Portland School Allows Satanic Temple to Host 'After School Satan Club'
I don't believe in Satan. If you do, that is fine with me. Regardless, most Satanists don't even believe in a literal Satan, but instead see him as a symbol.
As such, Satanism is little more than secular humanism with edgy trappings.
The Portland chapter of the Satanic Temple has reportedly succeeded in bringing its "After School Satan Club" to an elementary school within city limits.
Finn Rezz, one of two heads of the chapter, told the Oregonian that the organization has been approved to begin its program, which focuses on "on science and rational thinking," on Oct. 19 at Sacramento Elementary School.
Rezz previously told the paper that most members of the Satanic Temple are atheists who see Satan as an allegory for free thought, and that the program is intended to promote "benevolence and empathy for everybody."
Far from posing a threat to the current status quo, Satanism tends to extol the very same values favored by our ruling elite: tolerance, liberty, and radical individualism. If these Satanists were truly rebellious, they would instead advocate traditional values and White Nationalism.
Satanism also promotes carnality and materialism – values antithetical to civilization. As the anthropologist J.D. Unwin demonstrated, a certain degree of temperance and sexual restraint is necessary for civilization.
Individualists ignore the fact that civilization is naught but the sum total of individual actions. And what affects the actions of individuals if not morality? In light of this, it makes sense to espouse values that are beneficial to society, rather basing one's standards on that which produces short-term pleasure and feelings of serenity.
The article continues:
The purpose, Rezz told the paper, is meant to counter "the Good News Club," an after-school club put on by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, "a Bible-centered organization.
"Across the nation, parents are concerned about encroachments by proselytizing evangelicals in their public schools, and are eager to establish the presence of a contrasting voice that helps children to understand that one doesn’t need to submit to superstition in order to be a good person," the After School Satan Clubs (ASSC) says on its website.
"Our goal, ultimately, is to place an ASSC in every school where the Good News Clubs, or other proselytizing religious groups, have established a presence," it said.
In August, the Satanic Temple of Seattle asked the Mount Vernon School District for permission to start an after-school program in direct response to the Good News Bible Club run by the Child Evangelism Fellowship at Centennial Elementary School.
Ah, combatting proselytizing with more proselytizing. How ironic.
To be fair, though, Evangelicalism is garbage. But replacing it with Satanism is far from ideal.
The article concludes:
Satanic Temple of Seattle spokesman Tarkus Claypool said a parent brought the Bible club to their attention because the parent was concerned the club was teaching children to evangelize to other children, according to the Associated Press.
Claypool said their curriculum teaches children logic, self-empowerment and reasoning, and they don't worship a deity.
School District Superintendent Carl Bruner said a 1991 Supreme Court ruling stated that if schools allow any organization to use school property, they must allow access to all organizations, religious and secular. He said the district will explore how to respond to the application.
While I doubt Satanism will ever become commonplace in American public schools, we must keep in mind that the dangerous aspects of Satanism – materialism, carnality, and radical individualism – are already staples of our degenerate zeitgeist.
If we are going to save the West and forge a new path for our race – one founded on excellence, virtue, and light – we must reject all philosophies that place the individual before the collective, elevate the base above the sacred, and espouse "tolerance" as the highest ideal.
"We're like, totally free-thinkers and stuff! That's why we believe in liberalism, tolerance, and whatever else the ruling elite promulgates!"