Through stories like the Satan myth, we can confront our own falliblity. If we don’t, then we condemn ourselves to the one true Hell: denialism.
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.
Lockdown dilemma: It feels awkward to say “Be skeptical of authority” but also “This time do what you’re told and stay home you worthless drama sponge.”
Some religions endanger their membership insisting on communion in one physical location, but we swapped our Walpurgisnacht Black Mass for an online ritual.
We think of Satanic principles as sweeping things: revolution; liberty; empowerment! Incremental comforts and managed expectations aren’t as stirring.