MISSION

 

The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.

We are a nontheistic religious organization, with congregations around the globe, including The Satanic Temple congregation in Washington State. Our congregation provide a place for like-minded people who identify as nontheistic religious Satanists to come together to practice their Satanism in various ways, including nontheistic ritual, community service, activism, and opportunities to socialize.

Sample Activism by The Satanic Temple

Part of our religious beliefs dictate that we stand up to religious tyranny in the public sphere via legal and other activism. For instance: Politically aware, civic-minded Satanists and allies in The Satanic Temple have publicly opposed The Westboro Baptist Church, advocated on behalf of children in public school to abolish corporal punishment, applied for equal representation where religious monuments are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict individuals' reproductive autonomy, exposed fraudulent harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners and claims in mental health care, and held After School Satan clubs alongside other religious after-school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations.