Does the Devil Really Exist?
The Devil serves a purpose though! And that purpose is CONTROL! Control of the flock (people) via the use of fear! This is far more evident in religious institutions than any place else in existence.
Belief in the Devil is one-half of many Western religions, with God being the other half. The Devil figures prominently in Christianity and Islam. In Judaism, there is reference to The Satan, but this figure is not the Devil as he is understood by Christians and Muslims, as it conflicts with the fundamental belief that God is one and indivisible.
The Devil making someone do something has become a major excuse, especially in religion. Nobody can make you do anything you don't want to do. There is free will, and therefore, CHOICE! You always have a choice!
There is no sin or sinning, no good or bad, right or wrong, just actions! It was man who determined what was right and what was wrong. Right and wrong belong to the world of the conscience. It was man who gave you your conscience. You were given a conscience to replace what you were born with-consciousness (awareness).
Your awareness tells you what to do and what not to do-to self and to others, because you'd be aware, conscious! You'd know not to harm another person because to harm another is to harm yourself for we are all one. You would already know this via your consciousness.
When you create a taboo, you have just created an interest, especially in those who are bold. The more people are told to not do a thing, the more they want to do the forbidden thing. The more they can't do the forbidden thing, the more focus they will give to the forbidden thing and like saying goes: where thought goes, energy flows.
The Devil is nothing but the negative polarity or energy personified, just as the concept of God, is the positive polarity of energy. So therefore, negative and positive and good and bad are simply the same thing (energy), only differing at degrees.
- What benefits am I receiving in life for embracing the concept of the Devil?
- Is my belief in the Devil healthy, positive, productive, and progressive?
- Does my belief in the Devil make me feel good, safe, and secure?
- Am I responsible for creating the concept of the Devil that I hold in my mind, or is it borrowed, and if so, from whom?
- Is it really necessary for me to continue believing in the Devil in order to believe in God?
- Does my belief in the Devil put love in me or put fear in me?
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