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Satanists suck

Postby YMix » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:24 pm

A new religious group aims to bring the devil to Detroit.

The Satanic Temple today marks the launch of its first chapter outside New York. But leaders say they don’t worship Satan. They don’t practice cannibalism, or sacrifice people or animals.

“It’s peaceful,” said Jex Blackmore, 32, local leader and part of the temple’s executive ministry. “The idea of sacrifice specifically is to appease some demon or some god, and that’s a supernatural belief that we don’t subscribe to.”

The group’s tenets include free will, compassion toward all creatures, respect of others’ freedom — including freedom to offend — and beliefs supported by scientific understanding: “We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs,” according to the Satanic Temple’s website.


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Well, why bother then? I am disappointed. :evil:
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:57 pm

Bringing the devil to Detroit is like carrying coals to Newcastle.
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby Simple Minded » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:51 am

YMix wrote:
A new religious group aims to bring the devil to Detroit.

The Satanic Temple today marks the launch of its first chapter outside New York. But leaders say they don’t worship Satan. They don’t practice cannibalism, or sacrifice people or animals.

“It’s peaceful,” said Jex Blackmore, 32, local leader and part of the temple’s executive ministry. “The idea of sacrifice specifically is to appease some demon or some god, and that’s a supernatural belief that we don’t subscribe to.”

[b]The group’s tenets include free will, compassion toward all creatures, respect of others’ freedom
including freedom to offend — and beliefs supported by scientific understanding: [b]“We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs,” [/b]according to the Satanic Temple’s website.
[/b]

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I propose we turn over the UN and the IPCC to the Satanists

Oh crap, I may be one of them.
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby noddy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:22 am

haha, i imagined a kind of pseudo feral upper middle class kid, probably with tats, dredds and peircings and a doctor for a daddy, upon clicking my prejudices where indulged.

i wonder what would happen if they bumped into a proper libertine loon like de sade.
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby Typhoon » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:27 am

noddy wrote:haha, i imagined a kind of pseudo feral upper middle class kid, probably with tats, dredds and peircings and a doctor for a daddy, upon clicking my prejudices where indulged.

i wonder what would happen if they bumped into a proper libertine loon like de sade.


They'd probably get their asses whipped . . . :wink:
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby YMix » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:49 pm

noddy wrote:haha, i imagined a kind of pseudo feral upper middle class kid, probably with tats, dredds and peircings and a doctor for a daddy, upon clicking my prejudices where indulged.


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Re: Satanists suck

Postby Enki » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:10 am

I don't even understand why they take the moniker of "Satanist", if they are just going to be middle of the road Humanists.

Maybe if I ever crack I'll go introduce them to a proper dark lord.
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:56 am

I like the black suit and red tie. And Detroit really has gone to hell, so they have something there.
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Re: Satanists suck

Postby YMix » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:07 pm

Can a burgeoning satanic movement actually effect political change?

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Many TST members and allies I spoke to described strict Christian upbringings. In Blackmore’s assessment, progressive cities like Austin are paradoxically the most apathetic about resisting the Christian Right because people in progressive cities feel they are unaffected by religion-influenced laws. Blackmore saw “The Witch” as an opportunity to get more people involved and hasten their political revolution.

But Jonathan pointed out that this dialectic can swing both ways: revolution begets counterrevolution. For example, in the 1970s, the New Christian Right formed, in part, as a response to the perceived excesses of the 1960s.

Likewise, there is a risk that an openly satanic presence in American politics will energize the very forces TST opposes. Right wing news sites such as Breitbart.com and LifeSiteNews have given TST heavy coverage precisely because their rhetoric can be used as fodder for antiabortion activists.

Conservative voices have claimed TST “proves” what they have said all along – that God is with them and their political opponents are literally demonic.

In many ways, TST is the heir to the “New Left” of the 1960s and such figures as Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg. Events like the “exorcism” of the Pentagon in 1967 demonstrated an understanding of ritual and semiotics: the strategic use of religious symbols could change what the Pentagon represented to the public.

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An interesting point of view.
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