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Paradise Lost; God as a Sadist

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Humans, God's Ignorant Pawns;

or, Satan, The Ultimate Scapegoat;

or better yet, God the Definitive Sadist

The basic Christian view of Milton's Paradise Lost is that a purely evil being, the anti-god if you will, Satan, is the cause of all of human downfall. Briefly the story goes like this, first God creates everything, but a rogue angel named Lucifer wants more out of existence so he attempt a coup d'etat of heaven. He fails, as he had no chance to begin with, as the Christian god is omnipotent. He is thrown into hell and is royally pissed off. Like a teenager with too much time, he finds a way to truly anger god by tempting and eventually corrupting God's precious, new, perfect world by introducing "sin", which is an action of some sort that angers this God. The humans are banned from perfection, grounded for the rest of eternity, and told to sit in a corner until their omnipotent God can find out some way to dispose of this "evil" being, which, thousands, if not millions, of years later, apparently still hasn't happened. The only problem with this interpretation is that it is made by humans with years upon years of religious brainwashing, and uses absolutely no logic at all. They know for a fact (blind faith) that God is good Satan is evil. But Is Satan really the most evil thing in existence? Is God perfect and loving? Was eating the apple really a bad thing?

Satan. The ultimate definition of evil. But is he really evil, or is he just an extension of the will of God? If God were omnipotent, know-all, see-all, be-all, then, in theory, God would know all that has happened and all that will happen. This is logically impossible, however, as this would imply predetermined destiny, which, of course, would not allow any room for free will. It's very contradictory, and makes no sense. But then again, neither does much of the bible. This leads me to my next idea. Why would a loving and caring God create such a horrible being? The answer, plain and simple, is entertainment. If you were god of a perfect no thrills world, what would be better than introducing the chaos theory into the mix? God, however, on one of his many ego trips, decides the human can't blame him for the future misery about to be unleashed on their future generations, so God invents the opposite of himself to push all of the blame onto. Then, in order for the ignorant humans to fight this thing, they are forces to worship and love God. He Invented evil to force people to love him, God is the ultimate egomaniac.

Because the Christian world consists of a strange free-will-with-destiny-intertwined paradox, God would have known the being created as Lucifer would oppose him for all eternity. Satan is the poor loser in the story. A scapegoat. He is carrying out all of God's sadistic, chaos inducing wishes while taking the blame all the while, happily at that. It's like God gave Satan some sort crazed of reverse psychology. God laid down commandments



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