For example, if Christian, have you wondered if the Bible is a hoax by Satan to trick you into worshiping him and not God?Answer Question
Answer by DDDaysh at 11:10 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by Lucky209 at 11:11 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on May. 13, 2011
I never thought of it in that way, but I suppose it's possible that my desire to believe what I was raised to believe was just a way to test my certainty that the real truth lies in what can be proven scientifically. A test by a supernatural scientist? Doubtful. But it is an interesting comparison to think about what I believed when I was growing up, what I tried so hard to still believe as an adult, and what I believe now--which is that what I believed before is a well-contrived fairy-tale based on promises and fear of things that could never be proven to be real. I do know that I've always questioned what I was being taught, and it was with great effort that I convinced myself to believe the Bible stories, until I reached adulthood and realized that if I had to make such an effort, then it wasn't real to me to begin with.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:17 PM on May. 13, 2011
LOL...not exactly. I've questioned things for as long as I can remember, and now I practice Buddhism rather than Christianity.
This reminds me of something my husband said recently after someone posted some questions about Satan a while back (and I think we were discussing Gnostic ideas about the OT God/Demiurge too). He said that he always thought it was funny that people say that the greatest trick the Devil ever played was convincing the world that he doesn't exist, and he said he thought the greatest trick the Devil could play would be to convince the world HE was God. I don't believe in literal supernatural beings with human like attributes, so it was just an interesting discussion about a concept from my POV.
Answer by pam19 at 11:20 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by BeachyBabe at 11:40 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 1:27 AM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 1:50 AM on May. 14, 2011
God is love, Satan is the opposite, that's how I know.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:15 AM on May. 14, 2011