Remove any religious beliefs which have been incorporated in
"Development and production of artificial human companions."
The freedom for all to live within a total environment of their
The Church of Satan is highly decentralized, believing that a strong central
organization is not desirable. Each Satanist is expected to follow his/her own path.
As of 2001-APR-31, Peter Gilmore was the Magister of the Church of
Satan; Blanche Barton was the High Priestess.2 They switched
roles in 2004. An interview of Peter Gilmore is available online. 3
Local CoS groups of Satanists are generally called grottos.
Attitudes towards other religious groups:
Many Satanists feel that Wiccans are hypocrites,
because the latter restrict their work to positive, healing activities.
Satanists use magic and other rituals to benefit themselves and their friends,
but also are free to use these same rituals to harm their enemies -- persons who
have hurt them.
Satanism in Action4publishes a blacklist of
people and groups who they feel are guilty of "spreading lies and
misleading propaganda against Satanism." The blacklist recommends to
"Smash on sight" any of the listed offenders. Most are
conservative Christian authors, counter-cult groups and anti-cult