How Did Satan Convince You Turn Away From God ?

Created by Ed Burke on Feb 19, 2008

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I just Love my Sinful life

satan never tempts me

satan holds my hand

I 'sleep-in' on Sunday

I'm Rich, and love 'STUFF'

I pretend God is a myth

I blame others for MY sins

I'm Too Comfortable to pray

Greed is good to me

Hooray for Me, screw you !

“Don't try to goad me...”

Since: Nov 07

... I'm a goadless heathen.

#825 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>Satan called into question the rightfulness of Gods rulership, he also called God a liar, so the question of universal sovereignty was put on trial.Also in the book of Job he called into question of mans loyalty to Jehovah God,(Gen 3:1-5)
( Job 2:4,5)(Rev. 12:9,12)Satans time is almost up if you would like to learn more how you personally are in involved and how God has purposed to Bring immeasurable benefits to Mankind (John 17:3)A free home bible study could be arranged.
So, god is so insecure that he banishes one of his top guys for challenging him, and then decides to share the story with a lowly human so that that human can make note of it and share god's apprehensiveness with all the world?

If god saw fit to kick out his buddy Lucy because he was called a name, maybe Lucy was right to challenge god's fitness to lead.
*sigh*
kliedav

AOL

#826 Apr 3, 2008
A Formal Satire wrote:
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Ok, so Satan is misleading people, which is what he was created and is continually allowed to do by your god. What am I missing? It sounds like you're saying we're stupid enough to be duped, but we're smart enough to suffer eternally for it. Am I right? And if your god is omniscient, then He already knows what decisions I'll make, which means I'm making predetermined decisions He created me for, which means, regardless of whether I make decisions _because of_ Satan or God, I can't be held responsible because these weren't my choices to make... right? What am I missing?
And why would I need Jesus in order to gain "everlasting life"?
I think you need a bible study to really understand,would you like one free of charge?
kliedav

AOL

#827 Apr 3, 2008
Writing in Paradise wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh oh oh, send me one! My last bible is running out of pages.
I need your mailing address.
Harmony

Mundelein, IL

#828 Apr 3, 2008
Satan is the darkness WITHIN that appears when a choice is made to turn AWAY from the light. Satan as some mysterious OUTSIDE entity, simply does not exist. We choose our behavior. Some choose light, some choose DARKNESS. Seems more people are choosing the darkness and the chaos that ultimately follows.

“Don't try to goad me...”

Since: Nov 07

... I'm a goadless heathen.

#829 Apr 3, 2008
A Formal Satire wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, so Satan is misleading people, which is what he was created and is continually allowed to do by your god. What am I missing? It sounds like you're saying we're stupid enough to be duped, but we're smart enough to suffer eternally for it. Am I right? And if your god is omniscient, then He already knows what decisions I'll make, which means I'm making predetermined decisions He created me for, which means, regardless of whether I make decisions _because of_ Satan or God, I can't be held responsible because these weren't my choices to make... right? What am I missing?
And why would I need Jesus in order to gain "everlasting life"?
I think you need a bible beating and a 6-pack to accept all this. Would you like me to arrange it?
Writing in Paradise

Waipahu, HI

#830 Apr 3, 2008
A Formal Satire wrote:
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I told you to stay away from those Bible bonfires, missy.
No way, they're too good for starting campfires. Those thin pages... It's a treasure.

Since: Nov 07

United States

#831 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to argue with you,but I would ask,where do you think food in the first place comes from and what about those who are moved to help others where does that sense of compassion originate from.No I don't agree with you, I think you may not have all the facts thats all.
Our food comes from the earth, which we effect just by being, consuming. And we are to give back however we can in order to keep from have so many negative effects on what sustains our lives in the first place. It's quite possible that's where the compassion originates, because from a natural POV, we are parasites consuming and using the earth up though we do, or should, realize our responsibilities toward nature and to preserve it as much as possible.

