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A Myth About Satan

21 Sep

Hatred, struck with punishment, expelled from the Holy house,

Fallen from heaven, Satan, the angel,

Took the blame, discouraged and angry from the fall.

 

Myth, gave him the armor of obstruction.

Religions forged a path, going around him.

To err in his embrace, was servitude and destruction

 

Within God’s power and might.

 

But, we forgot, he was forgiven in the New Testament!

Not really mention in the Old Testament…

The Holy House extended its hand  

 

And said “go and sin no more.”*

Fly, shed your pride, go back home

Where you belong!

 

(“Repent: through humility. To turn back from a world

that sins… erring in pride and defeated by obstruction

of arrogance… may be blotted out …with compassion”). **

 

Now who, continues in malicious hatred actions,

To say the obstructionist is to blame? Now sitting in the heart

Of a Forgiven House without any level of shame.

 

He isn’t here making you err! What devil?

 

Hatred in sterile procreation

Is barren in this argument.

It’s only you, in obstruction!

 

Completely responsible for your actions

Yet justify perfection

With miss-direction.

 

Free will? Squandered! Melted into armor,

 

Prepared for an ideology,

With an inability to seek an angel

By your side; one that is unable “to sin no more.”

 

Gather yourself, no one to defeat anymore.

It’s time for tea in the Holy House;

To take a seat in the heart of forgiving prayer.

 

*John 8:11 **Acts 3:19

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25 responses to “A Myth About Satan

  1. Mary

    September 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I found your reflections on Satan engrossing, ZQ. I do agree that we cannot blame him for making us err. We have free will, and the blame is on each person’s shoulders. I like the idea of ‘tea in the Holy House.’ I think we all, in our own way, hope for this.

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  2. humbird

    September 21, 2014 at 9:41 am

    We’re responsible for our choices and thoughts…~ To set the loving intention in our hearts – the way. Important poem! :)x

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  3. Gabriella

    September 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Satan can be a convenient figure if we forget that we are responsible beings. Great closing stanza!

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  4. Sumana Roy

    September 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    “Completely responsible for your actions”…how true!!..Like Mary I also like the idea of “…tea in the Holy House”…

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  5. Gillena Cox

    September 21, 2014 at 10:55 am

    free will also encompasses, the authority of God almighty and the humility of humanity; have a nice Sunday, happy you linked in at my blog

    much love…

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  6. Mark M. Redfearn

    September 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Tea in the holy house sounds like having a tete-a-tete with God.

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  7. Heaven (@ScarletVerses)

    September 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Of course, we are “Completely responsible for your actions” ~ I too like the ending of tea time ~

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  8. alan1704

    September 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Forgiveness is the heart of the cross, and the free gift offered, if only we could see our true inheritance. There are some interesting paths in your well crafted words.

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  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    September 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Alas Satan is hardly needed to create evil things…

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  10. Kerry O'Connor

    September 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    People remember the parts that suit and believe what they want to believe. One of the reasons I gave up religion.
    You make a very compelling point in this poem.

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  11. Hannah Gosselin

    September 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    You cover some heavy stuff here and I enjoy the tone in which you rally through each of the points with…striking work.

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  12. Myrna

    September 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    A strong poem with a strong topic. So true we are responsible. I hope our hearts, ears, and minds open up to compassion, and that we act on that.

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  13. Jim

    September 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I agree, ZQ, we are responsible for our own failures on pleasing God. The thought of Satan repenting and asking God’s forgiveness would knock the sails out of Christian evangelism. A whole religious theory knocked down?

    BTW, with my mouse laying in front of the monitor, my computer goes wandering back (down) a way. Have you ever evaded the police? I did once, they were really upset when they found me about an hour later (I was speeding).
    ..

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  14. ManicDdaily

    September 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Forgiveness is always a good route, I think. A very interesting poem, thanks. k.

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  15. Torie

    September 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Oh yes, free will allows us so much. In the end we always have a choice and we are the ones who make it and then have to live with the consequences. Good or bad.

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  16. seasideauthor

    September 22, 2014 at 7:24 am

    It is all about choices. Most of the world is very deceptive. Saying what every person wants to hear.

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  17. Kim

    September 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    You offer lecture like a keen professor. Well done!

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  18. James Jamztoma Toma

    September 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    RK, this was a masterpiece. thank you for the wisdom and the spirituality in it. feeling heavenly.

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  19. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    September 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Liked the approach very much …really Satan is hardly needed to create any evil …it’s actually our satanic intentions…wonderful insight … 🙂

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  20. Donna@Living From Happiness

    September 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Strong words and images reminding us we have the free will to act and think and we alone are responsible…no Satan or evil power…just man acting out of love or hatred.

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  21. Rallentanda

    September 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    As you said we have free will..there is no predestination…we choose for whatever reason the decisions we make. I am reading a newly released book you might find interesting ” The Psychopath Inside” A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into The Dark Side Of The Brain. It’s an easy and interesting read.

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  22. G L Meisner

    September 23, 2014 at 7:25 am

    A very interesting and perhaps needed theology is discussed here. Well written.

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  23. Rebecca Fedler

    September 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Intresting piece. I specifically like this line, “Myth, gave him the armor of obstruction.” Great poem.

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  24. nan

    September 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Very thought provoking poem! I love the last line… and will reflect further on taking a seat in the heart of forgiving prayer…

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  25. Chris

    October 1, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Well you’ve kick started my mind this early day.

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