Lorem Nathaniel nomen meum, et ego hodie loqui de Satanism, male maxime religionum semper, translated from latin one of the languages most used by Hollywood to depict Satanists means Hi my name is Nathaniel, and today I will be talking about Satanism, one of the most misinterpreted religions of all times. When most people think about Satanism they think about Latin speaking devil worshipers who sacrifice things from goats to babies. While this may have been true a few hundred years ago, it is now no longer like that and the Modern Church of Satanism tries to make sure that everyone knows that.
See, the current Satanic church is more of a form of Atheism or agnosticism. From their very own website, the Modern Satanic Church, says "The most important virtue in Satanism is the enjoyment of life. You are God. This is your world and so everyone and everything in it has been placed here for your own enjoyment." Anton Szandor LaVey the founder of the Satanic Church, while respected by the community his work is often seen as false. One of the main points of the church is to change the ways of old, they frequently test their old traditions and philosophies, and if it is not found to be useful, or doesn't serve a purpose, they are thrown out to make way for more functional teachings. One of the most important things that the church says, is that no matter what, A Satanist needs no church. They say "A person need only declare themselves as Satan and strive to be a god by living a Satanic lifestyle. Yet we must not deny our underlying nature as a social animal. To satisfy this need, the Modern Church of Satan created a community where like-minded individuals can congregate. It is incredibly fulfilling to be associated with others who thirst for knowledge and success, who are compelled to better themselves and who knowingly squeeze every moment out of life, living each day as if it may be their last."