Just what every town needs: a 7-foot satanic statue. Believe it or not, Oklahoma received a proposal last week from the New York-based Satanic Temple for just such a figure to be placed near the state Capitol. The monument depicts Baphomet, a goat-headed pagan idol, sitting on a throne inscribed with an inverted pentagram.
According to a spokesman for the temple, “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.”
Making religion a joke The homage to the Prince of Darkness comes in response to the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol in 2012. Beelzebub’s boosters argue that if the government can place an overtly Judeo-Christian monument on its property, then to avoid running afoul of the Constitution, it must accept monuments from other faiths.
I’m sure that the Christians backing the Ten Commandments Monument will be perfectly fine with the Satanic Monument, since they all support the “religious freedom” to litter government grounds with religious monuments.
And because opposing the Satanic Monument would make clear that they are hypocrites who only support “religious freedom” for their own sect.
BTW, I don’t believe in the existence of Satan, either. Does that make me religious?
Yeah, I’m enjoying this one.