Religion or Faith by its very nature is irrational.
It appeals to ethos and not logos in argument. Statements, facts and figures no matter how they are presented are useless.
I have learned this over and over, but I will present why I do not believe that the G-d of Abraham is a "demon" as you call it. I will also try to
show why a Divine Being cannot be limited in aspects. I will also try to show that good, evil, pain, pleasure, and love can be very subjective. Lastly
I will show that nature of all life is violent and predatory.
First what is a demon? The word originates from the greek daimon and originally meant a type of spirit. There were good and evil daimons in ancient
greek belief. The concept was very similar to the idea of a guardian angel. When Christianity spread it often took ideas from pagan myths. Some it
made into evil ideas others it assimilated into its own practices.
The Church took the Greek Daimon and identified it with evil spirits. Demon became a very broad term that covered many things the Church considered
The concept of an evil spirit isnt new. Its pretty much a universal concept among religions. In the Bible there are types of evil beings. The Seirim
which are kind of like Greek Satyrs. The Shedim are Bull like beings. The Tannim are Serpentine/Draconic beings.
Evil spirits by nature are limited in power and often not much more than a type of bogeyman in most religions. They arnt Divine Beings or Titanic
Throughout the world there are plenty of Divine beings that are violent, bloodthirsty, merciless, and cruel. The G-d of Abraham is actually quite
merciful compared to many other mythological deities. He is also the Only deity that I know of from any religion that can be Reasoned with and has
ever apologized. I would direct people to read about Abraham and Moses' interactions with Him.
Most ancient deities were not really defined by good or evil as we know it. They often represented the forces of law and order against forces of
Chaos. The forces of Chaos represented by Titanic beings like the Titans, Gigantes, Tiamat, Apep/Apophis, Asuras, Ahriman, Jontunheim, and Fomorians.
The G-d of Abraham is unique in that He has no opponents. He subdues Leviathan which is His creation and the Procurator Satan is His servant. He alone
is the source of peace and destruction as shown in Isaiah 45:7. The Host of Heaven serves Him and has been allotted to the Nations, but He declares
Israel as His alone. He is not limited by the ideas of good or evil.
Lets examine good and evil briefly. What is truly good and what is truly evil? Some would say life is good and death is evil. Some would say pleasure
is good and pain is evil. Yet is the life of flourishing parasites in the body of young child truly good? Is the death of entire colonies of bacteria
that have infected a person truly evil? These beings, lifeforms are struggling to survive as all life on earth is. Survival comes at the expense of
other life, single celled, plant and animal. Is the pleasure induced by coc aine and heroin truly good? Is the pain of giving birth truly evil?
How good and evil is defined is very subjective and depends on perspectives. For me Evil is defined by Ignorance and Emotional Irrationality. These
two have killed more people, caused more suffering, and more destruction than anything else in written history.
Love itself is very subjective and often depends on cultural values and ideals. Some would say it is selfless, yet in Western Civilization marriages
and relationships are driven by selfishness which has higher priority than the bond or unity of "love". Love of Self? That seems to be a
contradiction. Some say love is a bond that holds families, tribes, and clans together. Some say love is charity and compassion. Some find love in an
orgasm. Love is an ideal that can be whatever you want it to be.
Now for some fascinating facts about our mudball we live on. Note this is Zoological in nature, for some truly horrible realities try looking up human
behavior related to these.
Parasites that induce Suicide
My conlusion is that our world, creation is not the mad construct of some demonic entity. Our world of Flesh and Matter has no bearing on the nature
of the Divine or Ultimate Reality. Flesh and Matter is finite and infinitesimal. Ultimate reality and the Divine transcends all Matter and all Flesh.
Pain, Suffering, Death, and Life are finite and have no ultimate significance.
It truly is all about Perspective be it Divine or Human. So based on that I believe the Gnostic perspective is subjective and irrational. We are
simply in no position to define ultimate good, evil, or even reality.