Not right now! I’m busy doing my own thing right now and trying to advance my career. I got places to see and a person to be. There are a lot of responsibilities that come with a kid that I am just not ready for yet and I know that, which is why I’m waiting. So, these thoughts are coming from somebody who isn’t a mom and couldn’t imagine what it is like to be a parent at all.
If you’d like to hear from real Satanic parents, I recommend The Raising Hell Podcast because it is amazing. I’ve been listening to it for around a year now and I’ve loved every episode. Each of the guests Milton brings on are smart, funny, and bring amazing new insights to the world Satanic parents live in on the daily. Over the episodes I’ve come to love his kids, who he will tell stories about and will pop up from time to time because kids do what they want. The podcast has taught me a lot about parenting and Satanism, too, and what it means to be a member of the Church of Satan. His podcast is one of the reasons I decided to take the step to send in my Active Membership Application. (Thanks, guys! HS!)
WARNING: All of the views expressed in this blog are my own and I do not speak for other members of the Church of Satan, nor the Church of Satan itself!
One of the questions I’ve gotten ask as a Satanist is how I will address this issue if I have kids. First thing I say is that being a Satanist isn’t an “issue”, so it shouldn’t be approached as something negative. Since people assume “Satanism” is the equivalent of “Evil”, they use words such as “issue” because their brain is telling them that I might feel the need to hide my religion from my kids because they feel I should feel shame for being a member for the Church of Satan. I’m not. This allows the way we approach the subject of religion with a child much easier and something that shouldn’t be feared.
The next thing I ask is if they would ask the same question to a Christian. The person I’m speaking to always ends up looking a little taken aback but it’s a fair question and I know the answer. It’s no. Most people assume that a Christian family will raise their children in the faith. That’s just normal and how the ideas of gods exist in the 21st century.
Then I answer their question in two parts. Will I keep Satanism secreted away from my children? No. They have a right to know something that personal about their mother. Will I raise them to be Satanists? No, because Satanists are born not made. But I will raise them to be satanic. I want them to have the confidence and self-love that comes with Satanism. There are a lot of great life lessons in Satanism and The Satanic Bible that people can use in their life even if they don’t identify as a Satanist or aren’t members of the Church of Satan. Hell, even for people who are Christian, Hindu, Islamic or any of the other ones that exist.
I won’t hide my books from my kids, but I’m also going to keep my ritual area somewhere private. That’s mostly because it is meant to be private and there’s some sharp shit involved. But if they ask me about it, I’ll answer them in a way that answers their question, but does so in a way that allows them to come to their own conclusions. I would also make sure that they are ready for the information. Kids can process information differently at different ages and maturity levels and you have to match what your telling them to where they’re at. It’s the same thing with my students. I can have the same lesson plan for my high schoolers that I do for my middle schoolers and teach it two totally different ways because they’re different age ranges.
I’m going to love my kids no matter what and I know I’m going to screw up a lot along the way, but I hope they grow up to be good people. I want them to know they are loved and they can come to me with anything. I hope I can keep them healthy but, hell help me, kids will get sick no matter how hard you try. They’re made of germs.
I can’t wait to meet my little devils and see who they turn out to be when they grow up.
Have a great night, my Darling Demons.