Ole Wolf - The Emperor’S New Religion Church Of Satan
The Church of Satan has caused outrage and extensive
media attention since its inception as the boldest
champion of Satan in the “occult explosion” peaking
in the 1960es, and for better or for worse has become
synonymous with modern Satanism. It asserts that
Satanism is a unique philosophy distinctly tailored
to man’s life on Earth which, if followed, has the potential
to increase the follower’s earthly success.
This paper investigates the Church of Satan, its
ideology, and its practices, and observes that the
Church of Satan includes the same dynamics as can
be observed in many other religions. In addition, the
Church of Satan appears to deliberately mislead its
members via conflicting policy statements and communication.