Post by pudentame
On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:15:14 -0000, "Stephen Wilson"
Post by Stephen Wilson Post by The Doctor Post by The Doctor Post by The Doctor Post by The Doctor Post by The Doctor Post by Stephen Wilson
Post by Brian Post by Timothy Bruening
Jack Harkness is immortal and heals rapidly. What would happen if
someone cut off his head?
Life could get very boring if you were immortal.
God is immortal!
And as fictional as Captain Jack. So what?
God is not fiction.
Yes SW you are a fool.
Yes you are. Just like Satan in the Garden of Eden.
I assume you're talking about a story in the book of Genesis. Satan did not
appear in the book of Genesis. Way to make yourself look even more
Satan as a proper name for god's adversary seems to first appear in
the Book of Job, but god's adversary does appear in the Book of
Genesis in the guise of a serpent without being given a specific name.
Ha-satan is Hebrew for adversary or accusor ... or figuratively, the
Oh yes, I understand that. I also understand that the Jews had a very
different concept of Satan to Christians, and a very different concept of
Heaven, no concept of Hell and almost nothing to say about an afterlife. All
of that came along later with the invention of Christianity. The God of the
Old Testament is very different from the God of the New Testament. The Satan
of the Old Testament was very different to the Satan of the New Testament.
The Satan the Jews believed in was not the personification of evil.
I also understand that many Christians like to think that Satan is the same
as the serpent is the same as Lucifer is the same as Beelzebub. And they
like to think Jesus has a surname of "Christ" and that he was born in a
stable on 25th December. None of that is mentioned in the Bible itself. It's
all a myth of a myth. The fact of the creation story of the Old Testament is
that it does not feature a being called Satan (or Ha-satan). It features a
talking snake who loses his legs as punishment for tempting Eve.
As you say, the first book to feature a character called "Satan" (or in this
case Ha-Satan, "the accuser") was indeed Job - in which he was charged by
God to tempt humans, and then to report back so that God could reward or
punish them as necessary. And if you read the story, you will see it's God,
not the satan, that caused all of Job's suffering. The satan in this story
was not a talking snake, any more than the talking snake in Genesis was
intended to be Satan.