Materially, we believe in nothing that is not demonstrably true, and hold to even those beliefs with an understanding that they, too, must remain open to revision in the light of new scientific understandings.A unifying attribute of all satanists is our embrace of our outsider status.To embrace the name Satan is to embrace rational inquiry removed from supernaturalism and archaic tradition-based superstitions.
Ours is the literary Satan best exemplified by Milton and the Romantic Satanists, from Blake to Shelley, to Anatole France.
The idea that religion belongs to supernaturalists is ignorant, backward, and offensive.
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.
While media outreach has helped to raise awareness of the campaigns we have initiated, these campaigns have ultimate goals related issues that are important to us and our membership.
So inured is the general public to the idea that there is only one monolithic voice of “the” religious agenda that any attempt at a counter-balance — or assertion of a minority voice — is often viewed as necessarily a mere targeted provocation against those who enjoy an unquestioned tacit assertion of sole squatters rights in the religio-political dialogue.
The metaphorical Satanic construct is no more arbitrary to us than are the deeply held beliefs that we actively advocate for.
Are we supposed to believe that those who pledge submission to an ethereal supernatural deity hold to their values more deeply than we?
The Satanic Temple is not interested in establishing itself as the sole arbiter of Satanic practice.
Rather, we are open to working with other self-identified Satanic organizations to promote general recognition of Satanic legitimacy.
Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world.