If God Made Satan Then Why Should We Ignore Satan?

India
June 14, 2011 6:46pm CST
Now This is Interesting, if God made Satan then Satan has God elements too right. If God and Satan was formed together, then who is the real God and real Satan. Our Senses are misguiding us for what is wrong and good? Now is Satan the good guy out here actually? I am really confused. Can my MyLot friends help me out on this one?
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@bird123 (10526)
• United States
15 Jun 11
Satan exists only in the minds of mankind. They just must have someone to Blame. If one is going to rely upon stories, how can one ever discover what God is really like?? Oh yes, for some, the stories are so much better.
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• Thailand
16 Jun 11
lotterylover I live in a place similar to what you describe. I have seen no one punished yet but I have seen the benefits of Animism. The countless stories you have heard are folklore, made up to convince people of the supposed truth of the missionaries own myths.
@1hopefulman (35060)
• Canada
15 Jun 11
God created the being that became Satan of his own choice. Satan is not a name but means adversary, opposer, or resister. He wasn't created to oppose. He chose to oppose. Just like your parents had you. They taught you to respect the property of others. If now you start to steal, that is a choice you make. No one can blame your parents if you become a thief.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
15 Jun 11
Well Satan is the balance that is required for God to truly to exist. I mean the Devil or Satan is hate and violence. While God is love and compassion. You can't have Satan with out God just as you can't have Evil without God they are needed. If you get rid of God then in the Bible there is no direction no compassion no love and well no beginning. If you get rid of Satan their is no suffering no pain and no hate. Also original Sin wouldn't happen as well as the whole exile from Eden wouldn't of happened. So really this is a use of Symbolism of Good and Evil God would be things like Love, Compassion, Tolerance,Forgiveness and other things that are associated with Good. And Satan would be the opposite so Hate,Lust or Cruelty, Intolerance, Vengeful and the other feelings that are considered Evil. Is either one of a Good guy well if you like Hate,Lust or Cruelty and Intolerance and like Revenge then Satan might be your guy. But if you are more into love and compassion then God would be your person. Now personally I am Buddhist so I don't see God and Statan I see Good and Bad with the color of grey because no one is Evil and no one is good at least not completely everyone has had a moment where they would fall under one of the things that is normally associated with Evil and people who generally do evil things might have a moment when they do something normally that would be under good. It is all kind of a grey area.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Actually that will only be for a 1000 years as it says in the Bible that God cast Satan out for a 1000 years with his beast in the sea I believe is where this satan guy goes so their won't be no Satan just less of his influence on the world. I guess but satan isn't destroyed.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Satan is not the balance of HaShem...HaShem is His own balance. He is all things. He does not have human attributes. Humans have human attributes. Work on that concept. HaShem made us we did not make Him. Satan was an angel who failed. He is lesser than HaShem. He cannot be HaShem's balance if he is the lesser.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
18 Jun 11
I was raised in the Roman Catholic church and am applying my Buddhist Knowledge to it. I have read the Bible and well have engaged in this kind of discussions before Good would not exist as you would have no comparison for it. Evil needs Good as much as Good need Evil without the each other they are nothing. The Bible is a repeat of the same Struggle that is universal among religions and spiritual paths. Also the Bible is just one path to the same place. There are sides in this though people who support Evil and grow in evil and those that don't who cherish good. Also those in the Middle.
@rokudaime (339)
• Australia
16 Jun 11
In a way, God created Satan. Let us review our "history". Satan, originally known as Lucifer was the brightest angel in the heavenly realm. However, one day, thinking that he would be second to God in command due to his beauty and splendour, He tried to disobey God and rebelled against God. God, through His omnipotence, cannot be defeated by anyone especially His creatures. Now, after failing the attempt to oust God, Lucifer did not do anything, he did not even think of apologizing to God. Consequently, God threw him away from the heavens and cast him down to the pit of the earth where he reigns and lures around to tempt and bring faithful people with him in hell. However, if only Satan humbled himself before the Lord, he would have been forgiven. Pride is the cause why Satan was cast out from heaven. He did not ask forgiveness from God. This is the very reason why we should ignore Satan because he's the father of darkness and lies...
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
if Satan is the father of lies, then Satan will try to tell a lie to God that he wants to ask for a forgiveness of sin.... if Satan is an Angel before, therefore, Satan has a White Birdlike Feathered angel's Wings.... and when Satan fall to the Pit.... Satan's Skin color Turns to Red... Satan's Angel's white Wings has gone... the two horrible horns appear in Satan's forehead... and long red thin tails too..... due to a fall, the Satan's appearance changed???? like Moses Black hair when he went down from Mount Sainai, Moses Black hair turns to White.... but if ever when Moses doesn't went down thru steps, instead but fall from Mount Sainai to fall aground... i am sure that Moses skin from color flesh to skin color red.... horns and tails too... i am right?
• Australia
6 Aug 11
Mantis36: you are not making any sense here..your logic is distorted..in fact, I cannot even call it a logic but stupidity..
• Thailand
16 Jun 11
Satan is a creation of Jewish folklore and myth. During the transition from polytheism to monotheism responsiblity had to be shifted from a supposed loving god to some other being who was responsible when things went badly wrong. The concept of satan was born to take the blam.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Not true, references to Satan date back to the Babylonians. Pre-Jewish history Chiang.
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• Thailand
17 Jun 11
Satan is a original Hebrew term. The concept of Satan does exist in Mesopotamian folklore so in a sense it is a feature of Pre-Jewish myth but only assumes major import in the Jewish apocrypha.
