Hi, the best for this Indulgent New Year!
I have a question in relation to the Roman Numbers of Anno Satanas, we are now on XLIII, which is 43, but if the Church of Satan was born on 1966 and Dr. Lavey called that year the First year of Anno Satanas ( I Anno Satanas) isnt that to be then 42 (XLII) years now in 2008?
No, because 1966 is considered the Year One (and not the Year Zero). If you count by tens, it goes: 1976 - Year 11, 1986 - Year 21, 1996 - Year 31, 2006 - Year 41. Add two more years, and that makes 2008 Year 43, or XLIII.
Try to think of this year (2008) as the 43rd year in which the Church of Satan
has existed, as opposed to how many years have passed since its formation.