Black-and-White Christianity adopts a simplistic, perverted view of human psychology: Good ideas come from God, bad ideas come from Satan. Of course ideas don’t come from us, but instead the two big puppet-masters (Satan & God) toy with humans.
“The Warrioress”, a commentor here occasionally, is a conservative Evangelical Christian who buys into this flavor of Angelology (a theological category containing angels, demons and Satan). In a recent comment she has said, ”
It’s all laid out for anyone with half of a brain. God or Satan. Make a choice. The plot is spelled out crystal clear in that bible for anyone to read. If you don’t want God, you get the other guy. (shrug). What’s not to understand?
And elsewhere she felt I displayed that I was a servant of Satan. She felt I served Satan and said what he’d want me to say:
“Good grief, Sabio. Sounds exactly like something Satan would say.”
She then tries to justify herself saying,
I’m not trying to imply or even accuse that Sabio is Satan; obviously he isn’t. However, just as God uses people to further His own end, so does Satan to further his. It’s really pretty simple. If you’re not on God’s side, you’re on the other by default.
But nothing top’s the cake better then when she shows how she view non-Christians when see says:
I really don’t look down on you in the least; I don’t even know you. It’s kind of akin to when you’re watching a horror movie like “Friday the 13th Part Ten” and the stereotypical naive guy is listening to his Ipod while he jogs through the woods. He is about to bite the dust. He’s completely clueless and happy in his state of oblivion while Jason Voorhees is right on his back bumper, but does he realize it? No, not a chance, not until that machete blade is lodged where ever Jase sticks it next — then it’s too late. In this scenario, Satan is Jason, not God, just in case you were about to ask that next. lol.
Yep, you heard that right. The Christian Warrioress envisions non-Christians as hapless, clueless idiots about to be slaughtered. And she pities us — she doesn’t “look down on us”, she just pities us: I’ll be damned if I get the nuance difference? [pun intended]
This simplistic God-or-Satan-puppet-master mentality is not shared by all Christians by any means. I haven’t explored the various forms of Angelology out there, but gee, is it really worth investigating?
Question to readers: What are different views Christians have concerning Satan’s role in our mental states?