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?
Historically, Satanic media like “Faustus” framed itself as moralizing, making it “okay” for people to read scandalous things. But who were they fooling?