"The Satanic Temple" planning rally to support Florida Governor, Rick Scott

dgo

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Rick Scott is actually popular among some people in Florida! :eek3:

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Satanists planning rally for Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have earned himself a new constituency, but the devil is in the details.

Local news site WPBF.com reported that a group of Satanists plans to hold a rally outside Scott's office on Jan. 25 to support the governor’s signing of a bill that allows students to pray at school events.

"We've gotten such a response, it's just impossible for me to know what that translates into," Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves told WPBF, regarding how many will show up at the rally.

“You don’t build up your membership unless people know about you,” Greaves said in a separate interview with the Palm Beach Post. “So this allows us to get our message out in public. We’re hoping it will reduce the stigmatism.”

The Satanic Temple was launched in 2012 with what Greaves described as being “more or less an online community.”
The group’s website describes itself as being different from other, better-known Satanic organizations. Greaves said the rally is part of a larger ongoing effort at making the group’s beliefs more commonplace in mainstream discussions of religion and belief. From the website:

“Though we have far to go before public education leads to a mainstream embrace of our Satanic religion, we feel that our own public ‘coming out’ will go a long way toward raising the consciousness of the populace … and the social environment has never yet been better prepared for the welcoming of a new Satanic era.”

The group’s founder, Neil Bricke, is scheduled to speak at the rally.

"We feel it's time for Satanists to come out and say exactly who we are," Greaves said.

So, what does Scott think of the newly organized support?

"This is a great country. Everyone has a voice," Gov. Scott's press secretary wrote in an email to ABCNews.com.
 

spagina

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Rick Scott is actually popular among some people in Florida! :eek3:

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Satanists planning rally for Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have earned himself a new constituency, but the devil is in the details.

Local news site WPBF.com reported that a group of Satanists plans to hold a rally outside Scott's office on Jan. 25 to support the governor’s signing of a bill that allows students to pray at school events.

"We've gotten such a response, it's just impossible for me to know what that translates into," Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves told WPBF, regarding how many will show up at the rally.

“You don’t build up your membership unless people know about you,” Greaves said in a separate interview with the Palm Beach Post. “So this allows us to get our message out in public. We’re hoping it will reduce the stigmatism.”

The Satanic Temple was launched in 2012 with what Greaves described as being “more or less an online community.”
The group’s website describes itself as being different from other, better-known Satanic organizations. Greaves said the rally is part of a larger ongoing effort at making the group’s beliefs more commonplace in mainstream discussions of religion and belief. From the website:

“Though we have far to go before public education leads to a mainstream embrace of our Satanic religion, we feel that our own public ‘coming out’ will go a long way toward raising the consciousness of the populace … and the social environment has never yet been better prepared for the welcoming of a new Satanic era.”

The group’s founder, Neil Bricke, is scheduled to speak at the rally.

"We feel it's time for Satanists to come out and say exactly who we are," Greaves said.

So, what does Scott think of the newly organized support?

"This is a great country. Everyone has a voice," Gov. Scott's press secretary wrote in an email to ABCNews.com.
:dgo: Please. Religious freedom? Have you never experienced the joy of having Jehovah witnesses give you a watchtower? Mormon Kids on bikes in your hood? Buddhist incense sales at the airport?

YOU need to get out more! Satanists at least believe in a deity. That is a good start!
 

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:dgo: Please. Religious freedom? Have you never experienced the joy of having Jehovah witnesses give you a watchtower? Mormon Kids on bikes in your hood? Buddhist incense sales at the airport?

YOU need to get out more! Satanists at least believe in a deity. That is a good start!
well actually... Lavayian Satanism (arguably the most practiced school of Satanist thought) denies the existence of God, it merely embraces the qualities attributed to the Christian Antichrist as a symbolic gesture. Luciferianism however, a less well known religion taking its inspiration from the Christian Adversary that is mostly practiced in Europe, does however encompass the belief in and rejection of the Christian god in favor of the Old Boy.
 

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So do the Satanists realize that by offering their public support they are going to actually harm Scott's position? Certainly they can't be so naïve to fail to realize this fact. The obvious conclusion is that in reality they do not support his efforts.
 

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So do the Satanists realize that by offering their public support they are going to actually harm Scott's position? Certainly they can't be so naïve to fail to realize this fact. The obvious conclusion is that in reality they do not support his efforts.

I have no idea beyond the fact that Satanists must believe in a G/god, or the fallen angel, Satan , would not exist to torment abhorrent members of mankind. Fuck stupid people. When you support liberalism in education and society in general, you are OK with just getting stuff close, not correct, but being a winner for doing so.
 

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I have no idea beyond the fact that Satanists must believe in a G/god, or the fallen angel, Satan , would not exist to torment abhorrent members of mankind. Fuck stupid people. When you support liberalism in education and society in general, you are OK with just getting stuff close, not correct, but being a winner for doing so.
hmmmm. I didn't quite catch that :hsd:
 

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well actually... Lavayian Satanism (arguably the most practiced school of Satanist thought) denies the existence of God, it merely embraces the qualities attributed to the Christian Antichrist as a symbolic gesture. Luciferianism however, a less well known religion taking its inspiration from the Christian Adversary that is mostly practiced in Europe, does however encompass the belief in and rejection of the Christian god in favor of the Old Boy.


LaVey.

And it's a religion.
 

spagina

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well actually... Lavayian Satanism (arguably the most practiced school of Satanist thought) denies the existence of God, it merely embraces the qualities attributed to the Christian Antichrist as a symbolic gesture. Luciferianism however, a less well known religion taking its inspiration from the Christian Adversary that is mostly practiced in Europe, does however encompass the belief in and rejection of the Christian god in favor of the Old Boy.
Well good for them. Unless they can come up with a totally good way to detach Satanism from Christianity, I bet that the fellowship is rather small.

Kind of like attempting to disconnect the existence of a tire from a wheel.

They both exist, You can drive a car down the street on its wheels only. Try driving a car down the street with tires only, and no wheels....
 

nebulous

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Well good for them. Unless they can come up with a totally good way to detach Satanism from Christianity, I bet that the fellowship is rather small.

Kind of like attempting to disconnect the existence of a tire from a wheel.

They both exist, You can drive a car down the street on its wheels only. Try driving a car down the street with tires only, and no wheels....
I don't believe it is their intention to detach it at all. In fact LaVay is quite clear on this in his Satanic Bible in which he posits his intentional use of the symbolism of the Christian mythos to fuel what is inevitably a counter culture. And like any counter culture, you are certainly right that it doesn't make sense when removed from it's parent culture. That doesn't mean however that LaVayian Satanists accept the literal existence of the Abrahamic god, or Satan for that matter.
 

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I have no idea beyond the fact that Satanists must believe in a G/god, or the fallen angel, Satan , would not exist to torment abhorrent members of mankind. Fuck stupid people. When you support liberalism in education and society in general, you are OK with just getting stuff close, not correct, but being a winner for doing so.

Satan, as Laveyans believe it, is simply the animal within. The instincts of lust, vengeance, etc.
 
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I don't believe it is their intention to detach it at all. In fact LaVay is quite clear on this in his Satanic Bible in which he posits his intentional use of the symbolism of the Christian mythos to fuel what is inevitably a counter culture. And like any counter culture, you are certainly right that it doesn't make sense when removed from it's parent culture. That doesn't mean however that LaVayian Satanists accept the literal existence of the Abrahamic god, or Satan for that matter.


LaVey
 

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