Nothing New Under the Dumb

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.

Mounting Dis-Ease

Mounting Dis-Ease

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

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

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

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?

White Noise

White Noise

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.