Mudcat Café message #1417422 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78329   Message #1417422
Posted By: Cluin
22-Feb-05 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Positive Thinking Satanic?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Positive Thinking Satanic?
And Art, I believe Campbell was referring to the Islamic story that Satan was God's greatest servant and that when God ordered the angels to serve and bow to man, Lucifer wanted to keep serving God and for his disobedience was banished from Heaven. One tradition concentrates on the pride of Lucifer, but another emphasizes the great love he had for God. "Go to Hell!" was a curse for it removed him from the presence of his greatest love, and Satan blamed mankind for his fall, and thus the malevolence towards humankind.

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