Monthly Archives: August 2016

Drama Club, Chess Club… Satan Club?

The Washington Post reports that the Satanic Temple plans to introduce an after school program in public elementary schools.

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On Monday,  the [Satanic Temple] plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools… petitioning school officials to allow them to open immediately as the academic year starts. Chapter heads from New York, Boston, Utah and Arizona were in Salem on July 10 talking strategy, with others from Minneapolis, Detroit, San Jose, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Florida participating online.

If your reaction is “this type of worship has no place in public schools,” well then — you’re right.  

And that’s exactly how the Satanic Temple feels about ALL types of worship public schools. 

The group’s plan for public schoolchildren isn’t actually about promoting worship of the devil. The Satanic Temple doesn’t espouse a belief in the existence of a supernatural being that other religions identify solemnly as Satan, or Lucifer, or Beelzebub.

The Satanic Temple — which has been offering tongue-in-cheek support for the fallen angel in public arenas that have embraced prayer and parochial ceremonies — is bringing its fight over constitutional separation of church and state to the nation’s schools.

In other words.. if you’re still thinking “satan bad,” then you’ve missed the point. No type of worship belongs in public schools, according to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. All people should be free to believe whatever they want, and to practice that religion on their own time. No religion is “more right” or “more wrong” than others. Whatever you grew up doing undoubtedly “feels normal” to you. But remember — your normal is another person’s weird.

In America, no religion or belief system should receive preferential treatment over another. 

Beef Supreme is editor of the Idiocratic Post.