Stephen V. Monsma
February 21, 2014
The proposed Satan statue in Oklahoma is ridiculous, even if you are committed to a pluralist public square.
I agree with you, the Satanic Temple played no part in the history or heritage of Oklahoma. However if the Native Americans wanted to put up a big old bear or spider statue to celebrate their mythology I think I'd have to support it. They do have roots in Oklahoma and have a right to have their stories represented on the public square.
I think the bible tells us not to make statues and obviously for reasons like this.
How about, just don't erect a religious monument in the first place! Then you won't be opening up the can of worms for "Satanists" or other religions to erect their monuments. EASY.
Yes, Jaya, thank you. This controversy isn't occurring in a vacuum. This reflects the frustration of people who are tired of Christian triumphalism and hegemony. The Christian church thrived at a time Rome wasn't placing the Ten Commandments in a place of honor. It was not necessary. Christians should give up this fight, its the wrong place to be assertive.
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