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The Devil's Due: Satanic monument is inevitable
The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 16, 2014 | Daniel Clark

Posted on 01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST by Daniel Clark

The Devil’s Due: Satanic monument is inevitable

by Daniel Clark

In Oklahoma City, a group calling itself The Satanic Temple is proposing to erect a statue of Satan in front of the State Capitol. A design they’ve submitted depicts him as a goat-headed figure with wings, seated on a throne marked with a pentagram, and ministering to two small children.

The Satanic Temple claims a right to do this, based on the presence of a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds, which the ACLU is now suing to have removed. It’s not hard to see where this is headed. The ACLU has no constitutional grounds to stand on, but the judiciary will rule in its favor anyway, by rejecting the language of the First Amendment in favor of decades of deliberately erroneous precedent. Therefore, the Satanists will have no reason to proceed with their stunt.

But so what if they went through with it? It’s not as if the Devil doesn’t already hold a place of high honor within our political system. Just ask the devotees of influential Chicago “community organizer” Saul Alinsky, whose 1971 Rules for Radicals has become the how-to book for countercultural, class-warmongering demagogues. Alinsky recognized the influence of his philosophical role model in the following introduction, which appears in that book.

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.”

In a Playboy interview shortly before his death, Alinsky said he wanted to go to hell so that he could organize the “have-nots” there. “Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short on dough,” he explained. “If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short on virtue.” When asked why he’d want to organize them, he said, “They’re my kind of people.” That goes a long way toward explaining where all the violent criminals, thieves, vandals and public health menaces who comprised the Occupy movement came from, and why the oldest and largest political party in the United States loves them.

Last year in Texas, while the state legislature debated new regulations on abortion clinics, a woman spoke outside the Capitol, relating a cautionary tale about her own abortion. To drown her out, pro-abortion activists started chanting, “Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan!” That’s not a slogan with which just any political cause can identify. As heated as the NAFTA debate got, for instance, you never heard the protectionists and free-traders shouting “Hail Satan” at each other. Still, as far as the news and pop media are concerned, abortion advocates are the most mainstream group in all of politics. If you’re not one of them, you’re just not among the people who matter.

What could Satan be telling those children that would be so bad by today’s standards, anyway? He’s probably saying that the values their parents are teaching them are all wrong. Perhaps he’s telling them that gender identity is a matter of individual choice, and exposing them to sexual materials they’re too young to comprehend. Maybe he’s presenting it to them as a matter of scientific fact that the universe, and everything in it, came about by accident, the inescapable conclusions of which are that life has no purpose, and humanity no intrinsic value. How would that differ from the average public school curriculum?

When the children grow up, he may try to discourage and corrupt them, by telling them that they’re permanently trapped in fixed socioeconomic classes, and that the only way anybody gets ahead is by cheating. He’ll probably encourage them to covet the possessions of others, and then elect politicians who promise to take those possessions away. He’ll almost assuredly tell them that the most important thing is their self-fulfillment, and that it’s coincidentally unimportant for their children to grow up with both a mother and a father, but that any one of a number of alternative family structures is more than equally suitable.

When we see the Devil in our political system, he does not appear the way he does in the artist’s rendering of the proposed monument. Nevertheless, he isn’t hard to recognize, nor has he been made particularly unwelcome. So then, what’s so objectionable about the statue, exactly? Is it just that we have a problem with flying goats?

-- Daniel Clark is a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of a web publication called The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press, where he also publishes a seasonal sports digest as The College Football Czar.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: alinsky; antichrist; antichristian; evil; liberalbigots; monument; publicsquare; radicals; satan; spiritualwarfare; trends

1 posted on 01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST by Daniel Clark
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To: Daniel Clark

Stick it on the White House lawn to remind the president who his boss is.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 6:45:25 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Daniel Clark

So many monuments to urinate on, so little time...


3 posted on 01/16/2014 6:45:39 PM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: Daniel Clark

Hell yes, why not?

If we allow mosques to desecrate America, then why not Satanic Temples?

What’s the difference?


4 posted on 01/16/2014 6:46:24 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Daniel Clark

Allow these douchebags to erect the monument, then just wait until nightfall and take a sledgehammer down there. They only have so much money to rebuild it.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 6:49:40 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Daniel Clark

You can guarantee that thing will be a tornado magnet or lightning magnet within year...


6 posted on 01/16/2014 6:52:29 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

Cast it out of magnesium.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 6:53:30 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Daniel Clark

Birds need someplace to crap too ya know.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 6:54:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Daniel Clark
Actually I'm kind of curious as to what “Old Scratch” will look like. Wonder if they can get Soros to model for it.
9 posted on 01/16/2014 6:55:12 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Daniel Clark

It is NOT inevitable. The Governor can simply deny it. Courts cannot enforce anything against Gov. Fallin’s will. And the people of OK will support her.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 6:57:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Sodium could be good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAFcZo8dTcU


11 posted on 01/16/2014 6:58:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Daniel Clark

Satanist claim they don’t worship Satan, yet they want a statue of Satan. Simple reason is that the true hardcore Satanists (like Levey) do really worship him as God.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 7:03:04 PM PST by LukeL
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To: Daniel Clark

Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name.
13 posted on 01/16/2014 7:09:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Daniel Clark

Good place for all your dog waste.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 7:10:43 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: LukeL

yes they do. Imagine what they did to Jesus while He was in hell taking all our punishment.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 7:11:51 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Daniel Clark; All

Hmmmm ..?? Oklahomans know how to stop this .. I guess we’ll see if they have the courage to do it.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 7:12:02 PM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Daniel Clark

If you just read the following from the article:

“He’s probably saying that the values their parents are teaching them are all wrong. Perhaps he’s telling them that gender identity is a matter of individual choice, and exposing them to sexual materials they’re too young to comprehend.:

You’d think it was about Bill Clinton.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 7:20:03 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Public schools again?


18 posted on 01/16/2014 7:21:38 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Daniel Clark; Travis McGee
The wrath of God is inevitable, too. Ask Babylon how great it is to set up a statue of Ba'al/Satan.

Alas, Brave New Babylon.

(fair winds, Mr. Bracken.)

19 posted on 01/16/2014 7:28:05 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Daniel Clark

Will the statue look like
a. Barrack Obama
b. The Prophet Mohammed
c. George Soros
d. Helen Thomas
e. Have cloven hooves, a tail and trident

Inquiring minds want to know


20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:00:14 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao
Baphomet
21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:01:59 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Daniel Clark
In a Playboy interview shortly before his death, Alinsky said he wanted to go to hell so that he could organize the “have-nots” there.

There is no doubt whatsoever he went to Hell. I can guarantee that he is not organizing anything. The pain and agony of Hell goes to infinity. There is no limit to the pain. Just as eye has not seen, etc, the things that God has prepared for those that love Him. I am convinced the opposite is true as well. Eye has not seen, etc, the things that God has prepared for those who DON'T love Him too. It ain't going to be pretty, and it ain't going to end, ever.

22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:20:14 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Daniel Clark

doubt it will last intact very long.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:06:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Daniel Clark

soooo,
what happens if I throw urine or feces on it like athiests do Christian statues,
will I get off scott free like they do?


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:08:48 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Daniel Clark

So they believe in Satan but NOT God? RIIIIIIIIGHT.

You have to have a sincerly held belief in order to have standing in court.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 9:10:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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