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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

In the Illinois Capitol rotunda this month, several traditions are being celebrated. There's a Nativity scene for Christmas, a menorah for Hanukkah, and then something a little different: an arm holding an apple, with a snake coiled around it. It's a gift from the Chicago branch of The Satanic Temple.

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The Satanic Temple calls itself a "non-theistic organization" in its application to install the display. In a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1,500 for the display, the group explains its mission: "The Satanic Temple -- Chicago will no longer allow one religious perspective to dominate the discourse in the Illinois State Capitol rotunda during the holiday season. ... Please consider what you may do to help us bring Satan to Springfield!"

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That money could have been used to help people in need instead they chose to use it in a desperate attempt to make the holidays a little less happy for others.

It's funny they think that what they're doing is mocking religion and in no way satanic in reality what they're doing is very much in the spirit of Satan.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-04 11:32 PM | Reply

People are saying they got the money from the fund that pays to relocate pedophile priests.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-05 12:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It is hilarious that religious folks believe that knowledge is the greatest curse of man.
Sums up modern Conservatives.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-12-05 08:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 9

This is great! Fighting those with a religious agenda with their own tools. Now if we could just get Satan in the malls so kids could get their picture taken with him.

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2018-12-05 09:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

"That money could have been used to help people in need instead they chose to use it in a desperate attempt to make the holidays a little less happy for others."

Same thing could be said about the other displays. It could be said about any celebration anywhere.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-05 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Time for the right wing peanut gallery to clutch their pearls, get their panties in a wad and have a bad case of the vapors.

I'll see your one idolatrous graven image and raise you two more.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-12-05 11:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Don't delude yourself Danni.

It's not like every fourth of July we burn the British flag in the streets and we did kill those people.

In sharp contrast to the Satan nerds are the people that had the idea to put up as part of their holiday celebration a flag reading happy holidays from your atheist Neighbors.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 11:28 AM | Reply

"In sharp contrast to the Satan nerds are the people that had the idea to put up as part of their holiday celebration a flag reading happy holidays from your atheist Neighbors."

Different strokes for different folks. The money spent is no more, by any estimation, than Christians and Jews spend on holiday celebrations every year. This isn't about money, it's about control of thought. Some folks think they get to choose what is acceptable for everyone, the Satanists are just standing up against that thought.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-05 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Danni did you really just compare Jews to Satanists?

Smh

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 12:43 PM | Reply

Lol these sort of things make me laugh.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-05 01:06 PM | Reply

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It's funny they think that what they're doing is mocking religion and in no way satanic in reality what they're doing is very much in the spirit of Satan.

#1 | POSTED BY TOR

Satan was a very good boy this year. Look at all the wonderful things he has accomplished with his Demon Humpy.

Satan deserves a Merry Xmas, too!

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-05 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am leaving a few hearts ripped from liberal Democrats and a kid in in a cage and some Bernie Blood on the mantle for Satan's treat this year. He will love it!

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-05 01:21 PM | Reply

😂how dare you be so funny donner. 🤣

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 01:50 PM | Reply

On its website, the Satanic Temple explains that its mission

"is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will."

It's the devil, Bobby!!!

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-12-05 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Somebody should take some quality H2O and throw it on those ebil satanist.

#15 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-12-05 02:58 PM | Reply

It's a nice holiday message. Good job Satanists.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-05 03:07 PM | Reply

"is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will."

Might as well be Kiwanis.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-12-05 03:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Satan in Natas spelled backwards.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2018-12-05 03:12 PM | Reply

A group specifically created to mock and degrade others religious traditions and you think this is cool?

Well since it's Hanukkah are you going to demand Nazis be allowed to put up swastikas?

Oh right you only enjoy attacking religion when Christianity is the Target

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Nobody is taking your sky fairy or superstitions from you, precious.

#20 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-12-05 03:35 PM | Reply

And the bigotry starts in earnest.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 03:38 PM | Reply

Well at least the bigotry doesn't discriminate based on religious creed.

That would be illegal.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 03:42 PM | Reply

The bigotry started in post #1.

#23 | Posted by qcp at 2018-12-05 03:44 PM | Reply

It is simply amazing how certain members here will point and ridicule others for supporting evil and yet, are totally oblivious of their own.

#24 | Posted by Daniel at 2018-12-05 03:44 PM | Reply

"A group specifically created to mock and degrade others religious traditions and you think this is cool?"

