posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 02:00 PM
Or course not. Evil exists from all time and eternity as the force that opposes Life and Order.
Without that force, without some Resistance, all life would simply go to sleep out of sheer boredom.
Without the predicaments of time and physicality, there is no challenge and nothing to overcome. There is no way to assess whether Life itself is
successful or dormant; progressing or reverting to ego.
Satan is merely one character whose form of Evil happens to be self-rightness and self-aggrandizement [the way the scriptures tell it].
But, surely there are other forms of Evil also, that don't necessarily come from the character Satan:
mechanization, predation, ruination, omnicide--none of these strategies is even mentioned in Scripture as Satan's way of being in the world.
So, Satan has company. And what is Evil to Jews or Christians may not be evil to other ways of thinking or being in the world. And vice versa.
Come on, now, you can't blame Christianity and Judaism for every scintilla of Evil that has ever occurred on this planet, now can you?
I spose, you could if blaming were what you wanted to do. But, naming blaming and shaming don't >EVER< actually FIX anything that is working toward
Harm. Harm can only be fixed by the conscious effort to understand how to stop ITS CAUSE.
[edit on 15-11-2004 by Emily_Cragg]