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  • Let me ask you this question: is the only reason we see a serial killer as evil is because we only hear the court's side of the story? Should we encourage serial killers to write books to tell us their side, so that we might have sympathy for them? Satan is a serial killer. He has been judged and his sentence declared. We are awaiting his disappearance from the scene forever. We do not need to hear "his side of the story".
  • No, it can be said that The Bible DOES tell Satan’s side of the story. It tells in genesis Chapter 3, how Satan led Adam and Eve into rebellion: “ Now the serpent proved to be the most cautious of all the wild beasts of the field that Jehovah God had made. So it began to say to the woman: “Is it really so that God said YOU must not eat from every tree of the garden?” At this the woman said to the serpent: “Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat. But as for [eating] of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘YOU must not eat from it, no, YOU must not touch it that YOU do not die.’” At this the serpent said to the woman: “YOU positively will not die. For God knows that in the very day of YOUR eating from it YOUR eyes are bound to be opened and YOU are bound to be like God, KNOWING good and bad.”” It tells how he challenged the righteous man Job’s faithfulness in Job Chapter 1: “ Now it came to be the day when the sons of the [true] God entered to take their station before Jehovah, and even Satan proceeded to enter right among them. Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Where do you come from?” At that Satan answered Jehovah and said: “From roving about in the earth and from walking about in it.” And Jehovah went on to say to Satan: “Have you set your heart upon my servant Job, that there is no one like him in the earth, a man blameless and upright, fearing God and turning aside from bad?” At that Satan answered Jehovah and said: “Is it for nothing that Job has feared God? Have not you yourself put up a hedge about him and about his house and about everything that he has all around? The work of his hands you have blessed, and his livestock itself has spread abroad in the earth. But, for a change, thrust out your hand, please, and touch everything he has [and see] whether he will not curse you to your very face.” It tells us how Satan tried to get Jesus to serve him at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry in Matthew, Chapter 4: “Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service” And it tells us how Satan is crushed forever in Revelation, Chapter 20: . “And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet [already were]; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” What a fitting end for Satan and those who serve him.
  • I'm not entirely sure how you meant people to go about this question. However, my view is that Satan was just a misguided angel who longed for a gift God had given to man, a new creation that was supposed to be in His image, but hadn't gifted the angels, his loyal servants, with. This gift would be free will, and without it, this is all the angels were, servants. Would you not speak out against this? By this point, you can almost see God as an evil dictator over the angels. Is He not the evil one?
  • I think that if Lucifer's side of the story would differ... Evil is relative, what "god" and "Lucifer" see as evil may be very very different.
  • because people love good and only took the time to write gods story..the devil would prolly lie to make you take his side ne ways..well i donno, you kno wats really weird is that for some reason lusafer was once in heaven and was once at gods side...but i guess he wanned to be god or somthing is that how it goes? im gunna ask.........................................................
  • Does knowing Hitler's side of the story make him come off as anything less than the evil butcher he was? Satan's story would be no different, especially if it were a truthful telling.
  • Oh, man, that would be cool! And, no doubt, a best seller in the NY Times list
  • Excellent question. I have seen several people on here claim the bible does tell Satan's side of the story and that's utter nonsense. If the bible was to serve as evidence in a trial against Satan, it would not only fail to adequately provide Satan with even public defender representation, it would not be very effective for the prosecution either. The bible is woefully short on information about Satan. Most of the acts attributed to him are relatively minor things like "1st degree tempting" and "making messed up bets with God". In fact, the single most damning stuff would get dismissed since it has not occurred yet. In any case, the bible is definitely not from Satan's point of view. i don't believe in Satan, so i am seeing this strictly as analyzing a fictional book. The bible no more tells Satan's side than Harry Potter tells Voldermort's side. Oddly, Harry Potter gives more explanation for Voldermort than the bible does for Satan.
  • i do believe he was an angel in heaven,and god threw him out
  • Lucifer's side of the story would most likely be a lie.
