1. equal and opposite of God. 100% evil!?
2. opposite but not equal to God. Still 100% evil!?
3. just pretend, like God....made up to scare children?
4. another character from Christian mythology?
5. our Dark Lord and Master!?
Answer by okmanders at 3:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
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Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:15 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
6 I don't believe in Satan, but I do believe in God
Answer by .Lovinglife. at 3:27 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
I'd say versions of 3 and 4. I think being good for goodness sake (like we are for Santa every year) isn't enough for many. They need the promise of heaven or the threat of hell to make them do the right thing. I also think that threatening their followers with the torture of a devil was very useful to early church leaders who were seeking to gain power for themselves through the fear and supplication of their parishioners. Ah, but what do I know? I'm just an Agnostic. I don't believe in either heaven or hell, beyond that which is of our own making.
Answer by jsbenkert at 3:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2010