posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:24 AM
Not sure if I agree with OP on YHVH being Satan, though it's unkind for a god to set up a trap like that. But that isn't even all that important
because Moses was clearly not an eyewitness to Creation and the Garden of Eden, nor was the historical account of such given in a line-by-line literal
detail. It's amazing how many people want Genesis to be an exact, literal blow by blow.
What I can better grasp is the New Testament where, like OP mentioned, Jesus taught the ideals of LOVE and encouraged followers to lead lives of LOVE.
Jesus never taught anyone to hate their neighbor or esteem themselves more special because they're associated with the Son of God.
That heresy came in with "St." Paul who established the divisions that neutered the teachings of Christ. Paul, in my opinion, is Satan. Satan
swooped in and sabotaged Christianity from the very early days. Admittedly, Paul says a lot of beautiful, God-loving things, but he also sets forth
the seeds of division, hate, qualifications, and enslavement mentality.
Paul was a Roman Citizen, and possibly a high-level rabbi, with political connections and obligations. Politically, his teachings successfully
suppressed further Jewish uprisings (ended their continual revolt against the Romans) in Judea. Paul did this by teaching Judaism Lite via his version
of Christianity. This changed their works of salvation, which cut them off from their god... and weakened them all-round.
The Christian church was used as a political mechanism for the first couple hundred years, but only as a controllable movement (Thanks St. Paul!).
Until Emperor Constantine sent his whipping boys (Eusebius) to the Council of Nicea where they had to come up with a doctrine and official cannon that
best supported Constantine's continued reign and power. At none of this time was the will of the bishops to capture God's Truth in the Bible.
Still today, we have giant organized churches where people go to "be" a Christian in name, but there's very little love seen in their lives beyond
Sunday. Yet, there are people who get the message of Christ's LOVE who don't go to churches and live an imitation of Christ's footsteps.
I think Satan sabotaged the "Church" with teachings that defy the red-letter words of Jesus... who was a liberator not an enslaver.
The Gnostics might have wrote some crazy stories, but they got the message of LOVE correctly in every letter. Somehow, St. Paul (and the Apostles he
strong-armed) wrote the anti-Love.