There has been a surprising amount of talk about religion this election cycle. Religious liberties — Mormonism — Catholicism (and how Barack Obama is the only Protestant of the four on the major tickets). There is still the “Obama is a Muslim” nonsense.
But nobody has been talking about satansim. The “Satanic Manifesto” written by Anton LeVey in the 1960s laid out a philosophy of individual responsibility and self-interest.
It regarded altruism and social welfare to be “sinful.” This is essentially the philosophy of the patron saint of the tea party — Ayn Rand. Although she described herself as an atheist, her objectivist philosophy held selfishness and rational egoism to be the highest morality and collectivism and Social Security to be a “sin.”
This is therefore satansim — the tea party religion.