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(The Raw Story)   I'll see your Ten Commandments monument and raise you this 7-foot tall statue of the Satanic Goat-Lord Baphomet   ( rawstory.com) divider line
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2014-01-06 07:33:46 PM  

FlashHarry: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

i love the children on either side. a nice touch.


Just don't sit on his lap.  that would be a bad thing.
 
2014-01-06 07:34:50 PM  

Confabulat: Lee451: If atheists,satanists,et al wanted to make a statement, they would take the money they are raising for the goat statue and use it for a real cause, such as the child who cannot blink and needs $20K just to be diagnosed (other link/thread). These people are proud to be harassing Christians when they could be doing actual good.

How much did the Ten Commandments monument cost?


The monument cost about $10,000, and costs to pay for the materials of the base and other work was about another $10,000, Ritze said.
 
2014-01-06 07:35:57 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Zeus gets no love!!! I propose the following!

[vincentloy.files.wordpress.com image 550x784]


Respect my god too.
susannagalanis1.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-06 07:36:01 PM  
I've got 4 crotch fruit and for kicks I raised each one in a different religion. One Buddhist, one Lutheran, one Muslim, one Jewish.

/our favorite holiday is thanksgiving
//good times
 
2014-01-06 07:37:11 PM  

thotpoizn: I'm not so interested in the Satanism (or whatever other mob of the righteously indignant) vs. Judeo Christian controversy.  What irritates me is the folks who DON'T live in or care about Oklahoma, wanting to erect their monuments here.  Yeah, I get the whole equality argument, so fine - let the Oklahoma chapter of satanists put up the monument they want.  This is clearly not that - it's just some obnoxiously self-important damned yankees wanting to troll a state they are unlikely to ever visit, because tee-hee equal rights herpaderp.  Trifling and pettiness; please go screw up your own state capitol, kthxbye.

/ Yes, I live in OKC
// No, I don't really give a damned if someone puts up a statue of Baphomet or the monkey god or whatever else
/// Jeez, don't you people have something better to do?!?


The article addresses that... there are Satanists in OKC who support it, and want it to happen. There's definitely a local interest, with a bit of funding from out of state and elsewhere like anything (Prop 8, anyone?). They're just careful about not being named publicly, because Christians are ever so loving there, and might hurt them if they knew.
 
2014-01-06 07:37:38 PM  

Pitabred: The Why Not Guy: Lee451: If atheists,satanists,et al wanted to make a statement, they would take the money they are raising for the goat statue and use it for a real cause, such as the child who cannot blink and needs $20K just to be diagnosed (other link/thread). These people are proud to be harassing Christians when they could be doing actual good.

Your point goes both ways. Christians could do a lot of actual good with the millions they spend running ads against marriage equality.

It actually goes the other way a lot more... Christianity puts a lot of money into Evangelical preacher's coffers, the Vatican, etc., all which could be going to actually helping people but is instead used to build bigger, shinier buildings and buy bigger, shinier cars, houses and things for the preachers.


Don't forget the money they pay to the kids who were raped by priests and they lawyers they paid to limit the amount the child rape victims can recover and the money they paid the rapist priests to leave their positions quietly and the money they paid to shuttle a facilitator like Cardinal Law out of the country.

Oh, and don't forget how expensive it is to actually find and tap and transport the miracle spring water.

3.bp.blogspot.com

//And it's all TAX-FREE!
 
2014-01-06 07:37:48 PM  

comslave: FlashHarry: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

i love the children on either side. a nice touch.

Just don't sit on his lap.  that would be a bad thing.


FTFA:

"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond. The statue will serve as a beacon calling for compassion and empathy among all living creatures. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation," spokesman Lucien Greaves explained.
 
2014-01-06 07:41:58 PM  
Let Christians have their idolatry for all I care. If for some reason their book holds true hell will be a little easier laughing at the vast majority of Christians weeping and gnashing teeth when they get there.

/you knew me not
 
2014-01-06 07:42:46 PM  

Mugato: Just don't pretend these are those people's actual religions.


All christian religions are just a bunch of New Age cultists who couldn't handle original Judaism so they perverted it to their will. "Oh, noes, we need a more approachable, pussified deity. I know, let's make up this Trinty bullshiat so we don't have to admit that we're violating the first commandment even though we totally are to the extent that some of us don't even mention God, but only Jesus." Yeah, that's a totally legit actual religion.
 
2014-01-06 07:43:22 PM  

Pitabred: The Why Not Guy: Lee451: If atheists,satanists,et al wanted to make a statement, they would take the money they are raising for the goat statue and use it for a real cause, such as the child who cannot blink and needs $20K just to be diagnosed (other link/thread). These people are proud to be harassing Christians when they could be doing actual good.

Your point goes both ways. Christians could do a lot of actual good with the millions they spend running ads against marriage equality.

It actually goes the other way a lot more... Christianity puts a lot of money into Evangelical preacher's coffers, the Vatican, etc., all which could be going to actually helping people but is instead used to build bigger, shinier buildings and buy bigger, shinier cars, houses and things for the preachers.


