Extra curricular school activities run the gambit of everything from artistic to religious. If you’re not currently in school I’d ask you to put yourself back there for just a second. You wake up in the morning, get ready for class, and over breakfast this scene unfolds:
You: “I’ll be late home from school today, mom. I have my after school club.”
You: “No! God, no! Satanic worship, Mom! It’s Satan club today!”
Mom: “Ok, Sweety, Don’t forget your robe and ritual dagger!”
According to the New York Post the Satanic Temple of New York City wants to introduce an After School Satan Club to NYC kids between 5 and 12 years of age. Lucien Graves, co-founder of Satanic Temple of New York City, tells the post that the club would aim to teach kids to “embrace the iconography of Satan and still lead a moral life.”
You’re thinking… “That can’t be legal can it?” Well, yeah, it is. The Department of Education can only ban clubs that are discriminatory, something these Satan Clubs definitively would not be, quite the opposite. They will offer reading and art projects based around their seven fundamental tenets including “One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason” and “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
That doesn’t sound too bad right? …or is it that positive message just a ruse from the father of lies? What do you think guys? Let us know in the comments.
Featured image source: [washingtonpost]