666 The Battle of Good Versus Evil

Sign of Satan

A Religious Paradox

 

If you are a true believer in the Lord God Almighty then it must also be a fact that you believe in his arch enemy Satan. to you the world revolves around the constant battle of Good versus Evil and even after your death your soul will go on for eternity in either Heaven or Hell.

That simple fact is the basis of most religions if God does exist then Satan must exist also.

Because of that fact a paradox is created because Gods strength is dependant on peoples belief in him and Satans strength is also dependant on belief meaning that if you believe in God then you must also believe in Satan which also means that they have equal strength, if you worship God you increase the strength of Satan and if you are a Devil Worshiper then you increase the strength of God because to believe in one is to believe in the other.

Of course if you are a non believer then God to you does not exist and neither does Satan because you cannot believe in one and not the other.

God Vs Satan

Good Versus Evil

Harry Potter has Valdemort, Superman has Lex Luther,Sherlock Holmes has Moriarty, Good versus Evil it is the basis of many fictional stories Each good character has a nemises and the battle begins in most cases good triumphs over evil and all is well with the world once more.

It is a version of Karma for every good thing that happens in the world something bad happens somewhere else, for every person that dies a new life is born into the world, when someone gets richer, someone somewhere gets poorer, the world balances itself out.

God Versus Satan

God is Credted with all that is right with the world, the birth of a child, a good harvest, sunshine, the moon and the stars, love and all of the things in life that make us happy

Satan is blamed for all that is wrong in the world, wars, pestilance, disease, hunger, death, flooding, everything in life that makes us sad

If things go wrong in our lives we turn in prayer to God to help us through difficult times and we push the blame on to Satan Instead of taking responsibility for our own actions that led us to go wrong in the first place.

We blame Satan for our own shortcomings in life because he is the perfect scapegoat.

The strange thing is that we take most of the credit for things that are good in our lives and thank God for helping a little, But when things go bad we give the credit to Satan and take little of the blame on ourselves.

Satan

Who Is Satan?

The Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan or any of the many other names he is known as, is according to many religions an Angel who rebelled against God, in the Garden of Eden, Satan is said to have spoken to adam and Eve through the serpent tempting them to eat the forbidden fruit disobeying Gods command to them.

The ultimate goal of Satan is to lead people away from the love of God — to lead them to fallacies which God opposes. His pride is considered a reason why he would not bow to God as all other angels did, but sought to rule heaven himself. The popularly held beliefs that Satan was once a prideful angel who eventually rebels against God, however, are barely portrayed explicitly in the Bible and are mostly based on inference. Moreover, in mainstream Christianity he is called "the ruler of the demons" (Matt. 12:24), "the ruler of the world" and even "the god of this world." (2 Cor. 4:4). The Book of Revelation describes how Satan will be cast out of Heaven, down to the earth, having "great anger" and waging war against "those who obey God's commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus". Ultimately, Satan is thrown into the "lake of fire" (Revelation 20:10), not as ruler, but as one among many, being tormented day and night for all eternity.

If Christians believe in the bible then according to the Book of revelations they have nothing whatsoever to be afraid of, How can we believe that satan has an influence in the world of today? How can we believe that everything wrong in the world is down to Satan? How can we believe that Satan is everything that is evil when it clearly states in the bible that Satan is not the ruler of the underworld or Hell, he is merely another soul burning in the eternal flame.

The mark of The Beast

If Satan is just another soul burning in the eternal flame being tormented forever then who is to blame for all that is evil and bad in the world?

Do we blame the Almighty God?

God, who is all powerful and sees all that goes on in this world, his creation that took him a whole 7 days to create, his pride and joy the world and the universe, can we really blame him? He is all good, but there is still evil and bad things happening every day on this earth. murder, rape, theft, every day somewhere in the world everyone of Gods 10 Commandments are broken and every day the world continues to revolve around the sun we have flooding, pestilence,plagues, death and we still blame Satan for them all, even as he burns in the fire pits of hell tormented forever by the Love of God.

Satan is innocent of all charges after all he has a stonewall alibi.

(I am not a religious person as you can probably tell from this article far from it, I believe that religion is the cause of most of what is wrong in this world, therefore I choose not to believe in God nor Satan preferiing to blame man for their own downfall)

666 is the number of the beast and this has been my 666th article on Hubpages

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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Great post Jimmy! I too sentiment your feelings about religion and what a hub to commemorate your 666 hub! lots of people still don't know that all the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666:)

Keep em coming!;)


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evemurphy 7 years ago from Ottawa

Very interesting and entertaining too! I don't believe in Satan myself...the problem is I think He believes in me. ;)


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks for your comments guys I didn't know that either Compu-smart a very interesting fact though.

