Satanism is NOT a Religion

Satanism is NOT a Religion

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CJ Godley started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Problem
The Satanic Temple or any devotees of satan are not and cannot be considered a religion, neither can they be granted tax-exempt status.  By definition, religion acknowledges a deity.  Satanism, by its own admission, acknowledges no deity.

Solution

Do not allow the Satanic Temple and/or any devotees of satan to be granted status of "religion". The Supreme Court has long-interpreted religion to mean "a sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to the place held by God in the lives of other persons."  


Personal story
The history of religious tolerance in this country has been generous.   It cannot, however, be the case that religious tolerance should be stretched to include things which are anti-religious by definition, which are antithetical to the definition of religion, or which tear down distinctions between religion and mere coteries. 

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