This is a really off-beat documentary from 2019. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s funny to see how state governments react when someone wants to put the statue shown below—a statue of Baphomet, a bronze sculpture commissioned by The Satanic Temple depicting the goat-headed, winged symbol of the occult—on the courthouse grounds because having only the 10 Commandments is an official recognition of a single religion.
The film is about The Satanic Temple and its push to get state governments stop taking Christianity as their implicitly official religion. So it’s also a movie about political action.
They have subverted the Christian idea that “Satan” is about evil, and promote the idea that Satan was a rebel who was quashed by Authority. For example, in the Garden of Eden, it was Satan who urged Adam and Eve to eat the tree of Knowledge and Authority that forbad it. Who would you believe?!
This religion, or post-religion as one commentator says, is amazingly popular. If I was a “jointer” I would join myself.
Here’s a promo pic:
Stone Mountain, GA 30083