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
therefore, if we ignore Satan, it is like that we also ignore God.... i thought it is only applicable in Pope, Priest, Arch Bishop... that if we ignore them, it's just like that we ignore God, because they are next to God....
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
double posting due to slow server....
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
16 Jun 11
Satan was invented to scare Christians into paying the church to save their souls. Organized religion is the worlds first Scam and the most successful. Its was a devilish bit of business, and millions of Christians continue to be mired in the Christian Myth. The Light is out there for all to see, but Christians enjoy Satan!
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
here it goes.... i appreciate your idea.... comes from a different opinion.... yet explained in a detailed comment....
• India
15 Jun 11
Hie well actually God and Satan are not differently created it is just Satan was a angel which was created by God, But due to his proud he sinned assuming to be god and thus the angel that we call Satan was sent to earth and now he is troubling all humans. Talking more about it. Satan was just like an angel like other angles but due to his powers he thought that he could take the place of God and then he sinned. many people dont know this concept of Satan thus they misunderstand that Satan was created differently and God was created differently. So concluding Satan was made by the God as angel and due to his sins he has become a Satan now.
@android (895)
15 Jun 11
I'm not religious at all but if God sent Satan down to Earth for committing sins then does that mean we were all sent down here for committing sins? If not then why are we here on Earth, the same place Satan was sent to for sinning and if so then doesn't that mean that none of us are better than Satan?
@android (895)
15 Jun 11
In freemasonry once you reach a certain level you go through an allegoral ritual whereby you meet the real Jesus Christ, Jesus's brother Satan! A lot of research has gone into texts, scripts and evidence going back thousands of years and according to this research they claim to have discovered that Jesus Christ actually worshipped the sun as his God and betrayed freemasonry. All ancient religions seem to point towards astrology in some way.
@android (895)
15 Jun 11
In fact didn't the name Satan originate from the name of the planet Saturn?
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jun 11
Satan is not G'd's equal. Satan is a fallen angel. Angels are different entities. I do not know where chritians ever got the idea that Satan was the antithesis of G'd. It is not. It is so bizarre to think that Satan has the power over anything. It does not. It is simply a fallen angel. This is what happens when man starts putting human attibutes on things that are not human. We have no true concept of that which is not human.
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
I agree with Adoniah.Satan is never equal to God.God created Satan like He created everything in this universe.When Satan have not followed the commandments of God,He punishes him and throw him to hell; but because Satan is rebellious he doesn't want to be punish alone so he ask God if he can take along with him.Then God allowed Satan to tempt people in doing bad things but you can't be persuaded by Satan as long as you have strong relation with God.It is still God who have the strong power over all things.In fact Satan is also afraid of God and he is still obliged to follow His orders.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
21 Jun 12
We should not ignore Satan. Satan is the Fallen Angel who refused to bow to Adam when God asked him. Out of spite and anger, Satan promised God that he would make it his life's ambition to mislead everyone. And so far is doing a good job if you take wars and catastrophes and greed into account.
• India
2 Jun 12
WE should not ignore satan
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
1 Aug 11
Not many people ignore Satan. The church taught some people to fear Satan, they said that if you are bad you are going to burn in Hell. Satan is not real, he is not even real to Satanic People. This answer depends on what you believe. Some people believe he is real others don't. We get to choose, we got to decide what is good and what is bad. There are no demons or a Satan telling us to be bad.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
17 Jul 11
Satan was originally an angel of God, but he became corrupt through his on pride, Satan has been evil since his rebellion against God. Satan is God's ememy. Satan power is limited by God's power and can do only what he is permitted to do. Satan is accountable to God. All angelic beings, good and evil, are compelled to give an account of themselves before God. No where in the Bible does it say that anyone or anything was formed together with God.
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
therefore, if we ignore Satan, it is like that we also ignore God.... i thought it is only applicable in Pope, Priest, Arch Bishop... that if we ignore them, it's just like that we ignore God, because they are next to God....
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
17 Jun 11
Hi angelsword, Religion has managed to confuse so many people that it's best left alone. All that we really need to understand is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. There is no such a being as Satan and everyone has both good and bad, light and darkness in them. We are here to experience life as we are experiencing it right now and have been here many times before with different experiences. Most of us will return many more times as we continue to evolve spiritually. Forget the terms God and Satan and live life in the moment. Blessings.
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
15 Jun 11
God did not create Satan, Satan meand adversary-enemy, and, it makes no sense that God ceated a opposite to Him, God created an Angel, a pure spirit, with freedom and free will, and it was decition of this Angel to revel against God. As I have seen in another answers here, they state Satan to be the counterpart to God, as if equals, that only make sense, if Satan is not a creature, that means a God on it own right, in such way, How could interfere in this creation? Evil has no substance on its own, evil is the absence of Love, wich is God, as well as darkness is the absence of light, light has substance, this is phisically measurable, darkness donĀ“t. I hope this words can help you with your own thoughts, and I hope your confusion gets to a happy end.
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
God did not create anything that is against Him. satan is God's creation but satan chose evil instead of the good one. He wanted to be like God or even more than God but he failed. In short, God did not create satan as a bad one but satan chose to be bad. And also, we should ignore satan because God wanted us to always be on the brighter and better side instead to be locked up on the darker side of satan. He just wanted to make sure that no more of His creations will be inflicted of satan's evilness. But of course in reality, it is within us if we will choose the betterone or the crooked one.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
15 Jun 11
It makes sense. This is a good example of why we should question all things and follow our heart. If we follow our heart and act purely out of love, then that is the best thing we can do. Personally, I don't believe in any higher (or lower) beings. I believe that God and Satan are metaphors. God for love and Satan for ego. Namaste.