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Satanic Temple chapters offer Muslim communities help against ‘right wing xenophobia’

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:21 AM
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Ahh the twisted irony. Love it.


Amid the wave of Islamophobia stemming from last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Muslims in the United States are being offered solace from an unlikely source: satanists.

At least two chapters of the Satanic Temple announced this week that its members would be happy to help any Muslims made uncomfortable by the recent surge in anti-Islamic sentiment.

“If there is anyone in the San Jose region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort you where you need to go without advertising our presence — just big dudes walking you where you need to be. We would also happily deliver you some groceries,” the San Jose chapter of the Satanic Temple advertised on its Facebook page Wednesday.

Within a day, the Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter of the temple extended a hand as well.

“Our offer to the Muslims of the Twin Cities comes from a place of genuine compassion for our fellow human beings. It’s not to ride the tide of sentiment or capitalize on people for further name recognition. Let us know if you or someone you know need the sort of assistance we are offering,” the group said. [WashingtonTimes]




The strangest things happen in insane times.

Not a ploy. A real offer. They saw a need and are offering to help people feel safe. That makes a pretty powerful statement on multiple levels even as it trolls ignorance on others.

[TimesLive]

While the Republican front-runners for president amp up their anti-Muslim rhetoric, the Satanic Temple is offering help to any Muslim feeling threatened in the wake of the recent Paris attacks.

Donald Trump has called for Muslims to be registered in a data-base, while Ben Carson has called for the screening of Syrian refugees because they might be 'rabid dogs.'

Senator Ted Cruz called for legislation to ban the Muslim Syrian refugees while allowing the Christian ones entry.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush meanwhile called for America to welcome Christian Syrians, saying "We should focus our efforts as it relates to the refugees for the Christians that are being slaughtered."

All of these men proclaim their deep Christian values.


[RawStory]

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“This is also extended to Sikhs as many of the ignorant and hateful do not understand the difference,” the San Jose chapter said.


[IBTimes]

And yes, there has already been blowback in the form of threats to Muslims and attacks on mosques, newly rekindled by the events in Paris.




It’s worth noting that these sorts of “satanic” groups aren’t typically worshippers of satan, they’re usually just mocking those who are trying to force their religion into places it doesn’t belong.

Like in Oklahoma where these “satanists” raised money to erect a statue of Lucifer in response to the conservative attempt to place a Ten Commandments monument on government property. You know, in the name of “religious equality” and all.

They’ve also taken to shielding women from Republican attempts to infringe upon their right to have control over their own bodies. But it’s telling of the vile nature of many of these “Christian conservatives” when a group that openly mocks religion seems to know more about “Christian values” (or basic human decency) than these hypocrites who claim to be devout Christians while lacking any semblance of real Christian values.

Read more at: www.forwardprogressives.com...


Not a lot (none?) of right-leaning founts of information have picked up on this yet. Should be pretty entertaining when they do.

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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One night I had a dream...

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, There was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, You would walk with me all the way; But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, There is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why in times when I needed you the most, you should leave me.

The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child. I aint the Lord, I am Satan, are you trying to tell me you never noticed the footprints were cloven?"



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Putting 'others' to shame... again.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:37 AM
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Ah, Satanists, making all kinds of assumptions. Don't they know that asses don't have cloven hooves? Apparently not either that or satanic ones do.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Ah, Satanists, making all kinds of assumptions. Don't they know that asses don't have cloven hooves? Apparently not either that or satanic ones do.


Please see append to OP.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

My remark stands. These Satanists are still making all kinds of assumptions.

And it really is more than one with the most egregious being that the only possible reason anyone objects to the current resettlement of refugees is purely on a Muslim v. Christian basis.

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ~Lucidity

My remark stands. These Satanists are still making all kinds of assumptions.


And it continues to make no sense to me.

