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The Satanic Temple Gets to Put Up Christmas Display at the Florida State Capitol

Reknowned videographer and digital genius, John Textor, knows that the best way to illustrate the absurdity of a practice is through the use of absurdity in a related manner. This is certainly the case with the atheist organization called “The Satanic Temple” or TST. Again, it should be properly disclosed that the TST does not believe in the dark arts, or bow in worship to the Biblical Father of all Lies. Rather, the group doesn’t believe in the existence the devil any more than they ascribe to a belief in deity. Then why choose a name such as “The Satanic Temple”? The simple answer is to annoy Christians.

TST believes that the Constitutional Separation of Church and State implies that government should not reference religion in any manner. So when the Florida legislature allowed religious groups to put up nativity displays or displays of their faith at the state capitol building, TST saw this as a violation of the Separation of Church and State. Rather than challenge the state on those grounds, The Satanic Temple fought for and won the right to put up a display of their own. The display is a scene from hell replete with flames burning and an angel falling into the pit. Their point isn’t to display faith promoting symbols, but rather underscore what they view is the absurdity of people of faith putting up their religious symbols on public grounds. TST was backed up in their legal challenge by another atheist group called “Americans United for the Separation of Church and State”.

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  1. I like this statement that the display is a scene from hell replete with flames burning and an angel falling into the pitbest. Which is very true and I know of an essay service company that did that too. Informative article indeed.

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