  • it would be convoluted like all things evil; he just though it would be better to reign in hell than serve in heaven
  • Really good question. Here is the real answer, The bible was written only with gods point of view in mind. god is really a big baby about evrything so he blames Satan. what did Satan do wrong? Really not too much. god did a lot more bad things than Satan did. I've heard a rumor that Satan really created the Universe and god was just some little noodlehead who happened to be there and took credit for the whole thing. Then he had some guys write a big boring book about him, but Satan is the real stuff. This is a widely believed fact. As a matter of fact Satan created god. They dont teach ya that in catholic school, do they?
  • Satan's story is throughout the whole Bible!! God did not leave out the bad that HIS did because of Satan and their lack of faith at times....the devil is definitely a HUGE part of Bible..Job alone shows what he would do if he could!!!!
  • ...it would be a lie deceptively mixed with truth
  • According to the Bible, Satan's sin was to say, "I will," five times in his heart. In other words, Yahweh demands absolute obedience. One's heart is supposed to be filled with "Yahweh's will be done," and that alone. For daring to have a will of his own, for daring to defy the dicatorship of Heaven, Satan was cast out. As far as I can tell, Satan is an anarchist and a hero. In every religion except christianity, the Lightbringer figure is hailed as the champion of humanity. In Greek myth, for example, the Lightbringer is the titan Prometheus, who stole fire from the jealous gods and gave it to a cold and suffering humanity, for which he was tortured by being chained to a rock and having his liver devoured each day by a great eagle, only to regrow to be re-eaten. In Genesis, Yahweh wants to keep humanity as his personal lapdogs for all eternity. They are literally mindless, oblivious of the difference between good and evil. It is the serpent who frees them by convincing them to eat of the Tree of Knowledge. The interesting thing, and what is always glossed over by christers, is that God cast Adam and Eve out of Eden not for defying him, but out of fear that they would eat of the *second* tree, the Tree of Life, and become as powerful as him. "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." [Genesis 3: 22-24] In other words, God is a cowardly, jealous, selfish, utterly amoral creature which is constantly afraid of his own creations, both angel and human, and who punishes horribly anyone who threatens his grasp on total power. If Yahweh was a man, he would be the most despicable sort of tyrant, low in the eyes of every person. To quote John Stewart Mill on this nasty little God fellow, "I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go." If God exists, then he is my enemy. He had best keep me alive for a long, long time because if there is some sort of afterlife, and if the God of the Bible really exists, then I as an anarchist and a lover of freedom am his implacable enemy, and I will do everything in my power to cast down the Throne of Heaven.
  • oh by the way- i heard that Satan created god, and i asked it on this site. see my question. its similar to this but a kinda different too.
  • Could we trust him not to lie? He was involved in Eve eating the apple by lying to her. Your question is a good one. It makes me wonder about the 1/3 of the heavenly host being cast out with him and why they chose to follow Lucifer.
  • how appalling is it that there are individuals defending this monster? how true that he disguises himself as "an angel of light." in the beginning when adam was created he was warned not to eat of the forbidden fruit,(the bible does not say what the forbidden fruit was)the consequences would be death.(genesis 2:16,17) upon creating eve she was told of this commandment by her husband. at one point satan utilizing a serpeant approached her and convinced her to eat of the fruit. though eve told the serpeant that she should not eat of the fruit for fear of dying, the serpeant proceeded to say: "you positively will not die. for God knows that in the very day of your eating from it your eyes are bound to be opened and you are bound to like God, knowing good and bad." so eve began eating of the fruit and later she gave her husband to eat of the fruit. what was the outcome? adam and eve eventually died as they had been told they would. who was the liar ultimately? how successful has man and woman been since they decided to become independent of their Creator? God's purpose for original man, his wife and progeny was to live in a global paradise, without death and all the misery that has resulted from listening to satan's lies. no wonder the bible speaks of satan as "the one having the means to cause death, that is the devil."(hebrews 2:14) this however, does not mean that God has failed, his purposes never go unfulfilled. he will soon accomplish what he began back in the garden, and make sure that this evil spirit never causes the harm he has been causing. (revelation 20:1-3,7-10)
  • Read Steven Brust's "To Reign in Hell". It's fiction, but it's plausible.
