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Originally posted by randyvs
I want not just your big beefs. I also want to know, if you just don't think he exists. Tell me why?
•Satan, like Prometheus, gave knowledge to humanity by giving Eve the fruit from the forbidden tree. Because of Satan, humanity gained knowledge of good and evil, according to Genesis. Since we couldn't have possessed knowledge of good and evil before eating the fruit, Adam and Eve couldn't have known that eating the fruit was evil, so it seems a little harsh to punish them as severely as God did. Satan gave humans true capacity for moral judgment, unlike God, who simply expected everyone to mindlessly obey his orders.
•There is no biblical record of Satan engaging in the murder of torture of any human being, unlike God, who is guilty (and proudly guilty) of commiting genocide.
•There is no biblical record of Satan ever ordering someone to kill someone else, unlike God, who has repeatedly demanded the deaths of those who commit even the smallest of offenses.
•Satan will not be holding a massively dramatic ceremony full of blood and death for the return of his son to Earth. God apparently will.
Originally posted by sirnex
Sorry, Satan did not kill anyone in the bible nor order anyone to death. Must have read this from a god loving website a while back ago then.
From the same site linked to previously, which you feel no need to *like a good battered wife* bother reading.
We don't know what satan did, other than to "rebel", that got him tossed eternally from Heaven.
There are probably a gabazillion things that we, as humans, don't understand, and won't until we are changed from our earthly bodies into our eternal bodies.
Just like God being the Creator - when I was younger, I used to ask my mother how did God begin - did He wake up one day and realize "hey, I'm in charge here".
My mom explained it, the best she knew how, which made as much sense as it could, being we all have human minds - she said that God is like a circle - no beginning, no end. It is almost impossible to fathom that using my earthly mind. In fact, I still have trouble grasping His beginning -
[edit on 1-10-2009 by nomorecruelty]
Originally posted by sirnex
reply to post by nomorecruelty
You obviously haven't read your bible in great length. IIRC, there are only three deaths attributed to Satan. It's been a while since I've last read the bible however. I do no that Satan has committed no acts of genocide and has never demanded that mankind need worship him out of fear of punishment for failure to do so. I do beg you to read the link, possibly give me a reasonable answer to the moses problem.