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Question by danman: How has the bible’s Satan been used to turn the minds of Christians into mystic fear and confusion?
How has the figure Satan provided an easy excuse to ignore history, facts, and sound reasoned thinking?

As long as religious leaders promote his (Satan’s) existence are they not just simply saving their jobs?

When will Christians rely on the evidence and not superstitious legend?
A bogeyman (also spelt bogieman, boogeyman or boogieman) is a monstrous imaginary figure used in threatening children. This legendary monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases, he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror. Bogeyman can be used metaphorically to denote a person or thing of which someone has an irrational fear. Parents often say that if their child is naughty, the bogeyman will get them, in an effort to make them behave.
People put the concept of the Devil to use in social and political conflicts, claiming that their opponents are influenced by the Devil or even willingly supporting the Devil. The Devil has also been used to explain why others hold beliefs that are considered to be false and ungodly.
The Book of the Dead refers to Seth as the “Lord of the northern sky”, responsible for clouds and storms.
Seth fighting Apophis
Her-Uben B Papyrus, 21st dynasty
Source: S. M. elSebaie, The Destiny of the World: A Study on the End of the Universe in the Light of Ancient Egyptian Texts, Toronto 2000, p.58

The souls of ordinary deceased Egyptians where sometimes seized by him, but Seth protected Re against the serpent Apophis on his nightly voyage through the underworld. Later he was – strangely – identified with this enemy of his.

Throughout history Seth’s reputation grew steadily worse, until he became Seth, the abominable. In the Book of victory over Seth the god is expelled from Egypt. Magic is invoked against him, his effigy is burned, and he is delivered to the Devourer. Even his mother Nut is driven to repudiate her son:
“Is there a mother who consumes her child?
Is there a woman who draws her knife against him who emerged from her?”
I have opened (my) mouth in order to eat,
I have drawn (my) knife in order to commit slaughter
against that wretched Seth and his following,
(against him) who was not mild, who grasped in evil
against the eldest of my body, of mild manners,
who emerged with the royal serpent on his head from (my) body,
who was crowned before he was born,
(against him) who created evil against the body cleaver,
who was hard hearted against the benefactor,
who brought about unequalled crimes.

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Answer by spiritual satanism
the truth about satan can be found here ,,might want to check that be4 you embarras yourself with another question like that

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  4 Responses to “How has the bible’s Satan been used to turn the minds of Christians into mystic fear and confusion?”

  1. This quotation might be worth considering:

    “When it is recalled that until the Christian era the underworld was never regarded as a hostile area, that all gods were useful and essentially friendly to man despite occasional lapses; when we see the steady and methodical inculcation into humanity of the idea of man’s worthlessness—until redeemed—the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon, a weapon designed and used time and time again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state.

    “Our difficulty in believing the—for want of a better word—political inspiration of the Devil is due in great part to the fact that he is called up and damned not only by our social antagonists but by our own side, whatever it may be.

    – Arthur Miller, “The Crucible”

  2. by having idiots ask questions insinuating the bible is false and satan doesnt exist.

  3. We do rely on the Evidence. Satan is as real as the hair on your head. We Christians know most of His tricks. The rest we are protected from. But if we slack off a bit. He can and will try and rattle us.

    God Bless Ya,
    Chicago Bob

    There is more joy in Jesus in one day.
    Than there is in the World 365/24/7
    I know, I tried them both.

  4. The Christian version of Satan as a fallen angel, is a construct based on passages in Isaiah 14, which actually refer to the King of Babylon who is struck through with a sword, dies, and is thrown into a common grave. There is no biblical foundation for the christian “satan” in the OT, as to the Jews, Satan was one of the “sons of god” in Genesis 6, and acted as a spy and adversary of men in Job.

    The fires of hell was promoted in the middle ages through Dante’s Inferno, and its imagery was promoted in order to scare the “devil” (excuse the pun) out of believers so they would be easier to manipulate and control.

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