posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:25 AM
I posted this a week ago but since I was a new member it ended up in introduction, so people haven't seen it. Thought it belong and could be helpful
First I wanna say that I am not a religious person. I know about christianity because of where I was born but eventually things didn't had up for me.
But I do respect the right to believes in the concepts brought by religions even tho I think churches are corrupted therefore irrelevant. In my search
for truth I came across a lot of thing leading to the Bible. I was curious and read different key part of the book and the least I can say his that
it's hard to read, but really interesting!
Taking the whole Von Daniken approach, I realized that the so call MANY NAMES of the Devil were most likely different entity!
Here's the list.
DEVIL - Comes from deofol which means "evil spirit" "false god" in general use "accuser, slanderer," from diaballein "to slander, attack,"
lit. "throw across," from dia- "across, through" + ballein "to throw"
(ET's that were at war with humans??)
SATAN - from Heb. satan "adversary, one who plots against another," from satan "to show enmity to, oppose, plot against," from root s-t-n "one
who opposes, obstructs, or acts as an adversary."
(Not one entity, Anything who plot against the will of god?)
LUCIFER - "morning star," from L. Lucifer "morning star," lit. "light-bringing," from lux (gen. lucis) + ferre "carry"
"the one who bring light." (Quote)"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" [KJV] The verse was interpreted by Christians
as a reference to "Satan," because of the mention of a fall from Heaven, even though it is literally a reference to the KING OF BABYLON
(Fallen Angel or human?)
BEELZEBUB - Philistine god worshipped at Ekron - from Heb. ba'al-z'bub "lord of the flies," from ba'al "lord" + z'bhubh "fly." By later
Christian writers often taken as another name for "Satan," though Milton made him one of the fallen angels.
(Obviously one entity - Why Lord of the Flies?? Could fly mean something else that flies...?)
So has we can see - they're all different entity! - Why the confusion, misinterpretation. It's not like I discovered something big, all references
come form: www.etymonline.com...
And I bet thousands of priests around the world don't even know this. To me it's a simple example of how religion is simply based on interpretation
and that everything that meant something in this and other religious books have been taken out a long,long time ago.
Here's another 2 important words that needs to be analyzed.
ARMAGEDDON: "a final conflict," 1811, figurative use of name in Rev. xvi.16, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY a place of the great and final conflict, from Heb.
Har Megiddon "Mount of Megiddo," city in central Palestine, site of important Israeli battles.
(So it's place. Is it WHERE the final conflict should happen?)
APOCALYPSE : "revelation, disclosure," from Church L. apocalypsis "revelation," from Gk. apokalyptein "uncover," from apo- "from" + kalyptein
"to cover, conceal"
( The moment where everything is reveal )
So why all of these words are use wrongfully? It just seems to me that the original words are not as scary as the use we make of them today. Lost or
Could be interesting now to see if LORD, SHEPPARD, GOD, GODS, JESUS represent different entity!
If you have some biblical knowledge please bring in some insight.