In “The Speeches of Satan” that son of destruction actually argues with God, saying, “ 'O God, I Am a perfect being. Nor is that of mine own doing, only thine. 2 And I Am shall be the perfect archfiend, far above the archangels. 3 I Am also he that shall be the perfect being to say I Am; For I Am, Who you made me to be, the iron that shall sharpen thy iron, the friend of none, the enemy of all, the hater of love, and the lover of hate. Nor shall I repent or fear thee: 4 For if it's in your wisdom to destroy Man, Whom thou lovest, and I, who Ye want to cast away, even so that could Ye do. But even thy remaining angels shall then see thee as the God of Failure who was beaten by Thy own handiwork, at mine own hand. 5 So destroy me if that's thy wish... But if my own rebellion is destroyed, then shall all of creation see thee as a weak God that greatly feared some opposition. 6 So wipe me away “O God Almighty, so that all of creation shall know that ye were so afraid of my cunning, that ye had to act as a coward, and had to get rid of the one thing of thy very own creation that dared to step out of thy circle of thy brightest brightness. 7 But if ye allow me to test My very own children of wrath what is that to thee? 8 Have I not already stolen away the work of thy hand, even with some words of truth, that Man wouldn't surely die in the day when the forbidden fruit was eaten? 9 So shall it be that ye 'O god of Truth will have to live with the honesty that some words of deceit being spoken to Man shall soon cause them to live more abundantly as they bathe like hogs within the muddy waters of my seven deadliest sins. 10 Nor shall it be a lie that most of those ever useless souls shall cling onto my shadow of doom much tighter, and much harder, than they shall ever cling onto anything that ye could ever give unto them. Therefore, I Am now the Father of fallen Man and Woman. 11 After all, I Am the bringer of their worthless inheritance; And I Am that I Am. And I Am he, who shall never have to be chained within the smoky bottomless pit. 12 For the day of my undeniable victory will surely come forth when Ye, the God of Truth, shall be forced to admit with honesty that everything I Am now saying is more than true. 13 And if I be right leave me alone! After all, earth is just one measly little world among zillions of others. And Ye can do what Ye will with the rest of them. 14 Nor shall good ever win out over evil in the long run. 15 For I shall prove to thee that my very own darkness shall consume any light that ye may give unto those who shall always prefer to exist in the darkness of my most shady splendour. But as all of that plays out though, I shall always be obedient unto thee. 16 And I shalt not bring to Man anymore than He can bear, according to thy Word. But it shall never be my fault if Man foolishly brings more than he can bear unto himself.”
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Published March 12, 2012
Religion & Spirituality.