Baphomet is a 9-foot, 2000 pound enigmatic statue of a goat-head introduced to a group of Satan worshipers in Detriot. Local religious groups were not happy about this arrangement earlier. So this consequently led to the cancellation of the ceremony of unveiling Baphomet to his sincere worshipers as reported in an earlier Inquisitr article. Baphomet, the god in the Satanic Temple, is found in several instances in the history of occultism. According to vigilantcitizen, Baphomet can be found in documents dating as far back as the 11th century. It is not exclusively a satanic Temple idol, but is also identified with anything relating to occultism, ritual magic, witchcraft, among others. There are a few arguments about the origin of the name Baphomet, according to vigilantcitizen
Eliphas Levi argued that the name was from kabbalistic coding.
"The name of the Templar Baphomet, which should be spelt kabalistically backwards, is composed of three abbreviations: Tem. ohp. AB., Templi omnium hominum pacts abbas, 'the father of the temple of peace of all men.' [1. Eliphas Levi, Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie]"There is a satirical touch of having two children gazing at the stature. According to some sources, Baphomet comes from two Greek words "baple" and "metis" meaning "absorption of knowledge."
This time round, the Leaders learnt their lesson and rather approach the unveiling of their god in a much more discrete way. This secrecy approach was met with little opposition so they could have their ceremony in Peace.
According to foxnews, The Ceremony successfully took place in Detroit as over 700 attendees participated in the unveiling of Their God at the Satanic Temple. According to reports the entire program was graced by Bands and shirtless Men Holding candles. With the Satanic Temple filled with red lights.
Satanic Temple says the Concept of Lucifer is a literary figure and they actually stand for benevolence and empathy among all people. According to the group's website, The Satanist Temple has Seven Fundamental Tenents.
- 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 One's Own Will Alone.
- The Freedoms of others should be Respectd, 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 and 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 designed to Inspire nobility In action and thought. The Spirit Of compassion, Wisdom and Justice should always prevail over the written or Spoken Word.
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