The word “holy” means “complete.” But I’m not complete: I’m human. I’m a mess. I’m unholy. And I like it that way.
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.
Durkheim said, “Religion is society worshiping itself.” Which if true means Satanism is not the religion of self-worship. That’s every religion.
You know the drill: Most Satanists don’t believe in a real Satan, good, yes. But what DO Satanists believe–and more importantly, why?
We create Modern Satanism: Our practice is what we’re doing, our doctrine is what we know. That also means we teach it to ourselves: There’s nobody else.