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Originally posted by AlreadyGone
For the same reasons your friends in high school seemed cool and your dad seemed like a jerk. I assure you that as you mature, your views will too...and you will realize that neither your dad nor God is a jerk.
In fact, you quickly find they weren't as dumb as you thought, and the older you get...the less you are so sure of....LOL
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by On the Edge
But he doesn't have the best Rock Bands and Musicians under exclusive contract like I do!
Sure maybe you pay a little more for that kind of quality in the long run, but you get what you pay for.
Look, I know it's not fair, but I also offer free Cable TV for the first 500 years, and then just 29.95 a month after that!
Free Cable man!
Just sign here...
Oh and here
Print your name here
Date it here
Oh in blood please!
Ink it fades!
You will be making the right decision!
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Has Satan ever killed anyone?
Wow, people need to pick up a Bible and read.
Satan takes everything from Job and I mean everything, including killing his family. He does it to try to prove a point. He tries to prove that the only reason Job has such great faith in G-d is because G-d had blessed him so much.
John Milton's Paradise Lost and Dante's Inferno have completely brainwashed most people into thinking Satan is something else.
Satan in the Bible is a tyrant.
He isn't in hell. He has not fallen.
He doesn't like humans. He is compelled to prosecute humanity, which means one thing.
He wants humanity exterminated.
This idea of Satan being a rebel is based on assumptions and misconceptions.
Two clear misconceptions, the serpent in Eden and Helel king of Babylon. Neither of them are the same as the Satan of Job.
All of this Promethean nonsense is fan fiction.
So Satan has started wars, killed, and even committed atrocities. He doesn't care if we kill each other anymore than if maggots murdered one another.
Originally posted by ItsAgentScully
reply to post by hotpinkurinalmint
The way I've seen it portrayed is like this:
God is the father that always seem to find out what you did and punishes you for it, with his hopes you become a better person and learn from the punishment. Satan is like that "cool" adult that gives you beer before your legal and lets you do things your dad wont let you do. Sooner or later you find out the guy could care less about your well-being and just did it for amusement.
*I'm not religious nor is this meant to be a reflection of my beliefs.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by ImaNutter
I think you misunderstood my point.
My point was that G-d gives us the freewill to make good or bad choices. Thats why there is so much human evil. There is also great good as well.
If G-d directly intervened all the time in our lives, we would have no free will.
I was asking would you prefer that kind of intervention? Do you want to be a drone?
Originally posted by On the Edge
Satan can look really cool while he is "campaigning"! Wait until the reality kicks in and the price needs to be paid.
Originally posted by catwhoknows
reply to post by GENESIS2012
And God, or good, equals caring about your fellow human beings, animals and the planet.
God in the Bible is a tyrant.
Satan? Are you sure you read any of that bible you are telling others to read? GOD PROSECUTES HUMANITY NOT SATAN. Satan does not hand out judgement, your god does. Satan is not a prosecuter, he is just the jailer. He takes what your god sends him. Knowing what Satan is going to do with them, it hardly resembles anything to the contrary of what you state about Satan to still willingly send them to him. Obviously your god does not like humans or he would not prosecute them and send them off to the worst punishment imaginable.
Then why does he not just rain fire down on cities and kill whole lots of them? Oh, right, your god does that.
Maybe you just have God and Satan confused?
Out of curiosity, why does your bible say the rift between God and whatever you call Satan began or what was it about?
Funny, I tried to argue the same thing and all I got was the verbal beat-down from a bunch of faux-Christians. Where were you to back me up?
...in biblical times god was a regular fixture and intervened all the time in our "free will"... but in today's world you are saying its completely a free will thing! wrong millenium for miracles eh?