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Why did god create Satan?
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Why did god create Satan?
He wanted to win a bet. Angel
God is confined only to those parts of the universe we do not know about, and that keeps shrinking. 
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#2

Why did god create Satan?
Then there was a war in Heaven and "God" lost. Satan then rewrote the history so that he had always been "God" and had won the war in Heaven.
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Why did god create Satan?
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Why did god create Satan?
As with many things in the Torah/Bible, the angels came straight out of Babylon.
There were even 2 of these guys (supposedly) on the cover of the Arc.
They are virtually the same images as the Babylonian ones, which were and are all over the place.
It's known as "syncretism" ... in academia.
See "The Origins of Satan", Dr. Elaine Pagels, Princeton.
The borrowing of mythological ideas. It's still very evident. The angels were the messengers of the god, El.
Micha-el, Rapha-el, Uri-el, Gabri-el. You get the drift.

I think it was the Christians who mangled the Greek word for the "day star", and called him "Lucifer".
"Ante luciferum, genuite", (Latin) "Before the daystar, I have begotten thee" comes from Isaiah I think.
The word "satan" was not a proper name. A "satan" was an "adversary"/"opponent".
They had to explain evil some how.
I am the Lord thy Dog. Thou shalt have no other dogs before me.
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Why did god create Satan?
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Why did god create Satan?
For shits and giggles.
god, ugh
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Why did god create Satan?
It's convenient to have someone to blame.
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Why did god create Satan?
Didja ever see a movie hero without a sidekick?
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#9

Why did god create Satan?
I've always maintained Satan got a bum rap in the bible. I mean he killed like ten people god killed ~2,300,000 and that figure we have numbers for, fuck knows how many died in the Fludde.
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#10

Why did god create Satan?
For the same reason that Siegel and Schuster created Lex Luthor.  Superman needed a worthy opponent.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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Why did god create Satan?
Whaaaa, god created Satan? I always thought Satan created god!     Girl_devil
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#12

Why did god create Satan?
Does Satan look like the rest of the angels?

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#13

Why did god create Satan?
man created satan, when god was just not enough.
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#14

Why did god create Satan?
There is no why because there is no who.
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Why did god create Satan?
He misspelled "Santa". Even God has typos. Whistling Smile
I thought up the BEST signature line ever, but then I woke up.
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Why did god create Satan?
Q: Why did god cause evil, celebrate evil, cherish evil?


A: Temper tantrum.
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Why did god create Satan?
(03-22-2021, 04:30 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: He wanted to win a bet. Angel

This is true to the oldest mentioning of (the) Satan in the Bible. Of course, people created (and continually power-upped) Satan when it became inconvenient to ask why a good God would let so many things get fucked up.
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Why did god create Satan?
(03-31-2021, 12:45 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:
(03-22-2021, 04:30 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: He wanted to win a bet. Angel

This is true to the oldest mentioning of (the) Satan in the Bible. Of course, people created (and continually power-upped) Satan when it became inconvenient to ask why a good God would let so many things get fucked up.

Or, maybe there is a Satan and he created god to torture us all.  Tongue
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Why did god create Satan?
(03-31-2021, 01:59 AM)Dom Wrote:
(03-31-2021, 12:45 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:
(03-22-2021, 04:30 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: He wanted to win a bet. Angel

This is true to the oldest mentioning of (the) Satan in the Bible. Of course, people created (and continually power-upped) Satan when it became inconvenient to ask why a good God would let so many things get fucked up.

Or, maybe there is a Satan and he created god to torture us all.  Tongue

It’s no more nonfalsifiable than any other Christian claim.
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Why did god create Satan?
(03-31-2021, 12:45 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:
(03-22-2021, 04:30 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: He wanted to win a bet. Angel

This is true to the oldest mentioning of (the) Satan in the Bible. Of course, people created (and continually power-upped) Satan when it became inconvenient to ask why a good God would let so many things get fucked up.

If I recall correctly in Artur Sandauer* retelling of the story god simultaneously lost and won the bet. Won cause Job remained faithful and yet lost because he was clearly moral midget, too small minded to comprehend anything beyond simple-minded obedience. For added giggles satan looked like classic detective from noir novels.


*Story can be found in God, Satan, Messiah ... and?
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