo National Museum […]

Regarding The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

The disturbing news has spread around the world, of the brutal terrorist attack on the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people are dead, including four cartoonists, the magazine’s editor, and two police officers who responded to the scene. What was the magazine staff’s crime? Daring to poke fun at the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and at Islamic violence, through satirical cartoons. The police officers’ crime? Daring to protect law, order, and innocent lives in the capital of France. The three perpetrators carried automatic weapons, wore masks, shouted phrases such as “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is Great!”) and appeared […]

12 Dead in Paris: Theist Fanaticism Strikes Again

With masked gunmen having murdered many of the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, afterwards being heard to have shouted “We have avenged the Prophet Mohamed,” we have yet more evidence of the murderous madness of theism. Here’s a fresh atrocity to add to those I discussed in my New Year’s Eve message. Even I was surprised at the scope of this attack, meant to punish a magazine which had mocked Islamic taboos by printing cartoons that poked fun at their irrational beliefs. This publication had been fire-bombed in the past, so the police on the premises for security were also […]

GUNMAN FOR GOD

When self-proclaimed “satanists” commit heinous acts that grab headlines, journalists typically tend not to point out that their deeds are incongruent with our philosophy of Satanism—which we have accurately presented to the public for nearly 50 years—nor do they explain that there is no organization nor any philosophical literature that would support the committed crimes. We step up to make that point and it is then said that we are “distancing ourselves” from these criminals when in fact there is already a vast gulf between our philosophy and such behavior. It is not that we’ve embraced and then disowned these […]

9/11 Thoughts, 2014 C.E.

On this anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed many who were simply going about the business of enjoying their lives, it is apt to recall the danger that extremist religions pose to those who are not their adherents. In the past year we have seen journalists beheaded, individuals executed for practicing “sorcery,” children captured for sexual slavery, and people of all ages and genders slaughtered for believing otherwise than their captors. Yet even those who would not be deemed “religious extremists” still follow the age-old practice of intolerance towards non-believers and others who do not share their particular scripture-based […]

Trolling Terrorists!

The advent of social media, and its penchant for bringing out the worst in everyone, can only lead to the inevitable “trolling” of terrorist organizations like ISIS. Terrorists posting their musings on Twitter only reveal them to be the same attention-seeking narcissists as is most everyone else on the planet. “Aamir, I don’t understand. I posted photos of dead soldiers with a warning that infidels will perish under the might of Allah, and @creepyface6969 sent me a blasphemous drawing of Muhammad in a sun dress and told me to ‘get EBOLA & die, camel fucker!’ Why are they not scared […]