The Bible has incident after incident of God getting angry and going on bloody killing sprees. If God is not doing the actual killing with floods, pestilence, fire, tornadoes or packs of animals he is ordering his children to kill others of his children. Somehow, God never kills bad people during his killing sprees. He could've easily destroyed Satan when Satan rebelled in heaven and he could've easily killed Cain for killing Abel. But to God offending him bothers him a lot more than if we kill or maim one of his children. What a douche bag!
God's lies are prolific and legendary. God deliberately deceives his children so that they will fail and be sent to his eternal torment. God feigns ignorance and tests his children as he did with Job and Abraham simply to prove a point to his adversary Satan. God claims to be honest and just and Satan would know if God were indeed honest just so there would be no reason for Satan not to believe God and therefore no need for God's cruel and ego gratifying demonstrations And if his lying is not enough he sends his son to spread a plethora of lies and deception.
- 1 Kings 22:23
- Now, therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.
- 2 Chronicles 18:22
- Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets.
- Jeremiah 4:10
- Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people.
- Jeremiah 20:7
- O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived.
- Ezekiel 14:9
- And if a prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:11
- For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.
I found the following on a religious discussion board that illustrates that Satan is quite different than God and while Satan may not be the good guy God most definitely is the bad guy.
If you take the enormous tribute to atrocity that some call the "Holy Bible" literally, God created two humans in a world where Good and Evil exist, but he told them nothing of it, and demanded they never try to learn anything of it. He also commanded his other creations, who knew more and were older, to basically drop everything and care for these ignorant creatures.
So one guy gets fed up with this idea, decides that they're not so great and neither is the totalitarian politician of a father he's living under, and does something. He doesn't even like these things at first, but they should at least know something about the world they're living in, and what exists in it. So he gives the chick some fruit that will show her the way, he gives her education and light about the full circle of the world and the knowledge that she lives among.
She needs to share this with her still-ignorant husband and she does. He too becomes educated. This is a bad thing, according to God. Educating yourself in all things and the idea that he may create something bad is wrong. So is being aware of these fact and of yourself. So what does he do? He banishes his pretty little creatures and starts sexism, xenophobia, and genocide for all.
You can't call the flood or Sodom and Gomorrah anything but genocide. He didn't like what people were doing with their lives, so he massacred them all. He thinks it is okay to force your beliefs down the throats of others and you're only a good person if you do things HIS way. That's fundamentally impossible, by the way, if you understand the human condition at all!
Satan, what does he do? Not much after Eden. In some versions, he even continues to serve and punish all the souls God finds bad. In others, he just wants souls to be his. If that's the case, Hell's a lot less racist, homophobic and small-minded than heaven. More interesting, too. Nice to meet ya, Marquis de Sade. :P
Job was an attempt to show a man that God isn't gonna save him no matter how miserable he gets. That the big guy in the sky isn't nearly so great as you might think. He even wanted a guy who was the biggest god fangirl ever, who was STARVING HIMSELF IN THE DAMN DESERT to realize that it doesn't have to be the way god says. Is it really so wrong to suggest a question of faith? Or to offer a guy stranded in the desert food and water?
How many people does Satan commit genocide upon? How many does he deceive for the purpose of wanting to look good? How many people does he banish for having an opinion, huh?
Yes, I think he's the good guy, if you haven't guessed, and God is the bad guy. But, then again, you're asking a Luciferian.