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On their websites, the Church of Satan and the Satanic Temple say Satan is a symbol, not a being

The groups reject holy sites, gods and other things sacred to most religions, but they place a high value on symbolism and art

They don't celebrate Jesus' birth, but on satanist says he spends time with family and "enjoy(s) the richness of life" on Christmas

Program note: They’re artists, community activists, intellectuals … and satanists. “This is Life with Lisa Ling: The Satanist Next Door” premieres Sunday, December 13, at 9 p.m., followed by a marathon of all Season 2 episodes.

CNN —  

When you think satanism, images of pierced, black-clad youths gathering at night, listening to hardcore death metal music and sacrificing animals may come to mind.

But you might be surprised to learn that many satan