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,…

What is the Left-Hand Path

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by,” And that was the leftward-branching path. In his book “Lords of the Left-Hand Path,” author Stephen Flowers defines the term “Left-Hand Path” as “the path of nonunion with the objective universe,” “a state of self-imposed psychic solitude,” “[a]n eternal…