“You can certainly reach goals regarding very serious things through the use of pranks. People tend to think you are not serious, and underestimate you. This makes your cunning and trickery all the more effective if you need to employ it in order to realize a particular goal.” —Narratives 8(Loki): 9-11
The Narrative of Loki is the eighth chapter in The Satanic Narratives: A modern Satanic Bible, and introduces the aspect of Loki: representing the application of humor, fun, wit, and cunning in our endeavors.
Satanists don’t mind making mischief and mocking deeply-held beliefs. It goes hand in hand with independent thought and trying to stir up the status quo. We are the jester that speaks truth to power. We are the fun-house mirror held up to show the absurdity in society. We dare to start conversations that the rest of the world refuses to start.
But do not make the mistake of thinking Satanism is “nothing but” trolling, or that it is all a joke. Our beliefs are sincere and deeply-held belief, made no less so by the fact that we have a sense of humor. Our ability to laugh at any beliefs–even our own–is not a mark of insincerity. It is merely our embodiment of the aspect of Loki: the only god who dared to mock the other gods, and show them up for their absurdity.