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51,084. They are practising Satanists. In American 76% of people identify themselves as members of a Christian faith ... So-called devil worshippers have existed for centuries. (Satan & Lucifer & Devil & Cults: Church of Satan) American Outsiders: Secret Passions
13,378. Much like Christians today, fringe groups including some satanic sects believe in Satan’s existence and that he will dominate the world as it approaches Armageddon. One of the more moderate groups is the Church of Satan founded in 1966 with many adherents across the US. Their beliefs tend more toward hedonism with carnal pleasures leading to greater self- knowledge. Nostradamus Effect: Army of Satan
13,379. It is a very secular, rational philosophy based on responsible self- indulgence. Its core is certainly atheism. There’s no faith in it. There’s no God. It’s all based on human nature. And really human behaviour. Bryan Moore, reverend Church of Satan
133,743. Picture a Satanist, and you might imagine someone dressed in a black cloak and mask engaging in bizarre violent rituals involving the blood of dead animals and an inverted pentagram etched onto the ground in chalk. At some point in this vision, Satan might even burst through the floor in a flurry of fire and bring an end to the world. All in all, a Satanist is not the sort of person you’ll be calling up to have dinner with your mum anytime soon.
But those are the sorts of stereotypes that Ashley S Palmer, a reverend of the Church of Satan, wants to debunk.
Satanists may not sound like the friendliest types, but the 31-year-old who lives on the south-east coast of England with his wife and baby daughter is happy to explain why his religion is misunderstood. It has nothing to do with devil worship, he stresses. The religion, founded just over 50 years ago by US author and musician Anton Szandor LaVey has much more to do with atheism and libertarian ideals of the freedom to indulge, muddled together with a dash of Machiavellian pragmatism. Independent online article 2 June 2017, ‘A Satanist on why everything you think you know about his religion is wrong’
115,746. Satanism: to some it’s a religion as valid as Christianity, to others it’s a dangerous and subversive cult. The truth is there are thousands of devotees of Satan and it’s becoming more and more popular thanks to the internet. (Cults & Cults: Church of Satan & Satan) Jamie Theakston’s Forbidden History s3e5: Inside the Cult of Satan, Yesterday 2016
115,747. Perhaps the most widely-known aspect of Satanism is the Church of Satan itself which was founded by a man called Anton LaVey in America in 1966. Today is has thousands of members across the world. (Cults & Cults: Church of Satan & Satan) ibid.
129,618. We’re here to spread a message of goodwill and benevolence and open-mindedness and free expression. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) Hail, Satan? 2019, Satanist
129,619. It’s a beautiful day here at the state capital. Great day to be a Satanist. Great day to be a human being. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid.
129,620. We are supposed to be a democratic pluralist nation. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. Satanist #2
129,621. Satanism is a philosophy of action. To liberty, humanity and justice. To the eternal rebel within all of us. To the end of repressive traditions. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. Satanist lady service leader
129,622. ‘We Won This Round’: Satanic Temple Claims Victory After Oklahoma 10 Commandments Ruling. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. Vice News online report I July 2015
129,624. After School Club … The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid.
129,634. The Satanic Temple did a blood drive … They even use pitchforks to pick up trash … We want to do as much good as we possibly can. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. woman & news & dude
129,635. They are post-Christian … They are taking Satan with them. (Satan & Church & Worship & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. Dude
129,636. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason; The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions; One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone; The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own; Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs; People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused; Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word. (Satan & Church & Worship & Belief & Cults: Church of Satan) ibid. seven tenets of belief of Satanic Temple