The Bee Gees (the brothers Gibb) originally came from the Isle of Man but spent most of the younger lives in Chorlon, Manchester UK.
The word Satan comes from the Hebrew and simply means adversary or accuser - and it was somtimes used in a purely legal sense: as in defence and PROSECUTION.
The lake of fire: Gehenna, was a rubbish tip on the outskirts of biblical Jerusalem which burned continuously.
The idea of Hell was nicked by Christians from the Greek concepts of Hades (realm of the dead) and the Pit of Tartarus (mentioned by St Paul) where the storm demons (another Greek idea) were imprisoned.
But I do agree with you about the Bee Gees; they were bleedin' awful.
Well I believe that the word 'satan' is derived from a Hebrew word which means 'one who opposes'. Now Ernest does oppose 'those that believe' in the forums, so perhaps he is. And you never see them both in the same place at the sane time.
Earnest and myself(if you were referencing me) are sometimes on the forums, even the same thread at the same time. Even with that said- I live in America and Earnest lives in Australia. There are times where we cross paths even with time differences.
On one hand the similarities are almost overwhelming.
On the other hand, earnest (as an atheist) does not believe in the Big Guy or the Horny Guy...
So if he is Satan, he likely suffers from chronic low self esteem that derives from not believing that he exists.
Can Satan have low self-esteem? I thought he was supposed to be prideful and arrogent... which admittedly occasionally sounds like Earnest... but I'm pretty sure that Earnest believes that Earnest exists... hence, likely not Satan.
Now we just have to burn him on a stake! You see, how easy it is to condemn a man. That's why inquisition was so profitable for centures. In Spain it was ended only in 1834! Can you imagine that? A whole institution that could catch you, condemn and torture you legally, call you 'witch' and 'satan', make you suffer till you die, or make you to confess and burn or kill you and then possess your property if you have one and then go and pray to your omnipotent 'merciful' God after that.
I am, I confess, don't burn me! I am a witch, a Kadafi's spy,a religious fanatic,a hidden terrorist, I am making bombs in my closet at night. I am not me at all, I have 5 personalities and we are all split.
And there's another clue. I'm pretty sure Ernest used to go to Church, but pride got the better of him and he fell out, (cast out? Who knows eh!) Sounds a bit like another story about a beardy one. Coincidence? Mmmmm.
And where is Earnest in all this? Bring in the man in question already!! I hold to the opinion that it is Ronald Alvis McDonald that is in fact Satan. Think about it. He has crazy red hair, invites children to sit on his lap, has not aged since his first public apperance and you can't trust a clown that wants you to grab his nuggets.......................
Earnest has one thing going for him that proves beyond any doubt that he's not Satan...He never lies. Since Satan is the great deceiver, and Earnest, I believe, is fundamentally incapable of dishonesty, they are in no way one and the same.
The resemblance is striking and a few weeks ago I might have gone along with this theory. But I think there is a soft exterior beneath that menacing visage and tough talk. I've seen him take other deep thinkers under his tutelage. Is this a ploy to convert them to evil? Possibly, but it just seems so thinly veiled, not like something the Master of Lies would come up with.
The Ducati has had a few moments when it was top cocky, but none of them can stay with the Japanese product Kiwi. The only thing that made Ducati quick was an Aussie rider, who now runs rings around the duc on a Honda.
I went back through a few posts just now, and see I have not even been missed by myself!
Cagsil, EG, Randy, Hollie, et al have done a formidable job of keeping the loonies in their boxes, and our mild mannered believers have belted the daylights out of the fundies without even being asked. In fact, if it continues on like this I will be as obsolete as religion!
Sorry, but my in-laws have repeatedly and assuredly confirmed that I am indeed Satan. In fact, they call me "bitch-devil-woman". So, I don't know where this imposter comes from, but they do know everything so....
Another clue. Hanging upside down, a desire to invert things, to head in the opposite direction to the truth which is straight up. Upside down/opposite/ANTI !!?? Yeah Satan likes to be ANTI...... The plot thickens......
This is my theory, it inspires hate because none of us really fully understands G-d, and we cling on to that little shred of our actual understanding. When somebody threatens to confuse that understanding we get...