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The Satanic Temple on Monday contacted several school districts nationwide to announce plans to open “After School Satan” clubs at elementary schools in an effort to counter religious groups, The Washington Post reported.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/02/satanic-temple-seeks-to-open-after-school-satan-clubs-in-elementary-schools.html

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I did some further research to see exactly what these clubs will do. This is what they say:

 

The group says it hopes to counter the influence of Christian after-school programs, such as Good News Clubs, that have popped up at schools in the wake of a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for religious organizations to establish after-school activities at public school facilities.

 

The Satanic Temple this weekend unveiled plans for a network of after-school programs that focus not on worship of the Devil, but "critical reasoning, independent-thinking, fun, and free thought," according to the Satanic Temple's website.

 

The after-school program would emphasize the Satanic Temple's ideology of "Scientific Rationalism," described as "a scientific, rationalist, non-superstitious worldview." The Satanic Temple said it would prefer to exclude religious teachings altogether from school sites, but feels compelled to establish after-school programs to provide an alternative to Christian teachings.

 

"Twisted Evangelical teachings of The Good News Clubs robs children of the innocence and enjoyment of childhood, replacing them with a negative self image, preoccupation with sin, fear of Hell, and aversion to critical thinking," the group added.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/satanic-temple-after-school-satan-program-elementary-students/

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/satanic-temple-after-school-satan-program-elementary-students/

 

Los Angeles could be fertile ground for a Satanist after-school program. A self-proclaimed Satanist and former U.S. Marine recently ran to replace out-going State Senator Republican Sharon Runner in California's 21st District - which includes Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Apple Valley and Victorville -- and claimed about 12 percent, or 17,735 votes, in June's primary, although he failed to advance to November's election.

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Because this movement is supposed to uphold the human rights of its members, one really malicious article is using an association  logical fallacy argument to connect Jehovah's witnesses' efforts to maintain religious rights with satanist groups.  What this fallacy argument does is it  "asserts that qualities of one thing are inherently qualities of another, merely by an irrelevant association."  People who do not like Jehovah's witnesses could unfairly jump on this association  to justify their reasons for disliking us.   

 

 

https://verdict.justia.com/2016/08/04/satanic-temple-jehovahs-witnesses-common-champions-government-inculcation-belief

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_fallacy

 

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