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Satanic temple sparks uproar by unveiling statue of Baphomet in Arkansas state capitol

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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Suck on this;


Lévi's depiction of Baphomet is similar to that of The Devil in early Tarot.[48] Lévi, working with correspondences different from those later used by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, "equated the Devil Tarot key with Mercury," giving "his figure Mercury's caduceus, rising like a phallus from his groin."[49]



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Hmmmm.......

This page was last edited on 17 August 2018, at 16:42 (UTC).




posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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The only hypocrisy I see is from all the Christianphobes.

I wonder why they're so RACIST!.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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Suck on this;


Lévi's depiction of Baphomet is similar to that of The Devil in early Tarot.[48] Lévi, working with correspondences different from those later used by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, "equated the Devil Tarot key with Mercury," giving "his figure Mercury's caduceus, rising like a phallus from his groin."[49]



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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Is that you gagging?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Suck on this;


Lévi's depiction of Baphomet is similar to that of The Devil in early Tarot.[48] Lévi, working with correspondences different from those later used by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, "equated the Devil Tarot key with Mercury," giving "his figure Mercury's caduceus, rising like a phallus from his groin."[49]



en.wikipedia.org...


Lévi's depiction of Baphomet is similar to that of The Devil in early Tarot.[48] Lévi, working with correspondences different from those later used by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, "equated the Devil Tarot key with Mercury," giving "his figure Mercury's caduceus, rising like a phallus from his groin."[49]

Simile

A simile (/ˈsɪməli/) is a figure of speech that directly compares two things.[1][2] Similes are a form of metaphor that explicitly use connecting words (such as like, as, so, than, or various verbs such as resemble),[1] though these specific words are not always necessary.[3] While similes are mainly used in forms of poetry that compare the inanimate and the living, there are also terms in which similes and personifications are used for humorous purposes and comparison.

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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
The only hypocrisy I see is from all the Christianphobes.

I wonder why they're so RACIST!.


Where was someone afraid of Christians in this thread? Whats wrong with asking that state buildings be free from favoritism of specific ideologies?

Also, Christianity is not a race.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

deflectors up I see. hahaha




Have a nice days bois.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
The only hypocrisy I see is from all the Christianphobes.

I wonder why they're so RACIST!.


lol!

Christians are a race now?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Atheists, satanists, choose one. They are not the same.


What about C: none of the above?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
The only hypocrisy I see is from all the Christianphobes.

I wonder why they're so RACIST!.

This is where we point out that Christianity isn't a race. Oh and I didn't see anyone hating Christians in this thread. Perhaps you can show us this bigotry?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic

originally posted by: neo96
The only hypocrisy I see is from all the Christianphobes.

I wonder why they're so RACIST!.


lol!

Christians are a race now?


It's what they say about anyone that criticizes Islam.

Their own 'argument' thrown back in their faces.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: Krazysh0t

deflectors up I see. hahaha




Have a nice days bois.

So you are finally dropping this and leaving the conversation or are you just taunting us some more? I'm not sure how producing an example of a simile proves your point. Heck, even if it really DOES represent a penis you still have yet to prove the pedophilia or incest angle. I'll forgive you for the incest one because you didn't introduce that idea to the thread, but you have yet to prove your point.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: Irishhaf
It's temporary, so can't measure up much care. If it was permanent on private land... Wouldn't really care.

Public land, then freedom from religion clowns would have to sue.


Other than to assert some sort of dominance or privileged of one belief over the other, I've never understood why these religious symbols on public property matter whatsoever.


I am with you, ultimately I don't care, my pagan wife doesn't care, I would say the majority of people don't care. (anecdotal evidence; when the satanic temple decided to do a black mass in downtown okc, folks expected a big protest... bout 20 people showed the rest just carried on)

But there always seems to be some jackhole that feels anything that doesnt fit their preceived notion of correctness it must be banished.

Personally I saw we go like the old days and put every god in one area (temple) in each town and free up a bunch of property.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Which specific ideology are you talking about?

Christianity?
Judaism?
Islam?

Or any of the plethora of splinters factions from/of them?

Because they all hold the 10C dear.

But, since you'd like to be specific, let's be specific. Which religion has ownership on 10C? Which church is the state endorsing with them?

Lunatics, the lot of you.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Emphasis mine:

The lower part of the body is veiled, portraying the mysteries of universal generation, which is expressed solely by the symbol of the caduceus. The belly of the goat is scaled, and should be coloured green ; the semi-circle above should be blue ; the plumage, reaching to the breast, should be of various hues. The goat has female breasts, and thus its only human characteristics are those of maternity and toil, otherwise the signs of redemption. On its forehead, between the horns and beneath the torch, is the sign of the microcosm, or the pentagram with one beam in the ascendant, symbol of human intelligence, which, placed thus below the torch, makes the flame of the latter an image of divine revelation. This Pantheos should be seated on a cube, and its footstool should be a single ball, or a ball and a triangular stool. In our design we have given the former only to avoid complicating the figure.
—Eliphas Lévi, Transcendental magic, its doctrine and ritual
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Direct quote from the person who originally drew it.

Pretty conspicuous, as CriticalStinker pointed out, that what you posted was edited right before you posted it.


ETA: Even if it actually does represent a penis to some, it doesn't mean it IS a penis. It's a caduceus.
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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Save it I don't need you to forgive me, its an internet forum, I'll somehow be okay.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: narrator
a reply to: Lysergic

Emphasis mine:

The lower part of the body is veiled, portraying the mysteries of universal generation, which is expressed solely by the symbol of the caduceus. The belly of the goat is scaled, and should be coloured green ; the semi-circle above should be blue ; the plumage, reaching to the breast, should be of various hues. The goat has female breasts, and thus its only human characteristics are those of maternity and toil, otherwise the signs of redemption. On its forehead, between the horns and beneath the torch, is the sign of the microcosm, or the pentagram with one beam in the ascendant, symbol of human intelligence, which, placed thus below the torch, makes the flame of the latter an image of divine revelation. This Pantheos should be seated on a cube, and its footstool should be a single ball, or a ball and a triangular stool. In our design we have given the former only to avoid complicating the figure.
—Eliphas Lévi, Transcendental magic, its doctrine and ritual
rationalwiki.org...

Direct quote from the person who originally drew it.

Pretty conspicuous, as CriticalStinker pointed out, that what you posted was edited right before you posted it.


Oh snap you two Sherlocks caught me, yep that was me, I edit wikipedia all day, well actually i find a thread to argue in then I go and find the wikipedia article I want to use then I become an editor then I edit and then I come and post it in a thread in attempt to pull wool over your eyes.

I would've gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids.........

*shakes fist in cartoon villain manor*



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

So that would be a no then? You are still here to taunt us. Gotcha. Well whatever. I'm sorry you don't know what a simile looks like or what it means to use them in your speech, but there is no symbolism for an erect penis on that statue.

All you've convinced me is that you have a penis fixation.


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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

The state shouldn't endorse ANY religion. Therefore, the 10 commandments shouldn't be on display. Regardless of which religions hold them dear.
Hence, the point of the Baphomet statue. If one religion is represented (regardless of which one), then all should be allowed to be represented.
It's far easier to put zero religious statues up, than to put up a statue for every religion.



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