Satan Statue Design Unveiled for Oklahoma State Capitol
The Satanic Temple, the monument's sponsor, says on its website that "Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness."
The Oklahoma legislature might be of the Devil’s party without knowing it, to borrow from William Blake’s caustic praise of John Milton.
The legislature authorized a privately funded monument to the Ten Commandments to be placed on the grounds of the state Capitol, unwittingly opening the door for other religious expressions including Satanism. Hence, the artist’s rendering above, which depicts Satan on a thrown with happy children beside him.
The Satanic Temple, the monument’s sponsor, says on its website that “Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness.”
We will stay tuned for the application from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.