Satanic Baphomet Monument for Oklahoma City

baphomet monument in oklahoma

As far as public monuments go, this is probably no more ridiculous than any other. If we can make ridiculous monuments to more mainstream religions, to political figures, or to glorify senseless wars, than why not to a stupid goat? The New York City-based religious organization the Satanic Temple have been working on a sculpture of Baphomet with plans to have it erected at the Oklahoma state Capitol. In 2012 a monument with the ten commandments was erected so the satan-loving group figured it would be a good idea to have the goat man there too.

The Satanic Temple started a crowd sourcing campaign on Indiegogo and raised $28,180 from more than a thousand funders for the satanic monument.

baphomet drawingDrawing of the planned man with hooves sitting at a throne with two adoring children by his side.

satan monumentHere’s a better idea of what the 7 foot monument will look like, from over at the Vice blog. Mr Satan will sit on his throne/chair in such a way that will invite kids to sit on his lap. Two kids are already there with him and they look like they’re having fun. The inverted pentagram will be behind the Baphomet figure.

Do I think the satanists should be allowed to erect such a ridiculous sculpture? NO, but I also don’t think any other public monument praising anything to do with the system that controls us should be erected either. Anything to do with history, politics, religion, patriotism, or any of the other filth spewed out by elite psychopaths. The only public monuments I want to see are those dedicated to nature, to art, to energy, and to common sense.

devil on tarot cardHere’s the charming little fellow on a tarot card from the early 20th century.

In the name of research I thought I better see what the Satanic Temple group had to say about life so I went and checked out their website. The seven fundamental tenets seem to make sense. If they weren’t such shit stirrers they would have been trying to have their tenets erected near the ten commandments rather than a seven foot pedophile-looking goat gloating over his sticky fingers.

Here’s their 7 tenets..

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forego your own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

Sounds reasonable enough. It’s the rest of their fairytales and delusions that bother me, but then, I don’t believe in anything man-made. I only believe in nature and energy :-)

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. The devil might sit well in New York City but not the bible belt of America.

  2. I think the Hoofed One would be even more welcomed in Washington, D.C. where his disciples madly defecate all over the people of America and the world. They go by deceptive titles like president and senator. I’m sure a lot of those psychopaths worship the goat.

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