“Satan” After School Clubs: Atheistic Humanism Re-Clothed
Satan clubs are totally unnecessary;
Humanism already permeates public education.
The following information will shed light on the clever strategy used by After School Satan Club (ASSC) proponents, who, repeatedly, deny belief in the supernatural. Consider this: If they don’t believe in anything supernatural, they do not believe in an actual Satan or God or Creator or angels – good or bad. Therefore, they are atheists, who more accurately may be called “humanists.” The following statements solidify that point:
“Humanism is the denial of God, and the total affirmation of man.” – Karl Marx
“We are convinced that the time has passed for theism, deism, modernism, and the several varieties of ‘new thought.’ – Humanist Manifesto I, American Humanist Association, 1933
“Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful. They distract humans from present concerns, from self-actualization, and from rectifying social injustices. Modern science discredits such historic concepts as the ‘ghost in the machine’ and the ‘separable soul.’ Rather, science affirms that the human species is an emergence from natural evolutionary forces.” – Humanist Manifesto II, 1973
Considering those statements, public schools don’t need SASC. Atheistic humanism filled the educational vacuum when Christianity was kicked out. Think about the following:
“Humanism dominates philosophy of education” – Georgia Tech Technique Headline October 17, 1975
“Absolutely, we don’t believe in Satan. We’re definitely a nontheistic religion. We believe Satan is a literary symbol and device.” – Fred Mephisto, Satanic Temple Atlanta Chapter
“Satanic Temple co-founder Doug Mesner, known professionally as Lucien Greaves, says ‘Satan’ is just a ‘metaphorical construct’ intended to represent the rejection of all forms of tyranny over the human mind. We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of an everlasting other-worldly horror.”
– “Satan group seeks new kind of after-school club,” by Tim Darnell, The Washington Post, August 1, 2016
“All of the districts we’ve approached are nearby to local chapters of The Satanic Temple, and each school district has hosted, or is now hosting, Good News Clubs in their schools.” – Luciern Greaves, Co-Founder, The Satanic Temple
A clever ruse: Opponents of Christianity came up with a doozie of a name when they decided to combat Good News Clubs in public elementary schools with Satan Clubs. The Satan moniker elicits instant publicity and reactions that accurate terms – atheist after school clubs, humanist after school clubs – would never receive, but, reportedly, that’s what they are.
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