Donnerstag, Februar 02, 2006


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(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity, who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. This entity is commonly referred to by a variety of other names, including Satan, Asmodai, Beelzebub, Lucifer and/or Mephistopheles. In classic demonology, however, each of these alternate names refers to a specific supernatural entity, and there is significant disagreement as to whether any of these specific entities is actually evil. The English word devil derives from the Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, from Latin Diábolus, from Late Greek Diabolos, meaning, slanderer, from diaballein, to slander: dia-, dia- + ballein, to hurl. The term devil can refer to a greater demon in the hierarchy of Hell. In other languages devil may be derived from the same Indo-European root word for deva, which roughly translates as "angel". However, a "diva" is not a devil. ( hahahaha by Castor :-) )
Some scholars believe that the notion of a central supernatural embodiment of evil, as well as the notion of angels, first arose in Western monotheism when Judaism came into contact with the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. Unlike classical monotheism, Zoroastrianism features two gods, one good and one evil, locked in a cosmic struggle where both are more or less evenly matched and the outcome is always uncertain. Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord"), also known as Ohrmazd, is the god of light, and Ahriman ("Evil Spirit"), also known as Angra Mainyu, is the god of darkness. In a final battle between the supernatural forces of good and evil, human souls will be judged in a fiery ordeal, and only the good will survive. Accordingly, humans are urged to align themselves with the god of light and his angels and to shun the god of darkness and his demons.

Christianity views Satan as an angel cast from heaven by God.

It's so interesting where you can find the source of every prejudice ...


Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Sadly the origin of all pregudice is humans, they don't seem to be able to help themselves making blanket judgements about everything, in the so called 'civilized world' its just a greater show of deceit tht's all. Oops there's me making a judgement. Love the devil picture by the way

7:53 nachm.  
Blogger Mike said...

Cool post. I always was taught that Satan was an angel that God had kicked out of heaven.

7:55 nachm.  
Blogger dAAve said...

how's the weather there?

12:22 vorm.  
Blogger ElovesU said...

The devel is the little birdie who sits on my shoulder and tells me to burn things...I listen sometimes



4:29 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Sue hardy-dawson:
Sue, you are so right, but there is adifference between prgudice and judgement ... cogito ergo sum ;-)

11:03 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Mike:
Yes you are right, but all these ideas are made by us human beings, I think :-)

11:06 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Daave:
Hot! Very hot :-), Daave ;-)

11:08 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Elovesu:
Oh, I see:-)! But only on your shoulder?
I think you have got a nest of such birdies :-)



11:13 vorm.  
Blogger Trudging said...

Well at least satan is well hung.

5:31 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Trudging:
Hahahahaha ... but he can have some other faces too :-)!

5:51 nachm.  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

I think we all have a little devil in us.
I see you,

7:06 nachm.  
Blogger Jacky said...

I Always knew the Devil was Hot!

3:13 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Jacky:
Yes, Jacky, and he burns :-)

9:16 nachm.  

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