Unlike mere Atheism, Satanism does come with some claims about how to live your life. A lot of it has to do with enjoying yourself (which is one of the reasons we throw the best parties), but it’s also very big on self-preservation and it seems to me that avoiding discussion of politics when staring down theocracy and potentially stupid wars is ultimately a losing proposition. Read more

Ostensibly this was to be the thrilling conclusion of my road journal series ‘Into the Wild Expanse’, but a confluence of circumstances between my recent jaunt to the American Atheists Convention and several recent posts on various other sites have kind of forced my hand to make this post a muddle of different topics. So, You’re a Minority Group with an Alt-Right Problem … This week Chris Stedman at Vice published a piece saying that the Atheist “community” (because apparently… Read more

Travel Burnout Starts to Set In It’s a bit of a blessing, pardon the expression, that Americans are overwhelmingly uncultured with regard to Satanic imagery. For the most part my tattoo of Lucifer is usually assumed to be the archangel Michael. The irony there never fails to be amusing. I didn’t have any talkative row mates on the flight out to the American Atheists Convention, but the comment this trip was noticeable by it’s absence because it happens with surprising… Read more

One of The Satanic Temple’s collaborators who infiltrated the ISSTD conference recorded the speakers at one of the  presentations. It’s hard to believe that at professional conferences people openly discuss their belief in the Illuminati and world-wide secret cults. Read more

Up until 2003 U.S. 491 was U.S. Route 666. It changed because much like the superstition that keeps 13th floors out of high-rise elevators, someone decided that was bad luck. Read more

Over the next several blogs or so For Infernal Use Only will be going to select locations around the country and I’d like to use the blog as a road journal of sorts. Read more

Two news stories came across my desk this week that highlight the persistence of dangerous and wrongheaded ideas with roots in the Satanic Panic era of the 80’s and 90’s. These practices and techniques have little to do with genuine scientific rigor but maintain an outsized cultural influence. Read more

It would appear that The Satanic Temple (TST) is not content to just wait on the pending Missouri Supreme Court’s decision. On Thursday as part of their continuing Religious Reproductive Rights Campaign TST, on behalf of anonymous member ‘Judy Doe’,  filed suit in U.S. District Court. Read more

The Satanic Temple (TST) has filed a lawsuit against the City of Scottsdale, Arizona alleging religious discrimination following the city’s refusal to allow TST to participate in a policy that claims to allow any religious denomination to deliver invocations prior to public City Council meetings. Read more

The town of Richlands, VA police ordered the proprietor of one Mountain Magic occult shop to stop giving customers tarot card readings because ‘there is not a permitted use for tarot card reading in the zoning laws’. Read more

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