According to a December 19 article in AP News; Florida State officials refused to allow a satanic group to put up a display near a Nativity scene. The Satanic Temple wanted to display an angel falling from Heaven into a fire. If allowed, the Temple’s display would have joined a Festivus pole and a display from the church of the flying spaghetti monster.
The article goes on to say that the Temple’s attempts to gain clarity on what or whom they’ve offended had thus far gone unanswered.
According to Wikipedia, Festivus is a fictitious holiday that became popular during an episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. The holiday, celebrated December 23, was popular because it did not focus on spending and gifts.
Festivus has now become popular with atheists because of the lack of religious expression and significance associated with it.
According to the Holy Bible, the spaghetti god display and Festivus pole can both be described as idolatry. Idolatry is excessive worship or devotion to something or someone other than God. It is more than just praying to someone other than God; it is giving reverence to anything that was created. The 10 Commandments tells us to have no other gods before the true and living God.
Christians familiar with the story stated that anything positioned with the Nativity scene could be described or viewed as idolatry.
The fact that the area in question is considered to be a public area only further complicates matters.
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Source: AP News