Don’t Forget The Pastafarians

FromAlbum 5

A typical “my-god’s-bigger-than-yours” maneuver from an Oklahoma wingnut Xtian state rep has generated an interesting reaction

Members of the world’s oldest faith would like to join a display of religious symbols at Oklahoma’s state capitol, joining a Judeo-Christian tablet and a proposed Satanist monument.

The Universal Society of Hinduism plans to submit an application to the Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman on the statehouse grounds.

“If the Oklahoma State Capitol was open to different monuments, we would love to have a statue of Lord Hanuman, who was greatly revered and worshipped and known for incredible strength and was (a) perfect grammarian,” said Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism.

State Rep. Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) contributed $10,000 and raised an additional $10,000 in private funds to erect a 7-foot monument to the Ten Commandments last month on the statehouse grounds.

The ACLU sued on First Amendment grounds to have the Old Testament monument removed, and a New York-based Satanist group proposed setting up its own display at the statehouse under a 2009 measure sponsored by Ritze to allow for religious displays.

Good, I say — if you’re going to stomp around and throw a tantrum demanding religious displays, then you should expect a diverse collection of religious displays. Zoarastrianism, Baha’i…maybe a coffee maker and Xerox machine to honor Unitarians?Or even something for atheists

4 thoughts on “Don’t Forget The Pastafarians

  1. How about:
    “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”
    …looks great outside of a state house or courtroom.

  2. Well, OK got themselves into this by placing fast and loose with the obvious effects of the American Constitution.
    Now comes the time to pay the piper.

  3. Although if we’re discussing statues to religion in Oklahoma, there are so many more obvious de facto religions – guns come to mind.

  4. The Unitarian monument will have arrows pointing to all the other monuments, with the legend “If that works for you, we’re fine with that!”

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