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Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

A sculpture submitted by the Satanic Temple is on display at the Illinois Statehouse alongside a Christmas tree and a Nativity scene.

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Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

The Illinois Statehouse installed several holiday decorations this year: A Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus, a Christmas tree, a Menorah and … a Satanic sculpture.

Entitled “Snaketivity”, the display depicts a snake wrapped around a woman’s hand as she holds an apple. On the side of the sculpture is the logo of the Satanic Temple – the head of Baphomet inside an inverted pentagram – and the words “Knowledge is the Greatest Gift”.

Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

The satanic display at the Illinois Statehouse rotunda.

The symbolism of this sculpture refers to the book of Genesis and goes to the very core of Luciferian philosophy. It represents Eve grabbing the “forbidden fruit” of knowledge that was given to her by Lucifer who took the form of a serpent. Lucifer told Eve that biting the fruit would allow Adam and herself to become “like gods, knowing good and evil”. This is known as the “original sin” which God to expel Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

To Luciferians, the serpent is not a deceiver but a “savior” who allowed humanity to access the knowledge required to achieve divinity through its own means. The marking under the sculpture saying “Knowledge is the Greatest Gift” refers to the “gift” given from Lucifer to man in the form of divine knowledge. This interpretation of the book of Genesis has been, for centuries, a core difference between theistic religions and occult schools.

Despite the very biblical meaning of its display, the Satanic Temple insists that its goal is not about proselytizing for its own religion. Next to the sculpture, the Satanic Temple also installed an also inscription saying: “Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds”.

In a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the sculpture, the Satanic Temple wrote:

“The Satanic Temple—Chicago will no longer allow one religious perspective to dominate the discourse in the Illinois State Capitol rotunda during the holiday season. … Please consider what you may do to help us bring Satan to Springfield!”

Another sign near the sculpture contains a disclaimer from the state:

“The State of Illinois is required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to allow temporary, public displays in the state capitol so long as these displays are not paid for by taxpayer dollars. Because the first floor of the Capitol Rotunda is a public place, state officials cannot legally censor the content of speech or displays. The United States Supreme Court has held that public officials may legally impose reasonable time, place and manner restrictions regarding displays and speeches, but no regulation can be based on the content of the speech.”

Dave Druker, the spokesman for the secretary of state, confirmed that the Chicago-based Satanic Temple had the right to place its sculpture on display inside the statehouse.

“Under the Constitution, the First Amendment, people have a right to express their feelings, their thoughts. This recognizes that.”

Satanic PR

This is not the first PR stunt conducted by the Satanic Temple. And, every time the Temple does something, media sources make sure to emphasize that the Satanic Temple is “not a group of devil worshipers, but liberal political activists who oppose the increasing influence of the religious right in American politics”.

However, despite its venerable speeches about its “principles” and “separating church and state”, all it actually accomplishes is having Satanic stuff put on display in public spaces. Here are some examples of its stunts.

Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

In 2014, the Satanic Temple installed a “holiday” display in front of the Michigan Capitol. The snake and the cross form the symbol of the Satanic Cross, which is based on the alchemical symbol of sulfur. Why sulfur? Because the Bible says that Hell smells of sulfur.

Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

Next to the display was a warning to potential vandals.

In 2015, the Satanic Temple unveiled a massive statue of Baphomet in Detroit in what was dubbed “the largest satanic event in history”.

Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

Two children looking up to Baphomet.

The unveiling took place in an industrial building near Detroit River after attempts to have the Baphomet sculpture installed at the Oklahoma State Capitol failed. Entry to the venue required guests to sign a contract “selling their souls to the devil”. The proceeds from the event went to support abortion rights – one of the Temple’s favorite causes.

In 2016, the Satanic Temple created an after-school program called After School Satan. The program is up-and-running in several cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Washington, D.C., Tucson, Springfield, MO, Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR.

Satanic Sculpture Installed at the Illinois Statehouse

The logo alone should be a red flag to parents. A devil-horned, one-eyed creep offering candy to children while doing Baphomet’s sign “As above, so below”. The spiral in one of the eyes is similar to the symbol used to identify “child lovers”.

The Satanic Temple is also working on other projects. The West Michigan Friends of The Satanic Temple are currently raising money on a GoFundMe page to bring their own “Satanic holiday monument” to the Michigan state Capitol.

“The concept is a clean, bold shape of the Baphomet head as a star with solar LED lights shining up from the base for striking shadow and light, a flickering light emanating from the flame of universal balance will make the lines between them dance. A nearly complete halo will connect the horns and ears but stop at the bottom to represent the inherent imperfection of the material form but also allowing the mouth of Baphomet to interact with the base to indicate the sharing of worldly knowledge.”

Although media love to say that the Satanic Temple is about “science” and “rationality”, the fact remains that it did not advance any of these causes throughout the years. The only thing the Satanic Temple actually managed to accomplish is fully on-par with the elite’s agenda described on this site: To normalize satanism and its symbolism in the public space while making it appealing to the masses.



