You may believe in the Devil, but do you know who he really is?
It’s often said that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist. But was it? I reckon he did something a lot more subtle and pernicious…
Watch the news. Read a paper. Heck, read the Bible. The Q’ran. The Talmud. Look at all the things God (supposedly) did, and does. Smiting the disobedient, wiping out whole cities and peoples, flooding the World, torturing innocents just to see if they love him enough. Killing babies. Roasting people in Hell for all eternity. Sending tsunamis, floods and earthquakes that wipe out thousands of innocent people, just to punish a few guys for having anal sex. As it’s often been pointed out, these are not the actions of a sane human being, let alone a loving, well-adjusted deity.
A huge proportion of the things God does are demonstrably evil. And yet he keeps telling us he loves us. These are the actions of an abuser, not a loving parent – and certainly not a loving god.
Based on what we know, isn’t it more likely that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he was God?