  • lol some how i think it would try n make us think hes good
  • Interesting hypothetical question. If there was such a book it would probably be interesting but not really surprising. The devil, being accused of wrongdoing in the bible, will present his side of the story like anyone else who stands accused of anything. I am quite sure that whether he is in fact guilty or innocent he will plead innocence and use the book to enter a plea of "Not Guilty". There is not much chance of him confessing all and admitting that he is indeed evil because dishonesty falls under "evil" and dishonest people are not generally known for confessing their guilt. I would rather expect the hypothetical Lucifer to portray himself as the pitiful but heroic victim of unfair treatment at the hands of his employer, the government of the country called Heaven. God will be portrayed as an arrogant, vindictive and unfair boss-man/ President-for-life/ dictator who played favorites and gave humans the gift of free will but overlooked his loyals servants - the angels. The book will assert that Lucifer was unfairly cast out of heaven after years of sterling service for daring to challenge his superior with a legitimate complaint. The book will be a best-seller. Many people who enjoy rooting for the underdog will feel sympathy for Lucifer, nod sagely and proclaim that it should be clear to all intelligent people that Lucifer was indeed the injured party. This is the way I expect the book to play out whether the devil was in fact guilty or innocent. The book will be an excellent Public Relations exercise for Lucifer Inc.
  • 1) "There is an entire library of writings (poetry, prose, criticism, fiction, drama, epic poem, moral treatise, dialogue, etc.) that consists in telling "the devil's side of the story." Three literary masterpieces that come readily to mind: Milton's PARADISE LOST, Goethe's FAUST, and more recently, Thomas Mann's DOKTOR FAUSTUS." Source and further information: http://armenians-1915.blogspot.com/2006/08/963-i-attempted-to-explain-turkish.html 2) "God is supposedly the one who is in charge right? Okay then why the hell are people in pain, suffering, why doesn't god help out anyone? I think that god is just as evil as satan, because what kind of idiot expects people to choose a "right" religion among many? Oh if you don't find the "right" one then too bad charlie, you still go to hell. What the fuck?! Satan is supposedly evil because he rebelled against god and he chose a different way, he was one of the causes of "the fall of man" and he supposedly is the one that leads people away from god and tempts them. Yeah to xians, god burning cities and asking for children sacrificies is excusable, to them its just an order of god and god must be obeyed. You know if you want to check it out, there's this book that tells the devil's side of the story. The Devil's Apocrypha by John A. De Vito" "Well, you believed Satan was more evil because the church told you so. If you read Milton's Paradise Lost you'll see Satan portrayed in an almost sympathetic light, a sort of disobedient teenager kind of thing, despite Milton's purposes in writing the book, which was one of the first books I read when I was deconverting." Source and further information: http://www.ex-christian.net/index.php?showtopic=10430 Further information: - "The Devil's Apocrypha by John A. De Vito Book Review by Richard Gray" http://www.rich-gray.com/reviews/devila_rev.html http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Apocrypha-There-Sides-Every/dp/059525070X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan_in_popular_culture
  • I have been debating this point for awhile myself. "History was written by those who have hung heroes". You cannot take the bibles explanation of what happened as "Lucifers side", because the winner of any battle is going to write the history in their own favor. I dont buy into the idea that Lucifer wanted Gods power, he wasnt that stupid as to think he could actually conquer god. He knew God, as did one third of all the angels, and they all agreed that a coo was appropriate. "Give me Liberty or give me death", perhaps? Lucifer couldnt have been evil, if there was no evil in heaven, and God had appointed him in his position to begin with! Something is off here, and I wish I could hear Satans side of it too. Gods explanation dont hold water.

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