A “Satanic” Move

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Those of us who OPPOSE restrictions on abortion will appreciate this action by a rather unsuspecting group:

Satanists and the Texas Abortion Bill

From the article: The Satanic Temple … is attempting to use its status as a religious organization to claim its right to abortion as a faith-based right.

Go Satanists!

23 thoughts on “A “Satanic” Move

  1. The Satanic Temple has long been active in unapologetic defense of abortion rights, including using the argument that abortion is a sacred Satanist ritual in which the state thus has no right to interfere. I’m sure Satan is very proud of them — as should we all be. 😈

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    • Given the history (real or mythical) in the Bible, I remain confused as to why abortion is not a sacred rite to Christians. Is there any other entity who has (purportedly) so enthusiastically engaged in abortions? “All First Born” “All humans except for one family” “Anyone without blood splashed on the door” etc. etc.

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  2. Hello Nan. As the article mentions they got dismissed from the SCOTUS very dismissively. There was no reason for them to be dismissed except the Christian majority felt annoyed that a illegitimate group named after their gods nemesis must not be allowed the same privileges as their totally legitimate god. So I wonder it this attempt will be any good either. But I wish them luck, we need all the help we can get. Hugs

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    • Last year the Supreme Court refused to hear a case from Satanists — Nothing about this year. Chances are, of course, the same thing will happen. As you said, the Christians (unfortunately) hold the power. And they DO HATE SATAN!!! 👿

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  3. I don’t know squat about Satanists, but ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’

    John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

    The Christians cannot deny that their god created their nemesis. Those who serve Satan fulfill that part of God’s plan of salvation. But federal and state constitutions are not the laws of God. States cannot enact laws that are in violation of the national constitution. Laws against abortion come from the Catholic church. The Fundamentalists adopted the cause when civil rights legislation robbed them of their crusade against Black citizens. I suspect that if the pew warmers knew abortion was a Catholic idea then they would reject it because in Christian eyes, Catholics rate only slightly higher than Jews, Jews only slightly higher than Muslims and Satanists, and them only slightly higher than Atheists. But, the law cannot set one of the above anyone else. The Supreme Court cannot get around it by putting it on their ‘shadow docket.’

    Any test of the laws passed by the Texas legislature will result in their being nullified. No doubt. I would like to see some push-back coming from the Justice Department and the White House. That wouldn’t prevent the Satanists or any other aggrieved party from challenging the laws and the courts.

    I say the Satanists should go for it. They have the same rights as the Christians with more credibility.

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  4. I’m not into the Satanic religion (I think it’s silly) but hey … if they want to fight for women’s civil rights (for ANYONE’S civil rights) … I say, go for it.

    Actually, they have more cred than any of the new age religions, simply because they’re so BAD. LOL

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    • Hello Polly. You and a few others may not understand what group is being talked about. The group that worships the devil in the bible is the Church of Satan.

      The Church of Satan is a religious organization dedicated to Satanism as codified in The Satanic Bible. The Church of Satan was established at the Black House in San Francisco, California, on Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey, who was the Church’s High Priest until his death in 1997.

      The group Nan is talking about is The Satanic Temple.

      We have publicly confronted hate groups, fought for the abolition of corporal punishment in public schools, applied for equal representation when religious installations are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women’s reproductive autonomy, exposed harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners in mental health care, organized clubs alongside other religious after-school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations, and engaged in other advocacy in accordance with our tenets.

      They are the good guys trying to promote science and acceptance despite the religious peoples trying to drag everyone into the regressive past. Hugs

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      • Thanks for the clarification, Scottie. As it points out at the end of the article:

        In spite of its name, the Temple of Satan largely stands as an activist institution, with the intent to fight the proliferation of religion in U.S. policy and law.

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    • The only thing good about “Satanic religion” is it inspires some fantastic evil music. I will take ten albums by Austrian nutcase Satanists ABIGOR over terabytes of modern Christian pop treacle. 🙂

      From Leytmotif Luzifer (2014) one of the most insane and intense heavy metal albums of this century. (No…I am not a tattooed neonazi devil worshipper, I am a plump, middle aged mild mannered bureaucrat. But I love extreme metal.)

      3. Akrasia

      Ye the almighty, unto whom all hearts are open
      All desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid
      Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
      By the inspiration of thy flames
      We worthily magnify thy thousand names all unified in thou
      Abyssic lord, we call, plead and crave!

      Send your legions
      Come forth, angels of sin

      One of the seven will come
      And with the golden censer step up to the altar
      Carrying incense and embers to be burnt before the throne
      To bring our words to him

      And from the hands of the winged sovereignty
      Overcome with humbleeness facing such grandeur
      I am blazing with awe and shine with the fires of him

      I kneel down, brace posture and offer my gifts
      I lay outstretched in five pointed symmetry
      I purge the ground and close the gate

      Call back your legions
      Descend, angels of sin
      Grant me command
      Let me burn with strength
      Sharpen my sense and my will

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      • Lucifer! Rebellious son, infernal one!
        Tempt me! Lead and ignite me!

        No longer shall we be called servants
        We testify and cast off these chains
        Hesitation, sloth, incertitude
        No longer shall we fall prey to these soothing whores

        So let me rise

        Thorns pierce and nails purge

        Confiteor deo omnipotentis
        Quia peccavi non satis
        Flagellamus ad majorem diaboli gloriam

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  5. Go, Satanist Temple devotees go. I hope every pro-abortionist person becomes a Satanist Temple member forthwith, even if it is only to thwart the stupidest law ever enacted in the United States of America.

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  6. Not to stray to far from the topic, but the Church of Satan does not worship, or believe in, the Devil as a literal entity. They use Satan as a symbol of a philosophy of life centered on rebellion against illegitimate external authority over the individual. The Satanic Temple, the group referenced by Nan, is the same — the difference is that they are politically activist as well. Think of them as the ACLU with cooler graphics.

    The only modern Satanist group I know if which actually worships Satan is the Temple of Set, which believes the Christian Satan is the same entity as the ancient Egyptian god Set.

    Given the privileged place of religion in American society, and the vagueness of how religion is defined, there can be advantages to casting activism in a religious form. There is precedent for a religion with no deity — some forms of Buddhism don’t really have a deity. Of course there is much more to Satanism than this, but the Satanic philosophy does have social and cultural implications, and The Satanic Temple has commendably taken on the rather Herculean task of fighting for it in the political and legal arena.

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  7. Many things have been forced upon the the people of Texas by the government they elected. The SCOTUS has been packed right by the government elected by many of those same people. And again, those same people voted to keep that government in 2020. Democracy paying tribute to dictatorship.

    None of this bodes well for our future. Splitting legalistic hairs is like fiddling as our rights and what is the USA burns. We just had five years proving that the power of government can do whatever it wants, including insurrection and destruction of the Constitution, especially if it is an authoritarian entity.

    Can’t you see, whoa, can’t you see
    What those people, Lord, they been doin’ to me
    Can’t you see, can’t you see
    What that gov’ment, they been doin’ to me…
    (till the train run out of track) …

    (My apologies to the late Toy Caldwell and The Marshall Tucker Band)

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