August 31st, 2010
12:11 PM ET
Satanists book OKC convention center
Officials confirmed that the Oklahoma City Civic Center has been booked by a group proclaiming themselves to be Satanists.
The Church of the IV Majesties posted an event to meetup.com announcing a Satanic ritual to be performed at the Civic Center on Oct. 21.
According to the posting, "This is a church for any Satanist (modern or traditional) or anyone who is interested in Satanism. All members of the Left-Hand Path are welcome. Do (sic) to the nature of our religion and the herd's view of it, this site will remain private as to protect our members. For now, this church is for all things LHP. So, welcome witches and warlocks, answer the call of your Darkness."
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Hah! I'd go just for the lolz.
Here is what I cannot understand. If you are gonna worship ANYBODY...why the hell (no pun intended) would you pick the bad guy? I know what the satanists are gonna say to this..." how do you know he is a bad guy?" Well, listen folks...did you see that guy with the mask on? If he represents that church I think I will continue my style of worship. Thanks
If your arteicls are always this helpful, "I'll be back."
I think I could imagine that....I am sure it will be such a beautiful and peaceful place, a far cry from this earthly mess. To be with God and all your loved ones forever (and friends) , healthy and happy, yes, I could handle that eternal bliss.
Thanks for the question, I am looking forward to seeing the other answers. Have a Great Day, Dear Friend..and Cheers! 🙂
Question for my fellow bloggers:
Would you really want to live forever, even if it is in Heaven?
Would you get tired of streets of gold and no darkness and the angels chanting praises to god for all eternity?
I'm just curious. I'm not going to argue or put anybody down.
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Maybe they look around and, seeing all the religious hypocrites out there who are dead sure that they're going to heaven, are somehow inclined to believe that heaven isn't the preferred afterlife destination after all. Can't say I blame them. I wouldn't want to share an elevator ride with any of the leaders of the religious Right, let alone eternity.
The Fundies tell us that we're all going to end up in hell, anyway, except for a hundred thousand worthy souls. So, what the hell, it wouldn't hurt to do a little politicking for a better spot down there. Maybe these people have the right idea. Satan worshipers will probably get a place in the high rent district of hell, while the ordinary sinners may end up in the ghetto. Hell is described as a Lake of Fire, so why not go for a lakefront property. You know what they say, he who laughs last........
The moderators of this blog have set up a secret forbidden word filter which unfortunately not only will delete or put your comment in the dreaded "waiting for moderation" category but will also do the same to words having fragments of these words. For example, "t-it" is in the set but the filter will also pick up words like Hitt-ite, t-itle, beati-tude, practi-tioner and const-tution. Then there words like "an-al" thereby flagging words like an-alysis and "c-um" flagging acc-umulate or doc-ument. You would think that the moderators would have corrected this by now considering the number of times this has been commented on but they have not. To be safe, I typically add hyphens in any word that said filter might judge "of-fensive".
You should set up a site that has a list of words that are blocked, and add to it.
As a new fundie, I find this way of moderating what is posted offensive. As Reality points out, it forces a person to search for "bad words" in my postings. I am sure Jesus does not like me to dwell on these words. What if a fellow fundie were actually t itillated while scouring his comments, before posting? I think this would not be what Jesus would want?
I'm not sure "Anything but Satanism" qualifies as a religion – more a way of life. That would make you a lifestyle fundamentalist.
You've become a Martha Stewart-ist
@ Kate: So you're saying he is a Satanist!
@ David & Reality: Be careful this blog will turn you into one of those weirdos who circles every other word in newspaper articles cuz he thinks someone is sending him messages thru them.
*cracking up with laughter here* I guess I am 🙂
No city in the U.S. has more pa-gan (satanic?) pra-cti-tioners of these traditions than New Orleans. On the night the hurricane (Katrina) was due to hit, I (Starhawk) made a ri-tual with a small group of friends to support the spiritual efforts that I knew were being made by pr-iest-esses of O-ya all over the country. We were in Cra-wford, Texas, at Camp Ca-sey, where Gold Star mother Cin-dy Sh-ee-han, whose son was killed in Iraq, camped near Bush’s ranch to confront Bush with the pai-nful reality of the deaths his policies have caused. Many of the supp-orters there were from New Orleans, worried about their homes, their friends and families. The overall cul-ture of the camp was very Christian—we found no natural opening for public Pa-gan r-itual, although a nu-mber of people did indicate to me quietly that they were one of us. But our little group gathered by the road-side, c-ast a circle, cha-nted and prayed.
We prayed, speaking per-sonally in the way humans do: Please, M-ama, we know what a mess we’ve made, but if there is any way to m-itigate the death and the destruction, to lessen it slightly, please do. That same night Christians were praying and O-ri-sha pri-estesses were working O-ya, and the hurricane did shift its course, slightly, and lessened its force, down to a Category Four.
And New Orleans survived. Not without loss, and death, but without the massive flooding and destruction that was feared. We all breathed a sigh of relief.
Robertson, of course, infamously claimed that through prayer he prevented Hurricane Gloria from striking Florida in 1985. In co-ntrast, Star-hawk’s ac-co-mplishments seem a bit und-erwhelming. – Brian Carnell