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A Look at the Children’s Book the Satanic Temple Can Now Legally Hand out in Florida Schools

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Due to a recent lawsuit to allow equal access to all religions into the public schools of Orange County, Florida, the Satanic Temple will now be handing out The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities, among other materials.

I wrote to the Temple’s publicist and asked if we could have a look. We can indeed. After doing so, I’m convinced the devil may indeed have the best sense of humor…

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Shouldn’t Cerberus have more than one head? Or is that the equivalent of the harsh parts of the Bible you don’t tell young kids about yet?

The book also includes word scrambles (which make positive words like “friendship”), mazes, and a connect the dots puzzle that teaches you how to draw a pentagram. It doesn’t actually say much about the religion itself, which actually hews closer to atheism while using demonic imagery. Or, as they put it:

The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will. Civic-minded, The Satanic Temple has been involved in a number of good works including taking a stand against the controversial and extremist Westboro Baptist Church. For more
information about The Satanic Temple, please visit http://www.thesatanictemple.com/

So who’s up for doing a Cthulhu book?

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist