A group of Diabolists are unveiling an eight-foot statue of Satan; supposedly to raise awareness of the “Separation of Church and State,” the doctrine that entered American jurisprudence because of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a Klansman who did it because he hated Roman Catholics .
But I digress.
According to the Satanic Temple, the 1-ton, nearly 9-foot-tall bronze idol will be unveiled only in Detroit. Ultimately, the group hopes to have it placed permanently next to a sculpture of the Ten Commandments monument now in place near a state courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or outside Arkansas’ Statehouse in Little Rock, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.
See, this is really about Christians in the nose, and also about getting attention from daddy, and about showing society that “we’re rebels and we don’t follow your rules, man.”
Tiresome. Although they may achieve their goal of offending a few Christians, I think most of us will regard them as spoiled children acting out and feel sorry for them.
On its website, organizers are promising a “hedonistic celebration” and a “night of chaos, noise and debauchery” at the Detroit unveiling.
Of course, they did.