I’m intrigued why you profess Satanism and care about this topic.
If you are genuinely intrigued, you can read this piece I wrote about why I am a member of the Satanic Temple.
Apparently Christianity is relevant to you.
Unfortunately, it is relevant to me because of the undue influence it has in the United States. If evangelical Christianity were not trying to shove its beliefs down everyone’s throats, then it wouldn’t be relevant to me and I wouldn’t have to stand up against such an oppressive force.
It’s probably because underneath it all, you know Satan kills and Jesus saves.
If we consider Christian mythos the literary agglomeration that it is, then it is clear Satan is the hero of those stories and God is, at best, a Hans Gruber level villain. Jesus is like Hans’s tech crony, Theo, who, while being a villain, is at least a likable villain.
You may tell yourself the Church is screwed up, and that it’s all politics, and it’s divided so it’s a failure.
No, it’s bigger than the Church. Religion is politics. That goes for all religions, not just Christianity.
You could say that rather than be a victim of the vicissitudes of life, you’re taking a chance on having real power to control them by allying yourself with the prince of this world.
When you understand the vicissitudes of life, you don’t need to fear them or turn to superstition to try to control them. That is the gift of knowledge.
So why did you even bother reading the post? Because you know God is Love, and Satan is hatred. You know Satan hates you and mocks you for professing him. You know he finds you a useful idiot.
So if I read a post on elephants, it is because elephants are love? If I read a post on Justin Bieber, it is because Bieber is love? How does this make any sense?
As for Satan, I don’t know why you have it in for such a heroic literary figure. He seems like the kind of guy you can go grab a beer, err, hard cider with who isn’t going to preach at you all day.
And underneath it all, you replied to Benjamin Sledge’s post because you know that Jesus Christ came for losers like me and you despite our failings and our wrongdoing, He’s always ready to bring us back. Hopefully I’m someone who can remind you and reassure you of this, that He loves you and wants you to be happy and to join Him in Heaven. In a hundred years neither you or I will be walking this earth. I see myself then existing in an eternal life without any sadness or death; and that not because I was good, but because Jesus is perfect. Satan will never give that to you. He can mitigate this life’s problems, but he won’t solve them because your problems feed your dependency on him. After this life the picture is not pretty for Satan’s friends, not because of what God does but because apart from God is only torment. You know this. There are no ‘less bad’ places in Eternity apart from God. But there is a place with God in Eternity where He wants you to join His joy. I’d encourage you to consider it.
I realize that Christianity is not founded on logic, and it’s probably my bad for talking to you as though you use logic to formulate positions, but just because you say or believe a lot of stuff, it doesn’t make it true. You have to make a cogent argument to back it up, or I won’t take you seriously. For instance, you may see yourself existing in an eternal life, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. So, if you really want to be someone who can remind me and reassure me that Jesus is everything you believe him to be, you have to convince me with a rational argument, not a bunch of unfounded statements.