In Defense Of Satan
By James Donahue
Somewhat like their "grandfather" god image, the Christians created a humanoid persona of an evil
villain, or a negative balance in the person of the Devil, or Satan.
Every school child knows this image. He appears in a red covering, or skin, has a long pointed
tail, horns projecting from his forehead, offers an evil grin and holds a pitchfork in his hands. Sometimes he sports a pointed
goatee beard. As the story is told, Satan is the fallen angel Lucifer who rebelled against God in heaven and was condemned
to rule over inhabitants of the Earth.
This story is not supported by Biblical reference even though it has always been a primary rule
for fundamental students of the scriptures. Both Lucifer and Satan are spoken of, but they are not linked, Satan is not described,
and the story of the fall of Lucifer is so vaguely explained that there could be many different interpretations.
It appears in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, 14:12-14: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O
Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine
heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God . . . I will be like the most High."
This planet, at least in the Christian story, is thus the Devil's playground. All humans born
on it are condemned to be subjects of Satan. We are born in sin and remain in condemnation until we accept the redemptive
spirit of Jesus who went into Hell, the place of fire and judgment, and suffered the punishment for all who will believe this
story. To escape this terrible fate people must submit their bodies to possession by the angelic spirit that claims to be
The Old Testament stories passed down by the Hebrews are filled with references to an evil spirit
force that brings about all kinds of trouble for humanity. These include the serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden,
and numerous other interesting demonic characters like Abaddon, Apollyon, Beelzebub and Belial.
Satan is described in the Bible text as being presumptuous, proud, powerful, wicked, malignant,
subtle, deceitful, fierce and cruel.
In our research for this article we found some anonymous writers willing to defend the concept
of the "devil," which appears to exist in every world culture. One wrote: "In nearly all the theologies, mythologies and religions,
the devils have been much more humane and merciful than the gods. No devil ever gave one of his generals an order to kill
children and to rip open the bodies of pregnant women."
Yet another unnamed author penned the following: "There is nothing in this planet's history, biblical
or otherwise, or knowledge from any source, that remotely alludes to the possibility that the poor devil ever stole a pin
or killed a living soul. In fact, he never killed a fly, or hurt a single individual, man or beast. He never lost his temper,
told a lie, or even cursed a teeny little curse. Who in all history can lay claim to such a pious and noble existence."
Belial is a force that ranks high among the Goetia Spirits. In our research we learned that Belial
is a powerful king among the spiritual forces. Catholic mythology says Belial was the second angel created after Lucifer.
The church lists him among the fallen angels and suggest that he was possibly involved with Lucifer in the events that occurred
in the garden. What that may suggest, if there is any validity to the story, is that Belial was involved in a genetic manipulation
that established humans on Earth.
We must conclude that if the Christians are correct, and there really is a devil bearing the name
of Satan, he is not Belial.
The historical record shows that Beelzebub also is another character, probably fictitious, established
as a patron god of ancient Palestine. Beelzebub was said to have been the Lord of the Flies and prince of evil spirits. His
name is an apparent derivative of Baal-Zebul, or "Prince Baal," a god of the Canaanites and a primary Goetia Spirit. Thus
it is difficult to connect Beelzebub with the person of Satan.
Abaddon is a Hebrew name that refers to a place of ruin and destruction. The Greeks rendered the
name to Apollyon to describe an angel-prince of hell and the minister of death and havoc on Earth. Thus there is a natural
thought that the word is a reference to Satan. But the name really is linked to the demon Asmodeus, a spirit of impurity.
The constant Biblical reference to Satan as a serpent or dragon is a powerful clue as to just
who this character really is. It is a mythological reference to the Kundalini, the esoteric spiritual force that exists within
each human. This is, in effect, the DNA coil. It is this altered DNA that sets us apart from all of the other creatures on
this planet. In changing our DNA, the creator (Lucifer?) put something of himself in each of us. That spark . . . that light
so-to-speak . . . may be the soul that we all share. It is the light of the god that exists within us all.
Another odd custom among Christians is the celebration of the so-called birth of Jesus at the
shortest and consequently darkest day of the year. This celebration is highlighted by a visit by a red cloaked spirit that
flies through the air on a magical sleigh. We call him Santa Claus and encourage our children to look forward to the event
because he brings materialism in the form of toys and other gifts. Santa appears to be an odd extension of the Satan myth,
mixed with the celebration of the winter solstice.