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. Ruspanic

    Singing, dancing, and prayer. Not much of a protest.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  2. T

    There is no god, there is no satan, there however are figments of peoples' imaginations that drive them to incomprehensible acts.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  3. The Ken

    Next they'll be wearing brown shirts and protesting outside of synagogues.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  4. trixen

    Personally, I don't believe in God or Satan. Still, I've always found it amusing that some people who actually believe in Satan still choose to worship him. Why would you worship a being who hates you and wants to do bad things to you (or do they see Satan the way Christians see God–as a loving being who cares for them and wants to make them happy)? I don't understand it, and maybe I'm not supposed to. Either way, religious fanatics of all kinds will always provide great entertainment for me, but none moreso than Satan worshipers. Nonetheless, I'm not here to judge anyone. Whatever floats your boat, y'all. lol Worship away!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
    • Magic


      Why would you worship a being - any imaginary being (or a live being, for that matter)? Why worship?

      October 24, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Billy

    It's funny that all of these black women are singing about God and Jesus, when the bible says they should still be slaves working in a cane field. You can't have it both way ladies.

    "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. " Eph. 6:5-9

    October 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  6. Jonboy

    To me it looks like they all had fun playing pretend for the weekend. Who thinks like this? Do they think they live in a movie? What a bunch of whackadoos on all sides. Reminds me of that South Park episode were all of the psychics are pretending to shoot mind lasers at each other. Pshooo Pshooo Pshooooo! wannannnannnaannaa!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  7. To Be Saved

    "He that believeth on Him is not condemned but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the ONLY begotten Son of God." - JOHN 3:18 (KJV)

    "That if thou shall Confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall Believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, THOU SHALT BE SAVED." - ROMANS 10:9 (KJV)

    For those who don't want to take the risk of eternal soul failure, and want to be Saved, say the following prayer with a contrite heart and feeling.

    Dearest God, I come with a contrite heart today as a sinner who want to be forgiven for those sins and be cleansed of them. I do believe that Jesus Christ is the One and Only begotten Son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for me and was resurrected by God to bring everlasting Salvation to me. I accept eternal life in my faith in you God through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior and promise to serve you everlastingly. Amen.

    If you said that prayer, you are now one of the Saved and Heaven rejoices. You need not worry about the dark place when you pass on. Your rightful home now is the place of God's light in Heaven. Do good to others and live a good life. Congratulations unto you. Be in peace and with God.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
    • Joe G

      I can't imagine what it's like being brainwashed. I'm guessing it's similar to death in that you no longer are conscious.

      October 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
    • Aegis

      Man, I've seen better-constructed chain comments on Youtube vids. Although only a couple of 'em.

      October 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm |
    • Edwin

      To Be Saved:

      >For those who don't want to take the risk of eternal soul failure, and want to be Saved, say the following prayer with a contrite heart and feeling.

      I do not wish to be obnoxious, but please tell me why I should believe in YOUR version of God. Don't use the Bible as proof, since to me it is merely a book, not divine word. Don't use the example of the number of martyrs Christianity has, since many other religions have quite a lot more. Don't use the fact that a lot of people believe it, because 2 Billion are Muslim, and that's a lot, too.

      Basically, it comes down to this: if all you can do is tell me quotes from the Bible, you're not doing it. If your version of God requires me to specifically accept one particularly narrow belief system to be considered a 'good' person, that simply does not sit well with my intrinsic belief system. I believe God, if He/She/It/They exist(s), will be compassionate and understanding, and will forgive trivial failings such as mistaken belief systems. Love, caring, and such should count for so much more than signing up for the right team.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:44 am |
    • Frank

      There are not two billion Muslims in the world. Where are you getting that from? There's only a little over one billion. There are 2.1 billion Christians, though.

      October 25, 2010 at 12:48 am |
  8. Mark Mywords

    Satan doesn't exist, nor does God in the form people think. Tell me, have you every seen either?? I rest my case. The two were created by jews to control the masses, something that need to be turned on them for all their centuries of crime against humanity!!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      Why are you blaming the jews for creating god and satan? I suggest there were many god creators...

