Detroit Goes to the Devil

The following is a preview of the opening monologue for this upcoming episode of The Catholic Geek Radio Show.

Let’s start with the Satanic Temple unveiling its statue of Baphomet in Detroit. Yes. This happened. Not only did it happen, but it required the attendees to buy tickets, and then sign a contract turning the custody of their souls over to Satan, just to make sure those pesky Christians couldn’t come and break up the party. This is after Oklahoma stopped them from posting it near a monument of the Ten Commandments at the state capital.

Oklahoma stopped them by claiming separation of church and state – because after all, the ten commandments are part of the history of law and order, in addition to being part of several religions. To ban the Ten Commandments, you should really also ban the code of Hammurabi.

Apparently, they are also going to go out of their way to piss off Christians, by having gays making out in front of it. Um … dear Satanists, hate to break it to you, but I think the statue to the demon is the real problem. Everything else is just details. But it’s nice to see that you’re going out of your way to deliberately piss people off. It’s less a religion and more a society of honest atheists – “Yes, we hate Christians and just want to anger them.”

But, let’s be honest people. I write vampire fiction. When I can’t even make this crap up, they’re doing it so very, very wrong. Seriously, now – while I’ll admit that Detroit is starting to look more and more like Hell, isn’t this just a little much?

And, of course, let’s not even talk about angering Muslims. They might bomb the statue and decapitate the owners. But the Christians are the safe ones. We’ll be praying for their eternal souls when the devil comes to collect.

Okay, not me, I’ll be laughing at them, but most will be praying for them.

About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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