October 29 in freethought history…

antonlaveyOctober 29, 1997 – Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan and the modern Satanist movement, dies in San Francisco, California, aged 67. LaVey’s brand of Satanism is an atheistic philosophy that sees Satan merely as a symbol of defiance to Abrahamic presumption, denies the existence of God and the devil, and embraces individualism, naturalism and libertarian principles.

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