posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:47 AM
Originally posted by icepack
reply to post by protocolsoflove
could have something to do with the fall of man, the tree of knowledge, fallen angels, that convinced humans they can be like god. a lot of people
seek knowledge and wisdom to "rise" above others, gain advantages and reach perfection. by god's laws this is evil.
another thought, light, enlightment, lucifer (lightbringer, lightbarer). light = knowledge ?
edit on 23-5-2012 by icepack because: (no reason given)
I think your on the right track. Light is certainly another word for knowledge.
People like to automatically assume that lucifer and Satan go hand in hand, but in reality this is simply not the case. The lucifer that most
Christians have attached to Satan is a misinterpretation of the old testament ' how art thou fallen from heaven, o Lucifer son of the morning'. This
is in reference to a fallen king of Babylon, and IMO, related to the Greek myth of Phaethon, in which the day star is thrown from the heavens.
Satan ,according to the gospels of Luke, fell from heaven like a bolt of lightning. Satan is the fallen angel of high prominence, not Lucifer.
Also, in certain Gnostic faiths Lucifer is parallel to Jehovah and is a God. But, there are several variations, one being that lucifer is the
messenger of the Unknowable God, others that he is the light bearer, and giver of knowledge, and still others that believe he is an extension, or a
part of Satan somehow.
edit on 23-5-2012 by W3RLIED2 because: Last paragraph