The Satanic Games: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

On April 15, 2018, the UK-based Church of Rational Satanism (CoRS) took aim squarely at The Satanic Temple (TST) by publishing a blog post critiquing TST's 7 Fundamental Tenets. The criticisms, which take issue with the vagueness of many terms employed in the Tenets and charge TST members and leadership with hypocrisy for not living…

Mansplaining Satanism: The Church of Rational Satanism offers its thoughts on why The Satanic Temple are “no true Satanists”

The name of the Church of Rational Satanism (CoRS) would seem to imply, via the linguistic principle of markedness, the existence of irrational or at least non-rational Satanism. Personally, I’ve always taken the phenomenon of so-called theistic Satanism—you know, the folks who believe in and worship an existent being named Satan—as exemplary of a non-rational,…