The Devil in detail

You just had to do it, didn’t you? Of course you did. You’re interested in Satanism: you desire the full truth, all knowledge, major and minor arcana, the works. That’s why the unslakable thirst of your heretic soul has brought you here, to the Devil in detail.

On this page, you’ll find links to the full-forms of all the posts on the site. Be warned: some are very lengthy, stretching to between ten and twenty thousand words apiece. Hopefully you find them fun, well-written, and informative as well as challenging, owing to their greater length. Have fun!

Declaring yourself a Satanist

Satanism, Evil, Universal Freedom of Will and Bodily Autonomy

What is the Left-Hand Path?

I am who I am: The essential non-truth-conditionality of identity-claims as pure expressives

Danica Roem, Lucien’s Law, and Why the silencing of public religion kills a tough conversation we all need to have

The illusion of Christian unity and dominance in the U.S.: American religious pluralism is real

American Religious Pluralism is Real, Pt. 2

American Religious Pluralism is Real, Pt. 3

Why Babette’s Feast is really about Satanism and a really inspirational film for any New Year

A Celebration of Religious Freedom

“New Year—New You” and the Inherent Unfairness of Our Quest for a “Just World”

Unscrupulous Hugs

Satanic Belonging

Tanis, Egypt: Satan’s Citadel or Unholy Translational Error?

When Art Isn’t Just for Art’s Sake: The Uses of an Ugly Aesthetic in Satanism

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

Wretched Writ: The Dirty Apologetics of Bad Religious Writing

Pirates, Satanists, and the New Horizon of Human Groupishness

A Satanic Duty to Disavow?

In God “We” Don’t Trust

On Parricide

Save the Children

“The Devil’s Fane” origin story: The phrase, dummy, not the website

Plugging Away at Plugging In: The Satanics of (Re)connection

Paraklausithyron: Of barred entry, wasted effort, and working on the right side of every locked door

Dangerous Exceptionalism

The Satanic Temple and the Struggle for Satanic Scruple

Communication as Imposition: The Satanics of so-called Free Speech

If Communication is Imposition, Missionaries are among the most Imposing of all Communicators

The Strange Solipsism of Traditional Religion

Brahma Kumaris: The Relatively New BK Religious Movement Peddling the Same Old BS Religious Mindfucks, a Personal Reflection

The Problem with Satanists: A Problem of Meaning

Abundance and Ownership: Competing Claims on the Complicated Life of Words and Symbols