A modern-day Satanist talks about the difference between the Devil and Lucifer
Folllowing my last post about connecting with Satan several people asked me how I would differentiate between Satan and Lucifer. Do I see them as different entities or perhaps as aspects of the same thing? Well, I can only give a personal view which I warn may differ significantly from the views of other Satanists and Luciferians. Developing our own opinions and theories is central to most of us who use those labels and it is very rare that we all agree.
There are plenty of sites and books which give cultural, religious and historical accounts about how the various traditions associated with Satan and Lucifer developed and have been interpreted over the years. I am not going to add to them. I am simply going to put my own feelings and beliefs into words, and in these matters words are often inadequate.
There are some rough generalisations that could…
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A blogger talks about his brush with Satan during the recent spate of snowstorms…
I was out shoveling snow when Satan walked by on the sidewalk on the other side of the street.
Some of you don’t believe in the Devil. I wonder if that’s because you think of the red-skinned, horned and pointy-tailed creature that was made up for late night, fireside stories. I think that’s kind of fun but I don’t think Satan comes that way.
Today, he was in shape and voice of an old woman, calling out across the street, “There’s more coming!” with just an edge of delight. “What?” I asked, thinking who would do such a thing to a man who was just starting to shovel out a driveway filled about 10 inches deep with snow. “Did you hear they said, ‘More is coming!” She held her hands close, against her dark clothes and gathering the edges of a long dark shawl. She scurried off acting as if…
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Actress Roma Downey said that it is just like Satan to take center stage and draw attention from the hero of her movie, the son of God.
“I am sure Satan loved being the center of attention for a day,” she said recently, referring to a scandal that erupted over the actor who portrays Satan, and happens to look a lot like President Barack Obama.
“It was all over TV and all over the Internet and that next day, when I was sure everyone would be only talking about Jesus, they were all talking about Satan instead,” Downey said. “I was saddened. It was really disappointing, because it became such a distraction and then it became ugly and people were making such nasty statements.”
The uproar also caused the Obama-like Satan to be cut from the theatrical release of ‘Son of God’, which opens nationwide at the end of February.
“I want the name of Jesus to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so I cast Satan out,” she quipped. “It absolutely gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor.”
“I knew it was just like Satan the narcissist to make it all about him and create division, I am sure Satan loved being the center of attention for a day.” Romney Downey on the controversy of having Satan played by a character that looks like Obama in ‘Son of God’.
“I wanted the most charming man in the world to play the Devil,” director Akiva Goldsman on hiring Will Smith to play Lucifer in Winter’s Tale. “And he’s the most charming man in the world.”