Monday, January 12, 2015
Is Satan Real?
So I have become friendly and polite to the couple of Bible thumping Witness Ladies who seem intent on saving my soul. And instead of tossing their fine comic in the trash as soon as I hit the kitchen, I take it to the office, crack it open for some comic relief, and give their propaganda a chance to turn this heathen into a believer. Truth be told I usually open it when under an influence of one kind or another. And though I should treat said periodical seriously, I chuckle more than is religiously safe I am sure.
The one issue that really caught my eye was titled, "Is Satan Real?"
I wasn't sure if this was an open book test or was I suppose to provide an essay answer and then open it and find out if I was right. Not wanting to be caught cheating as the consequences could be rather dire, I opted to consider the question and come up with my take before finding the "truth" of the matter between the covers of this Witness magazine.
I decided that it does not matter if Satan is real. It does not matter if God is real. Reality is flexible when considering notions that are created in the mind and not a result of observing the physical world. Besides I don't care if Satan or for that matter if God is real. If either of them are that interested in torturing me in the afterlife or before, then they need to get a life. My impact or influence is pretty far from having any effect on the over all cluster fuck that makes up life on this planet.
I actually think a better question would be "Is Satan Evil?" I wonder if somehow the whole Good v. Evil thing has been twisted bass-ackwards over the years. Anything that feels good is "Evil" , yet inflicting pain and anguish on people in the name of God is somehow "Good"?
I dunno, seems one might be the other , or at the least, not much difference between the two. Which leaves me in a quandary........... Not.
Good and Evil are not black and white. They are every color under the Sun.