The Satanic Temple Atlantic Canada is an affiliate congregation of The Satanic Temple, a non-theistic Satanic religious organization, an IRS-recognized church in the United States, and is actively working towards charitable status in Canada.

TST Atlantic Canada strives to be a space of conscious inclusivity in an increasingly exclusive society. Our goals are to support, encourage, and promote participation in the national campaigns of The Satanic Temple; to promote Satanic education within our congregation; to be a force for positive change within our community, and to provide a safe and welcoming community for marginalized members of society.

The Satanic Temple Believes in

Seven Fundamental Tenets:

The Satanic Temple believes in 7 fundamental tenets

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

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

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

IV 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.

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

VI 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.

VII 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We are the Atlantic Canadian congregation of The Satanic Temple (TST), a non-theistic Satanic religious organization and American IRS-recognized church with members all over the world. We represent the four Atlantic Provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador, and we are currently the only official chapter in the Atlantic Canadian Region.

Each province has its own hub city but events and socials are created with inclusivity in mind for our members and organizers to make every effort to rotate between the most populated areas. See hub cities below:

  • Nova Scotia: Halifax
  • New Brunswick: Saint John
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: St. John’s

Our ethos is based in the holistic application of the Seven Tenets, which you can read here. We recommend you read The Satanic Temple’s FAQs.

No. We do not believe in anything supernatural, nor do we worship any being.

Satan, to us, is a metaphor representing the unfettered pursuit of knowledge, personal liberation, and rebellion against arbitrary authority. Our Satan is the literary Satan of Anatole France, John Milton, and William Blake. It is not the evil being of Abrahamic mythology or Hollywood fantasy.
Similarly, we do not believe in or promote symbolic “evil.” We believe that things that cause unnecessary suffering are bad, and that things that alleviate suffering are good.

Our congregation holds monthly meetings, social events, and participates in a number of community projects and fundraisers that support both our local community and The Satanic Temple’s national campaigns.

If you are interested in joining our congregation but live in a rural setting or in an adjacent province but closer to our hub than your provincial chapter or Friends of Group, there may still be a place for you in our group. We do expect a commitment from you, even if you can’t attend meetings or events all the time. We encourage satellite members to donate time via work that can be done online.

We are a non-theistic Satanic religious organization. We seek to cultivate a space for like-minded individuals, working to mutually support each other in our growth as Satanists. Community engagement and mission-specific activism are essential components of what we do. If advancing our causes is not a primary reason you are thinking of joining, this is probably not the group for you.

The Satanic Temple (TST) is not a political organization, a parody/trolling religion, or a catch-all activist club for every progressive cause. While you might be very passionate about a cause and while your cause may be worthwhile, if it does not closely align with our Tenets and mission statement or if it does not promote or advance the mission of TST, you will not find traction for that cause here. We encourage you to seek groups that do.

If you are unclear on TST’s mission, please refer to the TST FAQ.

While some congregations require you to be a Satanist to become a member, we do not. We accept allies who agree with our ethos, the Seven Tenets, are committed to growing our congregation, and supporting TST’s national campaigns.

You should minimally understand what TST is, and what TST is not. TST generously shares knowledge, resources, and original content through our national websites and social media pages. We don’t expect you to be an expert on Satanism, but we do expect you to be self-motivated when it comes to learning. The more obvious it is that you are putting in the effort to learn, the more likely it is that people will be willing to help you learn more. If you are not sure where to start, check out the following reading lists:

The Satanic Temple Library

As Satanists, we embrace our outsider status and take pride in our heterodox views, perceptions, and positive assertion of our values. As a 21st century emergence, our lineage is rich and complex, with Classical, Enlightenment, Modernist, and Postmodern influences. Esotericism and occultism are in the mix, yet, our Satanism is derived from the Miltonic-Romantic and French Decadent literary traditions, and is thus political, intellectual, and artistic at its core. Our community supports a diverse range of interests, and each member is encouraged to develop their personal practice/path.

We expect members to help grow our congregations as well as support and further The Satanic Temple’s causes. This includes, but is not limited to: contributing to meetings and educational programs, helping with events, hands-on volunteering, and project logistics and planning. We do also realize that each of us are human and circumstances can change. We will work with you to stay a part of the group. However, we expect a level of drive and follow-through on your part.

Beyond engagement and time, we also uphold a code of conduct that every member is required to sign. We expect professionalism, common courtesy, and respect from those around you. We are all working for the same causes. If you are a member of the congregation, your fellow congregation members are your allies. Treat them accordingly. This group has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, bigotry, misogyny, transphobia, and the like. We strive to be an inclusive group for all people who agree with our Tenets and mission, and the safety of our membership is paramount. If you cannot abide by this structure, this is not the group for you. congregation leaders reserve the right to dismiss a member at any time.

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