The Church of Satan has finally done it.
And, in the process, it has done a lot of things that are, I would argue, not just a lot more important than what it has been for decades, but more than what any other religion has done for generations.
As its spiritual leader, Tom Cruise has shown us that Satanism is still very much alive and kicking, just in a different form.
But, as with any religion that has been around for decades and has continued to grow in numbers, Satanism’s legacy is not necessarily one that has a clear direction or an established structure.
It can evolve, and it can change.
As Cruise himself said in a 2012 interview, “Satanism is not a single monolithic entity.
It’s not a church or a school or a political party or a religious sect.
It is an incredibly diverse group.”
It’s possible to create a hierarchy of groups within Satanism, but Satanism has not been a monolithic group.
Instead, Satanists are often divided into multiple sects.
It would be a mistake to try to describe all Satanists as monolithic, though.
There is a wide range of Satanism that does have a clear hierarchy.
This article examines how the hierarchy has changed over the years.