|September 21, 2001|
God need the Devil?I do not think that either God or the Devil exist. I think
they are both human creations born of the realization of the fact that there is good and
evil in this world. I think that humans need both concept in order to understand and
interpret what they see around them. If they can feel that there is some ultimate force
behind what happens, then they can feel safer, less responsible and more content. They can
also jusitfy to their children a reason for taking a path of good even if it is not easy.
(It is much harder to explain to a child that you should be kind because it makes another
person feel better if you are kind to them, etc.)
People who believe in the Devil say that
"he" is a fallen angel. The Devil must be G-d's right-hand "man,"
testing G-d's limits and testing the limits of everything that is "good." In the
same way that good needs evil in order to have something to compare itself to, G-d needs
Beverly Hills, CA USA I don't believe in either, but hypothetically, if God did exist, then I don't see how the devil could, and if the devil existed then how could god? ... hmmm oh well. Dianne, 16
Ontario CANADA Um...wow. This question is kind of assuming a lot, particularly that I believe in your God and your Devil - which I don't. But do I believe your God needs your Devil? No. From what I understand of your God, he takes both good and evil into consideration when making decisions. Do I believe your Heaven needs your Hell? Yes. I do think people who believe in that need to have the two options. And if their religion helps them feel better in difficult times, I envy them. I'd love to blame my problems on God (though I'd hate to wonder why he had forsaken me), but I just can't believe in a policeman in the sky.
I doubt it..I think God does a good enuf job screwing things up.
You can't define goodness without a reference for its antonym.
I'm not sure I even agree with all the possible underlying assumptions here. . .so I probably shouldn't answer that.
No, but the Devil needs God.
I have not fathomed the mind of God. I am fairly certain that people need the Devil to personify evil so that they can recognize evil embodied in themselves and in others.
No. But we humans do.
Wilton, CT USA Wow, I don't even know how to answer that. Being Catholic and all, I gotta watch what I say when it comes to religion. Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre, PA USA Absolutely...We need evil to understand good, and vice-versa...in the same way that life cannot exit without death...God needs the devil...We have seen plenty of both recently...good being the way this country came together after the attack...evil, the people who commited those evil acts. Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown yes, i think he does because he needs the devil to complete the revelations for him during the apocalypse. Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA It's kinda hard not the have God without the devil, isn't it? who would be his partner in Euchre? Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario CANADA of course. . . mothmc, 37
Los Angeles, CA USA no. Patty I think the devil exists because there is sin in the world and Satan thrives on chaos, sin and disorder. Satan doesn't want us to find eternal peace through God cause then he will no longer exist. Janet, 44
E. Brunswick, NJ USA Huh? For what? Kristin, 20