Declare your independence from superstition. Hail Thyself, and bring compassion and empathy into this world with a reasoned mind. We are godless, freethinking rebels. Blasphemy is our right.
Blasphemy Day, also known as International Blasphemy Day or International Blasphemy Rights Day, educates individuals and groups about blasphemy laws and defends freedom of expression, especially the open criticism of religion which is criminalized in many countries. In some countries, blasphemy is punishable by death, such as in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. As of 2015, at least fourteen member states of the European Union maintain criminal blasphemy or religious insult laws.
For Satanists, blasphemy goes a step further. It has become part of our individual religious practice.
“We identify with the symbolism of “blasphemy” as an expression of liberation from superstition. We bow to no Gods, & we reject all arbitrary edicts & unjust authority.” – Lucien Greaves
Blasphemy is not always practiced in the same way. For some, blasphemy is simply a means to get a rise out of someone who has different beliefs. Trolling others’ beliefs simply to entertain yourself and others is a non-religious form of blasphemy. These are best described as “Lesser Blasphemy”.
There are some “universal Blasphemies” that can both be “troll” and “Self-empowering” to a large audience. Some of the most common phrases: “God is dead” and “There is no God” can be personally empowering and indirectly blaspheme all theistic religions. These types of blasphemies can best be described as “Grey Blasphemy”.
Deeper, more meaningful acts of blasphemy CAN be considered ritualistic religious acts of self- empowerment. Usually this begins with the blasphemous act of rejecting supernatural beliefs and authoritative structures built on faith. It transitions into a deeply personal act of self-healing and empowerment.
We recall negative experiences wrought on us by those with supernatural beliefs and transform them into deeply empowering psychodramatic experiences. Some of this is to redirect the negativity out of our lives and back to the source of it, and prevent the same harm to others. All of the personally empowering, deeply meaningful blasphemy is best described as “Greater Blasphemy”.
Have an Infernal Blasphemy Day!