JOHANNESBURG-(MaraviPost)-The First Satanic Church which was commenced in February 2020 has now been officially registered in South Africa last month, May 2020.
The church’s mission is to educate the public on the Satanic Religious Board and to clear certain misconceptions regarding Satanic practises as well as Satanic fear.
The co-founder of the Satanic church in South Africa, Riaan Swiegelaar, says the registration has taken them 4 years to succeed. The church has a council comprising of 7 people dedicated to representing Satanism in South Africa.
Speaking on radio, Riaan Swiegelar said, “When I discovered Satanism by myself, it wasn’t really an organized organization. And there was no representation so I had to find my way, through the dark, so as to speak, till I met fellow Satanists and we became a very close-knit set of people. So it’s important to have a group that resonates with the philosophy and be able to meet”.
According to Swieglar, who grew up in a strong middleclass Christian household.
“the main philosophy of Satanism is undefiled wisdom of oneself and living completely free of the guilt invoked by other religions as a result of natural human instinct”.
Sweiglar said his family have no grudges against him for his choices.