Oklahoma’s Satanic Temple Design Unveiled

(C) Satanic Temple

(C) Satanic Temple

The Satanic Temple recently caused a furore by announcing plans to erect a Satanic monument outside the State Capitol. The organization has now unveiled the proposed design (at right). Those wishing to support their goal can help crowd fund the monument via an IndieGoGo campaign that has already raised more than half of the $20,000 target.

Here’s the video made by The Satanic Temple to support the campaign:

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  • echar

    How soon after this Satanic monument is erected, will it be defaced by christian extremists? My bet is on the first week.

    • thelettuceman

      More likely, they’ll make it a decision not to allow ANY religious statues in front of government structures. That’s the way of it, if Christians can’t have unbridled dominance in these matters, they won’t let anyone else have a chance.

      • echar

        From my perspective, that may be a win. Not so much for people donating to the indie go go campaign, though.

        Speculatively speaking, if what you say becomes so, I wonder where they would erect this monument in the stead of?

        • Jesse Morton

          I wonder how many of the people donating to the campaign are simply advocates for the removal of the 10 commandments monument.

          • Calypso_1

            The Lord Works in Mysteries Ways.

    • Calypso_1

      I’ll raise you on the first 24 hrs.

      • echar

        This begs the question of how it will go down. Will it be some poorly sprayed graffiti saying something like jesus saves, accompanied by an upright cross?

        • Calypso_1

          I was thinking heavy equipment if not outright demo charge.

          • echar

            That would be more extreme, your refusal to indulge in my cultural humor is noted.

  • hotandbothered

    Keeping it classy Murrica, keeping it classy.

    • echar

      Do you mean ‘murica?

  • VaudeVillain

    Cancerous growths on their genitals? HOLY SHIT!

    Quick trivia question: anyone recall what Jesus did to the idiots that kept bringing money into the temple?

    • Adam’s Shadow

      I believe he whipped them out.

      • VaudeVillain

        +1 Gold star for being right. -1 Gold star for… I don’t know… violating my stupid, arbitrary rules.

        I’m practicing how to be a God for when I get my very own universe to rule with an iron fist and bizarre double standards. It’ll be tits.

        • I_abide

          Oh you’re Mormon?

          • VaudeVillain

            Reform Orthopedic.

  • Juan

    That’s pretty rad. Though I doubt very much that it’ll ever actually get built and installed. I’d love to see it though.

  • trompe l’oiel

    It’s a lot similar to how fundamentalists view a monument like the Georgia Guidestones. They believe in an all powerful God that creates everything, yet allow the schizophrenia of prejudice & human worldliness devalue anything that doesn’t fit into the bubble of morality they consider valid in the eyes of a God they do not understand.

    If God is as all powerful, forgiving and Loving as they claim, then it shouldn’t matter what kind of ‘idols’ people choose to invest their energy in, It must be part of Gods plan too, right?

    God must have known Lucifer would rebel,

    God must have known Kanye West would become famous only to make a total mockery of himself and hip hop.

    If there is a God, he is just, and a statue of Baphomet is probably a way for God to get some chuckles out of itself, because I imagine being omnipotent starts to get pretty humorless after forever happens for eternity several infinities over.

    alas, the schizophrenia of several millennium knows no reason beyond the spine of a book written by aristocrats with a lot to lose….

    This God thing is tricky business, definitely not for someone with a one track mind.

  • VaudeVillain

    I’m feeling helpful today, so I’ll parse through some of this textwall for you and try to give a meaningful response:

    “Its amazing how people can idolize the god of this world and deny the
    true God the creator…and then deny that they’re are two Gods one
    creator one destruct or…to erect a statue of one and deny the other
    exists?”

    Uh… ok. Idolize the who? Deny the what? I can tell you have a point, and I can tell you sort of made it, but I’m at a loss to what it was. Sorry. Maybe I’ll have better luck in the second “sentence” of your comment.

    Oh. Fuck my life. Alright, let’s break this down…

    “Lol..and atheists claim to have common sense…”

    Well, yeah, many do. That’s not really an exclusive feature of atheists, though. Not sure why you find this particularly funny, or relevant.

    “lol..atheists..er I mean Devil worshippers…”

    Ah, right. That makes more sense, sort of. You seem to be making the common, but somewhat absurd, assumption that atheists are devil worshipers. By definition, they aren’t, nor could they be. I suppose that a devil worshiper could *pretend* to be an atheist, or even vice versa, but one can’t really be both.

    Atheists, by definition, do not believe in deities and do not worship supernatural powers. Devil worshipers, by definition, believe in some variety of supernatural “Devil” figure and worship it.

    Certainly you could believe that by choosing to disbelieve in any deity that atheists are effectively, if inadvertently, assisting devils or their worshipers. You could even believe that atheists exist only because devils and their worshipers have clouded their minds to the truth or whatever… but the two groups are still distinctly different.

    “if you worship self or idols you are sanctioning the destruction of life…”

    How is that true, exactly? I mean, by what mechanic does self worship or idol worship serve to necessarily sanction the destruction of life? For that matter, what makes you think that either of those groups are alone in sanctioning the destruction of life? The Bible contains a plurality of stories wherein God, His Chosen People, heroes and champions, great kings, and other persons of apparent faith and righteousness not only directly sanction the destruction of life, but actively participate in such destruction. If sanctioning such a thing is Bad, then why does God do it so often?

    “why even read this site and pretend to care about life if you have no
    interest where it came from..its purpose..or where were headed..”

    Perhaps this site contains articles or information on other things about which such a person does care? More importantly, what makes you think that anyone is so disinterested, regardless of their personal beliefs? Less importantly, how do you know what this site, or its regulars, talk about or read about or care about?

    “if all nonbelievers believe life is meaningless and pointless and
    random..why so interested in the good and evil consistantly discussed on
    this site?”

    It seems that the rather obvious explanation is that not all nonbelievers think that life is meaningless, pointless, or random. I’m also unconvinced that there is consistent discussion of good and evil on this site, but until your conditional statement can be proved affirmative, which I strongly contend it cannot, that remains essentially irrelevant.

    Hope that helped!

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