“The Demons of Satanism & the Religions of the Nontheistic”

Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves writes:

Theistic religions often only differ from nontheistic religions, at their core, only in degree of intellectual humility. We identify with our mythology, our values and ethics are contextualized by our understanding of Satanism, but we view all knowledge as provisional, as we religiously believe in the value of intellectual exploration and open inquiry. To favor a theistic viewpoint over nontheistic viewpoints, as government officials now propose to do in offering exceptional privileges to “religion” while trying to narrow religion’s definition to exclude nontheism, is an unconstitutional and anti-democratic effort to reduce the civic capacities of the freethinking in favor of the dogmatic and incurious. It is absolutely, fundamentally, and unforgivably authoritarian.