Let’s call Satanic displays at Christmas what they really are: VANDALISM AGAINST CHRISTIANS




A Satanic monument weighing 300 pounds, has been vandalized for the third time in Boca Raton, Florida

A 300-pound metal display intended to honor satan, has been pulled down by protestors who are opposed to its erection next to a traditional Nativity display.

The 300-pound, red and black satanic pentagram was erected by Preston Smith, an atheist. His intention was to be disruptive to the nearby display of a traditional Nativity scene in a public park in Boca Raton, Florida.

On Tuesday, protestors in a truck attached a chain to the heavy metal monument and pulled it down. The 10-toof talk structure fell, bent out of shape somewhat, but largely intact. A pair of passersbys later stood the structure back on its base.

The structure stands 20 feet from a Nativity scene. The Nativity scene is traditional, but recently atheists have protested its presence in a public park. They have therefore won the right to erect their monument. They decided to erect a 10-foot pentagram dedicated to satan, a fallen angel in which they do not claim to believe.

The also hoisted a banner on the monument. It reads, “Keep Saturn in Saturnalia,” a reference to an ancient Roman pagan holiday dedicated to the Winter solstice. Some atheists claim Saturnalia is the origin of the modern Christmas holiday.

Police are investigating the incident, which is the third incident of vandalism this season.

While vandalism is inexcusable, it should be obvious that satanism and the celebration of Saturnalia, are not sincere religious beliefs. Nor are they associated with our modern celebration of Christmas, which is exclusively dedicated to the birth of Christ.

Everyone agrees atheists and satanists have freedom of speech. However, there is no reason why that freedom of speech must be exercised virtually on top of a Christian Nativity scene at Christmas. Why not in a different location, or at a different time? Why must it coincide perfectly and in proximity to a Christian celebration?

The reason is simply to be disruptive to the Christian celebration. It has nothing to do with sincere belief. What it is, quite literally, is another form of vandalism.

By David Drudge





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6 comments

  1. thomraff Reply

    No, you are not telling the whole story. These Christmas displays are on PUBLIC property, thus, violate the US Constitution UNLESS the place ALSO allows other religious expressions. Stop it with your religious privilege and get educated.

  2. Simon Reply

    I pity the poor souls who feel that the devil is a plaything and that they are happy to put their eternal soul at risk to try to score points . Do they take the same time and effort to ridicul Jewish , Muslim or other religious sacred days , my guess would be no . We can but pray for these poor individuals.

  3. Patrick Gannon Reply

    No the purpose is not to be disruptive to a Christian celebration. The purpose is to defend the US Constitution which prohibits establishment of religion. The Nativity scene can be placed at any home, any church, any private place of business – but it’s on public property and that means equal access must apply to all, or it must go. We don’t live in a theocracy, no matter how much you wish we did.
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    The author seems to have missed the point that atheists have not vandalized the Christian display, but Christians have vandalized the atheist display. Christians don’t hold the moral high ground in this story. They are trampling it.

  4. Brian Harris Reply

    “Why not in a different location, or at a different time? Why must it coincide perfectly and in proximity to a Christian celebration?”

    Don’t worry, fellow atheists! The author would be totally supportive of a Satanic display at a different location or a different time of the year. That’s really the issue, you know? Not that their privilege is being challenged, but just the time and place.

  5. seashellvagabond Reply

    Apparently, Christians think that the constitutional right to “Freedom of Religion” only applies to them.

  6. Jeremy Indra Reply

    Why don’t they put a like button for comments? thomraff and Patrick Gannon said it all exactly as it is.

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