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(Orlando Sentinel)   The Florida Capitol has displays honoring Festivus, the Nativity, atheism, and even the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but not Satanists; shockingly, their proposed display was "grossly offensive"   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 35
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2013-12-19 08:52:46 AM
Technically Satanists are a sect of Christianity.  Without Christianity, they would not exist.
 
2013-12-19 08:53:30 AM
And this is why you don't have any displays. If you allow one you have to allow them all
 
2013-12-19 08:59:32 AM

rev. dave: Technically Satanists are a sect of Christianity.  Without Christianity, they would not exist.


And technically, Christianity is a sect of Judaism.
 
2013-12-19 09:00:52 AM

JosephFinn: rev. dave: Technically Satanists are a sect of Christianity.  Without Christianity, they would not exist.

And technically, Christianity is a sect of Judaism.


Yes, very true.   At least Athiests have their own semi-religion, like communists.
 
2013-12-19 09:04:19 AM

rev. dave: JosephFinn: rev. dave: Technically Satanists are a sect of Christianity.  Without Christianity, they would not exist.

And technically, Christianity is a sect of Judaism.

Yes, very true.   At least Athiests have their own semi-religion, like communists.


So everything's a sect of Zoroastrianism?
 
2013-12-19 09:04:38 AM
FTA:  "a diorama of an angel falling into hell. A sign on one side of the display referenced Luke 10:18 including the line, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."

Yes, how dare those Satanists quote from the Bible.

Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.
 
msP
2013-12-19 09:04:51 AM
They let my group (the Tallahassee Atheists) put up our sign because it was tastefully designed and at least merry. The satanist one involved a depiction of hell, so I can understand how it was deemed inappropriate for the season. FSM may not be relevant to the season either, but at least it's silly and lighthearted. The capitol isn't religiously discriminating, they just didn't feel like it was in the holiday spirit to put the satanist display up.

Our group tossed around the idea of tongue in cheek and mildly offensive displays but that idea got dropped early because that's not what it's supposed to be about. Plus we knew we wouldn't be included.
 
2013-12-19 09:07:07 AM
Did their display look anything like this?

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The reason I have to ask is because yet again we have a news story about an image without actually being shown the image.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-12-19 09:12:27 AM

PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.


My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.
 
2013-12-19 09:13:31 AM

jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.


My religion precludes me from believing that Florida is home to intelligent beings.
 
2013-12-19 09:15:25 AM

jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.


You mean the house of mouse ISN'T the capital of Floriduh? Damn!
 
2013-12-19 09:21:24 AM

thepostess: jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.

You mean the house of mouse ISN'T the capital of Floriduh? Damn!


Heh, it might as well be :)

Actually, I was just too lazy to re-click the article, so I just looked at the tag up there on the left, my bad.
 
2013-12-19 09:38:55 AM
From an earlier article: An application from the Satanic Temple is still under review after it was submitted incomplete and last week a Deerfield Beach resident Chaz Stevens placed a 6-foot pole constructed from Pabst Blue Ribbon cans as a monument to the fictitious holiday Festivus in the Capitol.

Will there be Hell to pay with whichever minion wasn't more fastidious with Satan's paperwork?  Either way, it looks like it was denied anyway.

Now, where is the Saturnaria display?
 
2013-12-19 09:41:02 AM

jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.


Huh, I didn't know retards had their own religion. ( queue 'The more you know' spot)
 
2013-12-19 09:41:13 AM
Satanism is a religion.


I don't think I've got this "trolling" thing down yet.
 
2013-12-19 09:41:51 AM

StrikitRich: Now, where is the Saturnaria display?


Put the Saturn back in Satanism.
 
2013-12-19 09:48:45 AM

jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.


That's been attempted a few times, in fact.    Unsuccessfully, hence the "new" Capitol Building is affectionately known as "Askew's Erection."  (sf. former Gov. Reuben Askew.)

/the current Gov. is on Satan's Honor Roll
 
2013-12-19 10:00:58 AM

msP: They let my group (the Tallahassee Atheists) put up our sign because it was tastefully designed and at least merry. The satanist one involved a depiction of hell, so I can understand how it was deemed inappropriate for the season. FSM may not be relevant to the season either, but at least it's silly and lighthearted. The capitol isn't religiously discriminating, they just didn't feel like it was in the holiday spirit to put the satanist display up.

Our group tossed around the idea of tongue in cheek and mildly offensive displays but that idea got dropped early because that's not what it's supposed to be about. Plus we knew we wouldn't be included.


Krampus FTW; older than Jesus and seasonally relevant.
 
