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Satansplain #030 – Logic & Fallacies, part 1

Presenting a 2-part special on the topic of logic and fallacies. Here in part 1, we’ll be going over what logic is and isn’t, why Satanists should care about this topic, and finally an introduction to logical fallacies.

Suggested sites:
https://infidels.org/library/modern/constructing-a-logical-argument/
https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com

00:00 – Intro / Why cover this?
06:05 – Why Logic?
08:51 – Logic intro, what logic isn’t, relevance to Satanists
15:40 – What logic is
16:58 – Inductive Reasoning
18:32 – No, it’s not faith
21:38 – Inductive Reasoning, continued
26:31 – Deductive reasoning: propositions & premises
32:27 – Deductive reasoning: Inference & conclusion
32:46 – Deductive reasoning: summary / example / set theory & circles
40:55 – Deductive reasoning: result types
44:03 – Fallacies: Intro
50:33 – Fallacies: Straw Man
52:58 – Fallacies: Personal Incredulity
53:38 – Fallacies: Black & White / Hoyle’s / Argument from Ignorance
59:06 – Fallacies: Shifting the Burden of Proof

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Satansplain #028 – Joining non-Satanic organizations, Church of Satan policy on crime, why Satanic Temple sucks

Bill reads some listener mail, covering topics such as Satanists joining non-Satanic organizations, the Church of Satan’s policy regarding illegal activity, and oh yeah, why The Satanic Temple sucks.

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Satansplain #027 – The 2015 Starbucks Red Cup and 2022 Ye (Kanye West) Controversies

With Christmas approaching, Bill reflects back on the 2015 Starbucks “red cup” controversy, which may offer a Satanic lesson on the zeitgeist, including the recent media hoopla on “Ye” Kanye West.

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Satansplain #026 – Unraveling the Freemasonry/Illuminati/Satanism Conflation

Freemasons, Illuminati, and Satanism, oh my! Why do so many idiots continue to conflate these three things? Bill digs deeper into the origins of these mix-ups in this follow-up episode to Satansplain #025.

00:00 – Intro
02:30 – Recap of Nigeria (episode #025) and continuation of “part 2”
04:01 – The “TL;DL” Summary
06:10 – The “Eyes Wide Shut” ceremony…
08:31 – …was not “a Satanic ritual”
10:20 – A closer look at “Eyes Wide Shut”
12:06 – The problem with the “Duck” test
13:54 – The Hurricane Katrina “Satanic Symbol” conspiracy theory
14:32 – Robes, robes, robes; theatrics, theatrics, theatrics
17:35 – To the holy rollers who are incapable of having an objective conversation on this topic
18:39 – Fraternal orders
20:56 – …which are not religions
27:13 – Origins of fraternal orders
31:19 – College fraternity experience and why jesus freaks hate fraternal organizations
35:05 – The element of secrecy
42:27 – Skull & Bones vs. (social) fraternities
45:05 – Conspiracy vs. conspiracy theory. Clique vs. secret “Satanic” cabal.
48:10 – The Illuminati
49:58 – “Da Joooos!”
55:19 – Leo Taxil and the origins of Satanic accusations against Freemasons
57:30 – Why the (superficial) similarity in symbols?

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Satansplain #022 – Satanic Ritual, Altar Tools 101

Satanic ritual! Are too many Satanists rejecting its formal practice, based on misconceptions? Is it as daunting of a task as some newcomers to Satanism perceive it to be? Addressing the choice (not) to ritualize, plus Satanic Altar tools 101.

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Satansplain #021 – Matt Walsh, Anime, Vandalism, “What others think”, Satanic Ritual

Satanic commentary on conservative Matt Walsh and anime. Also vandalism, “caring what people think”, Satanic ritual, Satanic films, and more.

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Episode #019 – Harvard Radio Interview (2016)

Hear a full, uncut 2016 interview from Harvard University radio on the topic of Satanism and the Church of Satan, covering the basics and beyond.

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Satansplain #018 – Closet Satanists, Eugenics, The Satanic Witch, For-the-Money Myth, Self-Improvement

In this episode, I answer several questions from YOU the listeners, regarding such topics as: being a closet Satanist in the corporate world, the Satanic Witch, eugenics, along with a bogus claim that never seems to die about about Anton LaVey, and finally some testimony on Satanism improving the lives of Satanists.