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Shelby

Anyone who doesn’t see this as a clear example of the end times has their eyes firmly shut against the truth.

LordHokage

That nonsense is just trash, may the Lord Destroy all this satanic laws in JESUS NAME.

Amen

AMEN!

DeeLish

Hey, I’m an American and I wholeheartedly believe in the 1st amendment but really people?!

The menorah and nativity scene aren’t symbols of hate or darkness (at least in my eyes) but that statue does not scream unity. It’s blasphemous and provocative. Utterly disturbing.

shocksock

The Menorah is a symbol of hate, as far as I’m concerned. Those Orthodox Jews are a self-proclaimed, false Jewish people. Israel is contributing to all of this Satanism and loving it.

louweee

sockyurseffff

Georg Biehl

The MENORAH is a forgotten Symbol for the Chaldean Knowledge of the turnaround times our Planets around the Sun. The MENORAH is a forgotten Tool of the forgotten Knowledge of lost Cultures before the great Flood. Search to the Secrets of the Primenumber 37. The 37 is the Key for lost Knowledge our Ancestors. Sorry for my bad English.

Anonymous

These so called “Satanists” are no joke. They have “Spirit Cooking” dinners and torture children, rape them and then make adrenlychrome drugs out of these poor children’s blood. I have seen several rings of fire in the woods where hundreds of folding chairs were circling a fire w a large glass jar w blood and guts in it. I never go there without a gun, bc these people are truly evil. Lots of them are in Hollywood, and they would like nothing better than to make you think that this is all fake, and that religion is fake too. However these entities from whatever universe they come from are real, they feed on fear, hate, and all lower emotions. The energy of their rituals opens other universes for these entities to come through. Don’t kid yourself. Google Marina Abramowiz, and also look at the pictures of the 2011 MOCA Gala event….as well as the 2018 Met Museum of Art Gala. They want your children. That is why they promote Satanism. Harry Potter makes it cute. It is NOT CUTE.

Mosh

very wise and you are correct

Anonymous

They are truly evil! The devil’s big deception is for people to believe he does not exist. He is real! The underworld is real! Evil is real!

Lady Carolyn A McCabe-Joy

Out in the open. End times.

Stay sane

We’ve been seeing more and more of this moral relativism lately and it is a sign that people are becoming unmoored from sanity by delusional reasoning and con-speak. Regardless of what people think about religion, setting up an altar to evil in a public space is crazy. Should they also erect a statue to suicide bombers, who are convinced they are doing Allah’s work? It’s like the way the media reported the recent murder of the deluded missionary killed by tribesman on that remote island. Okay, fine, we all agree he was an idiot for going there, but when did we decide that murder for being a fool is in any way justified? A sane culture would have simply turned him back. A sane culture would neither excuse that tribe’s act of evil like the news has done. Or that grotesque pornographic demon worshipping ceremony at the opening of the Gotthard Tunnel a while back. Or the evil that children are being subjected to in tv, music and movies because the sick minds that think it up have conned everyone into nodding that ‘it’s the parents job to protect them’ How, when it’s everywhere? They are saying it’s your job… Read more »

Dee

Stay Sane, this was wonderfully written!! Thank you.

Amber

I’m just so disgusted. Wtf is wrong with people to allow this nastiness????

Anonymous

the problem with these evil demonic possessed people is, they are all anti Christs and sons of the devil, these fools are marked with satans number 666 and they don’t even understand it’s irreversible, there doom is sure and very near and the leaders of our nation who give honor to this will die horrendously at the hands of there captors who they so graciously sold out there country for, like 30 pieces of silver, just as judas did.

Dennis

Their doom; Their captors; Their country; Their country, learn to use the proper use of the word their to show ownership! !!

JustSaying

Learn to “USE the PROPER USE of the English language” before attempting to take anyone else to grammar school…. lol

Anonymous

It isn’t irreversible though, everyone can be redeemed by accepting Jesus Christ, and repenting.

Anonymous

Amen. Now (while living), it’s irreversible. However, when the church is raptured and satan begins his 7 year reign and those who take his mark (666) will have it forever for life and eternal damnation. Revelation 13:16-18; 14:9.

Anonymous

Can’t edit 🙂 CORRECTION to above:
Amen. Now (while living), it’s reversible. However, when the church is raptured and satan begins his 7 year reign and those who take his mark (666) will have it forever for life and eternal damnation. Revelation 13:16-18; 14:9.

Jeremiah

Please show me in scripture where believers are raptured before the tribulation? If your faith and hopes are dependent on being taken before the mess hits the fan, you may become a part of the falling away.

Anonymous

1 Thessalonians 4.

Anonymous

Yeah nah I did not see the word rapture in 1st thessalonians chapter 4. This is clearly the second coming event which is not secret nor in part but a homecoming for all names written in the book of life. Some will say “this is our Lord and he will save us” , but others will be calling for the rocks to fall on them. The rapture theory is flawed. I believe probation is about to end for good..

