Monument Dedicated to Blind Idiot God Azathoth Appears in Oklahoma City

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A group of very dedicated pranksters (or cultists, or both) took their love for H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos to the extreme this week when they installed a large monument to chaos god Azathoth in front of Oklahoma City’s Paseo Grill. The granite monument is three feet tall and is adorned with a bronze plaque upon which is inscribed “In the Year of Our Lord 2012 Creer Pipi claimed this land for Azathoth.”

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  • Hadrian999

    pure awesome

  • Gergith

    Already removed apparently (according to the source linked). This totally oddly reminds me of the creation of the Georgia Guidestones. Except less legal :p

  • Haystack

    Future archaeologists are gonna be so confused.

  • The Well Dressed Man

    Let’s endeavor to carry on this practice of publicly honoring the elder gods.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Creer Pipi?
    wasn’t that Barry’s nickname in the Choom Gang?

  • kowalityjesus

    Like, I am a thick-skinned Christian, so this just seems retarded. But a lot of Christians have not been subject to the kind of rigors as me, so this is almost expressly for the purpose of pissing those people off, which pisses me off and anyone who is an antidisestablishmentarianist.

    I would put myself generally in a different category as those latter, but I can agree that this is a semi-substantiated mockery of mythos as it grows and perpetuates in a culture in general, and a puerile ignorance of those facts which dispose one to recognizing Christ as the savior of humanity.

    • Hadrian999

      everything should be mocked, if a little mockery can stop you then you don’t deserve to exist……and I’m really not sure what the Anglican church has to do with any of this

      • kowalityjesus

        antidisestablishmentarianism also has to do with church-in-state in general, not just victorian england. I agree, and if this were in good taste, I would support it, but like I said, it sounds moronic/asinine.

        • Hadrian999

          anything that breaks up routine or everyday order is a good thing, what’s not in good taste?

    • DesertSun59

      People who are addicted to a tribal Jewish myth invented by tent-living humans in the Bronze Age need to be mocked.

    • bobbiethejean

      You believe there’s a magical man in the sky who you’ll go to live with when your body parts from its magical soul, off to a land of perfect happiness and joy, forever and ever, which is a story you read in a book written by ignorant, cave-dwelling bronze age primitives who thought slavery was fine, selling daughters into prostitution was a good way to make dosh and settle debts, and stoning atheists to death was perfectly acceptable…… and you want us NOT to mock you?

      People declared open season on scientologists because of how patently ridiculous it is but I don’t see how Christianity is any better.

      • kowalityjesus

        Try not putting words in my mouth. What do YOU believe?

        People declared open season on scientologists because they were clearly emptying bank accounts and destroying lives. Even though it is besides the point, Christianity kicks the shit out of just about everyone as far as their track record in deaths and suffering leveled via religion/philosophy. Christianity creates harmony, charity, and well-being among people. Like, how could you not agree with that? Besides the compelling evidence and cultural assent behind the idea of Christ as Savior, how could you decry it simply by virtue of what it and the people who carried it have done for your fellow man, for (probably) your ancestors, for western civilization, and now in different places around the world (south america, africa, korea, etc.)?

        • bobbiethejean

          Try not putting words in my mouth.

          “Like, I am a thick-skinned Christian” I didn’t put words in your mouth, YOU put them in your mouth.

          What do YOU believe?

          I believe my position is the most defensible. I do not believe in gods because I have never been presented with any evidence that led me to believe belief in god is reasonable. However, I am open to the possibility that there may be gods out there and I also challenge the definition of “god.” So basically, I am an agnostic-atheist. I don’t believe in gods but I admit I don’t know and I am open-minded. That being said, I don’t brook nonsense and I’m sorry but the bible is patent nonsense.

          Christianity creates harmony, charity, and well-being among people.

          HHHHHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! HAHA. HAHAHAHAHHAhAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

          I’m sorry, but which planet did you say you were living on? Because I’m living on the planet where, um….. crusades. Yeah. That happened. And don’t forget, Gott mit uns!

          • kowalityjesus

            anything that has typed faked laughter will automatically not be read, thank you.

