posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by thatonedude
I did contribute.
I find the OP's weekly threads on his latest spiritual discovery to be somewhat annoying.
I get that he's discovering himself, but the idea that Satan is everything 'self' related, even though we act basically out of a sense of self, is
He reads pop-spiritual writers like Eckhart Tolle, and while many people consider that fruitful reading, someone with an actual philosophical
education in basic thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hume, Rousseau, Locke, Mills, Hegel, Nietzsche etc - this stuff comes off
as very very amateurish.
The fact is, we act first from a sense of self - for inherently selfish reasons. Now, just because God or Nature has made us this way, does not mean
we do not learn higher truths from this fundamental example.
Its through our first loving ourselves, that we are better able to love others. Its through caring about ourselves and our own good - that we strive
to care for other peoples good. But it doesn't change the fact that all learning first begins through the self; whats "Satan" - in the actual,
Biblical Hebraic sense of the term, is acting for the self REGARDLESS OF the consequences to others, without concerning yourself about other peoples
This is what is meant by the idea.