About Satanic Adelaide
What is Satanism?
Satanism is a non-theistic religion. This means that we, as Satanists, do not believe in a literal god nor devil. Instead, we see Satan as a metaphorical character that defines a way through which we should live our lives.
We practice a secular morality, and while we are not affiliated with The Satanic Temple, we feel that our ethics are well encoded in the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple.
Satanic Adelaide's mission is to bring a satanic change to Adelaide. We aim to achieve this through activism fighting for church/state separation, freedom of expression and bodily autonomy. This involves issues such as fighting to give people access to euthanasia, remove religious instruction in public schools and to give women access to abortions
Satanic Adelaide’s mission is to bring Satanism to Adelaide. While we are not officially affiliated with The Satanic Temple, we at Satanic Adelaide share their core values and beliefs; namely their Seven Tenets.
In bringing Satanism to Adelaide, we hope to build a satanic community with the primary goal of social justice in mind. We welcome the support of Atheists, Humanists, Free-thinkers and anybody who wants to lend us a helping hand.
Satanic Adelaide accepts the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple, although we continue to welcome other forms of satanism!
One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.
One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.
Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you believe?
We are a non-theistic religion. We do not believe or worship a literal Satan. We regard Satan as a metaphorical symbol of rebellion against tyranny. We embrace rational inquiry, critical thinking, scientific knowledge and understanding, and individualism.
What is your moral code?
Our moral code is clearly expressed by the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple. Our focus is on reason, justice, freedom, autonomy, scientific belief, accountability and mindfulness.
Do you believe in anything supernatural?
We do not believe in the supernatural, magic or any superstitions. We are non-theistic and do not worship any gods. To do so, would contradict our moral beliefs as we are opposed to serving arbitrary authority.
Do you perform satanic rituals?
Some of our members perform personal rituals, while others participate in small group rituals as part of a gathering. While we do not believe in the supernatural or superstitions; we perform rituals because we find them fun, it helps to build a strong sense of community within the group, and many of us just like the aesthetic.
Despite what you may have heard in the media, Satanic rituals do not involve human or animal sacrifices.
Do you endorse drug use?
We support bodily autonomy (the right to do whatever you want with your body), so long as it does not infringe on the freedoms of others but we do not support criminal activity. Therefore, if a particular substance is illegal to consume, we do not endorse its consumption.
Can you make me rich or help me sell my soul?
No. We do not actually believe in the devil, or worship the devil, so we cannot help you get rich or to sell your soul.
Why does Adelaide need Satanism?
By bringing Satanism to Adelaide, we want to build a community that can stand up for the separation of church and state, bodily autonomy, as well as fighting for religious freedoms and the freedom of expression. We also hope to engage with the community through various activities and events such as: activism, political action, local causes, social gatherings and meetings.
Aren't you just anti-christian?
No, we are not opposed to anybody practising their religion, as long as they are not hurting anybody, or infringing on another’s rights and freedoms. We do, however, advocate for a strong separation of church and state and we believe that all religions should be treated equally by the law.
Is this an official "The Satanic Temple" or "Church of Satan" group?
No, we are not an official TST or CoS chapter, nor are we affiliated with them or any other branch of Satanism. We are a group of non-theistic Satanists that want to make a change in our local community. You can help us by liking and sharing our Facebook page and telling your friends about us.
Where can I find a local group?
If you live in Australia, there are currently a few groups that you may be able to join. Check out our chapters section below.
How can I find out more about what Satanic Adelaide is doing?
How do I get in contact with you?
You can go to the Contact Us section or contact Leon Bael, who is the spokesperson for Satanic Adelaide. You can contact him via email at [email protected], on twitter @satanicadelaide or via our Facebook page.
How do I Join?
To become an official member you must:
- Be a non-theistic satanist
- Agree to follow the seven tenets
- Reside in Adelaide, South Australia or surrounding areas
- Attend regular meetings
- Attend the majority of the events that we hold
- Be a member of our closed Facebook group
If you do not meet the aforementioned criteria but feel that you could put forth a strong case for why we should make you you an official member (e.g. you don't have Facebook), please use the contact form.
Please note that official membership is not necessary to participate in our events or come to our meetings, nor to consider yourself a satanist.
Satanists will be rolling up their sleeves to help save lives, in a nationwide blood drive being held from September. Australia’s first Satanic charity event will be held nationwide, and across the Tasman in New Zealand, to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and get involved with their local communities.
Please keep in mind that the fastest way to contact us is through Facebook Messenger. If you cannot message us there, use this contact form and give us up to 5 working days to reply before sending another. Please ensure you check your junk mail as our emails may go there.
As our contact form is currently not working, please contact us at [email protected].