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The Satanic Temple Baphomet Statue Unveiling in Detroit

Religion is a big fucking deal in the US. Everyone from the President to your neighbor has their beliefs and wants to tell you about them…or shove them down your damned throat. And one religion looms large over the politics and culture of the country – Christianity. It has its bloody fingers in every pie imaginable, from pop culture to academia. Living there, I can’t tell you how many times I was asked what church I went to, only to see the person recoil in horror when I politely told them I didn’t go to church – and if I was with my daughter, even more so, because apparently brainwashing, segregation, obedience to hierarchy and closed-minded thinking are good for kids. So I am highly appreciative of the efforts of The Satanic Temple, whose chapters around the US work diligently to advocate for the separation of church and state, and also for the respect of any and all belief systems, even if your belief is that you don’t believe in any religion. They have been in a battle royal with Oklahoma over the Ten Commandments statue on the state capital lawn, arguing that it violates the principles of freedom of religion and going so far as to build a bad ass bronze Baphomet statue to install next to the Ten Commandments statue. Free Will come to life, right? Thus far, Oklahoma has said no, and The Satanic Temple is working on raising funds for a lawsuit against Oklahoma. But why deprive us of the glorious statue they have built, when we should all be enjoying it’s kick in the face to censorship? That’s why on July 25th, they will be unveiling the Baphomet statue in Detroit at a “dress to impress the devil” event at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre on 2739 Russell St. You can get a ticket here and show your support for freedom of the mind, not just of religion. According to The Satanic Temple, this will be “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery,” a “hedonistic celebration” where Baphomet will be unveiled for the first time in public, and William Morrison of Skinny Puppy will be DJing. Americans, rally around true freedom! Canadians, head down and help a brother out! 

 

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The Satanic Temple invites you to join us for a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery at The Unveiling, a hedonistic celebration introducing the controversial Baphomet monument accompanied by provocative performances and installations.

Never before seen in public, The Satanic Temple Baphomet monument is already the most controversial and politically charged contemporary work of art in the world. Weighing one ton and towering at nearly nine feet tall, the bronze statue is not only an unparalleled artistic triumph, but stands as a testament to plurality and the power of collective action. The event will serve as a call-to-arms from which we’ll kick off our largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise against self-serving theocrats.

Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.

Featuring DJ: William Morrison of Skinny Puppy/OhGr, and additional special guests to be announced.

Attendees are participants. 18+

Dress to impress the Devil

Photography is strictly prohibited.

VIP ticket holders will have an exclusive opportunity to be photographed seated on the Baphomet monument, and will receive a limited edition event poster which they can have autographed by Lucien Greaves.

 

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

74 Comments

74 Comments

  1. Adrián Jiménez

    July 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Satan your god, is nothing compared to my God Jesus Christ. Satan your god is nothing compared to one son of God. You still can be saved because Jesus loves you, and satan your god can’t stop him from doing it.

    • SUPRA luca

      August 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Jesus is not a god. Jehovah is the name of the christian god.
      Jesus is just the trinity, plagiarized off the much older Trimurti, the Hindu trinity.

  2. Adrián Jiménez

    July 11, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Jesus will come back to destroy the deeds of the devil. There is hope people, Jesus gives you the salvation for free as a gift, you just have to accept him, and trust him.

  3. John Elwood Vukovich

    July 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I’m confused… It’s the “largest fight to date in the name of individual rights to free exercise” but people MUST wear nice clothes so that they will look just like everybody else that will be attending, and they’re not allowed to photograph anything… But this is to celebrate freedom and individuality…? Explain please?

  4. Andrés V. Armas

    July 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Gabriel Rodriguez Hernandez

  5. Daniel Santiago

    July 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I ALWAYS dress to impress the devil!

  6. Croak

    July 3, 2015 at 6:30 am

    HAIL 1!!

  7. Jamie Reynolds

    July 3, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.. unless it involves flash photography.

  8. Anonymous

    July 3, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Philthy Mccrum

  9. Dimo Valchev

    July 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    BAPHOMETS ARE SYMBOLS OF MALE AND FEMALE ENERGY THAT IS WHY THEY ARE BOTH GENDERS.

  10. Daniel Vysocky

    July 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    As a Christian/Spiritual Jew & quasi-stoic who believes in separation of church & state, I totally support this. Also as strict believer in Christ in his message as opposed to organizations bastardizing his message, this statue and turn of events is exactly as it should be. Why can’t other supposed Christians see it as self-fulfilling prophecy of mankind? Either way, I’m going to put on Black Sabbath’s “After Forever” due to this.

  11. Derek/GodlessAngel

    July 2, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    that is one beautiful statue, i would love to have a smaller version in my home 🙂

  12. Tony Varela

    July 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Justin Francis

  13. Angel Hanpa C S

    July 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    is beautiful

  14. Ramón Ruiz

    July 2, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Paulo Cornejo

    • Paulo Cornejo

      July 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Jajaja está re buena, creo que la anotaré dentro de los lugares que tengo que visitar

  15. Andrew Riz-Oss Babadookwell

    July 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I wanna get like three full Marshall stacks and just rip into Dopesmoker by this thing

  16. Craig Noble

    July 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Awesome !

  17. Joshua Rosevelt Norris Jr.

    July 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Pan

  18. Rina Vanity McCann

    July 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Does he even lift?

