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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.
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