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Yesterday evening, a satanic temple was unveiled in Detroit, despite the protest of Christians who believe that such a place should not exist in Detroit, nor anywhere else.
The infamous statue weighs approximately one ton and features a Baphomet, a satanic symbolic creature with a human body and a goat head, long wings, hoofs and a beard. Also, there are two small statues of a little boy and a little girl who are gazing in amazement at the tall amazing creature.
The people behind this unusual statue are a group of satanists who claim that they are fighting for everybody’s freedom to practice their religion of choice out in the open, regardless of the Christian monopoly.
Detroit was actually not the first place that they have tried to place the statue. They previously tried to place one in Oklahoma City, close to a statue celebrating the 10 Commandments. They wanted their Satanic statue to be close to the Christian one, precisely as a symbol of religious freedom, but in the end they were unsuccessful min their quest.
Finally, they succeeded in placing the statue in Detroit and they were extremely secretive regarding the details of the unveiling and more specifically, regarding the location of the statue, precisely because they wanted to avoid Christian protests ruining their big nights.
The unveiling ceremony took place last night and tickets went for $25 each, for the standard version. The event featured a strong security presence and they were extremely strict regarding the photography privileges. Only the $ 75 VIP ticket holders were allowed to take pictures of the statue and to get photographed on the lap of the Baphomet.
According to those who attended the event, they guests were asked to dress appropriately for a wild night, and it seems that the organizers actually delivered on this matter, because the ceremony was something truly unprecedented.
In spite of all the secrecy that surrounded the unveiling, a group of Christian protesters still managed to make their way to the event. The protesters were outraged that a symbol of the absolute evil was permitted to be placed on American grounds and they greatly oppose its existence.
There are very few exceptions though, such as Minister Todd Sanders, a representative of the Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries from Detroit, who believes that this unusual event could be used for the benefit of Christians, as it finally provides some insight into the beliefs of those worshiping Satan that have been kept private for so many long years. He actually pointed out that as long as people have faith in God, such a temple is nothing to be afraid of.
The satanic group behind the infamous statue explain that it is “not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action.”, reported CBS Detroit.
While a satanic statue is probably the most extreme symbol of plurality and religious freedom, it is to be expected that they have a very long road ahead of them until they can include such places into normality.
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