US Government Officially Recognizes The Satanic Temple As A Religion


As a matter of fact, Greaves said that the very idea that Satanic Temple members perform any form of worship is vaguely insulting, as it implies servility and inferiority.

In contrast, he stated that Satanism focuses on independence, sovereignty, and free will above all.

Interestingly, the Satanic Temple was first founded as what could be considered a joke in 2013 by just 3 individuals.

Today, though, it has grown into a religion that has 50,000 or more followers internationally.

As for what the Satanic Temple stands for, their official website has quite a bit to say about that.

The Satanic Temple / Instagram

The website for this religious group states that they encourage empathy, kindness, and benevolence, all while rejecting the ideals of tyrannical authority.

They are also said to push for justice, common sense, and the human conscience in a journey to pursue noble undertakings as one’s free will desires.

The Satanic Temple / Instagram

Interestingly, the Satanic Temple has been vocal about their opposition to the Westboro Baptist Church.

They have also advocated publically against corporal school punishment, revealed the frauds of incorrect and harmful mental health claims based in pseudoscience, and fought against all laws that unscientifically affect the reproductive rights of women, according to their website.

They have also pushed for religious equality.



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