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Originally posted by Earthscum
Ok, first of all, I am anti-christian (for my own reasons...) I am NOT Satanic or otherwise. I am Agnostic.
if I was the devil, and I wanted to decieve the world, what would be the best way? The answer to that question became pretty obvious to me... the ULTIMATE DECEIT! If I was Satan trying to influence the rest of the world, I would simply start with a few, convince them that I am God, or a holy man working in the name of god, and get the people to follow my lead in the 'name of god'. As soon as you have enough righteous few, they will readily convince friends, and then I would have an army. Who cares if I'm lying, right? That's part of the game.
Of course, once I have the army, I would convince them that they need to convert the rest of the world by whatever means possible, even death. If they won't convert, I could convince my followers that they should just kill the sinners while their souls are still pure enough to enter 'heaven'.
I would also take what is already in scripture, put what I want into a "compilation", and call it "god's law". What's better than taking something nobody is arguing with and just twisting it around to suit my own needs?
So, what I am suggesting here, is that christianity is based upon the lies of the devil. It's not what I COMPLETELY believe, but I do think it as a strong possibility, and I can see more convincing evidence every day I'm alive, sadly... that could be from peple straying from their religions, or other reasons... thus why I don't hold to it 100%.
Originally posted by Earthscum
Ok, first of all, I am anti-christian (for my own reasons...) I am NOT Satanic or otherwise.
Originally posted by DodgeG1
I was given a bible for beginers the other day by a friend of mine who is a Jehovah's Witness.
I read through the book and found it very interesting. The most interesting thing in the book tho was that they claim that Satan is the true ruler of the world and has been in charge since 1914???
Anyone care to eleborate on this? as I find this interesting that people who worship God are saying that Satan is in charge of the world we live in?
Originally posted by Census
There is no qestion in my mind that the element of dark has infected all religions with the exception of perhaps Buddhism, which isnt really a religion anyways but more of a way of being.
Back in the day the Christians were numerous and powerfull so I would guess if I were the prince of darkness I would target that one first, starting at the top of course.
I dont doubt any of this but I believe in God and If there really is such a thing as satan, then I for sure reject him.
Am I being duped here?
I think the most important thing is to just believe in something and to know that the soul is eternal.
Those are my 2 cents, lets see how much change I get back
[edit on 1-6-2006 by Census]
Originally posted by zerotolerance
First off, Satan wants nothing to do with "the name of God" or His book. And after reading your first post it struck me, unknowingly, you may be a victim of Satan's ultimate deceit. He has you not believing in Jesus/God, so in your life he has won. Think about it: in your own life, if you don't believe in or worship God Almighty then Satan has truly won the battle for your soul. Not trying to "thump" but it's blatantly obvious where you're headed if you believe in heaven and hell.
ag·nos·tic Audio pronunciation of "agnostic" (g-nstk)
1. One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.
2. One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.
2. One who is doubtful or noncommittal about something.
1. Relating to or being an agnostic.
2. Doubtful or noncommittal: “Though I am agnostic on what terms to use, I have no doubt that human infants come with an enormous ‘acquisitiveness’ for discovering patterns” (William H. Calvin).