About That Satanic Monument…

Those funny li’l folks from the New York “Satanic” (Baphomet, but nevermind) “Temple” (club of overgrown teenagers) who want to build a monument to the devil (who they don’t believe in, but nevermind) at the Oklahoma (Where they don’t live, but nevermind) capitol?

No one is actually offended by this, are they?

I mean, these are pitiable, damaged people looking for someone to pay attention to them, and stand not a snowball’s chance in their favorite place of generating anything more than headlines, which they’ve already achieved. Someone will place one somewhere eventually, and who cares? The country is littered with ugly, pointless statues. As Sean Dailey observes, “If the culture war comes down to who has the most monuments on state government property in Oklahoma, then the culture war was over years ago, and all we’re doing now is divvying up the spoils.”

They may, however, be onto something.

When I was a teenager, I thought I was joining Satanism but read the sign wrong and wound up practicing Stanism:

Hail Stan!

So can I build a statue?

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  • Jonenred

    We wouldn’t expect anyone at Catholic Patheos to take stand in the culture wars, please leave this up to the men…

  • Kathleen

    Having a statue of Satan outside a government building might work. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com/ Thomas L. McDonald

    What are you babbling about?

  • Anne Rivas

    Yes, if monuments honoring religions are to stand on taxpayer-supported property, why should Ollieology be excluded?

  • kenofken

    The way to fix all of this is to actually honor separation of church and state and keep ALL religious displays off of public property. Let the Christians build their crosses and Commandments on their own property, the Satanists build their Baphomets on theirs and the atheists can do that atomic orbital thingy where they live etc.

  • kenofken

    I think that was a sucker punch from one of your own ideological allies! One of the real bummers of the culture war. Just as you get a decent bead on your enemy, one of your “friends” backshoots you!

  • irena mangone

    So is this a joke or is it true because it’s disgraceful people think America is a leader for good. Well sorry it does not seem that way sitting in Queensland Australia. I enjoy all these Catholic blogs . So keep up the good work

  • Jonenred

    screw you

  • kenofken

    That’s what I love about Christians. They deliver Jesus’ love like a skinhead’s steel toed Doc Martens across your ribs.

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com/ Thomas L. McDonald

    That’s right, Ken. All Christians do that all the time. Maybe you should move along and troll somewhere else, and the other poster should learn how to curb his tongue.

  • Brian Westley

    I mean, these are pitiable, damaged people looking for someone to pay attention to them, and stand not a snowball’s chance in their favorite place of generating anything more than headlines, which they’ve already achieved.

    No, they are doing it to stop the blatant Christian favoritism from the Oklahoma legislature in granting a ten commandments monument to be put up. Either it’s a public forum where anyone can put up a monument, or the state government is unlawfully promoting Christianity.


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