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Church of Satan

The Church of Satan is a philosophical/cultural organization based on rejection of religion and spirituality. It draws its name from the Judeo-Christian concept of Satan as evil, and claims to represent everything that religions call evil. (As the Church rejects religion, the name is only meant as metaphor and parody.) For example, it encourages members to indulge in anything that gives them pleasure. It was established in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey[?] in the United States. People who practice this belief are called "Satanists"

See also: Satanism, Temple of Set, Left Hand Path

Official Church of Satan homepage (http://churchofsatan.com/)

Further Reading:

Satan Wants You: The Cult of Devil Worship in America by Arthur Lyons, ASIN 0892962178

Books by Anton S. LaVey:

The Devil's Notebook by Anton Szandor LaVey, ISBN 0922915113
The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey, ISBN 0380015390
The Satanic Rituals by Anton La Vey, ISBN 0380013924
The Satanic Witch by Anton Szandor LaVey, ISBN 0922915849
Satan Speaks! by Anton Szandor LaVey, ISBN 0922915660


The Church of Satan (http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/COS.pdf) Fifth Edition, 2002. by Michael Aquino, Ph.D. (PDF file, 9.4 mb)

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