Is Satanism a religion? Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: Yes, buuuut…it’s complicated. Turns out nobody knows what “religion” really means. And that can get scary for some.
Napoleon once demanded where god is in math. Fundies want to know where he is in Satanism. These are dumb assumptions, but we all make similar errors sometimes.
What does “post-birth abortion” have to do with Satanic Ritual Abuse? Well, neither ever happened, but they got their own moral panic anyway.
Some bad ideas keep creeping into religions, like a “final conflict” resolving everyting. First of all, shit plan. Second, it’s just not gonna happen.
Satan is a loser, in that he’s defined by having once lost. This does not make him strong in the traditional, toxic sense. Instead it makes him powerful.
The Catholic Church employs forced abortion for nun abuse. The Church of Satan’s founder pushed sterilization in place of abortion. What fresh hell?