Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Satanism is built on a foundation of dualism.
The whole philosophy of Satanism is based on the idea that reality is dualistic.
Iranian dualism contended that God (Ahura Mazda) created a world which was all life, light, and truth and the devil (Angra Mainyu) created a world which was all death, darkness, and falsehood; the real world was the result of the battle between these two conflicting forces.
These concepts infected Judaism during the Persian Empire and subsequently entered into Christian thinking.
The point being that if you think dualistically and God is all good then there must be a devil who is all evil.
But this is not necessarily the case.
God is transcendent - i.e. beyond sin and evil.
Sin and evil are not the creation of some supernatural devil but the result of human ignorance and fear.
So Satanism is built on sand.
Once humankind realizes that our dualistic thinking does not correspond to the reality then the dubious edifice of Satanism will collapse like a house of cards.
God (and reality) are holistic - i.e. everything is part of the whole which is God.
There is no need for a supernatural devil to explain sin and evil.
Human ignorance and fear are quite sufficient.
So my contention is that there is no devil in reality.
Only God's beautiful Love.
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