I kinda thought Christians created Satan.
Is it more of a Jewish thing?
Regardless, Satanists didn't create Satan.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 04:21 PM | Reply

"In sharp contrast to the Satan nerds are the people that had the idea to put up as part of their holiday celebration a flag reading happy holidays from your atheist Neighbors.
#7 | POSTED BY TOR"

There's nothing wrong with giving someone a taste of their own medicine, Tor.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 04:23 PM | Reply

Quit playing the victim, precious, or we will get the lions.

#27 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-12-05 05:42 PM | Reply

Giving them a taste of Their Own medicine was a rallying cry for stalinist.

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 08:39 PM | Reply


A follow-up on a prior related thread...

Atheist holiday banner approved for Bethel's P.T. Barnum Square
www.newstimes.com

...The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night approved an atheist holiday banner to be erected at the other end of P.T. Barnum Square, away from a Nativity set.

The four-foot by eight-foot banner will be west of the Doughboy statue and will not be directly next to the Nativity, First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker said....


#29 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-05 08:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait. You mean all this time Satan was bad?!

Uh-oh.

#30 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-12-05 08:55 PM | Reply

Having seen it I like the bethal atheist banner even more than before. 😀

#31 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 09:09 PM | Reply

#31 - As an Atheist, my wishes for you, Tor, is for a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

#32 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-05 09:18 PM | Reply

Happy holidays yav.

#33 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 09:21 PM | Reply

"A group specifically created to mock and degrade others religious traditions and you think this is cool?"

Jokes are more peaceful and powerful than bullets.

Would you prefer the non religious act like any church when religion held absolute power? I doubt it.

#34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-12-05 09:28 PM | Reply

"Jokes are more peaceful and powerful than bullets."

Except when they just come before the bullets. The Shoah was preceded by all those caricatures in pamphlets...

#35 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-12-05 09:40 PM | Reply

Since you brought up jokes, here's my favorite anti-Semitic joke.

Why do Jews have such big noses?
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Because air is free.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 09:44 PM | Reply

Dirk is right.

#37 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-05 10:21 PM | Reply

yes, dirk is right.

the people who started the church of the spaghetti monster are going to buy guns and murder all us heathens, because jokes are evil.

and stuff.

#38 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-12-05 10:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#38

Nice strawman. I simply pointed out that your absolute statement about the harmlessness of jokes is false. Ask someone of color who lived in the Jim Crow South how they feel about minstrel shows and the like...

#39 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-12-05 10:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the people who started the church of the spaghetti monster are going to buy guns and murder all us heathens, because jokes are evil.
and stuff.

POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2018-12-05 10:25 PM | REPLY

BAD example. Everyone that has eaten spaghetti wonders when the end of the noodle is in sight. I abhor sucking on something and not knowing when the end is near.

#40 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-05 10:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"the people who started the church of the spaghetti monster are going to buy guns and murder all us heathens, because jokes are evil.
and stuff."

Perfect. And hilarious!

#41 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-05 10:55 PM | Reply

" I simply pointed out that your absolute statement about the harmlessness of jokes is false."

We laugh at the hilariousness of the hypocrisy of religion.

#42 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-06 10:57 AM | Reply

The temple has also taken steps to protect its trademarks, especially against depictions that present its symbols as actually nefarious. Last month, the temple settled a lawsuit with Warner Bros. and Netflix, after a reboot of the teen witch show Sabrina used a copy of the goat-headed statue in an episode. The temple argued the statue "not only infringed on its copyright, but damaged its reputation by portraying the statue as evil," The New York Times reported.
Misrepresentation seems to be rampant.

#43 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-12-06 12:17 PM | Reply

Current ruling of separation of church and state would require this 'religious entity' to be removed from any public/state property - just as with the nativity scene ; )

#44 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-12-06 12:30 PM | Reply

RE #44

Are they displaying other holiday displays that are based on a religion?

Then they all have to go or none have to go.

Treasons Greetings!

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-12-06 03:48 PM | Reply

No doubt these psychos were just joking about assaulting people based on their religion in the weeks before they did it.

gothamist.com

#46 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-06 07:13 PM | Reply

Something's happened the past couple of years in that neighborhood. Anti-Semitic attacks are increasing, and the blatancy of language and name calling makes the motivation of the attackers indisputable.

Then again, Anti-Semitic attacks are up all over the U.S. the past 2 years. I wonder what that's about.

Oh yeah. "Blood and Soil!" "Jews will not replace us!"

The sooner Trump is gone the sooner these cretins will crawl (or be forced) back under the rocks they crawled out from.

#47 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-06 10:45 PM | Reply

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