Neo-Paganism in America's Public Square; Christ or Chemosh?
Video from Blog & Mablog
"In any given society, there will be a point where the questions cease, and no further challenges are allowed. When you get to that point, you have identified the god of the system. There is no appeal permitted past the god of the system. In order to even exist as a society, there must be such a point.' from video introduction
New York Courthouse Abortion Statue Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsberg Called ‘Satanic Golden Medusa’
Social media didn’t take too kindly to a new 8-foot statue outside a New York City courthouse.
The golden statue, done by Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander, has, per Fox News, “curling braids and tentacle-like arms rises from a lotus flower.”
It was created to pay homage to Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for abortion. The statue even displays the late Supreme Court Justice’s signature lace collar.
“She is a fierce woman and a form of resistance in a space that has historically been dominated by patriarchal representation,” said Sikander, who previously served on the New York Mayoral Advisory Commission of City Art, Monuments and Markers, told The New York Times. She said the work was called “NOW” because it was needed “now,” at a time when women’s reproductive rights were under siege after the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned the constitutional right to abortion.
However, some claim the statue features “demonic” imagery.
Per Fox, Sikander said the statue is part of an “urgent and necessary cultural reckoning underway as New York reconsiders traditional representations of power in public spaces and recasts civic structures to better reflect 21st-century social mores.”
It is the first female statue to become part of the courthouse’s plinths.
“Was there any public input whatsoever before a satanic golden medusa demon with tentacle arms was installed atop a downtown courthouse?,” NYC Councilwoman Vickie Paladino asked, per the news outlet.
“Who thinks this is okay? And how do we go about removing it?”.." from the article:
New York courthouse abortion statue honoring Ruth Bader Ginsberg called ‘satanic golden medusa’
The god of the System (And this broken world)
Yes god with a small g!
The pagan gods are back on the rooftops!
You see the statues are not gods but the Demons behind them are!
And those Demons are active and doing quite well it seems.
They want to be idols, they desire we worship them and not God!
What is an idol?
Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.
Art is Not Always Art
Back when the people of ancient Israel (among others) built golden calves and other statues they were worshipping the Demons that took up residence in those idols.
It was not art for arts sake. The statues at that time were for a non-artistic purposes.
Those Demons that inhabited those statues (and still walk among us) hated their worshippers then and as now they seek our destruction.
The horned statue atop NYC Courthouse bears more than a casual resemblance to the image of the goat-like “Baphomet,” used by The Satanic Temple (TST), a self-described “non-theistic” religious organization.
This also is not art for arts sake even as its creator describes its purposes to honor abortion.
And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and their daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with the blood.
The Satanic Temple, while using satanic imagery, states in a FAQ on their website that they do not believe in Satan. The Satanic Temple has sued states over their significant abortion restrictions, saying these laws violate the group’s “religious right” to practice its “abortion ritual.” They have also protested prayer in school and Christian-themed imagery displayed on public space.
So should this demonic statue come down? YES!!!
‘You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God.
Who was Chemosh?
"Chemosh was the god of the Moabites (Numbers 21:29; Jeremiah 48:7, 13, 46). Scripture calls him “the abomination of Moab” (1 Kings 11:7). Unfortunately, Chemosh-worship was introduced into Israelite culture by King Solomon, who had wives from other cultures who turned his heart to other gods (1 Kings 11:4–7). Chemosh was one of those gods worshiped by Solomon’s wives. The cult of Chemosh was eventually destroyed in Judah by King Josiah (2 Kings 23).
The meaning of the name Chemosh is not understood, though some scholars believe it may have meant “destroyer” or “subduer.” Chemosh was also seen as a fish-god. He was the national deity of the Moabites and the Ammonites, and, according to the Moabite Stone (the Mesha Stele), Chemosh was associated with the goddess Ashteroth, another false god worshiped by wayward Israelites. Chemosh is thought to have been a deity similar to Baal, and there is also evidence, both from the Moabite Stone and from Scripture, that Chemosh may have been the same deity as the Ammonite Moloch (1 Kings 11:7, 33). At least, Chemosh and Moloch were two manifestations of the same false god. King Solomon built “high places” to both gods in the same location, the mountain east of Jerusalem. The worship of Chemosh was truly an abomination. One place in Scripture records Chemosh demanding human sacrifice: in the days of Judah’s King Jehoram, the king of Moab faced military defeat, and the Moabite ruler “took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him as a sacrifice on the city wall” (2 Kings 3:27).
Chemosh also features in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. In a passage about false gods, Milton refers to Chemosh as a god whom the Israelites worshiped with “lustful orgies” and “wanton rites” and calls Chemosh “th’ obscene dread of Moab’s sons” (Book 1, line 406). Milton also mentions King Josiah, who “drove them thence to Hell” by abolishing the practice of Chemosh-worship in Israel." from the article: Who was Chemosh?
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Not the Ghostbusters although it is tempting!
The only true God, the God of Abraham, the Great I Am is who we call or more appropriately
pray to and worship!!
We as a nation are being judged in many ways and one way God judges a nation is to allow us our sin and all the self-destruction that goes along with it.
Let us pray for our nation and the people that they will repent and seek God!
I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.