Lol Eve I hope that you enjoyed your apple.....jimmy


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LouiseKnittel 7 years ago from Ohio

Very well written!!


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Thankyou Louise....jimmy


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

A coincidence - I did a Hub 666 yesterday (about Soup, lol), looked at the number and thought of the supercomputer that is said to reside in Denmark and able to hold all information in existence. A good conversation starter. I should have come up with a 'devil's soup' - haha. 

666 is said by religious scholars to represent "not quite 7", therefore falling short of perfection. Another good conversation starter, although 6.99999999999+ is more correct, no? It's poetic license and oral tradition, I'm sure.  

I go by only the original languages of Old/New Testaments and can't accept at all the mistranslations that have caused so much trouble - like The Crusades and many forms of abuse. Unforgiveably misleading.

Provocative Hub, to be sure and I liked reading it.

Thumbs up! -- And wings and hooves up from the eternal opponents. 

Patty


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks Patty your comment gave me a smile lol, two hubbers on 666 hubs does that mean that we are turning hubpages into the evil work of satan?.

take care.....jimmy


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

It means we will hit 1000 before too much longer. :)


sandra rinck 7 years ago

I wonder??? I was just chimming in on hubpages this morning and it looks like Satan has taken over everything. lol.

My computer caught a virus, someone spammed the religion forum under the ailias Satan, this hub 666. lol.

Great hub, really love the comic book picture of God and Satan. I wonder what would hurt more, God choking Satan with his big white bread or Satan knocking God in the face with his hoove?

Anyways, great hub, made me smile a little.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Great hub and because you don't blelive in either it is the most unbiased opinion. Great job! I agree with you but I think Rome has a larger part inall the corruption then anyone is lead to believe. They started the religions based on some texts they found and then used it to gain power of the people's and those who believe are brainwashed to believed that nothing else is good because they take their children from a very early age and instill that doctrine into them causing them not to question the church. The church can tell them anything they want and they will beleive it over all others. They don't even test it to see if it is true--because they are taught not to and some verses right out of that bible are glossed over in the very teachings they profess. Then again you got to question the very existence of the Bible because if it was a Rome thing and all their misleadings about the books and mistranslations of the very words--whose to know that the whle thing wasn't fabricated to gain Rome more Power over the World.


Dan 7 years ago

You're right. Isn't christianity silly? I believe in the God of the scriptures. I do not believe in the god of the churches.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Cool, Dan.


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Again thanks for your comments guys, your opinions are most welcome.....jimmy


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

1-666 area code of the Beast

00666 - zip code of the Beast

Route 666 - Way of the Beast

666 F - Oven temperature for ROAST Beast!  

 

A Good and Funny Hub Jimmy :)

(I just noticed your score for this hub is 66)


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks Dottie lol you forgot that $6.66 was the price he paid for his pitchfork.....jimmy


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

LOL

Well then lets not forget his:

email 666@hell.org

or his

website www.666.com


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Lol Dottie I wonder if i will get 666 comments on this page......jimmy


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

You all are too funny!!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Jimmy you did it man, you did it!

This is the 18th comment.  Which is 6 plus 6 plus 6 or 666.  Give me a high five!

(Jimmy I had to edit because Lady Guinevere snuck in. Maybe you can delete her comment and she can retype it below. Ya, send her an email and tell her the plan)

 


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quicksand 7 years ago

At one time I never believed in the existence of satan or the devil. However certain things like rap music kindles in me the suspicion that he does exist. Hearing of activities which are attributive to low or no morals also support this suspicion.

However I recall that some clever lady or gent mentioned somewhere in hub pages that if satan is less powerful than GOD, he does not pose a threat.

My apologies to the younger folk who "dig" rap.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Well I don't know...but everywhere I look I see miracles of all kinds...from a seed grows a number of great things..from the very light of the sun live begins in the oceans...and from there , there is no end to wonders...So if there is no God how can this be?  Or a higher Power...whatever one wishes to call it...as one smells and can see and taste and reason and feel and on and on...and there is an evil force..Satan? I am not sure but we have all been told from the beginning about an evil force...whatever one wishes to call it...it is there; otherwise we wouldn't have all the horror stories you have mentioned...So I shall continue to pray...continue to marvel at this planet we call earth...and continue to hope I make it to Heaven one day...