          • bobbiethejean

            Which is your way of ignoring the fact that I pointed out an extremely fucking huge flaw in your argument. YAY! Christianity spreads peace and love and flowers and hugs! No. No, it really doesn’t.

            Firstly, there was that whole passage where Jesus describes himself as a sword that will tear families asunder. There’s also all the lovely passages about hell. Not to mention the fact that god is kind of a tyrannical bastard who killed a fuck lot of people for objectively illogical reasons. I could keep going but I don’t really think you want to hear it and I’ve made my point so good day.

          • kowalityjesus

            damnit, I read it, ok

            I don’t want to argue with you because I know from experience with tangling with your sort that I will get NO WHERE, and it is extremely trying to come up with responses to all your points which will undoubtedly have merit. I have a passing knowledge of Christian history which is enough to know that I agree with the values, generally, and accept the dogma, even if there is something of a spotty humanitarian record (which I will say far outdoes A LOT of other religio-philosophical traditions). I think Christians deserve to be looked at in a slightly kinder light, though you are entitled to your opinion.

          • bobbiethejean

            Ok.Ya know what? I don’t much like it but I find this acceptable. And actually, I apologize. There are more courteous ways to challenge belief. Sometimes it’s hard for me to be pleasant about these kinds of things for a long, LONG list of reasons but that’s not much of an excuse.

            Honestly, as angry as I can get about certain aspects of faith and belief, I could happily live alongside Christians as long as they don’t try to force me to believe what they believe. Correct me if I’m wrong but you are not the type who would force it, are you? It would seem not? By “force” I mean pass legislation mandating belief in or adherence to Christian tenets.

          • Matt Staggs

            I can totally related to what you’ve been through. I grew up in a messed up situation living in a tiny repressive Christian-oriented community, and it took me YEARS to get past my blind rage and realize that being a vindictive prick to people didn’t help anyone, including myself. Now I’m much more of a live and let live kind of guy, and I try to have a healthy respect for other people’s beliefs and why they might have them. It wasn’t fair of me to paint everyone with the big “You believe that because you’re a dummy” brush, because hell, I’m a dummy too, sometimes. I think it helped for me to meet some really intelligent, kind and tolerant religious people instead of the abusive fundamentalist boneheads I grew up with. I still don’t profess any particular religious faith, but I give the respect (and love) that I get, and try to remember that we all have values we share, even if they’re just “Take care of my family, enjoy a beautiful day and find some kind of meaning in this crazy little one-way trip we’re all on.” I’m still learning.

          • Lookinfor Buford

            Learn not to deny the origin of your ethics and values. Judeo-Christianity invented them.. They weren’t discovered. They were propagated by the aforementioned (yes including in the crusades). Just ask yourself this, “if I had grown up in another part of the world, beyond the reach of Christianity and possibly dominated by some other religion, or lack thereof, would I still have the same values”? The answer will be a resounding ‘No’.

          • kowalityjesus

            No I have already established that I do not sleep in the camp of the antisisestablishmentarians. ; )

          • bobbiethejean

            Sometimes I think I must be like one of those abused animals that bites out of instinct but once I know you’re not out to get me, I can actually be quite snuggly. :B I would defend your right to believe what you believe so long as you would do the same for me. Even if your beliefs are obviously anti-antisisestablishmentarian. :P

          • kowalityjesus

            aye, matee. Its weird, I had a dream last night that I was on the trail of some criminal driving away in his F-350 and I came to the beach at night and thought there was a raccoon but it was a cat and we had some scuffles but ended up frenz. Also, don’t worry that I replied to your Fukushima comment, I am just using you to get to the top, lol!

            Matt and Ted have an disinfocast on yt and they talked about how even though certain people don’t get along on this website, if we were all in the same room having a drink no one would be fighting and everyone would get along famously. I am sure we have much more in common than any of us would think.

          • bobbiethejean

            Oi. Not that I expect any asspats or anything but…..

    • Haystack

      I don’t see what this has to do with Christianity.

    • Matt Staggs

      These are entirely fictitious entities. There is no Azathoth, and I mean that in the sense that it was a “character” referenced in a bunch of horror stories. It would be like me claiming my cul-de-sac in the name of the Wolf-Man. (Be right back: Claiming my cul-de-sac in the name of the Wolf-Man.)

