Friday, January 27, 2023

"Move Over Moses"--Manhattan Has New Satanic Female Lawgiver

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A new, golden idol of abortion stands on top of a New York City courthouse this month, a reminder of the religiosity with which abortion activists defend the mass slaughter of babies in the womb.

The “NOW” statue also hints at the satanic: a naked, eight-foot-tall golden woman with braids fashioned into horns coming out of her head as she emerges from a pink lotus.

The New York Times featured the new lawgiver that now sits atop the New York City Courthouse--beside Moses.

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The artist Shahzia Sikander calls the eight-foot sculpture she has placed atop a New York courthouse an urgent form of “resistance.”

The NYT begins: "Frenzied commuters in New York’s Flatiron district have been stopped in their tracks in recent days by an unlikely​ ​apparition ​near Moses, Confucius and Zoroaster. Standing atop the grandiose state courthouse is a shimmering, golden eight-foot female sculpture, emerging from a pink lotus flower and wearing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s signature lace collar."

The “NOW” statue also hints at the satanic: a naked, golden woman with braids fashioned into horns coming out of her head as she emerges from a pink lotus, according to photos in the New York Times. Images used by Satanists and The Satanic Temple often depict Satan with goat-like horns.

Andrew Beck, of the NY advertising agency Beck & Stone, drew attention to the statue Wednesday in a post on Twitter.

The NYT continues: "Staring regally ahead with hair braided like spiraling horns, the sculpture, installed as part of an exhibition that opened last week, is the first female to adorn one of the courthouse’s 10 plinths, dominated for more than a century by now weathered statues representing great lawgivers throughout the ages — all of them men." 

"Shahzia Sikander, 53, the paradigm-busting Pakistani American artist behind the work, said the sculpture was part of an urgent and necessary cultural reckoning underway as New York, along with cities across the world, reconsiders traditional representations of power in public spaces and recasts civic structures to better reflect 21st-century social mores" the Times explained.

According to the Times, artist Shahzia Sikander created the 8-foot statue as an homage to the late U.S. Supreme Court justice, an idol of the pro-abortion movement. It recently was installed on top of the Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the city.

“She is a fierce woman and a form of resistance in a space that has historically been dominated by patriarchal representation,” Sikander said. “With Ginsburg’s death and the reversal of Roe, there was a setback to women’s constitutional progress.”

The 53-year-old artist told the newspaper that she titled her piece, “NOW,” because women’s ability to have abortions is at risk right “now.”

The message is not only for New York---but for our country.

Ironically a Pakistani woman is leading the move to "better reflect [the United States'] 21st-century social mores."

The statue is not a permanent piece on the courthouse. According to the report, its next stop is Houston, Texas in June.

The artist speaks with force and authority---a kind of "go into all the world" message.

VP Harris gave us a glimpse of what this new messaging looks like when she spoke on behalf of secular progressives everywhere last  Saturday at a "Women's March" for abortion in Florida.

Vice President Kamala Harris outraged anti-abortion conservatives by leaving out the "right to life” part while referencing the Declaration of Independence in a Sunday speech.

Her omission of one of the three “unalienable Rights” mentioned in the seminal document of America’s founding came during remarks she delivered in Tallahassee, Florida, on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

She said, "So we are here together because we collectively believe and know America is a promise.  America is a promise. It is a promise of freedom and liberty — not for some, but for all,” Harris said. 

“A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she added. 

What about the "right to life?" That is a fundamental right that America was founded upon. Many have fought wars to preserve it.

To the secular progressive, the end always justifies the means, because their "means" is always noble.

If that requires misquoting our Founding Fathers---so be it.

The Times says, "It is not the first time this court, the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, of the New York State Supreme Court, has changed the lineup of figures presiding over its rooftop. In 1955 the court removed a turn-of-the-century, eight-foot-tall marble statue of the Prophet Muhammad when the Pakistani, Egyptian, and Indonesian Embassies asked the State Department to intervene; many Muslims have deeply held religious beliefs that prohibit depictions of the prophet."

While the New York City Court accommodates a Pakistani artist who is denigrating Judeo-Christianity and foreign countries that serve other gods---they apparently find no accommodation for biblical Judeo-Christianity. 

Lifesite News says: "Also notable, pro-abortion politicians’ and abortion activists’ talking points frequently now include fighting 'like hell' to keep the killing of unborn babies legal, and 'Hail, Satan!' sometimes gets shouted at pro-abortion protests. In recent years, The Satanic Temple also has filed numerous lawsuits that challenge laws protecting unborn babies’ lives on religious grounds. The group claims abortion is a religious ritual."


Move over Moses and all other biblical prophets--the sirens of atheism and secular humanism and false religions are coming for you.

Pray that the Church will rise and be the Church in these perilous times.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.