2013-12-19 10:03:17 AM
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2013-12-19 10:05:39 AM

msP: They let my group (the Tallahassee Atheists) put up our sign because it was tastefully designed and at least merry. The satanist one involved a depiction of hell, so I can understand how it was deemed inappropriate for the season. FSM may not be relevant to the season either, but at least it's silly and lighthearted. The capitol isn't religiously discriminating, they just didn't feel like it was in the holiday spirit to put the satanist display up.

Our group tossed around the idea of tongue in cheek and mildly offensive displays but that idea got dropped early because that's not what it's supposed to be about. Plus we knew we wouldn't be included.


I work at the Senate, and had to get my picture taken with him. He blessed me with his faux-noodley appendages.
 
2013-12-19 10:25:48 AM
Not to be overly critical, but I really think the best way for the Satanists to go for a display would be an angelic statue/painting/representation of Lucifer, looking all bad ass with a flaming sword held aloft. It covers the theistic Satanists, the Luciferian types that consider the Morningstar a Promethean symbol for human knowledge and freedom, and can't really offend anyone legitimately if it's a nice piece of art.
 
2013-12-19 10:31:58 AM

Facetious_Speciest: Not to be overly critical, but I really think the best way for the Satanists to go for a display would be an angelic statue/painting/representation of Lucifer, looking all bad ass with a flaming sword held aloft. It covers the theistic Satanists, the Luciferian types that consider the Morningstar a Promethean symbol for human knowledge and freedom, and can't really offend anyone legitimately if it's a nice piece of art.


Word. That does sound kind of bad ass.
 
2013-12-19 10:57:33 AM
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2013-12-19 11:15:39 AM
I'm loving how it's "Satanists" instead of Satanists, like no one could possible be for real about a religion based on "the Devil", but the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is just the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
 
2013-12-19 12:00:29 PM

rethian: I'm loving how it's "Satanists" instead of Satanists, like no one could possible be for real about a religion based on "the Devil", but the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is just the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


Im sure someone will come in and correct me, but satanism has always struck me as a reactionary religion for people who just want to do the opposite of the norm. Flying spaghetti monster is ridiculous but that's the point.
 
2013-12-19 12:25:47 PM
How do you honor atheism? Is it just a patch of empty lawn? Or maybe it's just an annoying neckbeard ranting at everyone for having fun.
 
2013-12-19 12:33:25 PM

rev. dave: Technically Satanists are a sect of Christianity.  Without Christianity, they would not exist.


I guess displaying something that looks like hell is scary. Better to just use our church words for that and only in church
 
2013-12-19 12:44:55 PM

jbc: PunGent: Bend over, Orlando, there's a lawsuit heading your way, and you're gonna lose.

My religion precludes me from believing Orlando is the capital of Florida.



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2013-12-19 12:53:05 PM
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Define "grossly offensive"...
 
2013-12-19 01:10:46 PM

miniflea: Im sure someone will come in and correct me, but satanism has always struck me as a reactionary religion for people who just want to do the opposite of the norm. Flying spaghetti monster is ridiculous but that's the point.


i have a friend that other people call a satanist, but who calls himself a spiritual luciferianist. it's about a different perspective on god as a whole. Lucifer is the light bringer. so it's not really a reaction but rather an alternative interpretation.
 
2013-12-19 01:24:38 PM
That thing is offensive. Not conceptually though, visually. It looks like a bunch of eight year olds made it, or possibly worse than something eight year olds might have made. I mean for fark's sake at least actually try. You may be satanists, but damn.
 
2013-12-19 02:09:00 PM
But I worship the Goddess Hermaphroditey.
 
2013-12-19 04:09:42 PM
ALL SHALL KNEEL BEFORE HIM! (from the comments section):

All this may seem obnoxious to some and hilarious to others but the festive column of beer cans and the artwork from the Church of the Flying Carbohydrate King are actually good reminders of how Christians were Mocked from the Beginning.
Fellow jews laughed at the young Fellow and said "Isn't that Joseph's son the carpenter?"
They made a crude crown of thornbushes to mock the very idea that He could be any sort of King.
The Roman governor in charge all but smirked at the rabble rouser standing before him, and let Jesus the Nazarene know who the real boss was, saying: You know I have the power to execute you, or set you free.
So the mocking and smirking continue Today, and will do so until the Appointed Time.
When every knee shall bow.

/Jesus, when will the Evangelicals come down off the cross?
 
2013-12-19 04:40:04 PM

caddisfly: ALL SHALL KNEEL BEFORE HIM! (from the comments section):


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2013-12-19 07:20:07 PM
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