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Any particular feelings about this seven-foot statue of Satan, with angel-wings & adoring children?


This is a depiction, by the Satanists Temple, of the statue which they propose should be (and may be) erected next to the monument of the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Do you like it, dislike it, or are you indifferent? Are you OK with the adoring children as part of the monument? If so, why? The statue, by the way, depicts Baphomet, an androgynous creature.

 

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    savvydating 2 years ago

    jlpark, the commandment is: If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy. As for having all religious symbols, it would get crowded. Christianity has influenced the underpinnings of American life, thus the 10 commandments.


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    JThomp42 2 years ago

    Yes, you do Freddy


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    junkseller 2 years ago

    Humanism in no way believes that there is no consequence of ill-deeds. It simply believes that they matter here and now and for real, rather than as an abstract ledger one carries around for an alleged deity.

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    savvydating 2 years ago

    Very thoughtful answer, lone77star. I would add, however that some Creationists accept evolution--probably the majority, with the caveat that God is still the creator of all... At any rate, I agree with all of your adjectives!

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    savvydating 2 years ago

    The Christian Bible and the 10 commandments specifically, have affected the underpinnings of American Society and it's laws. This is why we are so cognizant of what is fair. It's a historical fact, Link.


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    Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) 2 years ago

    But...but Anthony Hopkins was a totally bad-ass Odin!!


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    Lybrah 2 years ago

    The man dying on the cross stands for our redemption and grace. While it is gruesome, it's meaning is completely a different story.


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    savvydating 2 years ago

    Thank you for your input, esatchel. The real goal of the Satanists is to have the 10 commandments removed. It is not improbable that they will succeed.

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    JThomp42 2 years ago

    How can you say to allow this to be put up when the Ten Commandments are being taken down all across this country because they offend those who do not practice Christianity? Is this the direction in which you want this country going in?


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    junkseller 2 years ago

    The general public is pretty ignorant. Like those who think this group actually worships Satan. Exposing that ignorance (along with hypocrisy) is their point, so congratulations.


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    Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) 2 years ago

    Even if they managed to get this statue built, it would probably end up vandalized/destroyed within the first day anyway.


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    savvydating 2 years ago

    JThompson. That's the thing. What the symbol represents. Satanists and/or humanists see the devil or "horned god" as a symbol of balance and not evil, and that is where the Christians disagree--for sure!

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    savvydating 2 years ago

    Hi Lady Guinevere. It looks like everyone is evenly spit on the subject of this symbol (of Satan). Absolutely, Jesus said to "love others." At the same time, he was no stranger to reproof either... so the question is, when does a symbol become more?


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    savvydating 2 years ago

    Funny you should mention the Nazi symbol. Satanists use the SS symbol in their churches. They are also inordinately fond of swords, which they hang all over their church headquarters, for whatever reason. Thank you for commenting, Lybrah.


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    savvydating 2 years ago

    I hear you. Stange that Satanists call themselves something they say they don't believe in. Weird. I'm pretty much over the whole moral relatiavism thing. It twists the truth, and that is what I find disturbing.


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