Congratulations on your 666th hub and a well written one...Thanking you also for the chance to be me...G-Ma :o) hugs


steve 7 years ago

we'll make great pets


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Steve, we must be pets with a bad owner and a good owner, why else would be be here. I used to beleive in Satan but now not so much. If someone way back in our past--like generations ago did something not so popular, that will play out for many lifetimes and it isn't evil, it's just playing out. You can change it and it isn't that hard. We must take responsibility for our own actions today, yesterday is gone, but you can change it from today onward. No evil and not Satan with that.


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks Guys The conversation in this hub is so much fun, I love it lol again thanks for your comments everyone........jimmy


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Great Hub, and great comments. Congrats on Hub number 666 :)


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Congratulations on hub 666. A nice take on a controversial subject. Well done Jimmy


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moonlake 7 years ago from America

When I voted on Tuesday the number that came up for me was 666. All the ladies at the voting table remarked on it. Not much I could do but I knew I wasn't going to vote for the devil.


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jimmythejock 7 years ago from Scotland Author

thanks for the compliments guys, Iam glad you enjoyed the article.....jimmy


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hipriestess4u 7 years ago from Utopia

funny duels in duality


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pjk_artist 7 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

Through man God assumes the role of all the characters in scripture... including Satan. One must read the bible not as secular history, but as parabolic revelation to understand this. God is in you...but he is sleeping...and he has purposely forgotten who he is...so that you might discover his glory. When I tell you God is in you, God in me assumes the role of Andrew (he who brings man to God). When you refuse to believe this revelation, God in you is playing the role of Satan (the unbeliever). When you ask me to prove to you that God is in me, and produce water from stone, I say to you "Get behind me Satan!" for that is the role you play.


Satan 6 years ago

Excellent post! I will see most of you soon >:o

666 is a great number my friends give it a chance


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Illumin8Bliss 6 years ago

Hi Jimmy,

I believe in God, but not necessarily Satan. I think Satan is a creation of humankind (and possibly leads to downfall). I also don't think that religion is the cause of what is wrong with the world ... that is definitely of the creation of humankind ... but take heart ... it is the interplay of dark and light, good and evil, contrasting forces that makes the world turn ... (you said something like that, right?)

S :)


businesstips 6 years ago

Well, if you believe in God being the God of all things, then God is the God of Satan, or Satan is a part of God. If all things are one, God is Satan and Satan is God.


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Alaster 6 years ago from Knoxville

The five Devils control not this universe. They control some of the other ones, but not this one, not yet anyway.


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The_Watchman 5 years ago from Mumbai

Hi Jimmy, I read through your Hub and I should say it looks like you have a certain grudge against God or disliking towards Him. I am a Christian and with what I think I can say that neither God nor Satan can come down in physical form to make you do something. I would say that all the bad that is happening in here now in this world is the work of Satan bcoz Satan is using man and the weak souls to do his bidding. Even in the Garden of Eden he chose Eve and coaxed her to eat the Forbidden fruit. God did not make machines or robots but he made man and woman and gave them something which he did not give to any other of His creation, the option of desire, the option of CHOICE. If Eve had not eaten that fruit, it would have been the downfall and failure of Satan. If the weak souls in today's world succeed in following God and not doing the bidding of Satan, he will fail. Now for your another of your question, the part where you mentioned about Satan in eternal fire. That part is yet to come bcoz it happens only after the ARMAGEDDON which is the destruction of the earth or as belivers say it as the SECOND COMING OF CHRIST. It is there where the angels and the demons fight a battle on Earth at a place called Armageddon in Jerusalem and Satan is defeated and cast into the fiery pit chained.


Son of Chick 5 years ago

Intriguingly Useful - from a first time follower...


Given 4 years ago

i belive in god but after reading this page i realise that if i say that i belive in god then i will be beliving that the devil does exist in this world. the fact that the devil does exist in this world that i can belive and the fact that devil has the most power than god that is only a friction. god is the creare of all things in this world and i belive that god can not create something which has much power than him, that is impossabkle even i, i can not creat some thing which beat me in the near future. god is the only man who is exist and capeble of doing god things in this world no 1 beside god can punish a human being for the wrong which has been done.


Arnel Centino Barroso Jr. 2 years ago

the only reason why I believe in God its because I can always feel that he is there whenever i need him , those bad things happens to us its just a prerequisites in order for God to know how strong our faith is on him . the stronger love you gave for God the stronger the Evil will do everything to put you away from your faith but if you are strong enough to stay with him till the end you will live forever with him with complete joy and love and happiness an everlasting love and every good thing you knew you can have . If you don't believe in God so who created you?, a bullet from a worm whole? .lol heheh

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