Check out the latest Catholic Church that just opened about 14 months ago a few miles down the road from me.

http://catholicphilly.com/media-files/2012/10/bl-teresa-outside.jpg
 
2014-01-06 07:46:45 PM  

rudemix: Let Christians have their idolatry for all I care. If for some reason their book holds true hell will be a little easier laughing at the vast majority of Christians weeping and gnashing teeth when they get there.

/you knew me not


Well sure they do practice idolatry but they don't have to do it on public land.
 
2014-01-06 07:47:00 PM  
I'd prefer a statuary tableau of Baphomet as Miley Cyrus twerking into Aleister Crowley/Robin Thicke's loins.
 
2014-01-06 07:47:03 PM  
Hail Stain
 
2014-01-06 07:47:45 PM  
i.imgur.com

I'm not sure if any of my male fertility gods are SFW, so I'd like my Aztec god of fertility on the lawn too.
 
2014-01-06 07:49:15 PM  
I see your God, and raise with U235.

jagatplay.com
 
2014-01-06 07:51:25 PM  

Oldiron_79: Hail santa


i1.ytimg.com
Noo!
 
2014-01-06 07:52:11 PM  
www.nuclearblast.de
 
2014-01-06 07:57:04 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I see your God, and raise with U235.


The model they used was of Fat Man; and Fat Man was plutonium, if I remember right.
 
2014-01-06 07:58:48 PM  
As long as the Satanists are getting in there, I'd like to propose we erect a statue in recognition of Alpine pre-Christian religions, i.e., the Krampus.

http://www.theofantastique.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Krampus.png
 
2014-01-06 08:06:45 PM  
I want a giant Golden Apple on the Texas Capitol Grounds. It seems perfectly cromulent for the location.

HAIL ERIS!
 
2014-01-06 08:07:06 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 482x638]


Dammit! I had just put that game behind me.
Now I has a sad.
 
2014-01-06 08:18:55 PM  
What would they do if the Satanist statue just shows up in the middle of the night right next to it? Maybe coordinate with other to drop off Buddha and FSM statues at the same time for an extra bit of FU.
 
2014-01-06 08:19:52 PM  
www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com

Freedom of Religion!
 
2014-01-06 08:27:43 PM  
chinastudygroup.net

webmonkees.com
 
2014-01-06 08:31:51 PM  

bluenovaman: What would they do if the Satanist statue just shows up in the middle of the night right next to it? Maybe coordinate with other to drop off Buddha and FSM statues at the same time for an extra bit of FU.


Well the thing isn't it. If Oklahoma wants their capital to be a place for religious displays they have to allow all of them.
 
2014-01-06 08:34:03 PM  
The effigy is flanked by statue children smiling in wonder at Satan, and he is himself a chair so you can sit in his lap?  ROFL.  Even as a Christian I find this hilarious.  These dudes can troll.  I'm all for it.
 
2014-01-06 08:39:17 PM  

RexTalionis: [chinastudygroup.net image 628x799]

[webmonkees.com image 775x1024]


Oh pretty I don't know hoe to translate that into a statue but I bet those would look nice hanging in the OK capitals foyer in a prominent place.

I also really like my White Tara statue
www.dharmasculpture.com
 
2014-01-06 08:40:00 PM  
not one pic of the bull [baal] on wall street?
fail me farkers you do
 
2014-01-06 08:42:39 PM  
Lord Phallus would be better

images.artistdirect.com
 
2014-01-06 08:50:24 PM  

FlashHarry: [www.rawstory.com image 615x345]

i love the children on either side. a nice touch.


EPIC trolling.  Holy crap, these guys are pros lol.
 
2014-01-06 08:50:54 PM  

Badmoodman: letrole: Paganism is not a Religion.

This is probably where you should consult a dictionary.


He's technically correct, Paganism's a category of religions in Christian doctrine, not a single religion with a unified theology.

Basically, there are three ways to not be Christian according to Christianity:

Pagan/Heathen - you follow a non-Christian religion that was around before Christianity was invented (the Aesir, Marduk, etc) in your region
Atheist - you don't follow a god/religion at all
Heretic - you follow a non-Christian religion (or branch doctrine) that was invented  after Christianity was introduced to your region

So... yeah, there you go I guess.  Worshiping Frigga makes you a pagan, worshiping Satan makes you a heretic.  Get it right, yo.
 
2014-01-06 08:52:23 PM  

Mugato: None of our laws are based on the ten commandments anyway, except stealing and killing (and the killing one is highly negotiable)


English Common Law had way more to do with the origins of our current prohibition of stealing and killing than anything some escaped slaves happened to write down in the middle of the desert.
 
2014-01-06 08:54:27 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Badmoodman: letrole: Paganism is not a Religion.

This is probably where you should consult a dictionary.

He's technically correct, Paganism's a category of religions in Christian doctrine, not a single religion with a unified theology.

