posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 12:54 PM
A Satanic black mass will be held in the Oklahoma City Civic Center in September. Tickets are being sold. It's being billed as an 'educational
event' by the Satanists. Understandably, the Catholic response is that the Satanic black mass is just a mockery of their own religious rituals and
that the Church hopes people won't attend. It also is calling on people to pray for the situation. The Civic Center states that it is a public
building and that the First Amendment requires them to not discriminate based upon religion. They say that, as long as the Satanists abide by the
laws then they will be welcome in the building.
- Is the Catholic church correct when it says that the Satanic black mass is just a mockery of the Catholic mass and that the black mass isn't a real
religious ritual? They do have a point.
- Even if the Satanic black mass is a mockery of the Catholic mass (I'm not sure if it is), does that make it any less of a religious/worship type
event? Does it make the Satanic mass any less protected under the first amendment??
- Is the Civic Center doing the correct thing by allowing the Satanic black mass? (for disclosure - my position is that I think the Civic Center is
- Something I don't understand ... the Satanists are selling tickets to their black mass. So is this just entertainment and not really a worship
thing, or is it going to be both? (a little worship and a little money making?)
Black Mass Planned for Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Civic Center Website
According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The
Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's being brought into the light! This will be not only enlightening but educational as well. This Black
Mass will [be] conducted for the public to attend with certain adaptations to allow for a legal celebration."
That includes clothing the "female altar," which is normally nude, Adam Daniels, head of Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, the satanic church in Oklahoma City
behind the event, explained in an interview today. "We’re trying to bring about tolerance for our religious freedom for the satanic religon,"
Daniels said. "We have a legally-filed church...and bringing out the black mass as one of the rituals of satanism to educate the public."
What the Catholic Church in Oklahoma says about the scheduled Black Mass
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
“For more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide and more than 200,000 Catholics in Oklahoma, the Mass is the most sacred of religious rituals,”
the archbishop said. “It is the center of Catholic worship and celebrates Jesus Christ’s redemption of the world by his death and resurrection. In
particular, the Eucharist – which we believe to be the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ – is the source and summit of our faith.
“That’s why we’re astonished and grieved that the Civic Center would promote as entertainment and sell tickets for an event that is very
transparently a blasphemous mockery of the Mass,” he continued. “The ‘Black Mass’ that is scheduled for the Civic Center in September is a
satanic inversion and distortion of the most sacred beliefs not only of Catholics, but of all Christians.
“In a spirit of hope, I ask those who are allowing this event to reconsider whether this is an appropriate use of public space. We trust that
community leaders – and, in particular, the board members of the Oklahoma City Civic Center – do not actually wish to enable or encourage such a
flagrantly inflammatory event and can surely remedy this situation.
“If the event does move forward, we will have to consider other peaceful, prayerful and respectful options to demonstrate our opposition to this
publicly supported sacrilegious act.
edit on 7/2/2014 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)