The Satanic Temple, an Atheist organization which only exists to mock Christians, had their Festivus holiday display approved for display in Florida’s Capitol. Their last year’s display was rejected because it was “grossly offensive.”
This isn’t offensive?
Being “offensive” is a ridiculous reason to reject a display unless you’re into Shari’ah Law. The reason to reject these displays is because they are only meant to ridicule Christians.
PC and fear of lawsuits is directing this insanity.
Lucien Greaves (pictured below), spokesman for the Satanic Temple, said in an email that the reason this year’s display was approved is because they showed up with lawyers.
The approved display, which goes up December 22nd, will hang a banner with the phrase “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple” atop a diorama of an angel falling into hell.
“We hope that, this holiday season, everybody can put their religious differences aside and respect that the celebratory spirit of responsible hedonism is available to all,” Greaves said in the email.
Festivus is a “holiday” created for the TV sitcom “Seinfeld” as a non-commercial festival “for the rest of us” in the Christmas and year-end holiday season.
Lucien is on the record as saying he’s not a Satanist but he’s a Atheist making a point. VICE.com reported that “The Satanic Temple was actually conceived…more as a “poison pill” in the Church/State debate.”
Lucien Greaves is not his real name by the way. His birth name is Doug Mesner.
Last May, he planned a Black Mass at Harvard but it was cancelled.
Lucien’s group is trying to plant a monument to Satan at the Oklahoma Capitol as an alternative to a Ten Commandments monument that has been there since 2012.
The Florida division of the Satanic Temple joined with the anti-Christian Freedom from Religion Foundation to put a Festivus pole in the rotunda in Florida’s Capitol last Christmas. They decorated it with beer cans, but don’t worry, they aren’t trying to mock Christians.
Florida schools are now required to allow the Satanic church to distribute pamphlets after allowing Christians to do so. It’s absurd because the Satanic Temple isn’t a religious organization and should be challenged.
They are just atheists doing their anti-religion, anti-Christian, anti-God thing. These Satanists are atheists by their own words and don’t worship the devil. They don’t believe in the devil or the spiritual world.
The Florida state agency in charge also approved a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner from the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and an entry from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The “church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” also exists to demonize and destroy our belief in the spiritual and in God.
Niko Alm (pictured above), an Austrian atheist, received permission to wear a pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license. Headgear is only allowed on Austrian licenses for religious reasons. Alm used the argument that the sieve was required by his religion of Pastafarianism. Now he wants to have his “church” recognized as a religion.
Austrian authorities made him get a doctor’s letter stating he was mentally fit to drive.
BBC News reported that Mr. Alm, a self-confessed atheist, says
“…he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted, US-based faith whose members call themselves pastafarians.
The group’s website states that “the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma”…