This Twitter Account Is Setting The Record Straight About Satanism

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One of the most basic and surprising things about satanism, as it's observed by the Church of Satan, is that its followers don't worship Satan or the Devil. LaVeyan satanism, founded by Anton LaVey in 1966, is actually an atheistic faith that's founded on values like individualism, rationality, and freedom.
Nevertheless, satanists tend to get a bad rap. They've been accused of brainwashing kids, infiltrating the government, and worse. It's no wonder, then, that the moderator of the Church of Satan's Twitter account seems to spend most of their time refuting gross misconceptions and flat-out lies about their religion.
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In the last month alone, satanism has been equated with everything from mayonnaise to racial supremacy. And no comparison is too low for the Church to debunk. Like clockwork, the moderator will retweet and respond to the original poster (often to hilarious effect).
The account's "pinned tweet" at the top of its page is actually an in-depth thread, explaining why the Church even entertains these tweets. In it, the moderator writes, "Today 'satanism' has again become an insult hurled at anything someone despises. Islam, Jews, Christians, LGBT, liberals, republicans, democrats, comedians, fidget spinners, pop music — all recently accused of 'satanism.' Wrong. We’re here to correct these intentional misnomers for the record."
When the account isn't directly responding to someone else's absurd claims about satanism, it's proactively posting quotes and resources on satanism for its followers.
Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite recent tweets from the Church of Satan. We highly recommend you give this account a follow for some major myth-busting (and for some good, old-fashioned satanic enlightenment).
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In response someone who wrote: "Church of satan sounds gay."
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From The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore.
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In response to someone who wrote: "Pretty sure Satan is behind the whole iron-on softball/baseball patch invention."
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In response to someone who wrote: "Thoughts on goat yoga trend @ChurchofSatan ?"
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In response to someone who wrote: "Trump is a Satanist."
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In response to someone who wrote: "Mayo is satanic."
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In response to someone who wrote: "Hi @ChurchofSatan what did satan do during Ramadhan?"
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In response to someone who wrote: "Racial supremacy is satanism."
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In response to someone who wrote: "Satanism is actually the worship of the ancient Anunnaki 'gods' and the secret religion of the Illuminati."
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In response to someone who wrote: "The song 'Sympathy for the Devil' by the Rolling Stones is the official anthem for the Church of Satan."
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