Believe it or not, there is actually a Church of Satan. And, even more surprisingly, their main focus may not be what you first think. Many people have heard of atheists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Buddhists…even Hindus and other religions.
But what about those who follow Anton LaVey’s Bible of Satan? What about Satanic marriages and funerals? We have all that and more here, so take a look and be astounded by this group that does indeed exist.
Facts about the Church of Satan
1 Other Endeavors
LaVey also founded the Order of the Tzoid, which was the pre-Church of Satan, in the 1950s.
2 Who is Anton LaVey?
Anton LaVey is the founder of the Church, and he served as its High Priest until 1997.
3 San Fran Starts
The Church of Satan was started in San Francisco (California, U.S.A.) in 1969.
4 Free as a Bird
For Church members, Satan is a symbolic representation of freedom.
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5 What do They Believe in?
In fact, Church members don’t even believe in Satan!
6 Call Them Atheists?
The members don’t worship Satan, nor God.
7 The Satanic Bible
Yes, it’s a thing, and it was written in 1969 by LaVey.
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8 The Ringleader
The Church was inspired by Anton LaVey.
9 Build the Ego
Members drop their ego at the door and develop one inspired by the church.
10 A Focus You Might Not Expect
The Church of Satan is actually totally about focusing on human nature..
11 Some Famous Followers
People who followed LaVey’s “wisdom” included Dr. Cecil Nixon, Kenneth Anger, and Carin de Plessen.
Video:Documentary Shows Rise of Satanic Temple
In this video, the well known TV show Inside Edition examples the rise of the Satan Temple
Are they evil or just misunderstood? The documentary “Hail Satan?” explores those questions while following the rise of the Satanic Temple.
Director Penny Lane says the creation of the film took her on a spiritual and educational journey. A goal of her film was to debunk myths and misconceptions about this religion. “Modern Satanism is an atheistic religion,” Lane says. “There’s no sort of belief in supernatural deities at the core.”
If you want to learn more check out the official website for the church of Satan.
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