Your Own Personal Satan

Encourage Benevolence & Empathy 🤘 Reject Tyrannical Authority 🤘 Advocate Practical Common Sense 🤘 Oppose Injustice 🤘 Undertake Noble Pursuits 🤘

Modern day Satanists don't believe in gods, devils, magic, heaven, or hell. The few "satanists" who do hold onto theistic and/or magical beliefs are remnants from the Church Of Satan, founded by Anton LaVey in the 1960s and moderately active until the 90s. While we have a lot to thank him for, in terms of popularizing Satanic energy and culture, it was built for a different time and for a different reason than The Satanic Temple.

The TST, and it's members, use the name and legacy of Satan as the original rebel, as a metaphor/symbol. The mission of The Satanic Temple (as stolen from their website) is to encourage benevolence & empathy, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical "common sense," oppose injustice, and undertake noble pursuits. This is a huge contrast to what LaVey's CoS stood for, which was largely theatrical and out to offend.

TST's Seven Fundamental Tenets:

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one's own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to one's best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one's beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one's best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

hail me, hail you, hail satan