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Featured What Do You Like About The Devil?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Salty Booger, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Irate State

    Irate State Äkta människor

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    Tattoos, city riots, the ethnic origin of Iranians, boy toys, prejudice all around, this post and subsequent comment section are gold. Not really, more like flabbergasting.

    I too like to think in the devil being like the charming Tom Ellis.
     
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  2. URAVIP2ME

    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    If Tom Ellis is a 'hard worker' then the devil is like him.
     
  3. URAVIP2ME

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    ... and who is the hard working behind-the-scenes puppeteer pulling the political stings but the 'god of this world of badness' aka Satan.
     
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    Our fallen brothers on high challenged our faith in God which on balance has done more good than the evil.
     
  5. Dan From Smithville

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    I think he moved to Florida after he lost his job in January.

    I like that I can't smell him from here.
     
  6. Dan From Smithville

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    I was wondering what my ex-wife was up to these days.
     
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  7. 74x12

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    He has little good except he does have courage to fight God but it's not smart and he learned it wasn't; trust me.
     
  8. Hermit Philosopher

    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

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    Dear Salty Booger

    To me, the “devil” in man, is represented by things relating to ego; e.g. self-centredness, ambition, self-righteousness, arrogance, etc.

    Such attributes/attitudes are rewarded (sometimes highly) within worldliness, but their spiritual price is huge and it is not unusual for those who live by them to remain most unfulfilled and unhappy despite all their worldly “success”.

    In my experience, living by the “devil within”, always leaves one empty, because no matter how much worldliness it gives, one is only ever left wanting more of everything that it claims to offer.

    The devil is in that respect a truly bottomless pit of want and need - not to mention, the awful things one is prepared to do to attempt to quench the void within.


    Humbly
    Hermit
     
  9. TagliatelliMonster

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    Going purely by what the bible says, I'll choose satan over jawhe to hang out with, any day of the week.
     
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  10. Bird123

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    Our choices, good or bad, show God and the world what we know and what we need to learn. Contrary to popular belief, God is not a Ruler. God does not Judge nor Condemn. God is a Teacher.

    We each choose our lessons through the choices we make, good or bad. God loves all His children Unconditionally, even those who choose hard lessons for themselves. In time, everyone will learn what it takes to reach that Higher Level where one can create a Heavenly state for oneself. There is no time limit on learning.

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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  11. whosetosay...

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    I believe the number of Christians sort of discount that idea.
     
  12. lostwanderingsoul

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    Christians are a small minority of earth's population. If Satan was not so smart matybe there would be a majority of Christians.
     
  13. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    So, courage is dumb?
     
  14. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    To me, that's just man being a fool and fooling himself.
     
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  15. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein The Uncuckable
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    It's really not if you're in cities where the violence is exploding, along with the homelessness, overdoses and so on.
     
  16. Hermit Philosopher

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    Dear Viker

    I agree. And to me, that’s what the concept of devil represents.

    The “devil” fools Man into living an empty spiritual life, rewarding him only with the self-importance and worldliness, leaving a large inner void, through which both inner and outer misery/states of “hell” are spread.

    What is your own view on the subject?


    Humbly
    Hermit
     
  17. Viker

    Viker Filia Diaboli, in a shroud of metaphor and mystery

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    I believe that man has fooled himself into not taking full responsibility for man's own actions. Thereby imagining there is a boogeyman or scapegoat to pin his own infractions upon.

    The Devil may work as a representation of this for you, it doesn't work for me.

    Man represents man best, even at his worst.
     
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    Satan's problem wasn't courage itself but how he used it. Courage can be misplaced led by pride we may regret our decisions when it is too late. And then can we blame courage? Perhaps our sin was pride and stubbornness.
     
  19. Trinity Stooge

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    I like the way He opposes God. When God says "I Am", Satan's like "No I'm Not".
     
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  20. whosetosay...

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    Christians are the largest faith in the world.
    This is a list of religious populations by number of adherents and countries.
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    Adherents in 2020.
    Religion Adherents Percentage
    Christianity
    2.382 billion 31.11%
    Islam 1.907 billion 24.9%
    Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.193 billion 15.58%
    Hinduism 1.251 billion 15.16%
     
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