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Why Would Anyone (in the right mind) Worship Satan?

Posted Mar 16, '13 at 5:37pm

rocky10199

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From a child's perpective.
Satan=fire+demons+anarchy (child terms "do whatever you want")=awesome
God=rules=boring

 

Posted Mar 16, '13 at 8:22pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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From a child's perpective.
Satan=fire+demons+anarchy (child terms "do whatever you want")=awesome
God=rules=boring
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How children are actually taught..

Satan=fire+torment+pain+exclusion from family=misery
God=Love+peace+family+childhood pet=happiness
 

Posted Mar 16, '13 at 8:26pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,648 posts

Knight

Because for many Satanists, Satan is not the devil, but a personification of their sins to be repented on.

 

Posted Mar 17, '13 at 5:22pm

blk2860

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Satan=fire+demons+anarchy (child terms "do whatever you want")=awesome


God= Life + Happiness + Peace + Immortality + You
Satan = Eternal Pain + Flames + Death + Immortality gone wrong + Suffering + You
 

Posted Mar 18, '13 at 1:33am

Bladerunner679

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God= Life + Happiness + Peace + Immortality + You
Satan = Eternal Pain + Flames + Death + Immortality gone wrong + Suffering + You


Thank you for proving pangs point.

Honestly, satan sounds like a way more reasonable guy in my opinion. Maybe I'll sin some more so I can surf the lake of fire and hi-5 satan every time I pass him. That sounds awesome.

-Blade
 

Posted Mar 22, '13 at 1:43am

wontgetmycatnip

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Posted Mar 25, '13 at 11:13am

xeano321

xeano321

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Knight

The reasons for this are simple: In the Bible, God is supposed to be portrayed as benevolent, all powerful, and all knowing. Yet he clearly set humanity up to fail from the start by including the tree and allowing Satan into the garden to tempt innocent people who had no concept of right and wrong.


Whoah man, hold up there a second.

The bible states rather clearly that God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. God created man not to know the what being good or evil meant, that was reserved for God only (pretty obvious to see why, seeing how things turned out.)

I personally would, if we assume the Bible is the literal truth (which I do not believe, being an atheist) prefer Satan over God.


Satan is AKA the Devil... You would prefer worshiping the guy who has been trying to destroy humanity? You would prefer the guy who is trying kill you rather then the guy that's trying to save you? That I just don't understand. Apparently you know less about the bible then I do.

God wants everyone to play by his rules or he'll punish you forever. Satan doesn't necessarily care whose rules you play by, and he encourages the idea of not worrying about rules or consequences.


Let's take a closer look at that theory real quick. In the bible, God created heaven and Earth, created man, and he created the Devil (Satan.) Satan wants all of us to die, so naturally he is going to fool you into thinking you don't have a problem if you blow off Gods rules (or Laws) so you can burn up and croak in hell.

I'm not a satanist and find it rather silly to worship dieties you don't believe in


You don't worship deities you don't believe in? That's a real deep thought man.

Honestly, satan sounds like a way more reasonable guy in my opinion.


He sure does. The bible says he can appear as an angle of light, thus fooling you into believe you're safe when you're not. Satan is not reasonable. He has one purpose, and that is to kill and to steal and destroy.

I'm not a bible beating christian, and I don't claim to be a huge expert on the bible, but I do feel I can use what little knowledge I have to straighten out a few common misconceptions. =D
 

Posted Mar 25, '13 at 11:44am

EmperorPalpatine

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The bible states rather clearly that God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.

If He didn't want them to be tempted, why did He make the tree, and why did he put it in the center of the garden? If He's all-knowing, then He would've known that the talking snake would tempt them, yet He did nothing to prevent it.

You would prefer worshiping the guy who has been trying to destroy humanity?

Which one said "I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders"? Which one takes credit for wounding and killing? [Deuteronomy 32:39-42]

God created heaven and Earth

*and hell, and the criteria by which souls are judged.

angle of light

Acute or obtuse? Couldn't resist.
 

Posted Mar 25, '13 at 1:59pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,746 posts

The bible states rather clearly that God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. God created man not to know the what being good or evil meant, that was reserved for God only


Exactly. Even though they were told not to eat from the tree, they would have had no concept of lying. Satan getting into the garden and telling Eve it was okay to eat the apple was literally letting the fox into the chicken coop.

And as EmperorPalpatine said, why did he make the tree at all, if he didn't want them to eat from it?

Satan is AKA the Devil... You would prefer worshiping the guy who has been trying to destroy humanity? You would prefer the guy who is trying kill you rather then the guy that's trying to save you? That I just don't understand. Apparently you know less about the bible then I do.


In the Bible...Satan actually doesn't do very many bad things at all. God does far worse stuff, hundreds of times more. Look up at the charts. 2 million deaths vs 10.

Let's take a closer look at that theory real quick. In the bible,


Here's where you need to stop. The Bible is supposedly God's word. This is like taking Hitler's speeches and using those to say Jews are evil. Yet, taking a look at the actions, it's clear that the Jews were the victims. God is the supreme evil dictator in this case.

He has one purpose, and that is to kill and to steal and destroy.


He was created by God, if you don't recall. What's that tell you?
 

Posted Mar 25, '13 at 9:16pm

xeano321

xeano321

3,136 posts

Knight

If He didn't want them to be tempted, why did He make the tree, and why did he put it in the center of the garden?


I'm no theologian, nor am I God, so I can't answer that question. I have no idea why God put the tree in the center of the garden.

Which one said "I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders"? Which one takes credit for wounding and killing?


Did you happen to read the chapter in its entirety? I believe that particular passage is referring to Gods vengeance on his enemies.

*and hell, and the criteria by which souls are judged.


Correct. God created all that stuff. (You really don't expect me to list everything do you?)

Acute or obtuse? Couldn't resist.


Nice. I love leaving typos lol. (*Angel)

Even though they were told not to eat from the tree, they would have had no concept of lying.


No concept of lying until after they ate the fruit. God told them not to eat the fruit of the tree or else they would die (thanks to their sin, we all get to die as well.)

Satan getting into the garden and telling Eve it was okay to eat the apple was literally letting the fox into the chicken coop.


Well, God explicitly stated not to eat from that tree, and Adam and Eve should have known better then to blow off a direct command from God. (Doesn't seem much different then our parents telling us not to eat dog food or something.)

In the Bible...Satan actually doesn't do very many bad things at all. God does far worse stuff, hundreds of times more. Look up at the charts. 2 million deaths vs 10.


Pretty much all of the people that God killed in the bible were sinners or enemies of his people (Israel.) I don't believe there is an instance in the bible of God killing one of his followers.

Here's where you need to stop. The Bible is supposedly God's word.


I need to stop using the bible as a point of reference? Kind of shuts out all discussion from my end doesn't it? You could be a little more open.

Yet, taking a look at the actions, it's clear that the Jews were the victims.


God only punished the Jews if they sinned against them. (Take the captivity into Babylon for example.)

God is the supreme evil dictator in this case.


Pheww... I don't believe I would want to be you on Judgement day.

He was created by God, if you don't recall. What's that tell you?


He was actually an angel and was filled with pride, so when he started talking that he was going to become god, God kicked him out of heaven. Since then, the devil has been trying to get back at God by destroying his greatest creation (man.)

Like I said before, I cannot say as to why God does anything. I'm not going to answer this any further, since I'm not really in the mood for one question after another (and having to deal with lack of discussion. Kasic, you should really try to discuss rather then attack.)

I wasn't trying to force God or the bible on you or anything, just merely trying to correct a few errors (so much for that.)
 
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