The day has finally come where the Dadaist religious trolls, called Satanic Temple, has unveiled artist renderings for a 7-foot tall, goat-headed deity that they plan to display at the Oklahoma state Capitol.
If you don’t recall, the New York-based Satanic Temple questioned Oklahoma’s Religious Display legislation that was signed into law in 2009. The group moved forward to file papers to display a memorial next to the state’s display of the 10 Commandments.
The Satanic Temple showed more signs of democracy than our current Congress and allowed the public to exhibit their input on the group’s design if it was accepted. The statue features a horned demon sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with children next to it.
Lucien Greaves, the Temple spokesman says it’s moving forward with plans to have its monument approved, despite the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission’s decision to place a moratorium on new requests.
According to TPM, the commission says it’s waiting until a lawsuit over the Ten Commandments has been settled.
Of course, if the lawmakers reject the offer, that will only confirm that this religious legislation was never meant to be available to all religions, which you know…isn’t very constitutional. The devil is truly in the details with this one.
But hey, as long as we’re displaying statues of groups who still believe in fairy tales, my vote is for the Pastafarians.
Imagine a statue of Touched by His Noodly Appendage, by Arne Niklas Jansson: a parody of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam