October 24th, 2010
03:51 PM ET

Satanists' event in Oklahoma draws Christian protest

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CNN affiliate KOCO reports on a Christian protest outside a Satanist group's event in downtown Oklahoma City (backstory here) :

In downtown Oklahoma City, Satanists held a Ritual in public at the Civic Center.

The ritual began at 8 p.m. Thursday and drew plenty of controversy.

Before making it inside where the Satanists were practicing their religion, prayers were heard outside by groups opposing the ritual.

Chiquita Carbajal said she is against the ritual.

“No place for Satan in Oklahoma,” she said.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Oklahoma • Satanism • United States

soundoff (622 Responses)
  1. Muneef

    The Quran tell us the location of God having his throne on the water it said but this water seems to be in heavens a place that is one thousand years away of our earthly years. And that one day in his presence is equal to one thousand years of our earthly years.
    Now can NASA from this informations locate the placeGod talking about in heavens??
    Sura 22:47
    Sura 32:05
    Sura 11:07
    How can you disbelieve when you can't even reach yet? Just theories and already all denied God existence ?

    October 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  2. Muneef


    If that what they thought well then I expect those Satanists do good deeds then I expect they will have a better chance to end up in heavens paradise than the chance you have being selfish and mean.

    October 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  3. alexz

    The other day my roosters were fighting to the death. So I made the decision to sacrifice one of them and he was tasty! When that rooster was dead he was DEAD. No ifs ands or buts. I am okay with eternal darkness, silence, and peace when I go. Until then I will just get on like a tired old dog.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  4. David Johnson

    It really doesn't matter. There are no gods. There have been hundreds if not thousands throughout history. All but the current "fab five" are no longer worshiped. These 5 will morph or go the way of Zeus and Ra and Isis in the coming generations.

    My heart goes out to believers.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  5. Paul

    Jesus wouldn't protest? Um, how about the time he went through the temple with a whip and turned over the tables of the money changers? Sorry, folks, but Jesus wasn't a wimpy, non-confrontational person. He stood for TRUTH. He most certainly would have protested here.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  6. Child, Please!

    Say what you will, but I'm noticing a great deal of the non-belivers are truly showing the hell that awaits them.... Carry on all your hate and juvenile name-calling....

    October 25, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  7. Fricsaid

    A lot of folks on here allow their happiness to be easily taken by others. I question the quality of your happiness if it so easily taken in a blog.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  8. Jonathan

    Dwarf in teapot , other side of the moon, reading romance novels while shooting lasers from it's b0obs. That's one theory of what god is I heard, well from GLEE.
    Everyone needs to take a deep breath and shut the heck up. Let everyone believe what they want, stop trying to make others believe what you believe even if that's your church's only function.
    My personal believes are none of your business.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  9. Jonathan

    I thought god was an evil dwarf on the other side of the moon in a teapot shooting lasers from his boobs while reading romance novels??
    I think everyone needs to take a deep breath, and let everyone else believe what they want. My personal beliefs are none of your business.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  10. CW

    This post is for all,

    All of us one day will stand before GOD and give an account of our lives. My hope is to live my live according to GOD'S word....which is true. Yes we have freedom of religion....but....those that practice as satanist's....Man that fire (HELL) is going to be HOT.....unuless they turn and follow the only one true LORD. Believe me.....I will stand on GOD'S WORD.....as it says in THE BIBLE....WE WILL ALL KNEEL BEFORE HIM.....YES THAT INCLUDES ALL NON BELIEVERS AS WELL

    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 am |
    • IceT

      The Devil used to be blue and hell was infinitely cold since it was as far from God as you could be, when did it change to fire?

      October 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  11. Natalie

    If Christians would put aside the emotional, knee jerk reaction and actually listen to a self-professed Satanist about what they believe and why, they might be surprised what they learn.

    The same holds true of other faiths, on both sides of that equation. I've been a Christian and am now a Pagan. What I "knew" about Paganism as a Christian was so far from the truth it is laughable.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  12. Damian

    Bet they got great music

    October 25, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  13. Am I a Witch?

    But what Christin O' Donnell there? THATS the question

    October 25, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  14. D

    It's just a hobby for cryin out loud. Besides, It's an opportunity to pray for thier protection and salvation.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  15. All the muslim ladies (as song by Beyonce)

    WIll the christians ever get the memo that they live in a society open to all beliefs? Will they get the memo that no religious group own America? Nope!

    I think next sunday mass I am going to protect their religion, just because I think I know better. That will show them! So sad to see stupidity and closemindedness is the main criteria for belongiong to a church these days.

    Imagine the lives they could have helped if they protested child abuse, starvation lack of medical care...all the things jesus would have concerned himself with.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  16. Bill

    Here's hoping that Satanists don't become as whiny and hyper-sensitive as atheists in America have become.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  17. sequoia

    Unfortunately, modern Christianity has become a tool of oppression, bigotry, brainwashing, divisiveness and hate. Is Satanism worse? That's very difficult to answer. Christianity seems more destructive to me. Just look at our last "Christian" president who invaded a country for lies, oil and empire and is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:26 am |
    • Frank

      Bush is no Christian. He can claim that all he wants while he participates in rather dark Pagan rituals featuring human sacrifice, mock or not, and worshipping a stone owl idol at Bohemian Grove.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:03 am |
  18. people123

    I don't know that christians have the right to say anything what makes them a more peaceful religion, inquisition, salem witch trials, crusades, the list goes on........

    October 25, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  19. religion is psychological..kinda like being bi-polar LOL

    oh and before the christians get upset. I believe in faith. Faith is a great thing and enable us to be compassionate for someone we otherwise would have no contact with. FAITH IS NOT RELIGION.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  20. David Johnson

    My rant for the day (actually 1 complaint and 1 rant)

    Complaint: Why do the threads so often goof up? Why once they goof up, doesn't anyone ever fix it?

    Rant: On several blogs, my comments are posted without the "Your comment is being moderated and will lie in purgatory forever" stamp. When someone disagrees with what I posted, they report it as abuse and it acquires the "comment is being moderated" stamp and can't be seen.

    What is the definition for abuse? "Any statement that does not agree with my ideas?

    Should I claim abuse for all the silly fundie scribblings?

    I have endured many personal attacks. I have never felt so insecure, as to declare what was written as abuse.

    I feel strongly in free speech. If a comment is not calling for someone to be hurt or bullied, it is not abuse. Disagreeing with someone is not abuse.

    I had one person on another blog start a debate, she could not win so she declared my arguments abusive. That just ain't cricket.

    I don't understand, if fundies have god on their side, why is it necessary to do this?

    God Speed My fellow humans!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:25 am |
    • Sum Dude

      @David Johnson

      Good luck my friend. Godspeed, ludicrous speed, light speed, and awesomely fun speed to you!! 😛

      October 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
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