Skip to comments.The Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join The Satanic Temple
Posted on 09/24/2020 10:14:26 AM PDT by TigerClaws
I am a 40-something attorney and mother who lives in a quiet neighborhood with a yard and a garage full of scooters and soccer balls. I often walk with my children to get ice cream and spend weekends hiking through a national park. I am not the type of person who would normally consider becoming a Satanist, but these are not normal times.
Like so many other women in the United States, when I learned of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs passing, my first reaction was not grief but fear. I fear that American citizens are inching closer to living in a theocracy or dictatorship and that the checks meant to prevent this from happening are close to eroding beyond repair.
When Justice Ginsburg died, I knew immediately that action was needed on a scale we have not seen before. Our democracy has become so fragile that the loss of one of the last guardians of common sense and decency in government less than two months before a pivotal election has put our civil and reproductive rights in danger like never before. And, so, I have turned to Satanism.
Members of the Satanic Temple do not believe in the supernatural or superstition. In the same way that some Unitarians and some Jews do not believe in God, Satanic Temple members do not worship Satan and most are atheists. They are not affiliated in any way with the Church of Satan. Instead, the Satanic Temple uses the devil as a symbol of rebellion.
Just like other faiths, the Satanic Temple has a code that their members believe in deeply and use to guide their lives. These Seven Fundamental Tenets include that one should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason, that the struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions, and that ones body is inviolable, subject to ones own will alone.
Reading through the Seven Tenets, I was struck by how closely they aligned with the unwritten code I had used to try to guide my own life for several years. I realized, happily, that these were my people and that I had been a Satanist for several years without even knowing it. When Justice Ginsburgs death suddenly made combating the threats to reproductive rights and a government free from religious interference more urgent, I knew it was time to join them and support their conceptual and legal battles.
Even before Ginsburgs death, the Supreme Court was unwilling to provide adequate protection for a womans right to choose and to control her body. The court was unwilling to keep church and state separate. Now, without her voice of reason on the court ― let alone her vote ― Roe v. Wade is in imminent danger of being overturned not based on legal arguments or scientific reasoning, but because of religious objections to what is a safe and necessary procedure for the women who seek it out after discussion with their physician. Ginsburgs replacement is all but certain to be vehemently anti-choice, with one of the top contenders belonging to a sect that actually used the term handmaid to refer to some women until the popularity of the TV series The Handmaids Tale gave the term negative connotations.
Posting this so media folks here can report on it.
Stupid as hell!
Satanic temple? She already admits she’s an attorney. What’s the difference?
I can see why this happened, due to Ruths excellent example.
He spends half the article saying The Satanic Temple has nothing to do with Satan.
Is this the onion?
The fool says in her heart...
That's no coincidence.
I think you can wear robes at the temple but only the judge can wear a robe in during their lawyer job.
Oh, I bet your Father was Satan long before this...
Lucifer is real, lady. In fact, youll get to meet him someday.
Delusion - not just a river in Egypt.
Selling your soul to Satan because an elderly Jewish jurist kicked the bucket?
Nutso just doesn’t even begin to describe it.
No, Lady; your own insanity and inherent evil has led you to become a Satanist.
The rest is just a convenient excuse.
Well the sacrament of the satanist temple is abortion which she defends vociferously — seems like she found her religious home — gonna suck once this life passes.
I will pray for her enlightenment and discernment as she is lead away from the way, the truth and the life, and the author of that which is holy, wholesome, and from which we received the peace that passes human understanding.
Is this the onion?”
That is why I Say they are stupid as hell. Given those comments by the lady I think this is largely an attempt to shock her conservative neighbors and just celebrate eccentricity.
Is this satire? I’m finding myself asking this question entirely too often and I don’t like the answer I get.
I started rereading the thing about half way through because I thought I was missing something, but after reading it again, there is nothing to miss.
The Stupid is strong in this one.
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