I believe in reality. My reality - not a reality put together by power hungry meglomaniacs 6000 years ago in Sumeria.
Religion was first conceived by literate astronomers/astrologers who were also the first priests/kings/pharoahs: around 4000 BC, as a means of controlling the thoughts and actions of others for their own enrichment.
It was this ability to control the collective efforts of the masses that enabled the first city states to arise.
All the belief systems/religions practiced in the world today have their ultimate origin in ancient Sumer and the priest kings of the temple of Anu: the sky father, that stood at the center of the fabled city of Ur.
There is nothing about the Judeo-Christian religion that is original. It was all copied and plagiarized by Jewish scribes from the myths, legends and beliefs of Sumer,Babylon,Assyria and Persia.
The writers of the New Testament - all Greek speaking exiles that lived in Asia (present day Turkey) at places like Ephesus and Pergamon - also borrowed heavily from Greek mythology.
Why should I let any of this nonsense shape my world-view?
And no I do not believe in Satan. The name itself comes from Hebrew and it means 'the adversary' nothing more. When you read the Old Testament and come across the word adversary it will have been translated from Satan - so go read your Bible and learn. There is no Satan.
Our destinies are not mapped out for us by a god - our destinies are mapped out for us by the people that control the money supply: which, in turn, allows them to control everything. These people are the direct descendants of the priest kings of ancient Sumer. They occupy the apex of the power pyramid that controls our world. They want you to carry on reading your book. They want you to believe. They want you to sleep on whilst they steal your birthright out from under you.
So are you going to sleep on - enslaved by a mind-set that was first manufactured six-thousand years ago?
Or are you going to wake up?