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Group Unveils Satan Statue Design for Oklahoma
AP/ABC ^ | 1/7/2014 | Sean Murphy

Posted on 01/06/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by markomalley

A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012.

The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist's rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that's often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement. "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."

The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislature's decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue. The Ten Commandments monument was placed on the north steps of the building in 2012, and the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to have it removed.

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So they're going to put a statue of Obama surrounded by children, huh?

I wonder how long that statue will survive intact?

1 posted on 01/06/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Are they affiliated with Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan (TM) which famously dates back to the 1960s? His was an athest faith.

And those who DO believe Satan exists have to concede that God does too.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 3:23:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: markomalley

These people are pure evil.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 3:24:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: markomalley

Depraved.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 3:25:07 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: markomalley

Statues of Satan will be common, even once we get rid of the usurper.

5 posted on 01/06/2014 3:25:38 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

6 posted on 01/06/2014 3:25:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

Yes, yes, we know your parents didn’t give you enough attention when you were children. Now go back to New York.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 3:26:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pollster1

One (1) second.

One.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 3:26:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

Come on Barak, sit on Satan’s lap and tell him what
you want out of life...


9 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:22 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley
I wonder how long that statue will survive intact?

Gravel in 5,4 3,2....

10 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: tet68

It should look exactly like Obama.

That would make this an interesting story


11 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: markomalley

What? No bronze Flying Spaghetti Monster statue! Outrageous.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 3:29:49 PM PST by Rodamala (When in doubt, please note there is an implied </sarc> tag at the end of all posts.)
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To: markomalley


13 posted on 01/06/2014 3:31:41 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: markomalley

A New York based group has no standing to put up anything in Oklahoma!


14 posted on 01/06/2014 3:35:12 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: markomalley

Bring it. Let them waste their money. It’ll be broken to bits inside a week. I can feel a truck crash coming.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 3:35:14 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: markomalley
"The monument has been designed to reflect the views of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond," temple spokesman Lucien Greaves [who is from New York] said in a statement.

I'd love to hear the reporter verify that with a statement from the Satanists of Oklahoma City. If he can find any.

16 posted on 01/06/2014 3:38:13 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: markomalley

Twenty years ago you couldn’t even imagine all the madness.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 3:45:00 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: BenLurkin

I should have paused for one second.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 3:47:07 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley
The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist's rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that's often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

You're just a virulent Satan-basher, that's what you are :)

19 posted on 01/06/2014 3:47:24 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: markomalley

Just prevent them. Let them take it to a higher court and then if they rule in favor of the satanists, ignore them.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 3:56:59 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley
CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book 2, Chapter 3:

I know someone will ask me, "Do you really mean, at this time of day, to reintroduce our old friend the devil—hoofs and horns and all?" Well, what the time of day has to do with it I do not know. And I am not particular about the hoofs and horns. But in other respects my answer is "Yes, I do." I do not claim to know anything about his personal appearance. If anybody really wants to know him better I would say to that person, "Don't worry. If you really want to, you will Whether you'll like it when you do is another question."

21 posted on 01/06/2014 4:03:25 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: markomalley

22 posted on 01/06/2014 4:03:49 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: tet68

I believe he did that already...


23 posted on 01/06/2014 4:07:53 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t have any problem with the statue at all. Someone there in OK simply needs to inscribe a scripture reference to the bottom of the Ten Commandments. That reference is Deut. 30:16-19 and leave it at that. In fact they can do all of Deut 29 and 30 for a more complete synopsis.

The evil one made himself present even in the garden. The choices were the same then, as now: to choose between right/wrong or good/evil.

I think people have so blurred the lines that they can’t remember that there is a difference between the two. Perhaps putting them side by side along with artifacts of what they represent could be a good thing. Like on the side of the commandments, baskets of bread, fish, parents hugging children and on the satanic side, dead babies, war, smallpox...

welll...we aren’t supposed to have images of things in heaven so that won’t work, and satan’s only words that I recall is to go ahead and disobey god. Now, we have all of history to show the results of such a wicked decison. War, famine, pestilence, death...

So, if that’s what they want to proclaim, then have at it! We can watch them all bow and know who loves evil.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 4:10:20 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: markomalley

Yeah, it would sure be a shame if someone latched onto it with a log chain and dragged it down to the sewage plant. I’m sure the authorities would not sleep until the rascals were brought to justice.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 4:15:52 PM PST by IronJack
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To: PrairieLady2

An answer worthy of Solomon.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 4:17:07 PM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: PrairieLady2

2Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 4:21:22 PM PST by Rodm
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To: markomalley

Looking at that picture of the statue all I could think of is that those kids had better run for their lives before Satan bites their heads off.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:16 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Slyfox

Did Satan endorse Obamacare? Looks like it. Child sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, Obama as president.

“Old Testament”. Cue the music to Ghostbusters.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 4:34:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: PrairieLady2

I don’t know why people have started typing the name of God with a lower case g. We never fail to capitalize the names of mere humans, but I see “god” more and more often these days.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 4:45:09 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Slyfox

Baal?


31 posted on 01/06/2014 4:49:55 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver

Molok. The one who needed to be fed little children.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 4:58:16 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Did Satan endorse Obamacare?

I am sure it was consulted. Death panels. Abortion on demand which kills life. Its DNA is all over the place.

33 posted on 01/06/2014 5:07:42 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: markomalley

If they build it and someone blows it up, that will be a hate crime.

Hate of, uh, lack of something?


34 posted on 01/06/2014 5:31:39 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: markomalley
with smiling children next to him

I'm sure they would wish a human satan on their own kids.

35 posted on 01/06/2014 5:33:24 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: grobdriver; Slyfox
Interesting thing about that altar to Moloch. It was made of brass and was hollow. The priests to Moloch would, as part of their ritual, keep a fire blazing within the idol. They would offer up little babies as sacrifice to that (small-g) god by burning them up. I've alternatively heard that the babies were tossed into the fire within the base of the idol or placed on the red-hot arms of the idol and burned to death by metal conduction.

When you see a reference in the Old Testament about "passing through the fire" -- whether or not it mentions Moloch, that's what it is talking about.

And the sacrifice of babies to this (small-g) god resulting in their deaths is why many pro-lifers talk about abortion as a sacrifice to Moloch (in this case, many babies are killed by saline burns with a saline-type abortion).

36 posted on 01/06/2014 5:43:50 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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>> the views of Satanists

And what might they be?


37 posted on 01/06/2014 5:45:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley
In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

In the drawing, it's hard to see detail on the children. The boy does have a passing resemblance to Barack, though. Once rendered in 3-D, we'll be able to get a better look at those ears.

38 posted on 01/06/2014 5:50:52 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: markomalley

Do these people understand how long eternity really is?


39 posted on 01/06/2014 5:54:51 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: markomalley
Thanks for the detail.

The pro-aborts are serving Moloch.

40 posted on 01/06/2014 6:06:10 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Charles Martel

The little girl looks like Hillary.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 11:37:10 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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