The bible? Well in my mind it is man made and full of evil. If I had to choose between serving the Xian god, or his couterpart Satan I would choose Satan. I enjoyed this article and that is why I am posting it. To anyone who is a Christian, I would pose the question "Who is the evil one here? Really?"

The following post was found on the link below: I hope you enjoy it.
~RaggedyGranWitch~

http://daltonator.net/durandal/religion/satan.shtml

Is Satan Really Such a Bad Guy?

According to Christianity, Satan is the epitome and embodiment of all evil things, described as "the father of all lies" in the Catholic Church's Catechism (paragraph 391). It is his works that tempt humans into doing bad deeds. If something evil occurs, we can be assured that Satan had something to do with it.

The History of Satan

According to Catholicism, Satan only exists because God allows him to (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 395). This raises some serious issues about how righteous God can be if he allows evil to exist, but I digress. Satan, as the story goes, began as the angel Lucifer, who outrightly rejected God and rebelled against him. God cast Lucifer and those who followed him into Hell, a place of eternal torture and despair, where God was not present.

Like any good propoganda machine, Christian authorities have made sure to limit the disenimation of information on the enemy (Satan) to what they want the public to know. For example, we are never told why Satan rebelled against God. We're never given his side of the story. Were Satan's reasons for rejecting God and attempting to overthrow him legitimate? From where I'm standing, they could certainly be considered valid if the authorities see fit to hide them from the general public.

For example, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the book that outlines Catholic beliefs in detail, has barely half a column in its index devoted to Satan and information on him, where as Jesus Christ has a full 6 pages! Sound like a propoganda machine to you, yet?

Christian authorities have made some big mistakes with their anti-Satan propoganda machine, however. Since there is so little information available about Satan, there is no record of anything he's done or any way to connect events to him. Christians simply and lazily accredit evil occurences to Satan. A good example are the events of September 11. Within weeks, a doctored picture was floating around the internet showing Satan's face in the clouds of smoke and debris eminating from the two towers, thus unfairly making Satan out to be responsible for these tragedies.

Satan vs. God

The only evidence we have to conclude Satan's utter evil is God's word, and frankly, God's word isn't worth too much. He's shown a remarkable inconsistency in his actions and words, and he's hardly above lying or dishonest conduct. Straight after giving Moses the first set of Ten Commandments (which included "Thou shalt not kill"), he let Moses go ahead and order the Levites to go on a mass-murdering rampages, which they did, but only after he talked God out of killing all the people! According to 2 Thessolonians 2:11-12, God will send a strong illusion to people so that they will believe lies, so he can condemn everyone to Hell. After giving Moses the Ten Commandments, God orchestrated a litany of atrocities through isoltated commandments that are simply too great in number to list here. I suggest checking out the The Skeptic's Annotated Bible to see for yourself, specifically this section. These events are detailed in Exodus 32. In 2 Chronicles 18:22, God lies to prophets. Why should anyone take his word at face value if he has no problem with lying to us for no reason other than to have an excuse to condemn us to Hell?

Who's more evil? God or Satan? How can we determine this? Well, it's a simple matter of looking at the actions of both God and Satan. Who's commited more evil acts? Who's done more harm to humanity? Who's been the most oppressive? Is Satan really as bad as the Christian Smear Campaign makes him out to be? Let's find out...

God

•God takes away Adam and Eve's eternal life, thus commiting the first murder, and holds their descendants responsible and visiting Adam and Eve's punishment down on their children. In today's moral standards, the sins of the father die with the father.
•God destroys all life on Earth in a great flood, except for a drunk (Noah) and his family, for failing to worship him.
•God's tenth plague upon the Israelites was the unjustified murder of all firstborn sons in Egypt, which undoubtedly included little children.
•Before sending the plagues to Egypt, God "hardened Pharaoh's heart" so that he wouldn't let the Israelites go, so he could have an excuse to visit horrible plagues upon them, like boils, killing cattle and murdering all firstborn sons. (Exodus 4:21)
•God orders the Levites to kill their "every man and his neighnor" for worshipping another god. This cost 3000 lives. (Exodus 32:27)
•God sends a plague to the Israelites, apparently feeling that mass-butchery wasn't enough of a punishment. (Exodus 32:35)
•God kills Onan for refusing to impregnate his late brother's (whom God also slew) wife and instead "spilling his seed on the ground." (Genesis 38:8-10)
•God kills the entire populations of Soddom and Gammorah (again, including women, children and infants) for practicing certain sexual techniques.
•God gives all Philistines hemorrhoids in their pubic areas. (1 Samuel 5:9)
•God kills over 50,000 people for looking at an ark. (1 Samuel 6:19)
•God kills 70,000 people because King David decided to have a census. (1 Chronicles 21:7-14)
•God approves of slavery, and instructs owners to beat their slaves. (Proverbs 29:19)
•And, finally, God makes sure that if you are guilty of even the smallest transgression, you shall suffer endlessly for all eternity, following a dramatic homecoming for Jesus, who will be extremely pissed off at everyone for putting him to death, even though it was just the Romans and even though he knew what was going to happen beforehand, and he could have easily avoided it by using his power as God to perform a miracle and prove who he was. (See the entire book of Revelation)
Satan

•Satan, like Prometheus, gave knowledge to humanity by giving Eve the fruit from the forbidden tree. Because of Satan, humanity gained knowledge of good and evil, according to Genesis. Since we couldn't have possessed knowledge of good and evil before eating the fruit, Adam and Eve couldn't have known that eating the fruit was evil, so it seems a little harsh to punish them as severely as God did. Satan gave humans true capacity for moral judgment, unlike God, who simply expected everyone to mindlessly obey his orders.
•There is no biblical record of Satan engaging in the murder of torture of any human being, unlike God, who is guilty (and proudly guilty) of commiting genocide.
•There is no biblical record of Satan ever ordering someone to kill someone else, unlike God, who has repeatedly demanded the deaths of those who commit even the smallest of offenses.
•Satan will not be holding a massively dramatic ceremony full of blood and death for the return of his son to Earth. God apparently will.


