Former House Speaker John Boehner started to redeem himself when he called Senator Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’ , but it appears he overlooked one group who would know the dark lord best: Satanists. They say there is no comparison. After all, one is an incarnation of evil, whereas the other is a red guy with a tail who makes a lot of deals.
The Friendly Atheist, spoke with the spokesman for the Satanic Temple, and here’s what they had to say about the comparison:
Cruz’s failures of reason, compassion, decency, and humanity are products of his Christian pandering, if not an actual Christian faith, said Lucien Greaves. It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.
For the record, the Satanic Church is mostly a group of non-theistic activists who eschew religion and adhere to a set of humanistic tenets that promote compassion and reason. Another member was also appalled by the comparison and offered up his thoughts too.
Having a conservative Christian likened to Lucifer — one who opposes equal rights for same sex couples and promotes the ability to deny services to any with different values — we Satanists see as besmirching the positive, heroic aspects of that character as portrayed by Milton in his epic ‘Paradise Lost,’ Magus Peter Howard Gilmore, the high priest of The Church of Satan, said in a statement.
That’s right–a complete and utter lack of humanity and reason from politicians like Ted Cruz is so apparent that not even Satan is a good comparison. If a potential presidential nominee is giving Satan a bad name, then perhaps the GOP might want to rethink its positions and party members.
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