From the pages of, “…and you thought it couldn’t get worse”, comes this entry from self-claimed “satanists” at the aptly-named “Satanic Temple” who thought it would be fitting to counter Oklahoma’s planned erection of a Ten Commandments display with an opposing view. As your local Devil’s Advocate, so to speak, you knew I was going to have something to say about this.
First, I find it insanely hard to believe that this group is anything more than a group of Progressives who are poking their finger in the eyes of the State of Oklahoma, who wants to put an accepted example of First Laws on display in front of their statehouse. I can remember the Ten Commandments being displayed in every courthouse in Indiana. I never took offense, but that’s probably because I understood them as being appropriate since the laws of our nation, and most nations, are founded on what is considered one of the first basic set of laws for humanity. Nevermind the arguments of who wrote them or so on. I could go on ad nauseam about the subject, but I digress.
Progressives, or whatever they’re calling themselves today, are the trolls of the world…and we’re constantly feeding them. It’s been a hilarious view from the outside. It was funny up until Obama actually got elected after most of us practically dared America to because we saw what he was from the beginning and part of us really wanted him to win so Americans could finally see what hell was like.
Then we learned how stupid people in large groups really are, because even though they suffered during his first four years, they still re-elected him so they could suffer some more. Now It’s not so funny because we learned that people in large groups are not only completely brainless, but they are actually dangerous when guided en masse by a malevolent character.
So, while part of me is laughing at all the reactions to the monument, there is another part of me that is a little scared of the plan behind this little stunt. The eradication of our memories, the eradication of our history to replace it with a false one…one where we forgot the phrase, “Some are more equal than others”. By threatening to put up something that is offensive to the Christian majority, they’re hoping that the state will capitulate and not allow anything of remotely religious reference, even if it represents the basis of law, to be posted in a public place. If you start erasing parts of history, you begin to lose the context of everything that is going on today. In essence, you change history because humans need to have the holes filled in. Barring the reminders of history, those empty spaces could be filled by anything. The right person could control everyone and everything in that way.
Second, assuming they are on the level, what self-respecting Satanist really gives a shit about what everyone else does? Are we at the point where we feel so left out and marginalized that we have to make spectacles of our faith, lack thereof or aversion to mainstream religion? Isn’t the slamming of one’s faith into everyone’s faces 24/7 the reason most of us sought out an alternative in the first place?
Let’s be real. For all of it’s downfalls, inaccuracies and misuses throughout history, Christianity still at least had the right idea. Humans need a “god” to answer to in the end or else there is anarchy…and that’s nowhere near as fun as it sounds. We’re not 13 anymore with childish idealism. This is the real world where people need rules. Even Anton LaVey knew that, hence the Eleven Satanic Rules. You don’t kill without good reason, steal or have sex with someone else’s mate. You don’t harm children or animals. These are the basics for human life and they have followed most of human history in myriad variations through time. So why the sudden need to be validated by a society that can never understand the freedom that true Satanism/Luciferianism presents?
Real desire for representation or just threatening for a laugh? Time will tell. I’ll keep on this story until we know. Here’s the link to the original story: http://www.vice.com/read/heres-the-first-look-at-the-new-satanic-monument-being-built-for-oklahomas-statehouse