Sunday, June 15, 2008

Suppose the bible was written by an evil spirit.

     Suppose the bible was written by an evil spirit who loves suffering (our suffering, not his own) but who has no power over anyone who has not agreed to submit to him. On this idea, when we die, we become free spirits in a spiritual realm unless we have enslaved ourselves.
     It's amazing how much of what we see fits the notion. The biblical god's commands to slaughter outsiders certainly fits a being who loves suffering. A current desire for fresh victims also fits the notion well. Consider: Biblical followers tell you that their god is good. They also give varied excuses why your conscience is not a good measure when it says his actions are not.
     It is expected that such a wicked being would want to people to submit to him sight unseen. If we make a good / evil determination first, we are likely not to submit. What is particularly interesting is that it explains satanism as well. Satanism appears to be a fake opposition designed to send people running scared into the biblical spirit's clutches.

6 comments:

Garret said...

I like the notion, I think it would make a cool sci-fi story for one thing.

One of the things I learned, as a recovering fundy, is this tidbit. When pondering Satan, you are not to think that he has the power to create creatures- why? Because this creates the insoluable dilema that Satan could have then created a false resurrected Christ, who would masquerade and decieve people into believing that it was Gods plan when it was not. In otherwords, Satan would create a false Christ who would perform miracles, before the time of the anti-Christ (which is biblical, via gods plan), which is gods timing, not Satans. Does that make sense? Well, it is supposed to.

The gnostics used to teach that the God of the Jews was evil- but Christ was good.

Take care publius, nice blog!

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DisComforting Ignorance said...

Yeah, I like the concept. One of my (many) favorite lines from Thomas Paine's Age of Reason is when he says it appears to have been the work of a demon:

Whenever we read the obscene stories the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon rather than the word of god. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.

Consider further, then, if it really is a demon and Ray is serving a great deceiver, then most likely those who wrote the Bible also were as well. I read a blog post this week concerning the morals defined in the Old Testament. I think it goes to the whole notion, as they are defining such morals to keep them within the religion.


Just a note on garret's comment: Have you ever seen Stargate SG-1 and the Ori? That's exactly what I thought of when I read this post.

Pvblivs said...

Discomforting Ignorance:

     No, I have never seen that (or those, as the case may be.)
     "Consider further, then, if it really is a demon and Ray is serving a great deceiver, then most likely those who wrote the Bible also were as well."
     I have considered it. But I regard it as relatively moot as they are no longer here to work mischief while Ray and his cohorts are.

Brittany said...

Hi,

"our suffering, not his own"

Yet, Jesus (God) died (suffered) on the cross so that we sinners may be saved forevermore.

Through Jesus we are given a way out of suffering.

Choose Christ friend.

In Christian Love,
Brittany

Pvblivs said...

Brittany:

     Any reason to believe my speculation is not correct? After all, if the bible was written by an evil spirit, "choosing Christ" is the path to disaster.