Started by Dantalion, January 24, 2022, 11:23:33 PM
Quote from: SGOS on January 25, 2022, 10:05:16 AMWe don't hear about Westboro Baptist Church anymore. Are they planning what to do next? About 5 years ago, I was visiting an old girlfriend in Kansas, and she drove me by the Phelps' family compound. There were a handful of people outside protesting the church, but no one from the Church was outside protesting back. I had the feeling they wished people would just leave them alone. lol
Quote from: GSOgymrat on January 25, 2022, 09:38:46 AMI see Satanism as a tactic to challenge Christian privilege in America. Satanism works because it is the dark side of Christian lore-- Christians cannot dismiss Satanism as not real without dismissing their own religion. Satanism can be particularly effective in the current culture since conservatives have adopted "religious freedom" as a propaganda slogan. Satanism is not about worshipping Satan any more than "religious freedom" is about freedom to practice a religion other than Christianity. Satanists are countercultural and troll Christians, e.g. when Satanist Temple members celebrated gay love with ritual at grave of Fred Phelps' mother (Westboro Baptist Church).
Quote from: GSOgymrat on January 25, 2022, 10:23:11 AMI think they went down hill after Fred got dementia and eventually died in 2014. I also think they lost the culture war with the gays-- "God Hates Fags" is dated and just doesn't have the impact it once did. God Warriors have transitioned into antivaxers, Qanon, and Trumpists.
Quote from: Simoon on January 26, 2022, 05:26:55 PMIn many ways, I think they are kind of silly. But, they are good at pointing out Christian hypocrisy and privilege. Problem is, so many Christians won't see it, because they are so buried in their privilege.
Quote from: aitm on January 28, 2022, 12:35:43 PMI guess, on second thought, I find it objectionable to tie atheism to satanism. Why? Why include us? Atheism is not satanism nor versa vice. This could be why idiot xians keep saying we worship the devil, when the fuckin devil is made up bullshit as well. Go off and do your thingâ€¦.leave me out of it.