Lucifer: The Real Hero of the Story

This morning, I read a blog about how dangerous secular music has become. I would like to quote from it:

“These artist are probably the sweetest looking people on the planet, but beware the devil could make himself to be an angel of light.   This is not a time to be caught in Satan’s web of delusion.”

This is THE thought in Christianity. It’s essential that Christians understand that Satan is constantly trying to deceive god’s people. He wants to trip them up in order to deny them god’s grace and the promise of eternal life.

"Dude, screw this. I'm out of here."

My thoughts differ greatly. I strongly believe that Lucifer is the true hero of this story. god is the creator. He created the angels (including Lucifer). These angels were made to bow, worship, and serve god for all eternity (incidentally, we were made for the same reason). With knees probably bleeding like a rugby player’s, Lucifer became fed up. So, he attempted to overthrow heaven. He lost.

Beginning in the 16th century, the Spanish shipped massive amounts of slaves to the Caribbean, Central and South America to work in the sugar cane fields. These slaves regularly received much more brutal treatment than the slaves in the British Colonies because of the large population. In French controlled Saint Domingue in 1791, Toussaint L’ouverture rebelled. He quickly took control over the territory as well as the rest of the island. Haiti was established under his Lieutenant. L’ouverture is a hero to the people of Haiti, and treated with the same respect in American textbooks. Why not? He overthrew his oppressive masters, and established a state of freed slaves.

"Stop twisting your wrist!!!"

No one calls L’ouverture a tyrant. I’m sure plenty claim he will go to hell, because most Christians have no clue that Voodoo is Christianity. He is praised for rising against his oppressor. Even the slave revolt leaders who failed are still commonly thought of as heroes. Satan, on the other hand, is cursed to dwell on Earth until Jesus comes back. He will then be cast into the Lake of Fire.

 

One of our most important human achievements in America:

The belief that slavery is wrong. The person who forces another human being into slavery is tyrannical and evil. By the very act of rising against the slave-master, Satan should be praised as a hero. The South, the Bible Belt, were the slave owners and the largest oppressors of African Americans after slavery was abolished. Christians still claim they are responsible for abolishing slavery. Regardless of the facts, we reached a new level of morality. For the sake of argument, I will say Christians were solely responsible for fighting the injustice and freeing the slaves. If this is something they take such pride in, why isn’t god held to those same high standards? god’s tyranny and hypocrisy is continually overlooked because of one belief: We can’t understand god’s plan. The very idea of such a domineering figure is beyond insulting to me. I see no better way to close this argument than with a quote from Steven Weinberg, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979.

Steven Weinberg

 

“But then, maybe at the very bottom of it … I really don’t like God. You know, it’s silly to say I don’t like God, because I don’t believe in God, but in the same sense that I don’t like Iago, or the Reverend Slope or any of the other villains of literature, the god of traditional Judaism and Christianity and Islam seems to me a terrible character.”

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6 Responses to Lucifer: The Real Hero of the Story

  1. clovissangrail says:

    Very good, very true, very tragic. And as the world shambles from crisis to crisis, overburdened by people, pollution, heat… the power of religion will only increase, as it always does in times of stress, because they promise a beautiful future in heaven, whereas those who tell the truth promise nothing but the reality, and our society is all about denying reality.

  2. You’re right Matt, but Christians will argue differently. They’ll say that god did not intend for them to die. He gave them death after they broke his rule. He cast them out of Eden to keep them from eating from the Tree of Life and escaping death.

    But, the Garden of Eden story shows that god is that much more of a tyrant. The enemy of slavery has always been knowledge. To god, Adam and Eve deserve death in exchange for knowledge.

  3. Mattimaticus says:

    For some reason, this post makes me think of the Garden of Eden. Eve definitely wasn’t tempted and, when you really look at it, the satan snake actually told the truth. Everything he said would happen, actually happened. Plus, Adam and Even didn’t die despite god saying they would.

  4. Revelation 20
    The Judgment of the Dead

    11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

  5. Nate says:

    Nice thoughts. Inflamatory perhaps, but still nice.

    People look back on Nazi Germany and say that the German soldiers should have stood up for what was right and not enforced the Holocaust. I view rebelling against Yahweh as the same thing. If God really did exist, and if he really was going to eternally torture most of the people who’ve ever lived, he would be a monstrous tyrant. Serving him would be the wrong thing to do!

    • Elena says:

      I have personal crieirta for my children:1. I have a common last name, so popular first names are not an option. I look at a list of the 100 top names for babies last year for that gender, and at least the top 50 aren’t options. With popular names you run the risk of having your kid have the same name as everyone else, and as the three Matt’s in my fifth grade class can attest to, that’s not a good thing.2. No names that are obviously Mormon. Nephi, Ammon, Moroni, Hyrum, and Brigham are out. I’d hate to be immediately identified as Mormon because of my first name, and it’s not fair for me to inflict that same fate on my child. Such religious identification should be up to the individual, and not his or her parents.3. No names that sound weird when combined with the last name. If my last name were Smith, Smitty would not be a permissible first name for one of my children.

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