And that is the Rawlsian notion of the public sphere — the public discourse should be separated and abstracted from other philosophies and should move according to its own logic. It is a perfectly valid position to take. I have monumental respect for John Rawls. I simply disagree with it, because I believe that it leads to a general elimination of religious discourse from politics.John,
IMO, the government shouldn't be in the business of "public religious spaces" in the first place. Too messy. If believers in something want a display so much, they can put it up on their own property.
Definitely. The US was founded by Christian pilgrims not satanists.ABC News
A bit obvious, eh?
Signs of the times.
Satanism is basically ritualized Nietzscheanism. The vast majority of Satanists are atheists and do not believe a literal God or Satan. Satanists draw much inspiration from Paradise Lost where Satan rebels against the monotony and subjugation of Heaven. The dreary and slavish portrayal of Heaven in Paradise Lost does make a case for Satan being noble in his rebellion. Yet, they conveniently ignore the later parts of the epic poem where Satan becomes petty and vindictive."Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness," the website says."
That is funny. It's fairly obvious that the Satanists don't know Satan very well.
Who cares about a stupid statue in Oklahoma when every bomb dropped in the Middle East is a hymn of praise to Satan? The real trick is that Christians get so riled up something as ridiculous as a statue by a ritualized Nietzscheans, but ignore the real idolatry the Government perpetrates in the name of justice. The real deception was Satan pretending that the State/Nation is Christian in any way, shape or form. Christianity pretense became an ideological cover for the barbarity of the power.It really does crack me up that satanists do not believe in literal satan but yet they call themselves satanists...whilst aware of what the bible teaches... and want that statue up . Devil's native toungue is lying. He is nothing but deceitful. This should come as no surprise. Discussing whether the statue is wrong, right or politically correct is for ANOTHER site. This here is a CHRISTIAN site. Christians ARE NOT ignorant to the spiritual war we are in.
The devil having one-up on mankinds naivieness should be expected. This generation is probably the dumbest of all time as far as spiritual matters go.
What this statue tells me is that the demons and devil are getting bolder. See it is not us who has pinned them but God. If they getting bolder it is definitely a sign of the times!
Thanks Glomung for posting this article. I would never have known.