And even if they are making assumptions, so are a whole lot of other people. And they're all allowed to make assumptions based on their personal perspecitive and observations of the human condition. Cloven hooves or not.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

1. The only possible reason to object is purely on a religious strife basis.

2. Only the "right wing" is objecting.

3. Muslims would appreciate the support of Satanists, even tangentially (similar religious cosmology to Christians).

4. Anyone is objecting in this case to Muslims who are already here, only those coming under a specific refugee program.

But please go on with your fantasy that the Satanists aren't making some colossal assumptions about where all of this is motivated from, who is behind it, and what it's reasoning is.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Good Samaritans.

This does not surprise me one iota. Satanists in these times are rarely worshipers of the Father of Lies, but instead worship themselves. To be honest, Satanism in the modern era has been becoming a misnomer for some time, since an actual Satan worshiper would be far more inclined to spread disunity and hatred than to protect and provide for the safety of strangers.

However, no matter the source, I think that this is a beautiful thing that the Samaritans are doing, and I call them such because that is what they are in this moment, in making such an offer. I only hope that for one thing, those who might need such protection as is offered take the issuer of that offer up on it, and that secondly, the threat to innocent people which gave rise to this offer being necessary is ended quickly, that reason finally prevails.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

I always find it humorous when Satanists go out of their way to act more Christianly than actual Christians.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

An American citizen who wishes to protect themselves can also carry a gun if Satans big helpers are not available.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ~Lucidity

1. The only possible reason to object is purely on a religious strife basis.

2. Only the "right wing" is objecting.

3. Muslims would appreciate the support of Satanists, even tangentially (similar religious cosmology to Christians).

4. Anyone is objecting in this case to Muslims who are already here, only those coming under a specific refugee program.

But please go on with your fantasy that the Satanists aren't making some colossal assumptions about where all of this is motivated from, who is behind it, and what it's reasoning is.



So how many domestic Muslims fearing upsurges in Muslim xenophobic violence resulting from misunderstood assumptions by hateful people have you offered to help get to where they are going?
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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:01 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

In breaking new, being that it is Friday, the Discordians have offered to escort Muslims to Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog.


Halal beef, of course.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:01 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Whilst I agree with what they are offering, which is really what any decent, normal person would offer -a helping hand -, is there maybe not a wee bit of sneaky one-upmanship going on here?

It just seems from the way I'm reading it that they're using the refugees as a point scoring exercise to show that they're better than Christians? Could they not just do it quietly without announcing it?

I don't have a grasp of any sort on the kind of relationship they have with the christian community there, so I may have got the wrong end of the stick.


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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:02 AM
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a reply to: beansidhe

That's what they always do. They make a hobby out of trolling Christians, but I see it bringing to light some obvious hypocrisy.
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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
Whilst I agree with what they are offering, which is really what any decent, normal person would offer -a helping hand -, is there maybe not a wee bit of sneaky one-upmanship going on here?


There certainly is, and I would wager they are attempting to shame their Christian cousins. But frankly, they have the right idea, more help, less hate.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Of course they could tool up to protect themselves, but that comes with its own pitfalls.

Escalation is foremost amongst these. Receive a threat, take steps against it, the threat increases, the mitigation method becomes more severe, the threat increases in response... You see the big picture here of course.

That is not to say that I agree that everyone ought to be able to protect themselves from threat, but it hardly takes a genius to work out that certain demographics have a harder time legitimising their carriage of firearms than others, and never more so than in the midst of a media frenzy as rabid as the one which is gripping us all at the moment.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Ah I see. It felt a bit like a game when I read it. There's really no room for shaming people at the moment, we all need to do the best we can together, irrespective of religion and stand firm. Let all terrorists know that they don't scare us, they won't scare us and they can't scare us.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: beansidhe

The best way to do that is to let the refugees in like we've always planned.



posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Yea what do you expect will be the reaction if a headline read "Muslim carrying firearm shoots man" or something like that? I imagine the actual truth that he was acting in self-defense somehow doesn't get reported on certain websites and news outlets.



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