Dispatches from the Creation Wars

A Pox on Both Sides

And no, I’m not talking about politics I’m talking about this idiotic little battle for attention between Christians and “Satanists” in Oklahoma. The Satanists held their stupid little anti-exorcism, pretending to drive the Christian spirit out of one another on stage for $15, and the Christians dutifully stood outside and protested. Idiot #1:

Before making it inside where the Satanists were practicing their religion, prayers were heard outside by groups opposing the ritual.

Chiquita Carbajal said she is against the ritual.

“No place for Satan in Oklahoma,” she said.

And idiot #2:

One woman outside began screaming at the Christians to kill each other and rape children.

“God doesn’t exist,” she said.

Oh yeah, that’s the way to get people to take your views seriously — scream that they should rape children. Gosh, you’re such a rebel!

And idiot #3:

James Hale, the leader of the Church of the Four Crown Princes, said his event is a “blasphemy ritual” and a parody of a Catholic exorcism. Many Oklahoma City residents said they have never seen a Satanic ritual or an exorcism, except in the movies…

Hale said he has no intention of hiding his beliefs and wanted to show the public what is usually hidden.

However, in this case, the doors to the Civic Center were locked and those without tickets were not allowed inside…

Hale said he wanted to bring attention to the fact that Satanists live in Oklahoma City, and the goal was to bring them together. Hale said his beliefs are considered the left hand path and organized religions are considered the right hand.

And other empty babble like that, I imagine. Satanists, in my experience, are merely atheists who don’t get enough attention when they say they’re atheists. So they opt for conspicuous non-conformity to show how different they are from those they despise. Translation: What a bunch of posers. For the rest of us, Halloween is only one day a year.