posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:48 PM
Throughout my years I have dabbled in all religions but at the end of the day I find myself finding the most interest in Christianity and, more
importantly, The Bible. Some many years ago I found myself studying the fallen angel Lucifer, who became known as Satan.
Lucifer, from what I have read in the Holy texts was created as a guardian of the Earth with power that was close to even God's. God created Lucifer
as the perfect specimen, yet it is said that Lucifer grew proud and corrupted to the ways of God. And thus, Lucifer was the first ever being to have
"sinned" God claiming it to be a product of Lucifer's own creation.
However, God created Lucifer himself. God was the one that gave Lucifer free will, and being all knowing and all seeing, God would have known that
Lucifer would sin, that Lucifer's free will would lead to the corruption of man (Adam) and would bring sin into the world. Therefore, God, knowing
this, willingly allowed it to happen and allowed us to suffer for it for all eternity.
Lucifer, for his actions, was cast from heaven down to Earth where fire consumed him and he became the Satan we know. He was punished for executing
the free will with the all seeing, all knowing God had given him. For such things, man is punished for executing his free will. To God, knowing that
free will has the power to corrupt all things, he still knowing allowed mankind to have it and instead chose to gain pleasure in punishing them for
using the main attribute that he had taken such pride in giving them.
So it is thanks to this story that I have to ask, why makes Lucifer the "BAD" one and not God? Lucifer never actually did anything wrong or outside
the scope of the limitations that God had given him. If God wanted him to never question his authority - then he never should have given him the power
to do so in the first place. Instead, he made an example out of Lucifer - who seemed to want nothing more than to experience the power of God.
Is that so wrong? Is it so wrong to want to live up to your true potential? To practice the qualities of all the attributes you were given? Was
Lucifer really deserving of the punishment he was given?
You read so much in the Old Testament about the destructive powers of God but never do you here about chaos caused by Lucifer / Satan himself. Instead
God blames all the evil on sin which he claims Lucifer initiated in man, and thus all the blame is given to Satan for man using his free will.
What do I see? I see a God claiming to be perfect, yet unable to live up to the mistake that he made. I see a God that would instead blame Lucifer for
the tarnish to his perfection rather than taking the responsibility himself.
I life my life with the belief that FREEDOM and FREE WILL are the most important things, however, in order to be Christian I am automatically destined
to be punished for using my free will. I, and anyone who would choose to use the free will that God gave us to question the universe and find answers
- every one of us are no better than Lucifer was, and thus if we subscribe the beliefs of Christianity - for our curiosity and our seeking of wisdom -
we too will be cast from heaven and burn for eternity.
Lucifer never did anything wrong. God, having feared taking responsibility for his flaw instead disposed of it and made an example, a weak attempt at
preventing Lucifer's influence from spreading. However, in that act he created a monster and instead amplified his mistake 10 fold - creating the
Prince of Evil, the Morning Star - the devil himself.
Lucifer was not perfect, but THESE are not the actions of a perfect God either. So who was the bad one? Lucifer? God? Or both?