What The Satanic Temple is and why it’s opening a debate about religion

"Members of The Satanic Temple do not believe in God or the devil. Its beliefs are articulated in 'the seven tenets.' These tenets emphasize reason and science as well as values such as compassion and justice." - The Conversation

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What kind of religion calls itself by a being they don't even believe in? I lean toward the view that this is pretty much a club organized around a malicious purpose (breed confusion about religion and religious liberty and promote extreme secularism). 

On the other hand, belief that there is no God is a religious belief. All humans who give the ultimate questions any thought at all are religious in that sense. But as far as groups go, I'd call it a "secularist club with a few quasi-religious beliefs."

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