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Satan is.....

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!?
6. other.....

 
MamaK88

Asked by MamaK88 at 3:07 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (38)
  • 6, i think Satan is the idea of evil, not an actual being...and its used to scare ppl into behaving
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 3:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • 4 another character from christian mythology that represents negative energy & people
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 3:08 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Made up to "scare" people into acting right... Personally, I believe your own morals should be what leads you to do the right thing, but what do I know...
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 3:09 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Well.. If you believe in something 100% good then you have to believe in something 100% evil.. So it has to be 1 or 2 for people who also believe in God. For me it's 2.
    mysevenkids

    Answer by mysevenkids at 3:10 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • 2
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 3:37 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • 2
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My children, they found my hidden chocolate stash and ATE IT ALL.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:31 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • 3. just pretend, like God....made up to scare children?
    AND
    4. another character from Christian mythology?

    and can also be useful when trying to keep people in line.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:15 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • 6 I don't believe in Satan, but I do believe in God

    .Lovinglife.

    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.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 3:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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