Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor Islamic Azad University

2 Assistant Professor and member of the faculty of the Department of Political Science, RobatKarim Branch, Islamic Azad University


The Satanic Bible  of Anton LaVey is one of the most important and influential books published in the United States among various currents of satanism. This book contains extremist ideas in challenging many of the prevailing moral and religious norms of American society, as well as promoting humanistic ideas centered on radical moral and social freedoms to strengthen human desire and instinct and to deny moral domination. Undoubtedly, this book was written under the influence of modern and postmodern intellectual traditions, and the influence of many anti-normative and anti-religious ideas can be seen in this; But the influence of Nietzsche's critical thinking on Christian ethics and European culture, as well as the promotion of the idea of the superhuman as the creator of life values and his praise of Nietzsche's anti-normality and invincibility, can be well seen in Satanic Bible of Anton LaVey. LaVey uses the idea of the death of Nietzsche's god, which heralded the end of Christian morality in Europe, as well as Nietzsche's critique of Christian nihilism, and inspired by Nietzsche's Dionysian view of the concept of Satan as opposed to the concept of God in religious culture as a symbol of libertarianism. Abnormality is used in order to praise the natural and physical desires of human beings and tries to challenge the denial and humiliation of human instincts in Christian morality by praising the value of life.


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