      • Adam’s Shadow

        My cul-de-sac has been claimed in the name of the Beer Gods: they’re the only thing that all of us can agree on.

      • kowalityjesus

        my problem is that it is clearly a mockery of Christianity. And perhaps my reaction was too visceral because of that, as now it seems more harmless and poignant than before. But it still has insulting and condescending contextualizations toward the general public and religious people in general. It is moderately insulting and dumb to me, but it could be jarring and/or disturbing to many. Which I know I’m not in the company of people who are pro-censorship, so I guess I am just trying to moderate the climate with a dissenting voice… : (

        • Matt Staggs

          I don’t agree with you, but I respect your opinion and I appreciate that you’re sharing it.

        • The Well Dressed Man

          Is it the “Year of Our Lord” part that seems like an attack to you? I’m curious. There’s a snarky anti-Christian bent in popular culture these days that I feel to be unfortunate, (so many other religions to pick on,) but I’m having trouble seeing this monument as such an act.

          • kowalityjesus

            I guess it can be said to be generally iconoclastic in its mockery, an insult to whoever holds the philosophy of the numinous day. It glorifies lesser gods, and makes their worship acceptable which will end in destruction for many people. I want to give you evidence for why I have a problem with this, but the issue transcends rationality.

          • Calypso_1

            Your God is a Lesser god.

          • kowalityjesus

            no YOUR God is a lesser god.

          • Calypso_1

            I don’t have a[ny] G/god/s. Thank you for your response.

          • Calypso_1

            However, I have generated several lesser beings of Ensethyiolth who will be supplementing certain states of being which are generally disagreeable to practitioners of your status. Be forewarned of the ensuing tumult within yourself as it is not solely of your own creation.

          • kowalityjesus

            thank you for your forewarning, cryptic though it might be, the name of Jesus shall protect me. Credo in unum Deum

          • Calypso_1

            Are you sure you are spelling it correctly?

          • kowalityjesus

            if my knowledge of Bach does not fail me….aye

          • Calypso_1

            Counterpoint & Cryptography. Always an attempt towards the ineffable.

          • kowalityjesus

            I tried to read “Godel, Escher, and Bach” but my attention span and ability to pierce dense literature failed me quite miserably. I ended up giving it to my Uncle, who says he has already read it and he has found the ideas magnanimous, but the writing opaque. Thanks for the suggestion though. : )

          • The Well Dressed Man

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

            I should give that book another chance. I tried to analyze “Art of Fugue” for theory as a sophomore music major with untreated adhd. It did not go well.

          • kowalityjesus

            The disposition appropriate to appreciate an old school discipline like fugue is akin to being able to take a pickax and bore through granite. The path is arduous, but it is laden with precious stones.

          • Calypso_1

            Ouch, had you taken any counterpoint yet?
            The much shorter & harmonically more precise BWV 578 upon which its theme is based would be a better place to start.

          • The Well Dressed Man

            :) we were just getting into counterpoint. I was still struggling to sight read, having learned by ear. Writing 4-part was an abstraction to translate into fumbling fingers and then back to the page. I was way over my head, but my ear is so good that I could bluff my way through all the assigned work… Getting cocky with Bach was the end of that though.

          • The Well Dressed Man

            edit – parallel 5ths

          • bobbiethejean

            But effing is so much fun!

          • kowalityjesus

            I’m sorry I can’t stop laughing at my own response to that, but how many people died on the basis of that argument? hundreds of millions? billions?

          • The Well Dressed Man

            I think I get it. To a true believer, this might be perceived as idolatry or paganism. While there are some occultists who may consider Lovecraft’s elder gods to have some existential basis, this strikes me as a rather secular sort of lit prank, the sort of shenanigan i might have pulled for what I’d see as harmless giggles. I wonder if much of the iconoclastic content that turns up in these forums could cause similar offense. I’m curious about your perspective because, while I’m very much a secular humanist, I feel motivated to find some reconciliation with the Christian faith as a part of my cultural heritage. It seems strange for someone descended from Pentecostal holy rollers, but I’m interested in the way some secular Jews and Catholics seem to remain deeply connected to their churches.

