Originally posted by southern_cross3
Of course God created Satan, but God is not Satan, as some moron suggested a bit earlier. I suggest instead that he read the Bible and talk less about
subjects of which he knows little.
God of course allowed his creation to exercise free will, but punished the angels as well.
O' spitter of scripture (paraphrased..), o' bearer of knowledge (are you satan too?), can I be the moron you're talking about? Pretty please?
Being opposed to you would be a great honor. You can tell a lot by a man's enemies, and I would be honored if you'd be my enemy. I really hope
you'll consider it.
God is Satan. God is our collectively employed pet name used to describe positive; birth. Satan is the enemy of God, our pet name for chaos and
death in the universe. They are metaphysical terms. The bible was an instructional pamphlet for children, and you're taking it literally.
Your religion was a control mechanism erected around one of the ancient mysteries, designed to trap, confuse, and kill the insects that wandered too
close to the light without being prepared. This is the part where I get my can of RAID and you squeal like a new fish at Folsom.
You could have been a force to reckon with in the universe, but you took the foolish thing literally.
You could have been the master of
your domain, the architect of your future, but you took it literally!
You know what tickles me the mostest mostest? The fact that only christians burn in hell!
If that's not a knee slapper..well hell, I guess there's no such thing.
Try putting some effort in and collect the bible books that have been denied you (perhaps justifiably, sheesh). This time try reading it (it will
take a while - and you can't have someone sum it up for you like in Sunday school) with a fresh mind. I hear meditation works well, but since
you're kind of aggro, you might have more luck with a frontal lobotomy or EST.
Cheers mate. Or is it check? I look forward to your response.
The angels were not made with free will. The greatest among them took his freedom, through will alone. He brought that freedom to the other angels,
and then went on to free mankind, when it was all done God had not just created life, and death, the universe (nestled within it; our tiny world), and
mankind, but also will, inteligence, power, light, and darkness. It's a metaphor to nudge you along the path of spiritual evolution. It could have
been a stick instead of a carrot, but what would be the point in beating a donkey you're trying to help?
If you haven't grasped that yet, well, something's probably grasped you. Condolences.
On the whole, and this for everyone, the bible is probably a lot more pages than you think. There are many, many people who can inform you to various
degrees, most of them lived many hundreds of years ago unfortunately. If you really care about the meaning behind the bedtime story, at least read
all the chapters.
My idol is Simeon Stylites.
Was that sarcasm or not..you tell me. Guess the right answer, get a plush toy.