“The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation.”
1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forego your own.
5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
Here's the design:
Why are they still using a preexisting pagan god for Satan's head? Doesn't that constitute as slander?
Also, in response to the "tenets of Satanism" as listed above...it's pretty sad when Satanists impress me more than Judaics do. I mean, just look at it. Not one tenet regarding the worship of Satan. Not one command to respect and pay tribute to the Lord of the Underworld or whatever title he holds these days. Each tenet is concerned solely with principles on which to base our relationships with ourselves and others. Not one word wasted on anything other than the most important things in life. How selfless and humble is that? That's fantastic. I mean, just wow. I'm not being sarcastic here. That is truly a model to live by.edit on 7-1-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
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I might be wrong, but don't the circling snakes represent the womb? Not to mention that snakes often stand in as an icon of life and resurrection and renewal and all that good stuff that is associated with birth... Doesn't the entirety of the rod and snakes represent the inclusion of both masculine and feminine as elements of divinity?edit on 7-1-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)