"Burning Man: Satan's Birthday Party"

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Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:34 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:yes yes yes...we know...this is old news.

there are now two, possibly three threads with the exact same header.

dig up some fresh dirt, you know like charlie sheen and John Galliano having nazi Alien Butt sex at stiffy lube while Ghaddafi watches.


actually, thats not that shocking.

go forth and find something TRULY exciting about BM, seek and ye shall find...


i'll give you a hint, it involves Howard Hughes, Oprah, and Seventh Day Adventists.

and puppies.



i swear to fucking god.


you left out Walt Disney's frozen head..............
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Postby fciron » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:24 pm

How come I never get any of Satan's Birthday Cake at this party?

It must be at the secret air conditioned orgy that no one tells me about.
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Postby Savannah » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:52 pm

I've met Satan multiple times in Black Rock City!

In 2000, he encouraged me to stay in my tent for four hours during the Wednesday duststorm. I read MFK Fisher's The Art of Eating. It was really good, actually, but my time would have been better spent dancing. Four days I later, I showered desperately in the open at 5am with a gallon of distilled water, and let the water hit the playa. (Satan's influence keenly felt all those days later.)

In 2001 and 2003, Satan made me wander around by myself too much. Goddamn you, Satan. (I still had a good time.)

In 2008, Satan made me drink too much absinthe. I'm sorry to all that witnessed this. (It was the Devil's fault, not mine). That was still a pretty great year though. I have some beautiful photos.

In 2009, I made Satan drink too much absinthe. He may have actually been a guy named Steve. But he looked like Satan.

In 2010, I defeated Satan in Thunderdome.

I'm looking forward to my next Burn.


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Postby addison4 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Well, the guy writing the article only got 60% of what's going on at Burning Man. Still I think we are going a bit harsh on him.

No one EVER talks about the similarities of Burning Man with noninstitutionalized Christian spirituality, which I personally find to be abundant!

Burning Man is a spiritual experience; its a reinvigorating experience: thats what religion is supposed to do for you isn't it?

And Burners are very compassionate, accepting, and moral people when it comes down to it. The only difference is we are not following a harsh moral code, we just have moral principles that everyone REALLY DOES live by on the playa.

On an intellectual basis, the guy never reached the connections of Burning Man with Zoroastrianism, or Zoroastrianism with Christianity. Also he missed the concepts of naturalism and survivalism, which are very important social concepts. He came very close, but he's too locked into this Satanic idea to get spirituality at Burning Man.

Kudos for him on:
1) anti-Christian (he got that, even a little too well)
2) Druid burning ceremony (That's true, but not THE reasoning behind the rituals, more a cover)
3) Egyptian Ceremonies (very good info, even for someone like myself)
4) Scottish Right Masonry (Oh, he's so close to understanding; obviously he's not a Mason or he wouldn't [a] be talking about it, or [b] think it was all so "evil")
5) Witchcraft in general (good research, but too nebulous, and misdirection as usual)

I would like to propose that Burning Man is:
1) Spiritual
2) Moral
3) Not anti-Christian
4) Good specifically for escaping materialism

Whatever your feelings about this, I want you to realize its more complicated than "Burning Man is Satanic". I also want you to see that the person who wrote the article is not totally trying to reduce BM to that, he is using it more as a hook to get your attention, and then provides some good information after that. Like everyone else, I hope burners give him a nod of respect in his spiritual journey for truth.

God's peace.
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Postby JohnPaulQuilliard » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:58 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8MXiwmNIk[/youtube]
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Postby JohnPaulQuilliard » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:47 am

JohnPaulQuilliard wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8MXiwmNIk[/youtube]




Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and fate

I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moments of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a General's rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
What's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

I watched the glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the Gods they made

I shouted out
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
Well after all
It was you and me

Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game, ooh yeah

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails just call me Lucifer
I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me, have some courtesy
Have some sympathy and some taste
Use all your well learned politics
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, mmm yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, mmm yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, get down
Woo hoo, ah yeah, get on down, oh yeah

Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, honey, baby guess my name
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
I'll ya one time you're to blame

What's my name?
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, sweetie, what's my name?

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