In response to the 'Is there a God Thread?'
Id like to ask all you intelligent people if there is 'Satan'
Now mind, I am NOT a satanist . I'm just sayin.
This could also feature 'Dark Magic' and the likes...
You know, but that's valid because if we are all gonna die anyway shouldn't we be enjoying ourselves now? You know, I'd like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.
It's that tad bit of Crazy that keeps me Sane...
My only thought/opinion on this subject is that if you believe in satan you automatically have to believe in god. It'd be weird to believe in satan but not god, am i right?? I dont believe in a god so therefore it wouldn't make sense for me to believe in a devil, imo.
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Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a now outlawed Hindu funeral practice, expected the widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society.
Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously criminally punishable, is no longer in most Western countries. It remains a criminal offense in most Islamic countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide in the form of self-immolation has been used as a medium of protest, and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactic.
There is no God or Satan outside of our perceived reality. The "forces of good and evil" exist, and have been characterized in the same Freedom Fighter/ Terrorist fashion people typically use. When you look at it that way, God and Satan are a part of each of us. Some people can control it, and most people can't, as they're too lazy, or just don't care. I'm pretty sure this is also how the authors of the Christian Bible felt, though they knew that most people could more readily identify with these characterizations. Is there a Satan/ compelling evil force? Yes. If you haven't had any brushes with extreme good or evil, then you're probably a very fortunate person. Mostly only bad/ weak people can be used by these evil forces. Evil cannot be used by Evil, as Good cannot be used by Good. Usery is a respect to Evil, and a disrespect to Good. There is pride in true good/ evil that badness/ laziness can never achieve.
Was your question more asking about the existence of demons, or the philosophy of Satan/ evil? Magic can be real, but once again, you can only curse the weak.