Engel has always been an inspiration to me, as a fellow Veteran. He has the heart and spirit as an angel. A true philanthropist and all around good person. He deserves everything good that comes to him. I know he will always do right by anyone he comes in contact with.
Thank you so much for this article. I am almost in tears here. To see something that started so little become what it is today, and to think of what it will be tomorrow leaves me flabbergasted. With every life we are able to touch, PIFT continues to grow in spirit. And although, we will never be able to help every single one of our families in need, we continue to fight this war against poverty! Ms. Danyelle Khmara, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Peace and Love, Engel.
Thank you so much to all the people of Tucson, Arizona and others who made this happen. My heart hurts from the pain caused by this terrible act of gun violence. Now we have a place to remember and pray for healing.
A snowbird from Alaska.
As long as this "worship" doesn't lead to physical harm, property crimes, hatred of others or mayhem, why should anyone care what they want to believe? Even the most carefully structured and rigorously defined religions rely upon "faith" in a little glimpse or insight into the unknowable as their bottom line. As soon as some real truth about our physical existence provides real certainty about why there is life at all, then I'll buy in again, gladly.
all the comments above are true! no shelters, horses stand in their own waste as pens aren't cleaned, and if a horse dies, they just bring in a backhoe and dig a hole on the property and bury it there !!!
Satanism inverts Christian symbols. It is okay with Muslims or whoever. It is specifically anti-Jesus and anti-Bible. Being against a religion should not be recognized as a religion. Just like Jediism is not recognized in the UK as a real religion despite their efforts.
As a true believer in the power and hate that only spews forth from the dark lord Lucifer, I find this group and their use of my masters image a disgrace. Beelzebub would not approve of this group hijacking his name. I hope you all go to heaven!
As a member of TST I can specifically say that not a single person in the organization actually worships the devil. But, I mean, that analysis of the fun little cartoon logo we use for the After School Satan club was so spot on, I feel like I HAVE to, now. I mean, after all the work that crazy blogger put into quoting the bible to prove his insane conspiracy theory nonsense, if I DON'T sacrifice a virgin, I am just letting it all go to waste.
"One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason."
Reason? I doubt we will be seeing much of that. And the "war on women's reproductive rights," has also been called murder of the weakest amongst us.
That shoots the hell out of reason. And I thought you couldn't make this stuff up.
If you are against the war on womens' reproductive rights being waged all over the country by the conservative right - TST are the new Good Guys.
I would challenge anyone capable of critical thinking to read their 7 tenets. You will find they are very reasonable and there is nothing evil or Satanic about them. I'd suggest they are better aligned for humanity in this millennium than the 10 commandments.
Here let me get that for you.
-One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
-The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
-Ones body is inviolable, subject to ones own will alone.
-The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
-Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
-People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
-Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
Great article! Cleared up a lot of misconceptions.
I dig the First Amendment argument.
I know what it's like to be the "unpopular public speaker" who stands up to support rights for ALL of us.
Want to protect Facebook commentary from the "Devilish Judges" of the Pima County Court who won't tolerate diverse opinion critical of THEM?
Then read this: https://www.scribd.com/document/334951310/…
In the words of Flip Wilson, "The devil made me do it."
The devil's in the details.
Jimmy, instead of getting your facts from a wordpress account, how about consulting the Temple's actual website. It's from the horse's mouth and less ...clickbaity. TST's use of Satanic imagery and symbolism is not a sign of theistic worship. As they have stated MANY times, this imagery is used to evoke the literary archtype of Lucifer, the Eternal rebel, as proposed by Milton, Blake, et al.
Read more Milton, and less Buzzfeed champ.
The symbolism in the logo of their After School Satan clubs, I believe, shows that they really do worship the devil, that he is not just a metaphor to them. https://gpluslighthouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/after-school-satan-clubs-exposed/
"...says agencies such as his have such low budgets that they can't afford to increase their wages for employees."
Hmm, so in other words when these agencies originally drew up their operating budgets, way back whenever, they were counting on the minimum wage not changing significantly anytime soon, in effect banking on continued domination of the legislature by Republicans.
Hey, good luck with that. Since 60 million benighted souls voted for the human equivalent of a cancer cell to be President, maybe there's hope for Satan as well.
Yeah, lc69hunter, that's just what happened in Seattle when they raised the minimum wage there to $15.
OH, WAIT - just the opposite is true! With employees having more disposable income, business picked up, and unemployment went down. Inflation was not appreciably affected.
Check out what happened to the national economy when the minimum wage was increased from 40 cents an hour to 75 cents an hour in 1950. It was followed by a period in which the economy expanded, and unemployment went down.
Businesses will adapt. They will cut hours, cut employees, automate, or do whatever is necessary.
However, the small agencies that serve the vulnerable populations are subject to the same law. And they have no way of offsetting the costs, except for asking for more donations.
It is called the law of unintended consequences. Beware of what you ask for. You may get it.
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