It’s important that children be given an opportunity to realize that the evangelical materials now creeping into their schools are representative of but one religious opinion amongst many. While the Good News Clubs focus on indoctrination, instilling them with a fear of Hell and God’s wrath, After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us. We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors.
I am surprised I didn’t think of this, since I ran a “cult” in high school that was essentially based on secular humanism (we were regarded as Satanists by the Christian club, however they came to that conclusion).
Despite the values put forth, would you let your children attend this program?