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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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Paulthored Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
then, what would be the point of anything???
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Aonon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
What do you mean?
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Paulthored Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
what would be the point of life? love? Existence? Heaven? Hell? Free will?? Lutherans? atheists???

If we don't struggle toward a goal, we turn out like a Spoiled fat rich 33yr-old who throws a tantrum every time his hourly Belgium-chocolate chip cookie is late or missing a piece of chocolate.

you forget, in the beginning, we were originally without sin. this current world is a result of us coming into the world as sinners. we will eventually(from our perspective:bulletred:) be forgiven through Faith in JESUS.

:bulletred:As an aside, GOD has a different view of time, and we already KNOW what's going to happen to Satan. roasting in the pit/lake of Fire for Eternity
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Aonon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
So you're saying that without a malevolent mythological figure tempting us to commit evil, then existence itself is pointless, along with the mythology itself.

That's..a rather depressing outlook on life. I don't need some supernatural villain or deity giving me purpose by declaration to find my own purpose in life. No one does.

And no, I don't 'forget the origin of sin'. I was a Christian once. I have read the Bible, along with other mythologies. Norse and Egyptian are my favorites. And sin does not exist. Not as an observable 'force', anyway. There is good, and there is evil, but not as actual tangible THINGS. They are abstract concepts, descriptions that we humans ascribe to actions we see in the world. Unfortunately, morality is, in my opinion, subjective (although not as much as others might say it is.) 'Good' is how we describe actions that benefit the society we live in. And 'evil' is how we describe actions that are detrimental to the society we live in.

It's not a perfect system, but only because people are not perfect. But that's only because 'perfect' isn't something that really meshes with nature, because it suggests an objective GOAL, which existence itself (as a state of being) does not have. The concept of perfection is also entirely dependent on the person perceiving it, as what one person considers perfect another may consider abhorrent.

For instance, depending on which version is presented, I consider Christian morality to be abhorrent. Believing someone exists is not cause for that person to 'forgive' you. And 'forgiving you' is not the jurisdiction of a third party. The only person who can forgive you, by definition, is the person who was wronged. Granted, this can vary depending on the crime, but it is not the place of a judge to 'forgive' the offender. And ANY judge worth the seat he sits in would not forgive heinous crimes (and I mean ACTUAL crimes. Not abstract concepts like lust or pride, or harmless trespasses EVERYONE is guilty of) if the defendant swore allegiance to him. That would be a corrupt judge.

Again, this is only a particular variety of Christian morality that I despise (the ones where 'Faith' is the only requirement, and no amount of being a good person matters), and I don't know which version you belong to. So I apologize if I offend.
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Paulthored Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
"So you're saying that without a malevolent mythological figure tempting us to commit evil, then existence itself is pointless, along with the mythology itself"---No. Just that if GOD solved all our problems for us, there would be nothing to strive for, no goals to accomplish, & and no point to Heaven.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Ah. That's fine then.
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Sir-Collins-Brususe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Ii remember reading this bible, it said that Satan is a very VERY handsome angel that defined god. 
but idk...
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Aonon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
True. The Biblical description of him doesn't have horns, but looks like a seraphim. The point was that God could get rid of him any time he wanted, but for some reason, doesn't.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Because you can't uncreate something, God can't do everything
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Aonon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Then he is not omnipotent.

I'm just sayin', if my first creation was making life miserable for my other creations (who I favored), I'd get rid of the first one.
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