Not-So-Satanic Values

Joseph Laycock in an op-ed wonders if Satanists can affect political change in society. Things just keep getting stranger and stranger. The Temple of Satan has made its fame by taking advantage of religious freedom laws to pass out Satanist coloring books and erect a giant statue glorifying Satan along side the 10 commandments. Laycock investigated the Temple of Satan: Since its founding, TST has waged a highly active campaign to demand greater separation between … Continue reading

The Sky’s the Limit: An Overview of the Human Potential Movement and Motivational Seminars

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 16) You have unlimited potential.” “Success comes from within.” “Empower yourself.” These and other similar phrases are used to publicize and market seminars originating from what is best known as the Human Potential Movement. This movement arose in the 1970’s and 1980’s finding fertile soil in the ambitious and success-oriented ’80’s. The seminars promote personal power, improved self-worth, and team cooperation … Continue reading

A Big Plan for a Small Planet: The Humbug Manifesto 2000

(This originally appeared in the Winter 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal) By Sarah Flashing & Joy A. Veinot Many people faced the new Millennium with a sense of dread and apprehension. What would happen to the world in our new century? War? Famine? Economic collapse? Armageddon? We have now survived Y2K, so perhaps millennial fever will cool down for a time. Perhaps the rosy optimists will have the upper hand for a time—at … Continue reading