Finally! Satan Comes to School! Kind of!

Acadia Einstein


You know how when your kids get out of school way before you get out of work because school is useless?  Well what are you gonna have them do for a couple hours before you have to give them rotisserie chicken while you are on a conference call with the boss and some jerk who is never gonna buy anything?  (BTW, I have no idea what it's like to have kids so I will just assume that's what you do because you are probably terrible parents).

You probably answered something boring like 'play a sport' or 'get a part time job' or 'become sexually active'.  And if you are super lame and live in Oregon, you might have said: 'Attend Meetings of the Good news Club'.  Because they are super boring.  So some guy started a Satan club and it is now a viable alternative ACCEPTED BY AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!  Finn Rezz who is one of the leaders of the local chapter of the National Satanic Temple does not like the Good News Club, which describes itself as:

The Good News Club is an after-school club put on by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, "a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living."

Obvious nonsense!  What will the Satan club do?

In August, Rezz told us that the After School Satan Club will promote "benevolence and empathy for everybody."

And that their program would focus on:

"science and rational thinking"


What the hell kind of Satan club is that?  More like a nerd club.  You ever see a Hieronymus Bosch painting full of benevolence and empathy?


The only science in here is the science of Mr. Skeltal Dooting those sinners' dootles.

So I guess this story turned out to be sort of a let down.  I thought the bored youth of Portland, OR would be taught real juicy Satan stuff instead of just being latch key kids like we were. Instead, we get science Satan who teaches kids to be nice.  This had BETTER be a trick.  I can't believe Satan would do us like that.  The one guy you figure you can depend on, amirite?

I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. Julie
    September 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I would totally send my kids to Satan school if that was what they were “preaching”. I’m less Jesus-y and more science-y. Go Satan!

    • Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor
      October 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Those Bosch paintings always freak me out. My family lives in Portland. I’ll have to ask them what folks think of the Satan Club out there.

  2. Emily
    September 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Interesting read! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  3. diynige
    October 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Very interesting Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  4. NatureFootstep
    October 5, 2016 at 2:45 am

    cool, wonder what it´s classmates says 🙂

  5. indah nuria Savitri
    October 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    interesting picture indeed…love the tone, tho’ 🙂

  6. Silly Mummy
    October 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I agree that it is a bit less exciting than one might have expected! I like their ethos and reason for setting it up though -- would definitely send my kids to the Satan club!

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time.

  7. randommusings29
    October 7, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Haha, I guess they figured using that name would get them some publicity!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

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