God vs. Devil


The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity, who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. This entity is commonly referred to by a variety of other names, including Satan, Asmodai, Beelzebub, Lucifer and/or Mephistopheles. In classic demonology, however, each of these alternate names refers to a specific supernatural entity, and there is significant disagreement as to whether any of these specific entities is actually evil. The English word devil derives from the Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, from Latin Diábolus, from Late Greek Diabolos, meaning, slanderer, from diaballein, to slander: dia-, across + ballein, to hurl. The term devil can refer to a greater demon in the hierarchy of Hell. In other languages devil may be derived from the same Indo-European root word for deva, which roughly translates as "angel". However, a "deva" or "diva" is not a devil. Some scholars believe that the notion of a central supernatural embodiment of evil, as well as the notion of angels, first arose in Western monotheism when Judaism came into contact with the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. Much like classical monotheism, Zoroastrianism has one supreme God, and an evil spirit who chose to be evil, locked in a cosmic struggle where both are more or less evenly matched, though from the beginning Ahura Mazda's triumph is foretold; making Zoroastrianism an ethical dualism. Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord"), also later known as Ormazd in Middle Persian, is the God of light, or Truth, and Angra Mainyu ("Evil Spirit"), also later known as Ahriman in Middle Persian, is the primeval Spirit of darkness, or the Lie. In a final battle between the forces of good and evil, human souls will be judged in a fiery ordeal of molten metal where the good will pass through as if it were warm milk and those who chose evil will be purified and all will be reunited in the new perfected world. Accordingly, humans are urged to align themselves with Ormazd and his Yazatas ("angels") and to shun His adversary who is the ruler of darkness and his demons, so that they may facilitate the final renovation (Frashō-kereti). Christianity views Satan as an angel cast from heaven by God, for being prideful, deceitful, and the tempter: all strikingly similar to the story of Ahriman.

God most commonly refers to the deity worshipped by followers of monotheistic and monolatrist religions, whom they believe to be the creator and ruler of the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to God like omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, perfect goodness, divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence. God has also been conceived as being incorporeal, a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent". These attributes were all supported to varying degrees by the early Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologian philosophers, including Augustine of Hippo, Al-Ghazali and Maimonides. Many notable medieval philosophers developed arguments for the existence of God, attempting to wrestle with the apparent contradictions implied by many of these attributes. Philosophers have developed many arguments for and against the existence of God.

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Islam Devil is referred to as Iblis or Shaitan, with the power to cast evil suggestions into the heart of men The word Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to Allah (God); Muslims believe that God revealed the Quran.
Mainly found in Most religions Monotheistic and monolatrist religions
Defined as An Evil spirit. A god is a metaphysical entity
Embodiment of Evil Grace
Talkativeness Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind). Tend to talk through omens, prayer, meditation, the Rosary, Apostles, prophets, burning bushes, angels, or by manifesting themselves as corporeal beings
Other names Satan, Adversary, Tempter, Baal, Beelzebub, The wicked one, The Evil one, the evil spirit, Father of lies, The archfiend, Belial, Diabolos, Old Serpent, Dragon, Lucifer, Angra Mainyu, Ahriman, Mara, Iblis, HaSatin, anti-Christ, Beast Almighty Father, Holy Spirit, Ahura Mazda, Ēl, Yahweh, Lord, Jehovah, Jesus, Holy Trinity, HaShem, Allah, Brahma, Krishna, The Supreme Be Khuda, Zhu, Bhagwan, Brahman, Trimurti, Ganesh, Vishnu, Shiva, akal purkh, Malik, Tirthankar, Buddha, Ti'en, et
Judaism Satan, Adversary, Tempter, Baal, Beelzebub, The wicked one, The Evil one, the evil spirit, Father of lies, The archfiend, Belial, Diabolos, Old Serpent, Dragon, Lucifer, Angra Mainyu, Ahriman, Mara, Iblis, HaSatin, anti-Christ, Beast etc. G-D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Adonai, HaShem.
Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism identifies the Devil as the god of Evil, and is called 'Angra Mainyu,' or 'Ahriman.' Ahura Mazda, the God of all that is Good.
Buddhism A Devil-like figure in Buddhism is Mara Buddhism is usually regarded as a religion without an Absolute Creator God, who created the universe ex nihilo (from nothing), and whom one should worship and be devoted to
Most noted recruits or disciples Hitler, Stalin, Judas Iscariot, Aleister Crowley, Anton Levay, The Pharaoh, Ahab and Jezebel, Herod the Great, Herodias, Countess Elisabeth Bathory, Emperor Nero, Jack the Ripper, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Clifford Olson, etc., The Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, John the Baptist, Zarathustra, Muhammad, Guru Nanak Dev, Francis & Clare of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Mainmonides, Rumi, Gandhi, Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Occupations Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth. Managing the ever-expanding cosmos, and micromanaging the morality of human actions, also preforming miracles, and swaying the outcomes of human games of chance and sport matches, inspiring visions, and helping artists win awards
Bestows upon humanity Curses. Blessings.
Personal Attributes Malevolence. Benevolence.
Nature Evil. Either all good or all bad, though some are dualistic
Christianity Christianity understands the devil as a corrupted or fallen angel. The devil's ultimate goal is to corrupt humankind. Christianity teaches that God is Father, Son(Jesus) and Holy Spirit.
Symbol A goat or a snake. Countless symbologies denote divinity including the celtic cross, the all-seeing eye, the sun-face
Identified through his own cunning. his creation and his works
Life Span Created By God, but, rebelled against Him. Immortal: No beginning and no end.
Physical attributes Usually horns on his head and/or a tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent. omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence
Permanent Residence Hell. Heaven.
Hinduism An Evil spirit. Hindus believe that Ishvara is only One and the actual number of auspicious qualities of God, are countless
Academic Orientation Deceiver. All-knowing
Health Implications In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God. N/A

