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Two Queensland Families Are Trying To Get Satanism Taught In Schools

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Two Queensland Families Are Trying To Get Satanism Taught In Schools

Religious education is pretty standard in some way, shape or form at school.

But two families in Queensland want that lesson to be expanded to explore other types of religions, rather than just the big three.

Obviously, if you head to a religious school then the likelihood of mandatory lessons in another deity are slim to none, but the option is there for non-denominational institutions.

The families are pushing for satanism to be given a one-hour slot in the weekly lesson plan so that students can get a well-rounded understanding of all the options out there.

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The Noosa Temple of Satan revealed on its Facebook page that the parents have requested the lessons be brought in at Wilston State School and Centenary State High School in Jindalee.

While you might think this is absolutely outrageous, the Temple managed to get the Pentagram displayed at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital's multi-faith centre.

The Temple wants Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon allowed onto campuses in the state to teach the one hour lesson in much the same way Christian missionaries are currently allowed.

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A post on their Facebook page said: "The Satanic lessons will occur during classroom and non-Satanic kids will have to leave the room and stop normal lessons while Satanism is taught.

"Brother Samael is super excited about the opportunity to spread the tenets of Satanism to new generations of Queenslanders."

They have even instructed parents on what to do in order to drum up support for the initiative.

"One way is to complete the 'religion' section of your child's enrolment form," the post on Facebook reads. "On the form, simply tick the box to say that you want your child to participate in RI classes and then nominate 'Satanism' as the chosen religion.

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"An easier way is to simply email the school's principal to notify that your child's religion is 'Satanism' and that you want them to receive religious instruction from the Noosa Temple of Satan."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But it doesn't look like Queensland authorities are having a bar of any of this.

Education Minister Grace Grace said: "This is nothing but a stunt. Satanism has never been taught in Queensland schools, and it never will be on my watch."

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Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon hit back and warned their campaign is only just beginning.

"[Minister Grace] has no discretion. She has to allow us, or she must change the law," he said. "Say what you like about Satanism, but legally it is a religion.

"Satanists believe in a supernatural being, i.e. Satan. Even Christians believe in Satan.

"Also, Satanists have canons of conduct. Contrary to popular opinion, we don't sacrifice virgins, so our current canons comply with the law."

Featured Image Credit: The Noosa Temple of Satan/Facebook

Topics: Australia

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