Month: December 2016

History of the Horned God

WHAT IS THE HORNED GOD Horned Gods: A Comparative Mythology (Perspective) Horned God symbolism is a cross cultural theme recurring in religions and literature throughout the world. Broadly speaking, horns are observed mostly in males. Bulls, stags, rams, buffaloes, rhinos are great examples of animals with horns, and appear consistently in mythological tales. These animals have inspired a lot of myth and eventually, horns came to be associated with strength and virility. In some Asian societies, powdered horns of animals are prescribed and consumed (mostly illegally) as powerful aphrodisiacs. In fact, Horns are considered as sexual symbols associated with...

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The Satanic Temple Offers Children Reprieve From Abuse at School

By Jinx Strange – Apr 21, 2016 That seed of terror would metastasize into a lifelong resentment of authority. Sure, it was very effective at forcing temporary compliance, but I lost my respect for my principal, and parents, and eventually all authority figures who use violence instead of reason (and it turns out that violence is generally the only source from which authority is derived). Even though people knew better in the 1980s, it was very much the cultural norm. I was surprised and intrigued to read that The Satanic Temple, an activist church that eschews belief in the...

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All hail the Satanic Temple: Up close with the brilliant “Satanists” who drive the faith-deranged nuts

A nice piece from a year ago: Lucien Graves explains the “need for a counterbalance against the dominant religious privilege in America today” Jeffrey Tayler Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 All hail Satan and the Satanic Temple! But first, some words of explanation. The faith-deranged, day in and day out, in the current century and in those past, have furnished and continue to furnish us with examples of the inherent iniquity of their disorder, a disorder that has, especially in recent times, insinuated itself into and dangerously infected our already-ailing body politic, and all in the name of the (supposedly)...

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ASSC- Poor journalism on behalf of ABC15

Is Satanism in schools legal? Yes. The Supreme Court ruled in 2001 in the case of Good News Club v. Milford Central School that schools operate a “limited public forum” and that, as such, they may not discriminate against religious speech should a religious organization choose to operate an After School Club on their premises. Christian evangelicals — particularly the Child Evangelism Fellowship — have taken advantage of this ruling ever since. As it is illegal for the schools to discriminate against specific religions or preference others, After School Satan Clubs cannot be denied wherever Christian, or any other...

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Dealing with the Devil

The Satanic Temple just wants a more rational world by Brenna Bailey December 29, 2016 You wouldn’t guess local attorney Stu de Haan is a devout Satanist, based on superficial appearances and preconceived stereotypes our society associates with the religion. When I meet De Haan, a spokesperson and lawyer for The Satanic Temple, a new-age subsect of the Satanist religion, he seems pretty “normal.” He wears a normal outfit— jeans and a black T-shirt—and he doesn’t have any visible tattoos of Lucifer, “alternative” piercings or intense eye makeup a-la Pete Wentz circa 2004. His home is also quite expectedly...

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