posted on Jul, 26 2005 @ 07:32 AM
Originally posted by keybored
I'm sorry to inform you that yes indeed there is a devil. Look at the state of the world in which we live and then understand this isn't God's
will, anything but. (snip) Again, look at the world in which we live and then deny that there is a God.
Ok - I've looked at the world, and I can still say: I truly do not see proof that there is a God. I see hatred, pain, terror....and I see love,
joy and ecstasy. To me, that's nothing more than proof of mankind's free will - that's it. No proof of God, or the devil.
I'm equally sorry people refuse to see what to me is the obvious. And you can nay-say all you want, but the truth of the matter is, until the whole
world is united under a common morality, how would you know?
I could shrug and say, "the truth of the matter to ME, is that the existance of God is not obvious at all". Is your truth the same as mine?
You've already made up your mind, and you're implying that nothing will sway you anyway....so I'm wondering exactly what you're
hoping to gain here?
Further, how many devil worshipers are there here? They swear that there is something there.
You tell me. Are you talking about Satanists? If so, are you referring to the more common Satanist who believes not in the devil, but in the
concept of "Nobody/nothing is higher than the self"? These folk don't worship any devil - quite the contrary.
Having studied religion for the better part of 20 years, it would appear that there are very few "devil worshippers", in the context of "directly
worshipping the Christian idea of the devil". Of course, if we're counting "anyone who doesn't follow Christ" as a devil-worshipper, then the
figures would change quite a bit...but that'd be neither accurate nor appropriate.
Sooooo...no, sorry, your truth isn't the same as mine....but that doesn't mean we can't co-exist quite peacefully on this little planet.