A way to confuse die-hard Christians

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  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Please note: I am NOT trying to start a religion war, if this turns into one, I'm requesting a lock the moment it turns into one.

    Now then. Ask any priest, or die-hard Christian this question, I've done it before, and never have gotten a straight/real answer.

    Why is Satan considered the the most evil of all creations if all he does, his ENTIRE purpose, is to spend eternity punishing those who sinned through their lives?
     


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  3. Narayan

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    a very good question. probably because they want people to be afraid of him. so they would want to go to heaven instead.

    @RiderLeangle, i want an explanation. simply an explanation.
     
  4. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Indeed, no one denies that a eternity in hell being punished by satan is a scary thought, but that's not the question. The question is, why is Satan considered pure evil if all he does seems to be a GOOD thing? Kinda seems like God and Satan both view sinning as a need for being punished.

    But I'm dead serioius ya'll, go to any priest, find any missionary, etc, no one seems to have a real answer.
     
  5. Narayan

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    what i meant is if satan is pure evil, people would just be scared by that.
    because the difference in him and god is probably that god have "mercy".
     
  6. 0ddity

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    I'm not Christian, but the way I understand it is, "he" doesn't just punish sinners, he creates them, tempting good Christian people to sin so they can join him in Hell.
     
  7. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    I'll try to explain this the best I can.....

    It wasn't his intended purpose, he had free will, and up and got a group of his angel buddies to rebel against God himself because he wanted that power to himself. Well after God crashed his party, he didn't just want to destroy his creations (for whatever reason), and instead made a black void where they all sit. Because Satan was the ring leader of the riot brigade, he essentially became the ruler of this new void called "hell". He was a very high ranking angel so its not hard to believe the other angels wouldn't rebel against him (Note: the angels didn't rebel against God until Satan led them). Now this void wasn't created just for that small group, God knew all sinners of any kind would wind up there, that's why humans are there. Hell is essentially just a temporary garbage bag with an empire ruled by satan, everything in it will be dumped out eventually. So satan justs tortures people for fun. Its not his purpose, just his new hobby. Sorry if my words are confusing I'm 16 hours no sleep. X.x
     
  8. AlanJohn

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    Simple answer:
    There is no god or satan.
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  9. BlueStar

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    Maybe he should tempt them with riches and cake rather than pitch forks and fire? Or maybe that's what he does and they just say it's all fire and brimstone to stop people being tempted?

    Maybe Satan was the real god and the bible is the type of revisionist history you often get from the guys who came out best after a coup? How would we know?

    Of course it's all academic anyway, hell is a very modern invention which doesn't feature in the bible or Christian teachings in their original form.
     
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    He tempts them with instant gratification.


    But then again, since when have people needed tempting?

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  11. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    If I believed in gods, I'd be a Satanist.
    God is an egomaniac and an asshole.
     
  12. shlong

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    What Thesolcity said is basically right, if a little confusing to read :3

    And as this is the EoF and a religion thread:
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    also this
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  13. Veho

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  14. shlong

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    Nope
    Ima go with this. [​IMG]
     
  17. Paarish

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    I'm sure Satan is just a misunderstood person. He's probably a great guy once you get to know him. [​IMG]
     
  18. tagzard

    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    Here is a straight answer. Satin is trying to spend his whole life turning all of our true Christians into sinners. So when judgement day comes everyone who has turned to satin will die because the new world doesn't need evil people.
     
  19. BlueStar

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    That's pretty smooth.
     
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