Let me start by saying that I am speaking (writing?) on my behalf. Not on the behalf of other parents who are Satanist and certainly not on the behalf of The Satanic Temple. I have written and rewritten this post more times than I care to count. I came into this Satanic parenting blog idea thinking it would be easy, a breeze… It hasn’t. I wanted to show you how we are the same and yet totally different from other parents, easier said than done. I wanted this to be a place for all parents no matter your beliefs but that is pretty hard to do when others are throwing prayers for your damned soul in your face. It is also hard to do when you find a picture of your child plastered all over social media decrying him as evil, a witch. So, I very nearly gave up and let them win, but thought better of it. why should I be ashamed of who I am and what I believe in because it makes others uncomfortable.? The answer to that is, I shouldn’t and neither should you.
I like to think that Satanic parenting is parenting with “style”, that’s a joke you can laugh now. My life as a Satanic parent is jam packed with school, activities, laundry, cleaning, activism and lots (and I mean lots) of coffee. Did she just say activism? Yup, I sure did. You only have to go as far as The Satanic Temple’s website to see all of the campaigns that are currently in progress. Not only those listed on the website but most chapters have their own campaigns. From cleaning highways and waterways to gathering food and menstrual supplies for the homeless.
A Day In My Life
We home-school so mornings are probably not as hectic for us as it might be for another parent. My days are fueled by coffee so I wake up and fuel up before I wake the kids. Their days consist of school and homework, pretty basic stuff really. Besides the basics we are teaching them the core values (of the tenets) which are compassion, empathy, justice, respecting others, bodily autonomy and critical thinking, a HUGE shout-out to someone for the help on this subject (you know who you are). We are also getting our five year old ready for kindergarten and our youngest is learning his abc’s, colors, shapes etc. When I have some free time I like to catch up on my reading or find new and interesting crafts to incorporate into our school. After homework the day usually flies by with dinner, T.V time bath and bed.
We Are Not So Different
Remove all of the labels and what you are left with is parents who just want the best for their children. We want them to be safe and happy.To know that they are loved and wanted. To teach them how to be good and kind to to others and to stand up for what they believe is right. This is what any parent wants for their child and what brings us together. I hope that you enjoyed this post because i sure enjoyed writing it. Please feel free to share and as always Ave Satanas.