It doesn't take a mathematician to add up and compare God and Satan's respective body counts. God has, after all, killed billions of people in a great flood. Satan never did anything like that. What was the only thing Satan did "wrong"? He rebelled against God, but wouldn't you? Look at what kind of a God he is! He needlessly murders people in nearly every book and passage of the Old Testament! He created an entire race of people for the sole purpose of catoring to his own ego, and then gets mad when we don't live up to our appointed role in life or question one of his decisions! He is a ruthless, dictatorial, narcissistic, sociopathic mass murderer. If I go to Hell for not worshipping him, so much the better. I'd rather spend eternity with Satan, someone who hasn't treated the human race like disposable garbage, someone who has given knowledge to humanity rather than trying to suppress it.

It's time to stop this needless slandering of Satan's name. Satan has done nothing to deserve it. He hasn't killed anyone, publicly exonerated slavery, demanded our worship or threatened us with eternal damnation for not doing his bidding. It is God who is guilty of all these crimes. Satan's done nothing but rebel against a repugnantly unjust authority figure, and he gets eternal damnation and association and blame for all evil on Earth! Meanwhile, Martin Luther King, Jr. gets a holiday named after him, and Satan was far more courageous that King was. After all, Satan stood up to an all powerful narcissist who made it clear that he never would change his mind on any issue. King at least had a democracy to work with. The Christian Smear Campaign toward Satan is completely unwarranted. Maybe, before criticizing Satan, they should look at the God they worship. Is Satan really a bad guy? Certainly not in comparison to God. In fact, I'd much rather have Satan running things. He just can't be worse than God.

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"Jesus loves you but the rest of us think you're an ASSHOLE!!"

LOLOLOL I LOVE Church Lady! (Or as we like to call her Debbie Kelly.) (If your name is Debbie Kelly, I'm sorry, I don't mean YOU!) hahahaha

Peace Lily
I'm not studied up on "christian" religion though, I do believe in God, I dont believe in religion/worship in th conventional sense Th way I see it is this, God n Satan are pretty much one n th same, same coin different sides I see Satan as th side that asks th dificult questions, is unconventional and pretty much does what it pleases Theology is not my strong point cos its all fairly much hypothesis and conjecture and something written by someone else so it's fairly un-original only re-hashed to suit an argument that is ultimately pointless cos you wont know th truth until you die
Oh and anytime one of these so called "christians" gets offended at sump'n y've done n asks you why... Tell em "God made me do it"
This has GOT to go to the TOP of my list of most interesting and hilarious discussions! LOL!
Thanks everyone! I needed this! LOL! I LOVED the Church Lady! LOL! (Well now...isn't that...SPECIAL? )
BB
d'Arqstar
Quote from the movie: "The Devils Advocate"

"Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He's a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It's the goof of all time. Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow. Ahaha. And while you're jumpin' from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He's laughin' His sick, fuckin' ass off! He's a tight-ass! He's a SADIST! He's an absentee landlord! Worship that? NEVER! "
We just watched that movie again the other day and I remember this line. I looked at Fred and said, "See, this is actually pretty close to the truth as far as I can see. God is one sick, mean ass, guy!" LOL And it's so true. Like I've said before, he reminds of my mean old grandma. She'd put candy out on the counter and tell us we couldn't have any. Well of course we'd finally give in and take it. Then she would grill us about who took and we'd get in trouble. NOT a nice grandma! NOT a nice god, thanks anyway! LOLOL

P.L.
I have added a link below to a you tubre video which you may find interesting. It is worth investigating the link bebtween ( jesus the morning star and Lucifer the morning star).
In this first video he talks about how "god "created the the heavens and the earth blah blah in genesis for six days and then rested on 7th day. While "god" rested on the 7th day the ""Lord God" created man and in turn Woman. Who is this "lord god"? the morning star?

Also There is a song by the artist " Damh the Bard" called Green and Grey . His interpretation of lucifer is very beautiful and this song can be downloaded from itunes.



Rotflmao!! You guys are killing me here! I'm so glad I came in here to read this! Too funny there Lisa!
THis video MADE my day but I spit Starbucks on the screen and it went up my nose so I KNOW it was evil!
L
Hey I worked in that firey pit - but are you talking about the call center or the radio station?
*wink*
L
It is sad that the writer does not look at the issue of Sat and tan which is pre-Christian.
I dont believe in Satan but I am interested in just how convoluted the stories have become
L
It really all depends on how you want to look at it. To me, personally I do not believe in Satan nor do I believe in the Chrisitan meaning of Hell. Hell, to me is the next life you lead. If in this lifetime, you do mean and horrid things, in your next life you are to be punished for it by coming back as malformed or whatever.
Yya know, I was raised in church, and I always thought Satan got the short end of the stick. When I was little I used to ask my mom why everyone was so mean to him and weren't we supposed to love our enemies and all that? She didn't cotton to that too well. But in any case, I think the Bible is more like ASOP. Are God and Satan real? I really don't know. But I do know that they represent a real forces in the universe.

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