The Satanists strike again


The Satanic Temple, seems to be expanding its sights yet again as they seek to counter every Christian encroachment in the public sphere by demanding that their own religious symbols be given the same privileges.

In addition to the application to put their statues of Baphomet on the Oklahoma capital grounds, demanding that they be exempt from complying with state policies on abortion counseling because it violates their sincerely held religious beliefs, and requiring a Florida school district to distribute their literature to all its students, they have now succeeded in getting a diorama depicting an angel being expelled into the flames of hell added to the holiday display at the Florida state capital. There it will join the Festivus pole made of beer cans, a decoration honoring the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and a banner a put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation that says “Happy Winter Solstice.”

Last year, Gretchen Carlson and others at Fox News totally flipped out just over the Festivus pole. I am waiting to see what they say about the Satanist diorama shown below.

satanist diorama

Comments

  1. busterggi says

    Marcus – maybe, after all it had to be understood by Christians so they couldn’t make it too sophisticated.

  2. Jockaira says

    I think it was deliberately designed to show just how tacky religious displays can be. Symbolically, it shows much.

  3. Mano Singham says

    forestdragon,

    The two signs by the flames both contain this verse from the Bible (Isaiah 14:12): “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!”

  4. raven says

    The two signs by the flames both contain this verse from the Bible (Isaiah 14:12): “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!”

    Which BTW, has nothing to do with satan. That verse refers to a Babylonian king who was oppressing the Jews and then had some of his own misfortunes.

    It’s due to a bad translation and the tendency of xians to invent their religion as they go along.

    I’d give sources but it was discussed on Ed Brayton’s blog a day or two ago. Even Calvin and Luther knew this.

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