Bevin Chu

The greatest gift is indeed knowledge, including of course knowledge about what Satanists are attempting to perpetrate.

Anonymous

Actually, the greatest gift is wisdom. Satan lies.

Jeremiah

Actually, the greatest gift is salvation through Christ Jesus.

Anonymous

My heart aches for these people…they are so deceived

Wxx

That’s the wrong way to see it! Because they are also deceiving you!
Transcend duality!

Dutch_M

We should also pray for those people deceiving us. Because they are being deceived even more into thinking that following satan is the way.

Pray for those who would wish harm on you is one of the hardest things to do. But don’t hate them, feel pity for them and pray for them.

Mosh

Sorry my friend, read the Bible. Your prayers are wasted they want them not. In addition, the Bible says that in the end times they would be blinded to the truth and their eyes would be closed so they they could not repent and be redeemed. Paraphrasing the intent of the passage.

nochip4me

God’s attributes: Love, life, peace, liberty, freedom, order, creation.
satan’s attributes: Hate, death, war, oppression, slavery, chaos, destruction

Take your pick as to what kind of world you want to live in until Christ comes back and kicks some butt.

Derek

“display was a warning to potential vandals” What??? These pukes have been desecrating our religious symbols for years. Nothing is even happening to there’s and they’re scared? Wimps

Dan

Unreal. It’s things like this that really strengthen my Christian faith. If Christ really wasn’t so great or significant, why so much push to try to destroy or detract from him?

oneinthesame

Satanic Sculpture set beside….Bacchanalia Saturnalia Christmas Tree – now, lets ponder that.

:‑D 😀

Your girl Sammy

Please can we have an article on these new rappers they call “mumble rappers”. I know there’s a few bits and pieces on the site already but an article dedicated to them would be so interesting.
They are all so young and messed up on drugs and mumble about suicide, alcohol, drugs, b itches and money. I have a 13 year old son and to him and his generation these idiots are cool

Unknown

Buddy, project your kid. You say that like him being into that stuff is like “oh well kids will be kids” when really it’s the crap you LET THEM be guided to. You failed your child as a parent.

Theodora

Why do they have such a hate-on for Christianity? Do they object to, say, the Shiva statue at CERN? Are they installing anything in or near mosques?

Dutch_M

Because they know that salvation lies withing lord Jesus. Jesus is the way to heaven.

Sadie Slays

Every time you see something in the media mocking or complaining about Christianity, ask yourself if they would treat Judaism or Islam the same way. It’s quite the red pill.

Thy Unveiling

Islam *is* under attack, though. That’s why there’s all this confusion and controversy over Shariah Law. (I would love to hear from Muslims what the real deal is with that.) It’s also why ISIS and 9/11 and “the war on terror” exists: to destroy Islamic beliefs. The idea is to destroy all religions except their own. One World. One government. One religion. One language. One currency. New World Order.

Unknown

They’re using it as a ploy to destroy the only two religions who know their face. Could you imagine how powerful the Christian and Islam nations would be if they allied? The rats would have no chance.

BeenWOkE1977

1) They have the right to place their exhibit, it the law 2) IF you are a Christian, then the rise of these types of ” disgusting” worship/exhibits is only proof that the end times are on the way. You should be happy for this is prophecy in action. You should curb your judgment because the real day of judgement is on the way. It is proof of prophecy. Pray for & love the lost amongst you. For you yourselves may just be lost. 3) The fact that it’s a “holiday” display with all christian nativity and the menorah and a satanic display seems right on target for this time of year…gotta love the satanist satire, clever they are LOL!! It’s honestly laughable CHIRST-MAS and the nativity scene go hand in hand, it’s Jesus’ Birthday, hallelujah! But what does NOT go with CHRIST-MASS is the idol worship of evergreen trees decorated in lights, gold, silver, with gifts placed at the foot of the alter for a Jolly man in red suit whom you LIE to your children about. Christmas in the western tradition is stripped of its CHRIST-MASS over tones and its simple a holiday of materialistic idol worship gift… Read more »

Dee

All this random yelling and caps print is distracting. State your point without the theatrics.b

Dee

Disregard that “b” at the end, please. I don’t see a way to edit the statement.
But I still stand by my comment.

Eddie Blake

We are so getting judgment in this country.

panda

I once saw a video where one of the leaders of the Satanic church was talking about how they support homosexuality and abortion; and a lot of the comments were along the lines of “I prefer this guy to judgy Christians”
Yet this same man was a registered sex offender, had an insane video where he claimed to have murdered a woman, and had talked about wanting to use the stones from a bombing site to build an altar because of the ‘negative energy’.
Apparently their PR system is working.

Sarah

I love how everyone says that satanism isn’t a religion, while they themselves called themselves a religion in the quote

Jobe

It’s plain to see that the (((media))) supports this insanity. Now, (((who))) is it that runs the media? (((Who))) is it that hates Christians more than any other group in the world? Who did Jesus berate in John 8:44 …

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews ….

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