Get Thee Behind Me

The character we know as Satan is what originally turned me away from religion.

If the Creator was so omnipresent, so omnipotent, how could He have an adversary of equal magnitude?

I know Jesus once said that we could do the things he did and greater, but did God say the same to Satan?

This scenario sounds like the multiple god scenario I spoke of in “the Eloi”. Was Satan another god who opposed Jehovah in the early days, perhaps with rival priesthoods?

For God so loved the world that He gave us His opponent to deal with?

Satan, in the earliest usages, simply meant “adversary”. And, like the term angel – which simply meant “messenger” – has taken on a life of its own as the horned ruler of Hell, that underworld for lost souls.

In all my studies, I have been amazed how the other ancient religions have these features and are termed mythological by modern man but the same features in Christianity are deemed absolutely true.

Every ancient religion had its god of the underworld and the afterlife. Christianity does too but they call it Hell ruled by Satan and think that makes it substantially different that Pluto ruling the Underworld of the Classic mythology. But it is no different.

Christianity is very much like the other older religions but dresses the various members of the pantheon differently, proclaiming only a single god but having Satan, Jesus, Mary, and so on.

Rather than proclaiming their differences, history would have been so much nicer if they had embraced the similarity with other religions.

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