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With so many differing literary presentations, what can one accurately conclude about the character of Satan?
The title 'Lord' distinguishes the highest ranking god.
What did Satan do?
Satan was not evil at all. Just wrongfully slandered by the winner.
Christians refer to the devil as “Satan” and, according to basic Christian doctrine, Satan is the epitome of all that is evil. One notices significant inconsistencies between this tradition and how the character of Satan is developed and depicted in Jewish and early Christian texts. This proves to be problematic because Christian doctrine relies heavily on the canonical biblical texts, and this poses a dilemma. With so many differing literary presentations, what can one accurately conclude about the character of Satan?
Satan of Scripture vs Satan of Tradition
Traditionally, Christians will say that Satan is "evil". When asked why, they generally only state that the mere fact that he "went against God" constitutes his evilness. But was he right in his rebellion?
First, I want to make a quick disctinction between 'God' and 'Lord God'.....
All of them were 'gods'. By them, I refer to any being that was extraterrestrial in nature. If the being was not of Earth origin, ancient civilizations referred to them as 'gods (today we call them aliens). God and Lord God do not share the same characterics, and in some passages, they are in conversation.
"Then Lord God said...."
The title 'Lord' distinguishes the highest ranking god. Satan to was a 'god'; just later deemed A SATAN, which means "adversary" when he rebelled and decided to side with humanity.
In the Garden of Eden, Lord God is upset when God, later cosidered a Serpent (aka: a traitor) decides to enlighten humanity with knowledge by advancing their intelligence. Why upset? Because you don't need your slaves being too smart.
Lord God bombs citites, practices physical torture of humans, enslaves, rapes, demands human sacrifice and MURDERS 2.3 million humans, not including the flood victims.
What did Satan do?
Satan was not evil at all. Just wrongfully slandered by the winner.edit on 3122014 by QueenofSpades because: (no reason given)