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Simplest Thing in the World by Aonon Simplest Thing in the World by Aonon
Sometimes I wonder, If God really and truly wants to defeat Satan, which almost everyone agrees that he does, why doesn't God just snap his fingers and make Satan not exist? It'd be the simplest freaking thing to do. And no more Satan means no more corrupted humans. Methinks God's in need of the Staples Button.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
For the same reason a parent doesn't just kill their rebellious child.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Except that a rebellious child and 'the source of all darkness and evil' aren't really the same thing, or even similar, now are they?
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  New member
They are to God. Lucifer and his Demons were angels who rebelled out of blinding arrogance. God created the angels just like he did humans, So God views them as his children too. That's what Satan basically is: a disrespectful little brat of a child who thinks he can live forever (or in this case, fight an omnipotent and omniscient being).All of history is basically him throwing the biggest tantrum in, um, eternity. God loves Lucifer and the demons just like he does us; the problem is that they won't repent.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Blinding arrogance which God endowed them with. Unless you're suggesting that a perfect being would purposely create an imperfect one and then punish it for being imperfect.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
Originally Lucifer was as pure and righteous as any finite being ever was, but when he was told that he ad to be subservient to being created after him,, he went "F**k you, I'm out!" The problem lies in what kind of personality lucifer had. My hypothesis is that Rather than giving them a pre-set personality, God allows spirits to choose their personalit when they are created based on,say, God's purpose for them, and those who become souls forget everything (but still maintain their chosen personality) upon entering their fetus. In my hypothesis, Lucifer wa told that he was to be the prince of the angels on our planet (That's another story), so he decided to choose a personality that would allow him to enjoy his God-given duty as much as possible, one of extreme self love that looked down on all that it was superior to and loved it. Loved it so much that when he was told that there were new beings he had to be subservient to, he refused to accept it and turned his back on God completely.

But remember, this is all my own hypothesis, and I submit it completely to the scrutiny of wiser minds.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
So this is just a hypothesis on your own part. Okay, that's fine then. I thought you were stating matter-of-factly that this is how it happened (because I've met people like that and it's just maddening.).
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
The part about Spirits choosing their own personalities is my hypothesis, the rest is how I've always been taught it happened.
But I'm sure the real wisdom-of-the-world theologians like Jurgen Moltmann or Molly Marshall (who just so happened to be my dad's professor) have come up with much better explanations.
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LE2 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014
I remember asking way back in Sunday School "Why doesn't God just kill Satan?" and I was told "Oh, he will someday." I should've gone one step further like Bill Maher did in Religulous and asked "What's keeping him?"

Then again, I'm just a girl and supposed to learn in silence.
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yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if would´ve done that, then the other angels wouldn´t be serving god in honour, then they would be afraid of him and he didn´t want this.

god is not that tyrannic, he wanted to give EVERYONE a chance to be in the game, it was to show the other angels "even if you disagree with me, i´m not erasing you, but you have to carry the responsibility of your actions"
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Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If there is no more evil, how would we know who or what is good? :? (Confused)   Spotlight  Devilish This probe's for you! Floating Spotlight 
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