Satanic Temple International Headquarters opening in Salem!!!

Satanic Temple International Headquarters opening in Salem!!!

Devil Fire
Joined: 28 Jul 2016, 15:31

21 Sep 2016, 23:46 #1

This Friday!  Just in time for Halloween.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regio ... story.html

 
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

22 Sep 2016, 02:40 #2

So much gloom and doom this Election Season.

Nice to seem something positive in the news!
Congrats, Satan People!
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drinkycrow
Joined: 10 May 2007, 13:48

22 Sep 2016, 10:48 #3

DM3194 wrote:
So much gloom and doom this Election Season.

Nice to seem something positive in the news!
Congrats, Satan People!
+1
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

22 Sep 2016, 11:06 #4

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

22 Sep 2016, 12:33 #5

This should fit in well in Salem and it says they will open to the public in October with art installations, lectures and film screenings.  I feel a CAO field trip coming on!!!
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replicant
Joined: 05 Nov 2014, 14:22

22 Sep 2016, 13:05 #6

Satanists, by all accounts, seem to be pretty stand up folks. Usually they behave more Christ like than actual Christians.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

22 Sep 2016, 13:17 #7



Mission Statement of the Satanic Temple
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people. In addition, we embrace practical common sense and justice. As an organized religion, we feel it is our function to actively provide outreach, to lead by example, and to participate in public affairs wheresoever the issues might benefit from rational, Satanic insights. As Satanists, we all should be guided by our consciences to undertake noble pursuits guided by our individual wills. We believe that this is the hope of all mankind and the highest aspiration of humanity.
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They do seem like reasonable folks. Reminds me of the UU Church, actually.
Membership is free, but for a $25 donation you get a cool membership card.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

22 Sep 2016, 16:20 #8

A far more decent group of people than most of the ignorati want to believe.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 07:18 #9

Remember that the Grand Opening of the Satanic Temple in Salem is tomorrow!


64 Bridge Street

And the famous one-ton, 7 1/2 foot tall bronze Baphomet statue will be there!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 13:30 #10

Karly wrote:
This should fit in well in Salem and it says they will open to the public in October with art installations, lectures and film screenings.  I feel a CAO field trip coming on!!!
I am going visit Baphomet a little later on, I hope. Opening Day!
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

23 Sep 2016, 13:54 #11

Oh fun!  Are they open to the public today?  I have to work but will probably go when they have the art installations later this fall.  I go to the PEM as often as possible so it will be a fun side trip.  Report back if you go!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 16:22 #12

Yes, open to the public today.

A "soft" opening.... and a quiet one so as not to upset anyone too much.

It is an art exhibit today, I hear (with the famous statue), and what else I am not sure.
I am hoping they have free Satan stuff for Day One!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 19:39 #13

This is a charming little cultural/art museum with very excited and friendly
hosts celebrating Day One. This is a fun group. Channel 5 was there, and the other
networks had already come and gone.

It was $12 to get in. But that included a very up close and personal visit with
Baphomet*, the famous statue. There is art work displayed in various rooms,
and there is a little gift shop.

This building used to be a funeral home, so that gives some idea of the sort
of layout your are walking into.

There were very few visitors while we were there so Baphomet was a veryaccessible piece of art today. We took photos of ourselves sitting in his lap!

I will go back to this place again soon, I think. And it has it's own easy parking lot.

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*I am new to The Satanic Temple, but Baphomet certainly has an interesting legal past,
having been an important figure in a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision.
Just google Baphomet/Ten Commandments or Oklahoma in any combination and
the stories comes up.
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

23 Sep 2016, 20:18 #14

That sounds fun!  I hope I get to be photographed with Baphomet when I visit. Good to know about the parking. I'll bet they will be busy as Salem gets into swing for Halloween.

What did they sell in the gift shop?
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 20:37 #15

Well I know the gift shop will be getting more and more stuff. It is a small room, and today they offered little pins and pendants.
One item that didn't grab me: A gray sweatshirt that says "Hail Satan"
and a pentagram on the front ($50). Quite a few books, many with
the theme of religious persecution. There is a little video playing
on the wall, about that kind of thing. I think this place will be offering 
much more very soon. I expected some pentagram ear rings.


And I don't know if there will be a seasonal crunch at this place or
not.  64 Bridge St. is pretty far away from the center of everything,
like the Witch Museum. The little lot takes about a dozen or more cars.
After you cross the bridge from Beverly, on 1A, it is on the right just
a short way.
.......


The Satanic Temple has had quite an unfriendly relationship with everybody's
favorite... The Westboro Babtist Church (the God Hates Fags Church).
Fun reading tonight.
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

23 Sep 2016, 20:48 #16

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Sep 2016, 21:50 #17

brainfix, I like your shirt way better than the one
I saw earlier today. But I know the inventory will improve.

Do you have a Satanic Temple in Bangor yet?



and if not... why not?
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

23 Sep 2016, 22:13 #18

DM3194, there is an active chapter in Portland. Last year, they hosted a picnic complete with deviled eggs.

A satanic jaunt in the park. The devil won’t actually be there

Quite a few folks can be seen walking around Bangor wearing all black clothing. Black clothes matter, too.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

23 Sep 2016, 22:17 #19

Black clothes matter too.  

Oh brain...so glad to hear that!  I apparently wear too much black...my dear aunt is always telling me to wear blue to go with my eyes but I somehow really like black.  
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

23 Sep 2016, 22:23 #20

I love black clothes, too. Black and blue.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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