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Comments: Devil vs God

Anonymous comments (6)

September 12, 2012, 6:56pm

come on guys why do you think we exist? where do you thik we come from ? who created hevean & earth? why do you think we die? this proves that there is God& devil. let me tell you truth that will safe your life.God is there devil is there,so its upto anyone to decide whom to pray.only pray creater of heaven or devil who is the rebillon against creater.but know that you rebel you go straight to hell.

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September 19, 2013, 1:46pm

@ROGER FERNANDEZ comment.....

You must be a fool to think there's no god. Let me guess you're probably one of those scientific idiots who think everything has to have a scientific explanation. You know what, there's actually something else out there at work that's far from our comprehension. There are things out there that are unseen that science cannot explain. POINT BLANK PERIOD!

I hope you do experience some things in life and witness it for yourself maybe your views will change. But then again you might just be that fuck tart who will try to come up with some kind of science to explain what just happened. IGNORANCE IS BLISS!

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August 15, 2013, 1:11am

Hmm All seeing eye symbolized with god.. i know that was one interoperation but people have also associated it with the Mark of the beast and thus Satan(or the Devil)

Not sure if the chart should be edited to show that or not but yeah i like it so far.

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September 12, 2012, 7:05pm

devil is jelous about our life so he brings all negative thoughts against our heavenly father,yet its him who is evil.think about your bilogical parents,can they creat you and hate you.sometimes friends can tell you that you should drink beer so that you enjoy life,but your parents being against that.will thaT PROVE that your friends love you.that what devil do,he puts in our mind that there is no God and evrything is normal.thats an evil lie. lets respect God and give glory to him because he loves& cares for us. lets hate the enemy of soul who is devil,deceaver,serpent,dragon,liar,killer,father of liars,father of prostitudes,father of killer.

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July 8, 2009, 10:42pm

so you say that god has a plan to wipe out the evil nasty devil but not destroy entirely. You know just scare him up a bit and cast him off to some secluded tropical island where he could be sipping a drink with a nice umbrella straw. So while the devil is so enjoying everyday living and others are plaqued with nasty awful illnesses the devil has a place to stay fit and healthy.

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September 17, 2012, 5:07am

Roger, I like how you say that the world would be all nice and peaceful between all people if there wasn't any belief in God or religion. Really? What would stop anybody from going out, robbing someone, and then killing them? If all people stopped believing in religion, what morals would stop the people of earth from imploding on themselves? Yeah there might be a few good people left, but what would stop men from killing each other out of hate, jealousy, or ignorance if they didn't believe anything would happen to them if they died? Even if there isn't a God or entity, believing in God or whomever helps enforce the belief in having morals for people which keeps us from killing each other. Just some food for thought...

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