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.