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 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.
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.
How can I find out more about what Satanic Australia is doing?
How do I get in contact with you?
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.