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Oklahoma's Problematic Monument

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Exactly how do you see this as problematic?

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I first read the thread title as "Obama's Problematic Moment" and my first thought was: well, that is pretty much all of them..:roflmao:

(I was on a dead run, doing a garage sale.)

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To play devil's advocate (couldn't resist), the statue is of baphomet, a symbol that evolved from paganism (Christian coverage of the statue incorrectly describes it as being satan or the devil). Aspects of Christianity also have roots in paganism and the symbol of baphomet became absorbed by Christian sects, most notably the Knight Templar for whom baphomet was probably their most recognizable symbol.

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Exactly how do you see this as problematic?

I don't see it as a problem, however it apparently is causing quite an issue in Oklahoma. It was paid for by private funding, on gov. property, similar to the placement of the Ten Commandments.

To me it is a showcase for religious freedom. Many in OK do not see it that way.

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I don't see it as a problem, however it apparently is causing quite an issue in Oklahoma.

Thank you. The title of the thread made it appear that you thought this was problematic, thank you for your clarification.

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I think a statue of the FSM complete with noodly appendages would complement this set. :cautious:

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It's Oklahoma, so where are the statues of Native American deities?

GOOD POINT!!! After all, Oklahoma claims to be "native America" on it's very license plates.

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one christian monument balanced with one pagan monument.

you can let only one religious group have monopoly.

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