Feel the Burn
Nothing New Under the Dumb
“Belief in Satan is a very old conspiracy theory,” folklorist Bill Ellis says. There is no “new Satanic Panic”: The panic was old when religion was young.
Most of our Bay Area Satanists don’t need to hear this. Most of you would get the vaccine this second even if it meant biting into a cactus like an apple.
Easter Mess: Kosher Devils
Many of the tropes we take for granted about Satanism have roots in anti-Jewish bigotry, although like the appeal of George Burns, they can be hard to place.
I’m a Satanist, Not a God
Durkheim said, “Religion is society worshiping itself.” Which if true means Satanism is not the religion of self-worship. That’s every religion.
Dying To Know
Curiosity-seekers sometimes ask: As atheists, how do Satanists cope with death? Which I find a strange question. What makes you think anyone copes?
Ever wonder why most Satanists seem to be white? If your answer is no that’s okay, it’s not the sort of thing that comes up in TED Talks or at most parties.
Blake Mass Appeal
Poet, artist, and possible madman William Blake was a visionary of the Romantic Satanist movement, but does that make him a Satanist in the modern sense?
Why Is Satanism, Satanism?
You know the drill: Most Satanists don’t believe in a real Satan, good, yes. But what DO Satanists believe–and more importantly, why?
No Kids On the Block
This Lupercalia, we love Satanic parents, but we also think the conscious, empowered decision not to have children is a Satanic path of its own.
Lie Like a God
Anti-Satanists claim you can’t believe what we say about Satanism, since Satan is a liar and we must be lying. So why are we public about Satanism at all?