That's fine, as I personally think you are also lacking on facts. To imply that 'God' gives food is something that from my own personal POV, I can't argue with. But to me nature is 'God,' the sustainer of life, no matter what kind of life we speak of. Seems humans like to think the term life only applies to them most times, and that's not the case at all, just another selfish human thought. Every natural thing has a life-cycle, from planets to radioactive particles, and animals to stars and the universe itself.
Get Real

Morrisville, PA

#832 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to argue with you,but I would ask,where do you think food in the first place comes from and what about those who are moved to help others where does that sense of compassion originate from.No I don't agree with you, I think you may not have all the facts thats all.
Stop using the term "fact" so loosely. Facts are something that can be proven empirically, physically or tangibly. A POV derived from any relgion is a matter of faith or belief, not fact. The whole premise of your statements is false if you refer to them as facts.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#833 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>You look tired in the picture.
That's one of my best pictures.

You should see me on a bad day.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#834 Apr 3, 2008
Someone_Else wrote:
<quoted text>
You are always my first pick, but you know I was being facetious.
but of course

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#835 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text> I need your mailing address.
LOL, now THAT's funny...

and scary.

“Live, Love, Laugh”

Since: Mar 08

The Universe

#836 Apr 3, 2008
cute guys wrote:
<quoted text>Oh that would be awsome, to be able to change your shape.
If we could shift into the fantacy world once again, that's one thing Ive always found alluring and sexy and exotic about werewolves, is their ablitly to change...
I'm not talking about the old 1950s werewolf, I mean when they changed, they just looked like unshaven men.
I remember a movie called 'the howling', that movie really brought the whole werewolf genre up to age....or up to speed.
Back to dressing;
I think the only time males are allowed to express themselves wildly thru dressing now days, is if they're in a band...than anything goes.
Guys can get away with wearing dresses and skirts and make-up, as long as their in a rock band and say it's being done for 'artful purposes', lol
I remember that movie, the Howling. It was sooo sexy. There is something so sexy about werewolves and vampires. I met a "real" vampire in New Orleans. He said that there are "real" vampires and there are "posers". Isn't that funny? He wore a long black leather coat, black leather boots, and he had long black hair and VERY white skin. His canines were pointy, but I'm not sure if they were filed or if it was just a prosthesis. He was pretty interesting (and handsome!)! I love meeting people that aren't afraid to be different. They make life more interesting, don't they?

“Live, Love, Laugh”

Since: Mar 08

The Universe

#837 Apr 3, 2008
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, now THAT's funny...
and scary.
Can you post your home phone number too please? Hee hee.

Since: Mar 08

Minneapolis, MN

#838 Apr 3, 2008
CeNedra wrote:
<quoted text>
I remember that movie, the Howling. It was sooo sexy. There is something so sexy about werewolves and vampires. I met a "real" vampire in New Orleans. He said that there are "real" vampires and there are "posers". Isn't that funny? He wore a long black leather coat, black leather boots, and he had long black hair and VERY white skin. His canines were pointy, but I'm not sure if they were filed or if it was just a prosthesis. He was pretty interesting (and handsome!)! I love meeting people that aren't afraid to be different. They make life more interesting, don't they?
There's a game called Vampire The Masquerade.
It's a real life role playing game.
A very active group had gotten teeth prosthetics
and lived the game as if were real.
There leader a young man somewhere between 18-21 has gotten so deep into this that he couldn't tell the difference between reality and fiction.
He and a group of 5-7 people went to his girlfriends house.
He and this group including his girlfriend killed the girls parents and drank their blood.
There was a rifle and a steel pipe involved.
It was really the leader that flipped out but the group went along with what he commanded because he had brainwashed them.
One of the members called the police when they where at the hotel and they all got arrested.
The leader still to this day believes he's a real vampire.
Thats the power of belief.
There's many groups all over the U.S playing this game and even here in MN.
They actually influence the Casino here.
This is one thing that makes me glad about Christians because there trying to get this game banned all over the U.S

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#839 Apr 3, 2008
God and Satan are merely metaphorical characters created to give some tangibility to the two 'faces' of man.
The Bible, a collection of historical verbal and later written narratives that not only preserved the history and lineage of a people but did so in a way that was for them easy to relate too and taught basic human moral requirements. At the time this work was being compiled life was excruciatingly hard for the majority of mankind. It's commendable that our ancestors understood the importance of leading a 'good life' when aggression and starvation were their constant companions. The determination required to survive those times is incomprehensible to us and likewise the importance of a written 'moral compass' has lost it's appeal today. Who can say if that's a good thing or not?
As liberalism spreads social mores erode and a 'reminder' of right and wrong becomes an irritating distraction to our desire to do "whatever turns you on". More than anything this explains the rabid condemnation of the Bible and bitter hatred of Christians by liberal non believers.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#840 Apr 3, 2008
Cvvl wrote:
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I'd go so far to say that those with strong and stable faith do not need to discuss and debate their beliefs with the world, nor do they need to cajole everybody else to think like themselves.
Excellent point.

