Nine Satanic Statements (Church of Satan)
Source: The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey
Please Note: The Nine Satanic Statements were the sole creation of Anton LaVey, founder of the 'Church of Satan' and author of 'The Satanic Bible'. This ethical code was neither formed over time by a culture or community, nor agreed upon by members of a group, and as such might seem a little out of place in a section on Ethics and Codes of Conduct. However, the the Nine Satanic Statements have been provided here as an interesting contrast and comparison to the Codes of Ethics of Pagan organisations due to the common misrepresentation of Pagans as Satanists. (It helps to know exactly to what and whom we are being compared)
Whilst the authors of this site agree that Satanism is NOT a Pagan Path and do not endorse some of the practices of those who CLAIM to be Satanic, it is a valid choice of Path for those who have choosen it. We each are drawn to our own Paths for our own reasons and as such Practitioners of this Belief system should have their choice of path respected, as should practitioners of any Path, regardless of whether it appears valid to us as an individual or not.