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Who is this creature reading to kids at the public library story hour? What does it represent?
It’s apparent this horned monster is not the goofy clown parents hire to make balloon animals for their kid’s birthday party.
It’s not a circus clown like Emmett Kelly, famous for his “Weary Willie” sad sack persona derived from the hobos of the Great Depression; or Glen Little, whose perennial smile graced the Ringling Brothers circus for twenty years;” and it’s not Oleg Popov, whose clown car and pratfalls made audiences laugh.
No, there is no innocent clowning around by this indeterminate creature with the flame tipped horns. It represents something far more sinister than even the creepy clowns of yesteryear who went about trying to scare the living daylights out of Halloween partiers.
The weird-looking creature reading to the innocent little kids is costumed to resemble Baphomet, who is pictured below.
Most readers will be familiar with the bronze statue of Baphomet intended to be erected in Oklahoma in 2014. The statue of the goatish creature includes a child on each side of it. The two children are gazing up at Baphomet’s face adoringly, much as paintings of Christ portray little ones gazing at the one who said, “Let the little children come unto me and forbid them not.”
Grabbing opportunities for establishing intimacy with children is a very clever move on the part of the Baphomet cult. Reading a story book to little ones establishes a tender closeness that formerly belonged almost exclusively to family members — mom, dad, grandma and grandpop. Now an indeterminate, alien and satanic-looking creature stands in for trusted and known family. The being is trans-human, crowned with scary flame tipped horns; horns that are an ancient symbol of the strength, aggressiveness, power and dignity of a dark divinity.
The naive parents who are taking their children to the shrines of Baphomet and to the public library might want to know a bit more about the history of the idol whose followers and representatives claim to possess ancient and dark secret knowledge not found in library books.
But first, they have to move beyond the deliberately obfuscatory statements of Baphomet priests such as Lucien Greaves, who stated grandiloquently: “Good people of Arkansas and supporters of religious liberty, I present to you Baphomet: symbol of pluralism, legal equality, tolerance, free inquiry, freedom of conscience and reconciliation.”
He further explained, “…The meaning of that monument is…the importance of embracing blasphemy, and standing up for what is just in the face of extreme opposition. It’s not a crazy idea that’s what Satan could come to mean in the cultural conversation.”
Right. The faithful who objected to Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” and Chris Ofili’s elephant dung decorated “The Holy Virgin Mary” are familiar with the mocking casuistry of those who deliberately troll to offend and then blame the offended for being offended.
The fact is that the Baphomet idol imitated by the creature reading to kids has a very dark religious history and an equally ominous political philosophy behind it.
The graven image of Baphomet was originally drawn by a Frenchman by the name of Alphonse Louis Constant, who later changed his name, using the nom de plume Eliphas Levi for his writings.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Fay Voshell