      October 25, 2010 at 1:24 am |
  9. matt

    I think it's ironic that some of you are siding with the satanist, which is proof of the great deception Satan has planted over us. If there were no religion and you had to choose between good and evil, would you still choose evil? satanist are just what they are, they worship evil, blood sacrificing, demonic spirits of a false God that would have you blame the one true good God for all your problems. Even if you don't like Christianity, Christ is a much better teacher than Lucifer. Have a problem with the Christians and not the Christ.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      Who is siding with the "satanists"? I don't think I've seen a single post where anyone is doing anything of the sort.
      I guess you're just another bullshltter. We get people like you in here all the time....or was that you every time?????

      October 25, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  10. Jason

    I think someone should tell both the Christians and the Church of Satan wannabes what year it is.

    It is not 1996, and Marilyn Manson will not be playing there this evening.

    Both groups are about as appealing as a wet fart. Actual, red-card-carrying Satanists do NOT hold these types of public events if they can help it. Only when they have large events with hundreds of members is media attention hard to avoid.

    They don't intentionally seek media attention. This group is a club of disgruntled Christians making faces at the fundies masquerading as devil worshipers.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  11. Colin

    People who believ in an evil ground fairy v. people who believe in a good sky fairy. Both nuts. In the end, who cares?

    October 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
    • T

      Well said!

      October 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  12. Jeff

    You anti-religious types must be really conflicted on this one. Who/what do you detest the most; religion or Christians? What a conundrum you must be facing in your own brain.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      Would you like a little cheese to go with that whine? LOL

      October 25, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  13. Dawson

    How typical of Christians to go crazy over something that in all likelihood they don't even understand. Satanism is NOT devil worship. It is an inside joke by Atheists who celebrate the individual instead of a God. Want to know why it is called Satanism? Because we Atheists enjoy watching ignorant Christians make fools of themselves in the streets. The foolish Christians don't even know what they're demonstrating against. This is like protesting the KKK in front of Kris' Kringle's Kindergarten.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  14. jabba the hut

    I don't mind Satanist. It's those damn Scientologist I can't stand.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
    • Marcus

      Couldn't agree more !!! THEY are dangerous !!!!

      October 25, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  15. Don't Be Misguided

    This is yet another example of those who believe nothing will happen to their soul and spirit once they pass on. And passing on is a certainty - for Everybody. They may not believe that anything will happen but when it does happen as it surely will and they meet their Creator, God, because they are not self-made beings, they WILL KNOW. But by then it will be too late. The time to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is Now. But again, you can choose to experiment all the way into the Afterlife because of your free will. But there are consequences to your actions. Don't lose a great opportunity to be Saved while you are still in this world and dimension. Why take such a grave risk that is Eternal.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
    • Aegis

      Cool story, bro.

      ...Seriously, proof or GTFO.

      October 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @Don't Be Misguided

      Yeah, why take a risk like that? I refuse to believe the words of men who say they were "inspired" by "God".
      Still with me? Your lack of skepticism shows you to be a sucker easily robbed of your ability to reason and think. But maybe you prefer it that way?
      The importance should be greater than any lies or nonsense or delusional belief system. But you are already in the pit, I see.

      October 24, 2010 at 11:55 pm |
    • Marcus

      Your fear of death and becoming bug food is the only thing that guides your religion,,,NOT reality...

      October 25, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  16. perdruabu

    satanists do believe in god...they worship satan instead...god and satan are the same thing represented in 2 differen ways.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  17. Amobius

    Christians only want freedom of religion when it comes to practicing christianity. And some how their hypocrisy is still news worthy.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  18. Dave

    Does Oklahoma have a place for Santa Claus? Doesn't he take away attention from JC? He dresses in red so he must be evil.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  19. Stephen

    Satanists are almost always teenagers who crave attention.

    Almost always.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
    • Newt

      They mostly come at night...mostly.

      October 25, 2010 at 6:26 am |
  20. Frank Mondana

    You know what the funny part is? Satanist's, no matter what sect they are part of, are just like every other religion. They have this need for something "higher" to give them permission to act like idiots.
    They are no different than Catholics, Baptists, Jews, or any other faith.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
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