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Glen is correct in his analogy to comic book characters. I've said this before on here. God needs Satan in the same way Dudley Do-Right needs Snidely Whiplash, Batman needs the Joker, and Bugs Bunny needs Elmer Fudd. You can't be a story book hero without having a bad guy to battle. Is it logical in the case of a purportedly omniscient and omnipotent being? Of course not! But it makes for good bed time reading to the kiddies to scare the crap out of them.
The fear of hell was the final thing that kept me theist. Then I found out how Christianity was an evolution of ancient astrology and conglomeration of pagan traditions. Even as a devout believer, I couldn't understand why the heck God let the Devil exist in the first place?
This is like arguing about the motives of comic book characters of the characters in some psychotic person's delusion. The author can twist and turn away from rational explanations. Does anyone require proof that a delusion is a delusion? Does anyone who is sane have to disprove it and will the psychotic person find a way to be unpersuaded by reason?
Cuz God is all powerful and he only sifts out the bad guys for punishment. Satan'll take what he can get. If he could get to the good ones he would do that too.
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