  19. Dakota Turner

    July 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Haha its in Detroit the worst city in the usa

  20. Monica Detweiler

    July 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    But what about robocop?

  21. Chris Kirk

    July 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Hail Satan!

  22. Jarle Langåker

    July 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Dagfinn S. Bjelland

  23. Rosie Quintana

    July 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Stephen Barela what??!! Crazy dude.

  24. Jeremy Doxsey

    July 2, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Pathetic disgrace to the true lord Jesus.

  25. Rickey Russell

    July 2, 2015 at 10:18 am

    My Christmas/Yule/Saturnalia holiday wish list has an 8″ replica of this statue on it!!!!!hint hint!

  26. Gabmol

    July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I hope they make 8″ replicas so I can have one on my desk. Something is missing though: “..a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns”. Where them breasts?

  27. Rica The-Sick

    July 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

    does this actually make any sense?

  28. Jon Hoover

    July 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Baphomet is going to be a meeting place for boy scouts. SCOUTS HONOR

  29. Alexis Durgee

    July 2, 2015 at 8:37 am

    only idiots still refer to these things as satanic. probably shouldn’t focus only on inflating your aesthetic.

  30. Aspen Christine Mixon

    July 2, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Billy Wells

  31. Sam McVeigh

    July 2, 2015 at 8:31 am

    This is blasphemy! The Flying Spaghetti Monster shall hear of this. All hail his noodly goodness.

  32. Lee Feliciano Russell

    July 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Religious people are stupid

  33. Isa López

    July 2, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Starlyng Carpio

    • Starlyng Carpio

      July 2, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Brutal!!!! espero poder visitarlo algun dia jejejejeje

  34. Jeff Reed

    July 2, 2015 at 7:14 am

    This is retarded, the Baphomet has absolutely nothing to do with Satanism.

  35. Kris Walters

    July 2, 2015 at 7:08 am

    No wonder Detroit is a big ol heap of crap

    • Nikki Brogger

      July 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Because they choose to respect other religions besides Christianity??? Not everyone buys into the bible believe it or not. Detroit is a great city.

  36. Jeffery Beckman

    July 2, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Ooo… black boy/white girl. How controversatile.

  37. Eric Christopher Leffler

    July 2, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Looks evil and pretty cool and kind of unnecessary

  38. Alma Gentry

    July 2, 2015 at 6:41 am

    beautiful

  39. Scott Mckenzie

    July 2, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Horribly designed statue

  40. Kirsty Lloyd

    July 2, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Catholics took the pagan God ‘pan’ and turned him into baphomet to condemn paganism as being the enemy of Christianity

    • Rina Vanity McCann

      July 2, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      The templar knights originally used him on their shields as a symbol of protection. And then it all went down hill

    • Dimo Valchev

      July 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Don’t forget about the celtic god cernunnos as well!! 🙂

  41. Michael Ribordy

    July 2, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Kirstie McCarty are you going to be there?

  42. John A Bell

    July 2, 2015 at 5:23 am

    When do we get a Cthulhu statue?!?!?

  43. Miguel Mickey Casiano

    July 2, 2015 at 1:23 am

    So why isn’t this statue holding his two fingers up on his left hand ? Left handed blessings was that of the devil as a mockery of the right hand of Jesus

    • Cruz Nicholas

      July 2, 2015 at 1:39 am

      I think it’s because they took it into account, and as a message of acceptance, have refrained from openly mocking a group that totally deserves it. Then again, I don’t know the artist, so I don’t know the truth.

    • Lee Feliciano Russell

      July 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Idiots

    • Jon Kropiwiec

      July 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Because Baphomets not really a satanic symbol. Its right hand is up and left hand is down to represent both God and Satan both good and evil. duality

  44. Rob Rmz

    July 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Just like god

  45. Rob Rmz

    July 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

    The devil is a myth!!

  46. Mindi Bee

    July 2, 2015 at 1:18 am

    That has to be one of the most beautiful statues in modern times! m/

  47. Jay Weisencracka Newhart

    July 2, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Satanic or Pagan ?

    • Rina Vanity McCann

      July 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Baphomet is satanic. Pan is pagan. There are mild differences between their appearances and symbolism

  48. Roy Suplex

    July 2, 2015 at 12:39 am

    beste

  49. Marcel Scherreiks

    July 2, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Yannik Vargar

  50. Mitch Carli

    July 2, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Michael Goku Strife

  51. Jon Kropiwiec

    July 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

    and why does it not have tits? kinda takes the symbolism out Baphomet..

    • Axel Goldmann

      July 2, 2015 at 12:46 am

      He likes To feel the pump!

    • Sun Shiny

      July 2, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Yeah but now straight girls can fantasize about him too 😀

    • Raul Antony

      July 2, 2015 at 10:11 am

      It fits their agenda perfectly, actually. They claim to be Satanists but removed everything that’s offensive or related to the Left Hand Path. Their tenants are straight up liberal Secular Humanism dressed up as”Satanic” in order to make a legal “there goes the neighborhood” argument.

    • Jon Kropiwiec

      July 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Well Baphomet is supposed to represent entirety/duality.. Both man and woman, bith good and evil…

    • Brad Barmherzig

      July 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      It’s a false Bapomet

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