Hell and Satan (and my views on religion)
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Okay, so here is what I believe about Hell and Satan, if there truly are such things. Some people say that Satan is not evil because he punishes evil. However, it is my belief that Satan is not punishing the evil. Satan himself is evil incarnate. Hell itself, a realm created God, punishes evil, not Satan. Satan is being punished there as well. So God is truly the one, in my belief, that punishes Satan and the evil, not Satan.
I consider myself to be something of a deist and a Christian at the same time. I believe in a single "God" and a "Satan" and in Heaven and Hell, or at least some sort of afterlife with the same elements as those. However, I do not follow a "religion." I believe that religion is one of the worst things on this world. It brings violence and ignorance, hatred, homophobia, greed, a herd mentality, and other things. I like the teachings of Jesus and I believe they should be followed by man. I believe the Bible itself is almost unnecessary, Jesus is the one whom you should pay attention to first, not all the stories that are highly likely made up. And even if Jesus never existed in the first place, that's fine. Then follow the idea of Jesus. Just don't be a douche, be a stand-up guy, is what I think the meaning of life is. And I believe, if you have done that, then you will be rewarded some how in some form of afterlife. I choose not to not believe in an afterlife, because then our one and only lives are truly insignificant.
Also, I'm all for people not being Christian or whatever, as long as they don't f*ck shit up. By that I mean, just follow some sort of peaceful ideology, no violence. In America, that usually manifests into "Christianity", but religion and the ignorance of man comes along and skews the teachings of Jesus to fit their own agendas. As long as it's a peaceful ideology that is about helping your fellow man, I say follow it.
If you read all that, thanks lol.
Please feel free to agree/disagree/discuss/all that jazz. But again, don't be a d*ck and flame or be immature about this. Thank you.