Satan: more powerful than god

I forget where I found this.  After reading it I want to praise Lucifer for being witty, but it seems much more fair to blame god for being incompetent.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Doug Alder

    They are so twisted in their heads they can not see just how illogical they are. If it wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious,on second thought it’s both :)

  • Randomfactor

    God’s still making up for his Original Landscaping Error.

  • Zinc Avenger

    I’ve had this conversation.

    In the mind of the believer, this is teh god’s plan working as intended.

  • Brad

    I don’t know if I’d characterize it quite this way.

    Its more like humanity was carefully balanced on a tiny board at the top of a flag pole. Satan came along and gave one little poke, which resulted in “the fall of man”.

    Satan wasn’t the one who set up the scenario to begin with, so he doesn’t deserve the credit for the nudge that resulted in the fall.

    Still totally screwed up, though. My analogy makes god look like a dickhead, instead of just a weakling. Not sure that’s any better :(

  • Brownian

    They belive that Satan is either much more powerful or much more intelligent than God.

    Given that the people who believe that the maker of hernias and Harlequin-type ichthyosis (but not watches) is an ‘intelligent’ designer also believe that he made them in his own image, I’m sure they’re just fine with the latter claim.

    Why else would they be so antagonistic towards schools and teachers?

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    I’ve maintained for some time that Christians don’t understand their own religion. They claim to be monotheists when it’s obvious they have several gods: Yahweh, Jebus, the Spook, Satan, for Catholics Mary is a goddess, and there’s all the junior gods aka saints and angels. Jews are monotheists, Christians are not.

  • foundchris

    The Christian response is that God wins in the end (see Revelation). Even if God does defeat Satan, if his plan overall was that “none should perish, but have eternal life” he’s still missed the goal.

    I’m disappointed that they used Wikipedia as a source. Otherwise, well-presented and accurate argument!

  • Anteprepro

    The Christian response is that God wins in the end (see Revelation)

    It’s always entertaining that we have to expect God to set everything straight and win in the long-term, and deal with all of the shit in the interim. You’d think an omnipotent and omniscient would be in the process of winning all the way up to the end, and not just score a come-from-behind victory after being the underdog almost continuously for several 1000 years. In other words: This excuse is basically just an admission of God’s incompetence.

  • P Smith

    The only crimes which “satan” actually perpetrated in the buybull were the same each time: asking people to think. The rest were but accusations, not things that had happened. Small wonder the religious are adamantly against encouraging free thought. If the mythical beings actually existed and the stories were real, it would reek of “history is written by the winners” – like the history that would have been written if Nazi Germany had conquered England.

    For the record, t’s called the buybull because one must buy the bull to believe it.


  • Brandon Melton

    Here is part one of my two-part response to this image. Read. Comment. Share.