Satanic Australia

WHO
WE
ARE

Welcome to Satanic Australia

Ave Satanas!
Satanic Australia’s mission is to bring Satanic change to Australia.

Satanic change requires activism – fighting for church/state separation, freedom of expression and bodily autonomy.

This involves issues such as access to euthanasia, removal of religious instruction in public schools, and to ensure women have access to voluntary abortion.

We provide the opportunity to meet with other free-thinkers, Satanists and secular activists in Australia, as well as supporting our Anzacs across the ditch in Satanic New Zealand
Activities: Group activities include meeting kindred spirits, learning about and discussing Satanic philosophy and activism, enjoying social occasions together, and taking political action for common goals. We are not a ritual or magic group.

Who is welcome: Local Satanists, freethinkers, atheists, humanists, secularists and others who share our belief in the Seven Tenets and wish to explore Satanic philosophy and activism.
 
 
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SEVEN
TENETS

Satanic Australia abides by the 7 Fundamental Tenets of The Satanic Temple

Core Beliefs
We are not officially affiliated with The Satanic Temple, but we share their core beliefs and mission: to facilitate the communication and mobilisation of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty.

We are a nontheistic religion and do not believe in a literal Satan; rather to us he is a potent symbol of rebellion against religious tyranny.
 
 
The Seven Tenets:

Compassion

One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.

Justice

The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

Freedom

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.

Autonomy

One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.

Reason

Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.

Accountability

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.

Wisdom

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.

FAQ

Answers to all of the questions you have about Satanic Australia.

Our Beliefs

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.

Our Motives

Why does Australia need Satanism?

By bringing Satanism to Australia, 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 practicing 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.

Our Affiliations

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 page.

Get Involved

How can I find out more about what Satanic Australia is doing?

You can check out our Facebook page where we post about upcoming events and other information.

How do I get in contact with you?

You can contact us via email at [email protected] 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 Australia.
  • 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 email us.

Please note that official membership is not necessary to participate in our events or come to our meetings, nor to consider yourself a satanist.

GET
ACTIVE

These are the current
campaigns & causes
we are involved with:

SATAN
NEAR
ME

Find us for meetups and local events.

Member Community
The main commmunity for Satanic Australia nationally is found online in our private Facebook group:

Sydney and Melbourne meet-ups and activities are co-ordinated through the national group. There are also two local groups for Adelaide and Hobart for co-ordinating activities with members: