posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 01:04 AM
Ezekial, I like the way you think and speak.
That said, let's hypothesize, boys and girls.
1. Satan is powerful enough to rival with God. Hell, even Satan and his minions of fallen angels, of demigods and demons, of Ballthemel, and all the
other crap the Gnostics thought up. If you are a Christian and you believe this, you are simply going to Hell... with a capital H, because not only
do you believe your God to be rivaled, and therefore not omnipotent, but you also reserve a certain, if not fearful, respect and reverance of the
Devil, and thus are an idolator and a polytheist. Have fun with that.
2. If there is a devil, Satan if you like, then he MUST have been created by God. Yes, because God the omnipotent created all things. If God
desired for humans to live in a good world, he would rid it of all evil. Instead, he allows us freedom (which I thank him for), but also allows evil
to exist and flourish. That's pretty messed up. We are allowed to disobey God, to perpetrate evil, and to what end? God creates us in his image,
and desires us to be good and obey him, yet does NOTHING to stop an evil force from turning us against his word. In that case, what a sadistic
bastard. That's like one adult telling a child not to play with something, having another adult convince the child otherwise, and throwing the kid
on the street. If you want to believe that your God is like that, have a ball. While we're on it, let's look at poor old Job from the bible, who
got screwed over cause the devil bet God that he wouldn't destroy this good man's life. And God proceeded to wipe out is family, take his fortune,
and set up him with ailments. And his explanation to poor Job, who was, according to your scripture, a good and righteous man? Who are you to
question me? Did you create the heavens and the earth? Were you there when I made everything? No, so shut up and like it. Yeah, that's nice
3. Here is my belief. God is everything. He simply is. "I am he who is called 'I AM'" to quote. He is life and good and death and evil, and
irrevocably part of this world, unquestionable and untenable. His will can never be known, for in his infinite wisdom and power, he may lead us
astray at a whim, and we will be none the wiser. Anyone who presumes to know God's will believes that he is as wise as God, and therefore, nearly a
God himself. Screw religious miracles and revalations. Most of the people who claimed to have seen God or talked to him were mentally troubled. And
as for how we were created? Yeah, God may or may not have made this world, and if He did, well, then he was responsible for the beginning of
evolution, and here we are today. Toodles