          • kowalityjesus

            Succinctly, Orwell would call it ‘doublethink,’ but its ‘trust in God’ to believers.
            Dogma is tricky. I have a heavy interest in science, and at some point, I have to give up trying to rationalize a belief as one would come up with evidence to support a conclusion. My hypotheses and presumptions will ferment with time, but I am more than happy to call Jesus my savior. I have knowledge of God prior to my Christianity, and though I don’t have any evidence “off” of this earth to prove it, I believe that this God who made Himself known to me un-contritedly is the God of the Universe, the God of all creation. I take Jesus’ word more seriously than I do conciliation with the Church in this light. Regardless I am very regularly instilled with the knowledge that most any moment/event that we concern and involve ourselves in is pregnant with meaning and saturnine beyond any human comprehension. One should not marvel at my faith; I admire those more deeply who have not seen and still believe.

          • The Well Dressed Man

            I respect your acknowledgment of the boundaries of rational certainty as well as your faith.
            Having been exposed to the crazier elements of evangelicals from an early age, I went from angry occultist to angry atheist. The more comfortable I became with atheism, the less angry. Atheism as simply not actively believing in God, compliments agnosticism, the acknowledgment that I don’t actually know. I find in this perspective a great deal of security, in that I don’t (usually) feel attacked by other’s belief systems as I have nothing to prove.
            I definitely have had some “paranormal” experiences, but have no specific belief as to the source. Consciousness is intertwined with spacetime in such a subtle manner. As a student of physical science, I marvel at the deep structure of the observable universe, and sometimes suspect a “higher intelligence” at work. Perhaps I’m on my way to some sort of Deism.
            There’s something very forceful and primal in the deification of Christ. Elements of the faith including the trinity, crucifixion, virgin birth, and communion seem (to me) as echoes of older mystery cults.
            As a metaphor for this humanist, the mystery seems to be a tale of father and son, the resurrection an immortal consciousness passed down the generations.

          • Matt Staggs

            I’ve tried to involve myself in the “Mystery Cult” element of Christianity, particularly through involvement with the Episcopal church, only to find that no one took that stuff as seriously as I do, and weren’t especially interested in the rich metaphor and symbolism. It’s hard to vibe on the ancient “Eat the flesh of the god” ritual when there’s a pack of chortling seniors gossiping in the next pew over. The priest was also a bit indifferent. I tried to get into a discussion about the “meaning” of pain a la CS Lewis when I was going through a rough patch. His answer to why things happen was “Um. I don’t know.” Nice work, padre. Go back to planning the next church social. I hope your superficial faith is of great comfort next time YOU have a little trouble.

          • kowalityjesus

            Priests and pastors can sometimes be the least satisfying people to talk to. I will say however that I have felt the holy man effect from a brush of the hand with a deacon. I understood what it meant when the hemmoraged woman was. healed by the touch of Jesus’ cloak

          • kowalityjesus

            Yes religion and the subtle worlds just a hair’s breadth away are something only rarely observable, depending on the circumstance.

      • Pete Wason

        Given an infinitely-sized universe, or infinite finitely-sized parallel universes, or.. (whatever, you get the point), then Azathoth *does* exist, somewhere. I see no problem with erecting a monument to something that exists *somewhere*, but not here.

    • Andrew

      I may be wrong, but you don’t seem thick-skinned to me.

      • Calypso_1

        Agreed. More cultured & erudite, but the sensitivities are an equal eristic to status quo fundamentalist ego inflation.

      • kowalityjesus

        in the sense of being used to people regularly calling into question my faith and generally being “blasphemous” yes. When I tell people that I am a Catholic and they are sensitive about what they say around me, I always chuckle and think “if only you know what I deal with on the internet hahaha”

        no but you’re right, I am like a will of the wisp to be blown over the second I step out of the shadow of God.

        • Andrew

          If people talked in real life like they write on the internet, the murder rate would rise exponentially.

          • kowalityjesus

            lulz

  • bobbiethejean

    I know it’s probably Creer pip-ee but I read it as Creeper Pee-pee and cracked myself up like a doofus. I probably shouldn’t read Disinfo articles upon just waking up.

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