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Originally posted by IpsissimusMagus
IMO Satan represents evil, wrong actions, temptation, ignorance and mans inner struggle with duality.
I consider Satan to be a manufactured metaphor to explain the natural events that occur.
I consider God to be the unifying force that exists in all things throughout the Universe and connects us all.
God is everything and everyone. A Universal consciousness. I don't consider the God of the Bible to be an accurate representation.
The entire Universe and the laws of physics that bring order to chaos is more accurate IMO.
God is balance and perfect harmony.
We have light and dark. From our perspective, as primitive humans, a shark in the ocean or tiger in the jungle eats a baby. We considered that a demon and evil. When in reality it was a hungry animal.
If you really wish to separate good and evil.
What do you prefer life or death?
Does God represent life and Satan re[resent death?
Or perhaps Life represents Satan and death is closer to God?
It is your own choice. It is speculation based on your own personal perspectives and experiences.
Dualism (from the Latin word duo meaning "two") denotes a state of two parts. The term 'dualism' was originally coined to denote co-eternal binary opposition, a meaning that is preserved in metaphysical and philosophical duality discourse but has been diluted in general or common usages. Dualism can refer to moral dualism, (e.g. the conflict between good and evil), mind-body or mind-matter dualism (e.g. Cartesian Dualism) or physical dualism (e.g. the Chinese Yin and Yang).
Originally posted by Golithion
reply to post by arpgme
Lucifer being a light bringer is not much different than god in many ways, reaches back to Mesopotamia some say. So in fact with that being the case God in the Christian sense is Lucifer in many ways, just two different forms of god. So I would say choosing one or the other in that case is in fact choosing god. That is my opinion.
Edit: Lucifer is simply the light bringer or the morning star, and matches with Marduk.edit on 5/29/1212 by Golithion because: Brain fart.
Originally posted by arpgme
Is it really possible to fully accept Satan (Knowledge) without God (Emotion/Love)?
Most Christians follow The Bible and refuse Knowledge because this is what Satan gave and it is evil, but Christians do not fully reject knowledge because they still learn to read and write and go to school.
Satan vs God - Which do you prefer?
Originally posted by CirqueDeTruth
reply to post by autowrench
That puts me in mind of Oberon Zell's continuous rant "The serpent never lied! The serpent never lied!"