NY Satanists Want to Place Statue of Satan on Oklahoma Capital Lawn Next to 10 Commandments
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Interesting
The Satanic Temple, a New York City religious group with a mission to “encourage benevolence and empathy” and a penchant for the pentagram symbol, has sought to donate to Oklahoma’s capitol its own statue: a seven-foot-tall image of a goat-headed Satan flanked by two adoring children."
"Other organizations have since followed suit. PETA now wants to hang a banner that encourages people to stop eating meat, the Universal Society of Hinduism wants to donate a statue of the Hindu deity Hanuman, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has asked to donate some sort of pasta-related memorial. Oklahoma, as to be expected, is not amused. In response to the flood of unusual memorial requests, the state voted to place a ban on new statues at the statehouse."
I don't associate benevolence and empathy with the Satanic Temple.
Is this a PR stunt or what? Atheists don't believe in Satan, right?
Correct, fixed title ;) Atheists don't believe in any religion.
I'm still floored that the Satanic Temple is promoting benevolence and empathy.
Or is that just them snarkily mocking?
I think it's definitely snarky.
See, it's things like this that give Satanists a bad name.
Another article stated that:
"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement. "The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."
In response to the Christian religions erecting a statue of the 10 commandments on the capital building's lawn.
But they're from New York!
Explains New York drivers. NOT BENEVOLENT.
If its is good enough for Katy Perry and Angelia Jolie (via Disney) it is good enough for Oklahoma.
Seriously, we are bombed by these images all the time and never recognize the history or impact (or non impact). Do you see what is arising from Baphomet's groin in the statue?
The army adopted this in 1902, and was then used by American medical establishment. (Originally the symbol for commerce. )
Anyway go back to your Taylor Swift videos.
Around 1:30 on this Ke$ha video but the whole thing is one "satanic" homage. Die young video. (I don't understands why that link changes)
It has been around forever, no reason to think it is not used now.