Earlier this year in Orange County, Florida - in order that a balance opportunity for religious education be given to schoolchildren - a judge allowed this:-
"Florida schoolchildren are being handed a colouring book which shows off the beliefs and values of one of today’s lesser-known religions – worshipping the devil.
The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities offers simple, educational exercises, such as drawing an inverted pentagram round an image of our dark master, Satan.
The book, produced by the Satanic Temple, is actually being handed out in schools – but the point isn’t to make youngsters offer their souls to the Dark One.
The book was produced after Florida’s conservative Christian school board allowed Bibles to be handed out in schools, but banned atheist books such as ‘Why I Am Not a Muslim,’ and ‘What on Earth is an Atheist?’
Thinking on their feet, local anti-religion groups produced the Satanic book of activities – which the religious school board is now obliged to hand out.
Whether this results in a new crop of souls pledged to Lucifer remains to be seen"
"Whilst not agreeing with the content of the topic - the Principle is a sound one - Freedom of speech allows opinion, and we are ignorant without education.
When it comes to Faith however there is great hypocrisy - a number of Religious tenet promotes - "You are an individual,-. But - follow this pathway".
As one of Pagan (Not Satanist!!) My Credo is a simple one "Harm No one - But Take No Shit! - It's my Hippie roots/rite of youthful passage
Be it Christian, Catholic, Buddhism, Muslim, Rastafarianism etc = any other form of Spiritual solace - that to me should be in an environment of appropriate surroundings - Schools are for academic enlightenment - and whilst the case could be put that it has a influential effect on Historical, Geographical, Political understanding - then it follows that "Allow one, Allow all" is a reasonable one"
..... Comments and Thoughts? = Welcome