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Satanic Temple Monument in Okla. May Include 'Interactive Display' for Kids
ABC/Yahoo ^ | 12/10/2013 | Nicki Rossoll

Posted on 12/10/2013 9:31:41 AM PST by markomalley

A monument to the Ten Commandments that sits outside the Oklahoma statehouse may soon have some unholy company.

Satan worshipers are seeking to build their own monument at the state Capitol, and Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said he's "optimistic" it will be approved.

"I really don't see a grounds which they can reject this," he told ABC News.

The privately funded Ten Commandments monument was approved by the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature in 2009, and erected on Capitol grounds in 2012. It has riled up opponents ever since, many calling into question the constitutionality of the monument.

But Greaves does not see a problem with the Christian monument, as long as it does not stand alone.

"I feel that the statue is only problematic when it stands alone," Greaves said. "It would change the dynamic with our monument there. We aren't objecting to the Ten Commandments monument, we're objecting to the monument standing alone."

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1 posted on 12/10/2013 9:31:41 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Just reject it on offensive indecency grounds.


2 posted on 12/10/2013 9:34:17 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

How many Satanists can there be in Oklahoma? That is just stoopid.

Now, Hollywood ... that I would believe.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 9:36:38 AM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: markomalley

Anton LeVey was an atheist. His Church of Satan (TM) has no religious figure or theologic belief (except atheism and “ritual”).

These tards are antiChistians of an anti-Christ. Liberal bigots.


4 posted on 12/10/2013 9:38:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: West Texas Chuck
How many Satanists can there be in Oklahoma? That is just stoopid.

Probably not many since it's a New York group of Satanists that are trying to donate it. But they likely found one local to work with.

5 posted on 12/10/2013 9:38:40 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: markomalley

>> It would change the dynamic with our monument there.

Oh, it WILL change the dynamic, Lucifer! Ooops... Lucien.

You might be surprised.

Be real careful what you wish for, you may get it.

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the LIVING GOD.”


6 posted on 12/10/2013 9:39:00 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Logically, if one believes in satan one MUST believe in God.


7 posted on 12/10/2013 9:42:34 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Viennacon

Why can’t people from New York leave us alone? We would b more than happy to leave them alone. But they just can’t stand the thought of something good and Holy. People of Oklahoma need to just keep praying and doing the right thing.


8 posted on 12/10/2013 9:44:36 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: WayneS

Anton believed in carny showmen, marketing, orgies, and personal pleasure/treasure.


9 posted on 12/10/2013 9:46:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: WayneS

> Logically, if one believes in satan one MUST believe in God.

Nah these are part-time Satanists if you read up on them. Its just for entertainment purposes only.


10 posted on 12/10/2013 9:47:21 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley

When they say “Satanic” do they mean new age mumbo-jumbo, make it up as they go satanism, or do they mean Islamic satanism, the real stuff?


11 posted on 12/10/2013 9:49:32 AM PST by pallis
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To: markomalley

The United States, Western Civilization, rests upon the Ten Commandments not satanism. Monument application Rejected, it’s no more relevant than a monument of an anteater.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 9:49:46 AM PST by Ray76
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To: markomalley
"Lucien Greaves"?

I'd love to know what his real name is.

13 posted on 12/10/2013 9:52:29 AM PST by wideawake
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To: markomalley
Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Satanic Temple

Right, "Lucien" - wasn't that the name of the kid in The Omen? I'll bet that half the reason he joined a Satanic cult was so he'd have an excuse to change his name from Curtis or Josh or something.
14 posted on 12/10/2013 9:56:57 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: markomalley

So, being satanic, it must have the obligatory picture of the Hillabeast, correct?

And, if so, will this not thoroughly frighten children?


15 posted on 12/10/2013 10:27:12 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: wideawake

His real name is Bob Stoops.


16 posted on 12/10/2013 10:36:27 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Roll Tide. Curb stomp the gooners.


17 posted on 12/10/2013 11:25:40 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Ray76
I could understand if someone said they wanted to erect a monument to the Code of Hammurabi, Ur-Nammu, Roman Law, Byzantine Law, etc. These were all important to the formation of law in Western Civilization and I wouldn't oppose it.

This is plane nonsense. ISTM that if another group offered one of the above and the State of Oklahoma agreed to allow it, they could show that they are allowing appropriate access to public space.

18 posted on 12/10/2013 11:39:47 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: markomalley

“I really don’t see a grounds which they can reject this,” he told ABC News.”

They can reject it because it offends all Christians and we are a majority in this country and in Oklahoma.


19 posted on 12/10/2013 11:40:18 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: wideawake

Not sure what his real name is, but one anagram for Lucien Greaves is ‘a clever genius’.


20 posted on 12/10/2013 12:01:29 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

That kid’s name was Damien.


21 posted on 12/10/2013 12:08:28 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

..also, Generic Values...


22 posted on 12/10/2013 12:09:07 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: cizinec

I agree.

The Ten Commandments made an important contribution to our country’s legal philosophy/structure.

It seems perfectly reasonable to me for a municipality to limit the monuments at its courthouse to those writings which contributed to the formation of our legal system.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 12:15:59 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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