City Removes Nude Satan Statue “Erected” In Public Area

The_ScreamIt appears that religious statues are causing problems on both sides of the border this week. In Pennsylvania, a teenager is facing two years in jail for sexually mocking a statue of Jesus. Now, in Vancouver, a nude statue of the devil with a rather prominent erection has been removed. Warning: some may find the picture below disturbing [and others may find it intimidating]

What is remarkable (beyond the obvious) is that someone created this work and mounted it on top of a pedestal at obviously great effort. This is not exactly your typical graffiti artist with a spray can. The pedestal once held a statue of Columbus that was moved from the city’s Grandview-Woodlands neighborhood. Some people complained that the roughly 9 foot statue (and unestimated member) was offensive.

By the way, Satan is not the only religious figure with ungodly dimensions. He would have competition from Priapus (or Priapos) the Greek god of fertility and, you guessed it, male genitalia. He was considered a “minor” god but his statues were anything but undersized.


28 thoughts on “City Removes Nude Satan Statue “Erected” In Public Area”

  1. Dave wrote: “This is why government and public property must remain neutral in religious matters.”

    That is an impossible thing to do because government is run by people with a wide variety of religious beliefs. It would be like asking the government to be neutral in regards to political matters. The best that can be done is that government not compel people to join any particular religious establishment, nor compel anyone to join any particular political establishment.

  2. That is the wrong depiction of Satan. For that reason it should be removed. Satan hates what God made. This is what Satan looks like. Ezekiel 28:13:Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
    2 Corinthians 11:14:And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    He is full of himself. He wants people to worship him or die. He is not meek or lowly or forgiving either. He is short tempered wanting all to perish.

  3. Does the entity that posted this photo here have the same motivations as the entity that posted it there?

    What were/are those motivations?

    Would “art” such as this have seen the light of day in any medium in the 1950’s?

    “For the times they are a-changin’ ”

    For better or for worse?

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