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The Satanic Temple Doesn't Worship the Devil

Christopher Frawley Christopher Frawley
Spirituality & Religion
26th September 2020
The Satanic Temple Doesn't Worship the Devil
The Satanic Temple is non-theistic (Getty Images).

The Claim

The Satanic Temple worships Lucifer, the Christian devil.

Emerging story

On September 24, 2020, an article was published on HuffPost titled “The Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join The Satanic Temple.”


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The article went viral, and controversy was stirred up when #Satanism began trending on Twitter later in the day. A raging debate ensued between defenders of Satanism and those offended by the very idea of acknowledging or validating the Temple.

Misbar’s Analysis

After investigating the tenets of the Satanic Temple, Misbar discovered that the Temple deviates significantly from the Church of Satan. The Church of Satan was founded in 1966 and promotes mysticism. By contrast, The Satanic Temple describes itself as “non-theistic” and instead focuses on the secular world. They promote empathy, compassion, and equality amongst all people.


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“Satan” is less of an actual entity to be worshiped for the Satanic Temple, and more of an idea that encompasses self-actualization and awareness.

Misbar’s Classification


Misbar’s Sources

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