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Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

2 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Olen Pancho Batchelor on 01/01/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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!

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 12/31/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jeremy Zarzycki on 12/31/2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

"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.

5 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by AZ Scumdevils on 12/30/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ryan Haynes on 12/30/2016 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

Great article! Cleared up a lot of misconceptions.

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bailey on 12/29/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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:…

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 12/29/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

In the words of Flip Wilson, "The devil made me do it."

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bert Freeman on 12/29/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

The devil's in the details.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/29/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

59 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Nicholas Marc on 12/29/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

5 likes, 54 dislikes
Posted by Jimmy Coates on 12/29/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Wage Rage

"...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.
N'est-ce pas?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Starcommand on 12/29/2016 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Dealing with the Devil

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.

34 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Starcommand on 12/29/2016 at 4:17 AM

Re: “Wage Rage

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.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 12/28/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Wage Rage

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.

1 like, 11 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 12/28/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Escort Service

I have never been able to fathom that, what should be a simple exchange of money for services, becomes a hazard for one party or the other, more often the woman, but occasionally the mugging and robbing of the other party. I guess there are men out there with a deep seated hatred of women, and see sex workers as easy targets, because we have pushed them to the fringes of society, and he thinks no one will care or miss them. It pisses me off.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 12/28/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Wage Rage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona has about 60,000 workers at the minimum wage or below. Now, we are going to find out how many of those jobs are going to be wiped out.

7 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by on 12/22/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Escort Service

I'm pretty certain that crass title was no accident. It should be changed.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Murder Isn't Funny on 12/22/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “To the Bitter End

Old post, but I feel obligated to say this: after some of the horror stories I've heard about nutty, unprofessional, unethical counselors using unproven and dangerous therapies--this some six to eight years after the law was passed--I think the regulations probably helped patients more than harming them.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 12/19/2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Waiting in Line

Yes, immigration reform has been set back by the recent election.
The new Congress will probably make it more difficult to become an American citizen.
Here are some factors that are likely to be counted in favor of citizenship:

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by James Leonard Park on 12/16/2016 at 4:31 PM

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