|Satan as Baphomet|
A spokesman for the satanic group acknowledges that the effort is in part to highlight what it calls the hypocrisy of the state which allowed the Ten Commandment monument but is expected to fight the satanic display. Oklahoma legislative leaders have vowed to block the display.
The satanic group submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering,Similar requests have been made at other capitols such as by Hindu groups and animal rights organizations. The most notable being the holiday display in the Florida Capitol by the Church of Pastafarians: The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Satan is sitting
in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him. It claims to have raised half the funds
necessary to construct and place the monument to the Prince of Darkness.
|The Flying Spaghetti Monster|
It may be hard to embrace Satan, but come on, spaghetti is another matter.