Devil’s Advocate: Mentality of the Christian God
Lets say for the sake of argument that Christian dogma is correct.
I pose the question: What does the existence of Satan and other biblical actions say about the character of the Christian god?
First off, lets take this at face value. God decided that he needed to test humanity, the creatures that he created with free will, to make sure that we’ll still love him no matter what. How did he decide to preform this test? He decided to cause angels to rebel against him. Lucifer was just a pawn in this considering he was being controlled by God so he could eventually become the being the Christians call “Satan”. A pawn used, likely against his will, to use his powers to torture humanity with the permission of God.
The way I see it I think about Slugworth from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” – Although Slugworth acts all evil, tempts “pure souls” to sin, and offers rewards for said sin… We then find out later that Slugworth is actually working for the boss. Tempting the pure beings to sin just to see how much they “Love” the boss. (The Boss, I might add, had their equivalent to Heaven in that candy room, but I digress)
So according to Christian dogma God is feeling like he needs to feed his internal ego maniac. He wants to know how awesome he is… AGAIN. He’s going to do everything in his power to do it too. So he calls forth his lap dog “Satan” to stir up some trouble. He commands Satan to use his demonic forces (that God awarded to him for being a good little pawn) and maybe even his own intervention to hurt one of his strongest believes in unspeakable ways. Why? So his ego can be stroked by praise, offerings, and thanks… even after God Himself used his powers to personally mess his life up, kill and destroy everything he loves or holds dear.
God: “I’m so Awesome I can mess your shit up and you’ll still praise me! ..or else”
It’s the “…or else” portion that really gets to a lot of people. Don’t praise God enough? You get eternally tortured. Praise god too much? Get tested and your life gets burned down to the ground. Then if you don’t keep up the same level of praise? You get eternally tortured. You don’t give a good portion of what you own away to the poor (sound like communism to anyone else?)? You get eternally tortured. Don’t read your required propaganda? (South Korea anyone?) You get eternally tortured. Don’t do what you’re told by your spiritual leader (like getting molested, raped, and any other of things that can be justified with biblical loop holes?)? You get eternally tortured. Do good for the sake of doing good (not in the name of God)? First off, It does not count toward your rewards in Heaven even to the point of damnation in hell if it keeps up!
To add insult to injury, Satan is the ultimate scape goat! Not only for God but for us humans as well. We do something wrong, steal, hurt others we then can blame it on being tempted by Satan. Even if metaphysically it wasn’t Satan who did it (though we can argue that Satan does nothing since EVERYTHING done is requested by God). If they say they asked God for forgiveness and you DON’T truly forgive that person not matter what the personal sin against you… well that’s a ticket to hell. That’s why all of those molesting priests have cushy jobs in the Vatican. They asked for forgiveness from God allegedly. The Christian Pope thinks that’s good enough punishment and refuses to let anyone else punish them. Giving them sanctuary in the Vatican,no less! So the Satan scapegoat can and IS used against Christians. Particularly gullible ones like kids are very susceptible. (“God forgave me for hurting your ass. He even says that it’s cool” Then he makes up bible verse or shows a boy-rape loophole to the kid.) According to the Pope, if the parents don’t forgive the Priests for ass raping their little boy then they can be excommunicated. Though they’re usually given a ton of money not to bring it up. God allows all of this!
With those few examples and even ignoring a great portion of the New Testament (since that’s the most heavily edited piece of literature that exists today. Think Wikipedia but only editable by corrupt kings, Popes, priests, and others that are looking for profit.) lets look at the psychological profile. We’re allegedly made in His image so out brains might be as well. I answered the questions as the God of Abraham, Issac, Father of Jesus would have. I even gave the benefit of the doubt in every case:
|Paranoid Personality Disorder:||Very High|
|Schizoid Personality Disorder:||High|
|Schizotypal Personality Disorder:||Very High|
|Antisocial Personality Disorder:||High|
|Borderline Personality Disorder:||Moderate|
|Histrionic Personality Disorder:||Very High|
|Narcissistic Personality Disorder:||Very High|
|Avoidant Personality Disorder:||Moderate|
|Dependent Personality Disorder:||Moderate|
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In conclusion: God need SERIOUS professional mental help.
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