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Boggle: The History of 'Satan'

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.christnet,alt.satanism,talk.religion.misc,alt.mythology,
From: (nagasiva)
Subject: Boggle: The History of 'Satan'
Date: 6 May 1997 14:41:45 -0700

[from alt.magick: BOGGLE ]
TomandSuny wrote:
> There is no Biblical basis that Satan was assigned to test man or
> creation. Therefore this argument is simply an extension of deception
> instilled in the writer. Satan clearly is not rewarded for his part in
> living through creation, according to the Bible.
> Tomandsuny        <*))))><
BOGGLE writes:
The christian bible is not the only source of history. 
There is historical evidence by the early Hebrew writers, 
and the religious Jews of those times, that "the satan," 
(small s, meaning the opposer in Hebrew), was any angels 
sent by God, to test christians and jews.

The early Jews, and later the christians, adopted the 
practice of labeling their spiritual rivals, as followers 
of Satan, (large S added later in history). The Gnostics 
were just one of many groups so labelled, by these early 
christians and jews.
We see the same thing happening today, with conservative 
christians, labeling virtually any spiritual group, that 
does not fit their conception of the bible, as satanic, 
and cultic. Their only criteria for this name calling, 
are their own limited, biblically based belief systems.
Sometimes I wonder if we all have a destiny,
or if we all are just like leaves, floatin
accidental like, on a breeze. Maybe its
both. Forrest Gump
see  and  call: 408/2-666-SLUG!!!
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