To a point yes. Lucifer isn't Satan. It was one of the Pope's that decreed they were one and the same.

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I admire surgical logic such as yours. No mention of Satan is made or implied! I was hoping the satanist you conversed with would take this as a peace offering but I guess he didn't see it.

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XD well traditional Satanism has actually been around longer than Christianity AND Judaism. But I get why a lot of people confuse the meaning.

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So you're saying the mistake is a myth ......so he is real. Cleverrrrrr.

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But, but, but...

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my life always serves me such an ironic plate of experiences.. <br />
just the other day i was trying to to imagine the possible existence of any and all gods and/or deities, including and especially lucifer. at one point i found myself being as closed mined as i blame my opposing religious groups for being. i realized that my faith in lucifer (or whatever) makes my deities no more real than it does theirs..<br />
in short. i believe that ANY such "god" including and lucifer is a "mythical mistake in translation".<br />
this only my opinion people so, please keep your rebuttles to a minimum, im tired of constantly having to explain myself..<br />
thank you FREEED!! that was an awesome question!!

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FINALLY! The one I was trolling for. U R welcome and thanks for commenting!

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You mean not real like TheChurchLady?

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Not Real? Who would lead you to believe TheChurchLady isn't real? Could it be........................
SATAN?
It isn't Lucifer. LOL

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The fact it's a cross dressing character on SNL, Everybody knows this.. No female would use that name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_Lady

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I guess my quote of the SNL transvestite escaped you. I wonder who made me say that/ Could it be.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................SATAN???????

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well it is somewhat lost in redaction just like the term Satan and oh, just about any other demon popular in american pop fundamentalist religious culture.

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Sadly, yours is a true statement. Thanks for making it. :)

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Sounds reasonable. I know the original scrolls from which the Old Testement is drawn carry repeated references to a God AND GODDESS. So why not have Satan "found" in translation?

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You taught me something. Thanks. Actually as thebenis observed, Lucifer is NOT Satan as most mistakenly believe. That's what I wanted to review.

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are you speaking of elohim and eloha ?

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As I have said before, to believe in one is to believe in all, Evil, just like goodness (and any dieties people believe in) is MAN-MADE.

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And subjective - the rat views the rat-exterminator as evil.

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Make sure to clean the burrs off first., don't want to rupture the femoral artery.

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what? that bastard lied to me? we're so breaking up now

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Join the club, dearest, we were ALL lied to...

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I believe that Satan, or the Devil or Lucifer, which are all one in the same, but with different titles is very real. He tempted Christ when HE, (Christ) was in the dessert. Also, Christ has more than one title. HE is also considered the Messiah, for one. Their are many more titles, but HE is the same. To say that Lucifer, doesn't exist is the same as saying that CHRIST who I believe to be very real doesn't exist. You'll find Satan, in murders and abortionists, (which are pretty much one in the same) within the mix. You'll find him in wars, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, crimes against humanity, as in what happened at the haulocost, and back in slavery and genicade with the American Indians, also what's going on now in other countries still today, theft, sexual predators, and child molesters, rapists, suicide (same as murder) and serial killers (also the same). Anything evil. It's not truly in anyone's nature to say, "Hey, I think I am going to kill me someone today. That would be so cool to see them beg for their lives and suffer." That's in humane and some evil entity has to be warping their minds to do all of these acts. No human reasoning alone would ever have others to come to those conclusions to do those things that I have mentioned. Sorry, but I would have to disagree with many people on here that say that he doesn't exist.

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You demonstrate precisely what I'm teaching - that Lucifer equals Satan is FALSE. That Lucifer is the devil is FALSE. That Satan equals the devil is TRUE. See the given link...and peace...I'm against evil, too! The existence of Satan is not the question here.

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i think satan is a broad term describing not a devil or evil but rather it is like an adjective or describing an act. i have a lot i have come across prsuing the ministry at one time. im no expert but i have learned quite a few things.

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All I know is that's what Lucifer wants people to believe.

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You've been misinformed - please read the link. Lucifer was inserted into a translation in ONE passage. Lucifer refers to the Babylonian King as WilliamC states.

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To say Satan is not real is to say that God is not real. A risky proposition.

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During a comment to a Satanist earlier, Lucifer is not the Devil or Satan

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I didn't say that. Risk ensues from improper inference such as yours. I made no mention of Satan. I believe in God. cpthaddock and WilliamC correctly state that Lucifer is not Satan, which is ALL this Q is about.

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Lucifer was a real historical person.

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Shore he was, now be movin' along before the paddywagon comes. LOL. Factually speaking there was [is?] a lucifer username on EP so I guess technically UR right.

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Lucifer was a little known king of Babylon.He is mentioned in the Bible.We can agree to disagree.

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Actually, we agree TOTALLY. My entire point is that the King was CALLED Lucifer, i.e., even though a real King, Lucifer as devil never existed! Let's agree to agree.

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yes and besides Satan is no king regardless of what he is called by.

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