While our normal commentator is busy with other maters, we bring you a very special guest with an important message:
Hi, you all! Lucifer, the morning star, light-bringer, Satanall, the Dragon, the Devil, good old Satan to most of you. Oh yes, also sometimes called the “Prince of this World’—and don’t I wish I were! Boy, things would be a hell (no pun intended) of a lot different around here, believe me.
First of all, let’s get it straight. This whole evil, thing. Not me. Not my job (again, no pun intended for those of you who read the book). Really, it’s all a big misunderstanding. Hey, blame the prophet Zarathustra for coming up with the whole idea of two opposing entities in the Universe, Ahura Mazda ( “the Good Lord”) and Angra Mainyu (“the Evil Spirit”) or Ahrinan. Later, when the Jews had been conquered by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and exiled there, they took over the idea. Then, some bozo had to go translate the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah (Isaiah 14:12) as “Lucifer” in the King James Bible.
I mean, there I was–minding God’s business like a good angel should–helping him become an even better God by pointing out where He might be going wrong–you know, playing devil’s advocate (damn, this unintentional puns–can’t escape them, can you?)–and then one day—zap, I’m suddenly this evil, horrible creature trying to seduce His creation into evil.
What are you people anyway? You’re not all Donald Trumps–nothing is ever your fault, it’s always someone trying to ruin your good name. Hello! Take some goddamn responsibility for yourselves, humanity. I’m not the one blowing up children and mothers as you keep finding newer and more sadistic ways of destroying each other. It’s not me that makes idiot fanatics crash cars and trucks into innocent bystanders in a perverted sense of what makes God great. I am not the one who makes you rape. I’m not the one who thinks that it’s okay to build more and more weapons of destruction at the cost of food, medicine, and shelter for the poor and the weak. I do not plunder and destroy this beautiful planet–the only home you have–in the name of profit.
I am not the one who puts greed and indifference over the value of a human life.
I am not he who condemns others to hell (in this world or in the next) because their skin color is not mine, their land of origin is different than mine, their culture and beliefs seem strange to me., or because they call God by a different name that I do. I am not the one going to your churches, mosques, synagogues to pray to your God in self-righteousness when you continually break the first and only important rule of all religions: “Do to others as you would have them do to you“.
Stop blaming me. I’m not the Devil of this world–You are! Do not keep listening to your fears and the whispers of men (not me!) who would keep you in darkness for their own advantage. Do not give into the worst side of your spirit when God infused you with the light to bring forth heaven on this poor planet.
The world is only made what it is by your actions
The world can only be made holy by listening to your heart.
Thank you for listening,