Who Believes in the Devil? (Page 3)
ghostgeek: The leader of the Watchers, the angels dispatched to Earth to watch over humans but who began to lust for women, was Samyaza.
Zanjan: Lucifer was a man, actually a King of Babylon, who was once as mighty and adored as a rock star; as with most icons, it's hard to handle the power and glory - it went to his head. (I can think of a few modern likenesses, myself)
"How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: 'Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?'" (Issiah 14:12-17)
ghostgeek: I guess the fact that Lucifer is a latin name suggests some early Christian scribes, writing in the language used by the Church, wanted the story to be about a fallen angel. And why not? It's got Hollywood written all over it.
Zanjan: The name is actually "helel" or "Heyel"..........kind of rin gs a bell, eh? It translates with the same meaning though, as "light-bringer (bringing)" or "morning star" (Lucifer), associated with the planet Venus. Lots of symbolism because people were visual learners.
People don't even know what real angels are - they're "bearers of something, usually of help" - could be a person, could be a saint, could be the soul of one in the hereafter, could be an object or force of energy, or even just a lesson of experience.
The first mention of "Satan" was during the Babylonian exile as a revision to Jewish history.
1 Chronicles 21: 1........and then again in the Book of Job, which was post exile, with another description of the same thing. That's where the archetypical behaviour got fuzzy.
Zanjan: True. Issiah's eloquent description was perfect. Folks just HAVE to take perfect and 'fix' it, eh.
Just finished watching the latest video cover of "Moby Dick' (William Hurt, appropriately, as Captain Ahab). Oddly, the real story was more terrifying, involving the people, not the whale.
lori100: Nope, it is the illuminati (satanic) hand signal----pope, preachers, presidents, royals..they are all Satanists.....and there is more......Barbara Bush's mom had affair in England, got pregnant by Satanist Aleister Crowley ( allegedly) ( they protect their bloodlines and interbreed with other Satanists for power---is why all the presidents are related to the British Queen)-------so the Satanic tradition was handed down 3 generations...see the remarkable resemblance of Barbara Bush and Crowley......---------
deuce916: That doesn't mean there's a devil. Even if they did believe it it's not true. By the way, where's the beautiful socialite.
Zanjan: People, people! That hand signal is Hawaiian, meaning "Hang Loose". ( I wonder how much of that was photoshopped)
However, this is hardly original - the mosaic tile floors of the excavated Roman mansions and temple at ancient Sepphoris in Israel at Galilee, sport the same hand signal. Undoubtedly, it meant something else.
Zanjan: Don't worry, there will be more intriguing mysteries yet to solve. God always saves the best for the last.
lori100: Sure.....the Bushes doing the satanic hand signal live of t.v. was photoshopped....Bush doing it repeatedly in photos with the Queen (whom he referred to as "Mom" on live t.v. once----they are related after all) , Arafat, Ahmadin.....yesss....they all know the "hang loose " Hawaiian sign......it makes sense now! See on my wall ( from early last yr) pics of Satanic Baphomet image on Prince William's flight suit, and the same image on Bush Sr.'s hat......just another freaky coincidence of course......
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