The New, Old Theistic Satanic Temple.

Today I was using our Twitter account, @satanicadelaide (Follow us) and I saw something odd. The Satanic Temple’s official Twitter account, which I had always known as @satanicpsalms was now @satanic_temple_. My first thought was “That is a better name, though it could do without the underscores”; my second thought was “Hang on, how did they manage that?” See, I hadn’t manually followed @satanic_temple_, yet I was still following them. After some googling, I realised that you can actually change your Twitter username relatively easily; I expected it to be a lot harder.

My next immediate question was what became of the @satanicpsalms Twitter account; this is where things begin to get interesting! It appears that it became a Twitter account run by a theistic satanist.

Satanic Temple believes that God is supernatural and thus outside of the sphere of the physical. He created Satan to preside over the universe as His proxy.

However, the thing that caught my attention was that link: satanictempleinternational.com (Not to be confused with satanictempleinternational.org, which is an EU based non-theistic organisation.) Upon following the link, I was brought to a website that looked eerily familiar: The Satanic Temple (TST)’s really old website from January of 2013. It expressed theistic views that were backed up in a video of early TST members praising Rick Scott for allowing prayer in schools.

What, exactly, is going on here, and whether it is at all related to the recent break-off group — Satanic Temple International, isn’t really clear, but it does raise questions about who exactly is controlling the @satanicpsalms account and what they plan to do with it.


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