Basically, there are three ways to not be Christian according to Christianity:

Pagan/Heathen - you follow a non-Christian religion that was around before Christianity was invented (the Aesir, Marduk, etc) in your region
Atheist - you don't follow a god/religion at all
Heretic - you follow a non-Christian religion (or branch doctrine) that was invented  after Christianity was introduced to your region

So... yeah, there you go I guess.  Worshiping Frigga makes you a pagan, worshiping Satan makes you a heretic.  Get it right, yo.


Best part is technically correct is the best kind of correct.
 
2014-01-06 08:55:18 PM  
This is Oklahoma, where when you ask what churches exist in the state, the common reply:  We got both kinds, Southern Baptist and Baptist!


(not quite that bad, but definitely the church which seems to be a bit heavy handed when it comes to trying to set public policy.  Well between them and the Assemblies of God.)
 
2014-01-06 08:58:41 PM  

RaceDTruck: RexTalionis: That is surprisingly tasteful.

Came here to say that.


It's a bit large for a lawn, though. it might need a shrine.
 
2014-01-06 09:00:27 PM  
Please do not feed the Christians or rattle their cage.

Look what happened the last time, you silly Bath Mat worshippers!
 
2014-01-06 09:01:35 PM  
How about erecting a monument to an Elder God?
 
2014-01-06 09:04:04 PM  
They aren't making a point. They're just being attention-whoring douche bags because life isn't fair or somehing.
 
2014-01-06 09:10:40 PM  

vudukungfu: not one pic of the bull [baal] on wall street?
fail me farkers you do


That's on private land I think also does not start with the line Thou shalt not have another God or whatever.
 
2014-01-06 09:12:26 PM  
3D rendering != statue

Probably lifted from a game or some other source.

I find distasteful anyone shouting out "Hey...Over here! Check out my [lack of] religion!" to everyone around. It reeks of desperate pride or loneliness.

/just my view
//known plenty awesome folks with faith and plenty awesome folks who're pretty sure there is no god...who don't feel compelled to bleat about it to total strangers.
 
2014-01-06 09:13:15 PM  
Apparently Baphomet is in favor of raising the minimum wage. I can't tell if that surprises me or not.

/Another scam site to block, I guess.
 
2014-01-06 09:18:55 PM  

TerminalEchoes: They aren't making a point. They're just being attention-whoring douche bags because life isn't fair or somehing.


Oh really? And what is your source of information for that?
Or do you just think that anyone who thinks differently from you is an "attention-whoring douche bag"?
 
2014-01-06 09:22:11 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2014-01-06 09:32:02 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: RexTalionis: [chinastudygroup.net image 628x799]

[webmonkees.com image 775x1024]

Oh pretty I don't know hoe to translate that into a statue but I bet those would look nice hanging in the OK capitals foyer in a prominent place.

I also really like my White Tara statue
[www.dharmasculpture.com image 437x600]


Maybe something like this?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-06 09:32:53 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: I'd prefer a statuary tableau of Baphomet as Miley Cyrus twerking into Aleister Crowley/Robin Thicke's loins.


Make it Robin Meade instead of Robin Thicke and you have my support.
 
2014-01-06 09:33:15 PM  
Methods of this sort have long been the way for religious and social issues groups to insert dialogue into the public forum.  It's only when minority and dissent parties do the same that they are labeled negatively for it.  There are two major aggravating factors here.  One the display is of Satan which is a figure of evil in Christianity and sure to raise hackles, and two the presence of children as a signal of the indoctrination of children to worship Satan.  Do Christians have a right to deny another faith a place in the public square because of their view of that faiths hero? I say no, but that doesn't mean they won't try.

It's very simple Christians.  If you want your supernatural beliefs respected without proof then you have to respect other peoples supernatural beliefs too.  You know how crazy you think those Muslims are?  That's how other people feel about you and your beliefs.  So I agree not to treat you as stupid for believing in things that are impossible to prove or have been proven false, and you agree not to treat me as stupid for insisting on evidence and peer review in our decision making processes.  I really think you're getting the better half of this deal.
 
2014-01-06 09:42:32 PM  

RexTalionis: tinfoil-hat maggie: RexTalionis: [chinastudygroup.net image 628x799]

[webmonkees.com image 775x1024]

Oh pretty I don't know hoe to translate that into a statue but I bet those would look nice hanging in the OK capitals foyer in a prominent place.

I also really like my White Tara statue
[www.dharmasculpture.com image 437x600]

Maybe something like this?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 621x466]


Looks good to me : )

Oh and how could I almost forget one of my other gods.
coursesite.uhcl.edu
 
2014-01-06 09:48:21 PM  

Mugato: At least Christians were just raised that way. These Satanists and Flying Spaghetti Monster people are just intentionally being dicks on their own.


Or....Christians are Christians because they were indoctrinated when they were too young to defend themselves.  Satanist and FSM adherents converted to the faith of their own free will.
 
2014-01-06 09:52:26 PM  
stuffy:

img.fark.net

They missed the next step where a blonde socialite has a tiny dog in her purse.
 
2014-01-06 10:12:19 PM  
Looks like Joe Camel got a new gig.
 
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