Christians caused the creation of Satanic Temple

It is a scientific truth that for every action there is a reaction, a fact worthy of noting to those many Christians in the USA who complain about the Satanic Temple and their Satanic statue.  Christians in recent years had been particularly aggressive in pushing their religion into the classroom and into the US governmental institutions, threatening the sacred founding principle of the separation of church and state.

It was predictable based upon action, reaction, that there would be those who wanted to retain the separation of state from religion who would rise up to oppose the religious institutionalization of America. A couple of young free thinkers, who were not necessarily Satanists, saw Satanism as a useful vehicle to oppose the Christian hijacking of the USA, and founded the Satanic Temple.  Mixing fun, politics and satire, through a series of stunts the Satanic Temple gathered under their banner both Satanists and non-Satanists in a campaign that captured the imagination of the media and those opposed to the invasion of religion into schools and government, eclipsing even the media influence of the Church of Satan, to become the main voice of Satanism to the eyes of the media.

Over the previous weekend young Christians gathered to pray in their hundreds at the controversial Ten Commandments Monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  “It seems like our whole country is kicking God out,” they complained, ignoring the beautiful reality that the USA is a nation of many faiths, where people desire the liberty of living without a narrow interpretation of Christianity being forced upon them in government and the classroom. The Christians stated their aim of their prayer meeting was to protest against “Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma seemingly becoming a focal point for Satanism,” the irony being that there would never have been a Satanic statue proposed for the state capitol if they had not infringed the separation of church and state by building a religious monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

It is thanks to these Christians that the dull embers of Satanism was given new life by their own actions, which has given birth to an interesting new chapter in Satanism which Satanicviews describes as a form of political Satanism.

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7 thoughts on “Christians caused the creation of Satanic Temple

  1. Our real history of religious freedom has been suppressed and is nothing more than feel-good fairy tales. The persecuted pilgrims became the persecuting Americans. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/americas-true-history-of-religious-tolerance-61312684/?no-ist

    The effects are still being felt to this day. We have progressed in spite of them, but the US still has a long way to go. The good news is they are losing power and they know it, and that scares them. And people do and say stupid things when they are scared.

  2. I think this entry is good evidence that The Satanic Temple are not actual, legitimate Satanists.
    The following specifically highlights that:
    “It is a scientific truth that for every action there is a reaction, a fact worthy of noting to those many Christians in the USA who complain about the Satanic Temple and their Satanic statue. Christians in recent years had been particularly aggressive in pushing their religion into the classroom and into the US governmental institutions, threatening the sacred founding principle of the separation of church and state.”

    When we look at the history of Satanism, we see that, when LaVey defined/codified it, he saw that it recognized man’s natural instincts and celebrates those. This would be as sincere today if we woke up this morning and Christianity no longer existed.
    The Satanic Temple, however, seems to more so be a political campaign with overt Humanistic tendencies.

    Christians may be shooting themselves in the foot, but The Satanic Temple should be thanking them for The Satanic Temple’s very existence. Jex Blackmore, the Detroit chapter head has stated that their goals are very much in line with Christianity’s.
    In looking at their website, I see hardly one campaign that is not a knee-jerk reaction to Christianity.

    • There is a strong argument that Satanism is the bastard child of Christianity and Paganism. Throughout Christian history the Christians have defined that which is contrary to their worldview as Satanic, and it is upon those foundations that the various forms of Satanism have built themselves into the various types we see today. In my view the definition of what is a Satanist can be subjective. I personally see Satanic Temple as the latest form of Satanism, I have started to refer to as Political Satanism.

  3. Actually, it was impoverished egos that created the “Satanic” Temple. As you wrote yourself:

    “It was predictable based upon action, reaction, that there would be those who wanted to retain the separation of state from religion who would rise up to oppose the religious institutionalization of America.”

    Those groups already existed. Organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom From Religion Foundation were already doing excellent work without having to resort to misrepresenting Satanism as a “cause” to the public. Their existence is redundant.

    • ACLU deals with general liberty issues, but Satanic Temple deals specifically with issues relative to Satanism. Agreed, that egos often are a major motivating force in Satanism, but Christians brought the Satanic Temple to their door, the agency of their own misfortune.

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