After-School Satan Clubs—Neutral Programs to Help Kids “Think for Themselves”?

by Ken Ham on February 2, 2024
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

As you can see in the screenshots below, The Satanic Temple is targeting kids by establishing after-school Satan clubs within multiple states, ranging from Illinois to California to Kansas to Tennessee. But what are these after-school Satan clubs?

  • High School Satan Club
  • After School Satan Club
  • After School Satan Club flier
  • After School Satan Club

Here is what The Satanic Temple claims:

The Satanic Temple is a non-theistic religion that views Satan as a literary figure who represents a metaphorical construct of rejecting tyranny and championing the human mind and spirit. After School Satan Club does not attempt to convert children to any religious ideology. Instead, The Satanic Temple supports children to think for themselves. All After School Satan Clubs are based on activities centered around the Seven Fundamental Tenets and emphasize a scientific, rationalist, non-superstitious worldview.

Yes, they are a “religion” as they state. But “non-theistic” means anti-theistic.

It’s important to note there is no neutral position. One is either for or against Christ.

It’s important to note there is no neutral position. One is either for or against Christ. One builds their house (worldview) on the rock or sand. For instance, when someone claims there are no absolutes, that is their one absolute. A “rationalist” worldview is an anti-supernatural one, which means an anti-God worldview—an anti-Christian worldview.

The claim that they support “children to think for themselves” is ludicrous. Their whole motivation is to indoctrinate children into an anti-God religion—the religion of naturalism. It’s the religion of man worshipping man. It’s the religion of teaching them that man is his or her own god (Romans 1). They are imposing their particular worldview on children.

Parents need to understand the real nature of these Satan clubs—to indoctrinate children against the Christian worldview. They are anti-God religious clubs.

The logical outcome of this religion is believing that life ultimately has no purpose or meaning and when one dies, one ceases to exist. So what’s the point of it all anyway? You might as well be your own god, decide who you want to be, do whatever you want, write your own rules, treat people the way you decide to if you think you can get away with it—because “life is meaningless anyway.”

Really, it’s a fulfillment of Romans 1:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:18–23)

Yes, people are searching, but they’re looking in the wrong places and having their “foolish hearts” darkened in the process. And, even more tragically, they are trying to drag children along with them!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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