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.

Satanic Temple statue is unveiled

Satanic statue
Satanic Temple finally revealed their Satanic statue to the world in an unveiling event in Detroit.

A beautiful statue of the Satanic Baphomet was revealed shortly before midnight on Saturday at an industrial building near the Detroit River by the Satanic Temple.  A well attended party at what was a secret venue for the unveiling marked the long awaited unveiling of the statue at an event without incident.  Hundreds of Satanists and supporters attended the event, heavily outnumbering the few dozen Christian protesters.  Photographs and press statements were later released to the world media on what was a critically successful event and final version of the statue.

Detroit Christians threaten to blow up Satanic statue

The rising personality in the Satanic Temple movement Jex Blackmore the leader of the Detroit Chapter of the Satanic Temple enjoyed the common experience of a hysterical ignorant Christian on live television recently, who could not see past the narrow definitions of Satan that most Christians have

Most in Satanism know that there are many definitions of Satan, and many different interpretations of Satanism, often of an individualistic nature.  The Christian pastor became deeply agitated when Blackmore provided to him the Satanic Temple interpretation of Satan and Satanism in contrast to the pastor’s view that Satan was an entity that Satanists worshipped and that Satanism was about inflicting harm to people and property.  Satanic Temple takes an atheistic view of Satan, and a philosophical interpretation of Satanism, much to the anger of the Christian.

Conflicting with the message of peace and love the Christians hypocritically claim in their evangelizing crusades, the message was of fear and hate after threats were made to blow up a Satanic statue planned to be unveiled in the Detroit area, forcing the Satanic Temple to hold the unveiling in private.

The video of the televised encounter between the Christian pastor and Jex Blackmore is at the following link.

Satanists and Christians get violent

Much to the delight of the public and the news media the champions of Jesus and Satan have been getting physical with each other in recent months, though fortunately there is yet to be any blood spilt.

A couple of days before Halloween in 2014 a self proclaimed Satanist smashed his car into the controversial Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol that the Christians had installed, destroying it.  The “Satanist” said Satan had instructed him to do it before being carted off to a mental institution.

During the Christmas period in 2014 a self proclaimed “Catholic Warrior” destroyed the Satanic Temple display at the Florida State Capitol, booking her place in the local jail.

With the heat rising in the Christian-Satanist fight for the religious soul of America it is good to see the domination of Christianity being challenged in the USA.

 

Lucien Greaves and Satanic politics

The individual Satanist is unique in their political outlook, no Satanist is of the same viewpoint on politics, it is thus hopeless to get all Satanists to agree one common political accord.  Each individual Satanist manifests their political viewpoint in a different way, some Satanists become activists pursuing their political goals into the media and political spotlight.  Lucien Greaves and the Satanic Temple are political Satanic activists who successfully push their ideas into media publicity stunts that challenge the common held viewpoints of society and its authority figures.

Some Satanists accuse the Satanic Temple of being unSatanic in their publicity campaigns that challenge societies worldviews.  I counter that the Satanic Temple express the Satanic ideal.

Individual manifestation of will

Every Satanist is a unique individual with their own goals, needs and relative truth.  Each individual Satanist manifests their personal will in ways that reflect their own unique personality and abilities.  Lucien Greaves is a creative individual who desires to manifest his personal Satanic will through political activism.  Other Satanists may manifest their personal will in music, or building a successful business.  It is irrelevant how a personal will is manifested, but that the individual Satanist fully does so without regard to what others may think.

The spirit of adversarialism

Satan means opposer or adversary, the Satanist in expressing their personal will crashes like waves of the sea against the limits of conformity and oppression.  Lucien Greaves is an artist, who uses his skills and personal will to create works of marketing genius that capture the media and public attention, forcing a mirror to the mind of society to review its own ignorant slavish ideas.  The USA walks a road to State-sponsored religion by the backdoor with religious statues upon State property, what genius to orchestrate a Satanic statue to reflect back at society the dangerous road it has begun to walk.  Satan in history portrayed as the trickster, one that makes the individual and society face their delusion and ignorance through cunning and clever trick, opening potential for enlightening shifts in viewpoint in the mind of society and individual.

The Individual is authority, and acts on personal agenda

The Church of Satan condemns the Satanic Temple for being unSatanic, but nobody but the individual is the authority on the truth of what is Satanic.  The Church of Satan is moribund, living off the bones of past glories, a fangless dog, irrelevant to the new generations of Satanist, incapable of dealing with the challenges of the modern world.  Only the individual, liberated from the binds of dogma, external authority and tribal thinking is capable enough to move with the changes of the world.  Only the individual is a personal authority over their own Satanism, and though they may claim publicly their deeds are for the common good, knows personally they act for their own personal agenda.