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Comment 7 by Tony d

Yet they are curiously reticent to publicly make a big deal of their deity's arch enemy.

I've heard Satan referred to as the "christian god of evil". Not by christians, though.

Yet they are curiously reticent to publicly make a big deal of their deity's arch enemy.Almost as if they fear losing credibility.

Ya think? Not if they're around one another, though. Or if they're appealing to the right "target group".

Is it possible that the less dim witted theist's avoid mentioning their Gods arch enemy much, because they run the risk of making their deeply held belief system sound like other works of fiction.Who knows?

Or just that there's not enough meat on the bones in the bible for the devil? In the bible, it's hard to tell who the devil is. Is she the serpent in the garden of eden? Is he Yahweh's henchman in the book of Job? Is he Satan in Jesus' trials in the desert? The anti-christ in Revelation? There's no reason to think that these aren't four separate characters. And none of them seem evil compared to Yahweh the genocidal, bloodthirsty narcissistic maniac.

Have you seen the History of the Devil? I saw it a few years back. It provides more information than the bible does on "the devil". I'm not qualified to perceive its flaws, if it has any. But it's an interesting watch.

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:55:49 UTC | #921405