How is it that I manage to approach everything like it’s a terrible catastrophe. What’s wrong with me?
Magneto by Dave Cockrum
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013
The Satanic Temple is using the Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its followers from anti-abortion laws
The Satanic Temple follows the tenets of LaVeyan Satanism. Among those tenants are:
- One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
- The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forego your own.
- Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
This means under no uncertain terms that telling a Satanist woman that she can’t have an abortion is against her religion, as it violates her freedom, does not conform to our best scientific understanding of the world, and violates the idea that her body is inviolable and subject to her will alone.
What the Temple is saying is that according to their religion, Satanist women do not have to be subjected to state mandated so-called “Informed Consent” materials (really bullying propaganda designed to scare women out of abortions) and that only the woman has the right to decide whether or not she wants an abortion
The website linked above also includes a letter you can print out and hand to your doctor stating that your deeply held religious beliefs mean that your bodily autonomy cannot be violated.
Oh my g—Satan, I guess.
I know that having a film to edit is something I shouldn’t be complaining about. It should be something I am excited about, but I cannot help but feel a terrible anxiety about it; a fear that I can’t do it this time; an omnipresent stress that lingers in my subconscious, in my stomach. I want to make a good film, I want to make something I’m proud of but at this stage I am feeling so impatient, so stressed…