In addition, I think that a person of strong faith, is more than willing to entertain alternate ways of looking AT that faith.

For she/he recognizes that anything new that is discovered about that faith would be a Good Thing.

How else to discover new, but to entertain discussion about it? <grin>

A little introspection is good for one's mental and emotional health.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#841 Apr 3, 2008
Fish wrote:
Again, Satan does not exist. Can we all grow up now? It is contradictory to say that God punishes those who sin while at the same time holding Satan responsible for causing us to sin. He is a metaphor for evil and quite frankly, it's dangerous to believe he exists because it diminishes the concept of self-responsibility.
Excellent!

Self responsibility is at the heart of ANY system of morality or ethics.

At least, systems that work.

For some folk, though, having an excuse, "the Devil made me do it" is a nice dodge, so that they are able to feel good about their failing to live up to their own rules.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#842 Apr 3, 2008
Someone_Else wrote:
<quoted text>
Or how about going for the ultimate mind explosion by stating that satan and god are one and the same...necessarily so as their book states that all is of god. This would have to include their satan as well.
Indoctrination will never have an appreciation for truth. Seems simple enough of a concept. Whatcha gonna do though?*shrug*
Well, I've often put your idea forth, to fundamentalists.

They harp on the "one god" idea, yet have no problem with god being three gods.

And have no problem with giving their anti-god AS MUCH power as their god has.

So, it's natural to assume that god and the anti-god are one and the same.

Why not? It certainly explains a great deal of bible literalism.

What many fundamentalists fail to realize, though, is that by giving anti-god (satan/devil) power, they are tacitly allowing that the anti-god may win in the end.

For, as I like to point out to them, their bible was written by followers of god. What if those got it wrong about who is supposed to win in the end?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#843 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>Satan called into question the rightfulness of Gods rulership, he also called God a liar, so the question of universal sovereignty was put on trial.Also in the book of Job he called into question of mans loyalty to Jehovah God,(Gen 3:1-5)
( Job 2:4,5)(Rev. 12:9,12)Satans time is almost up if you would like to learn more how you personally are in involved and how God has purposed to Bring immeasurable benefits to Mankind (John 17:3)A free home bible study could be arranged.
Silly ignorant person.

You really DON'T KNOW much about the History of your Bible, do you?

The "satan" in Job and the "satan" in the Christian Scriptures (NT) are not the same.

All one has to do is study the original language, and the meanings of the words in question.

The "satan" in Job was mis-translated by the King James bunch. Hardly surprising, really, as the concept of an anti-god was pretty thick in the Middle Ages, and the King James translators were certainly a product of that thinking.

Anyway, a better translation for the character in Job is "solicitor", "counselor", "tester", "finder-out-of-the-truth " (we really don't have an English word that fits). The character was NOT evil in the least-- he was just there to determine the truth, to facilitate the uncovering of the truth.

Job is really a morality play. It's chief message can be boiled down into a single phrase:

"It rains on the Just and the Unjust".

Or, as I prefer: "Sh!t Happens. Deal with it".

The trans-morphing of the character into an evil entity happened during the Middle Ages, when people believed that God had an equally powerful rival, an Anti-god.

The problem with such a powerful anti-god, is the question of who will win in the end?

The Middle Age believers solved that one with the answer: "It will never end, the struggle betwixt good and evil will be eternal, never resolving."

But, science has shown common people that the Universe had a Beginning, and will End some day.

Thus the believers had to Change their Beliefs in light of reality.

Again.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#844 Apr 3, 2008
kliedav wrote:
<quoted text>If I thought you were really interested I would go further,but somehow I don't get that impression.
No, I'm interested in how you're going to spin the Bible to fit your beliefs.

For a literal interpretation certainly does not support your claim.

Neither does a rational one.

But, please, carry on.

I may learn something new.(doubtful, but who can say?)

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