November 19, 2019

The first email was forwarded back and forth internally for a while due to a general sense of skepticism and a lack of clear interest: From: S E <enjavi@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 1:12 PM Subject: Bichip Mark of the beast Hail Satan Hope you are all fine… I am writing to you since our Human Microchip company is having a big international event here in Copenhagen, November 26th. We are unveiling the cutting edge technology of human… Read more

November 7, 2019

Oklahoma was still in an active state of moral panic regarding The Satanic Temple’s attempts to erect a monument on the state’s capitol grounds when a devout Stillwater, OK Christian man was arrested for hacking the head off an alleged practitioner of “witchcraft.” Both media and law enforcement failed to attribute the crime to the perpetrator’s religious beliefs, even when that connection was made perfectly explicit. The killer was reported to have been “watching Youtube videos related to his Christian… Read more

October 31, 2019

Just as “the Christmas Spirit” has the liberating effect of nullifying common social standards of humanity and etiquette for those “revelers” who swarm into violent stampeding mobs beginning with the infamous Black Friday post-Thanksgiving Day sales, October is traditionally a time of year in which Halloween frees journalists from any remaining tedious pretenses to credibility as they search out seasonal spooky paranormal claims. The embarrassing (and unquestionably harmful) superstition of exorcism annually sees a distinct spike in attention, while local… Read more

October 13, 2019

It happens all the time. At least, it happens far more often than you would expect, if you tend to assume that lawmakers and public administrators must have at least the most rudimentary understanding of Constitutional Law. What happens is this: The Satanic Temple will ask for equal access to some particular benefit afforded to religious organizations only to find ourselves denied on clearly spurious and openly hypocritical grounds that can not possibly stand up to legal scrutiny. A recent… Read more

August 29, 2019

The following is a guest post by Greg Stevens, formerly of The Satanic Temple’s National Council, now TST’s Director of Ministry:   A Satanist whose hobby or fetish is Satanism per se, is no more of a Satanist than one who, realizing the indulgence advocated by Satanism, accepts the Name. The difference between the man or woman who’s a practicing Satanist, from an identity Satanist is that the practicing Satanist looks at the picture, while the identity Satanist studies the… Read more

August 15, 2019

Satanic rituals are acts of creative expression. Consistent with the philosophical principles of self-determination and and anti-authoritarianism espoused by The Satanic Temple, our rituals are not dependent upon prescriptive dogmatic fidelity to rote ceremonies. Rather our rituals are often constructed for a particular moment in time, for enactment at particular events, and subject to the artistic preferences, additions, and revisions, of those who will participate in them, within the limits of their collective consent. Traditional “sacred” rituals, muttered verbatim, often… Read more

July 31, 2019

The True American Patriots, self-identified as such, see abject hypocrisy in those citizens of the United States who ungratefully criticize the Commander-in-Chief while daily benefiting from all that this great nation offers. Respect the office, if not the man, they say. Love it, or leave it. This attitude can persist with unwavering dedication throughout revelations of corruption, presidential ineptitude, and unlawful conduct, but it only ever applies to one political tribe. Should that another party’s candidate be elected into the… Read more

May 31, 2019

At a recent presentation of Hail Satan? The Satanic Temple-Arizona did a post-screening question and answer period featuring several members of the organization. The session was recorded and is now available on YouTube via The Horror Show Vlog. Read more

May 24, 2019

This is a guest post from David Corpus (Satanist, Arizona). David is a very engineering minded kind of person so (personally) I think this piece lacks a bit of narrative structure, but it does have a lot of good information in it that I hope you find useful. Read more

May 20, 2019

A member of The Satanic Temple-Colorado reflects on avoiding activism burnout and lists some tips on how sometimes taking a break to step back and relax a bit might be the most important thing you can do for yourself. Read more

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