|Arm Wrestle or Arm Union?|
After listening to Biffy Clyro's God and Satan, I got thinking.
Just listen to this first line:
"I talk to God as much as I talk to Satan, because I want to hear both sides."For some reason, I found this really powerful. Just think, throughout time religion has always been very biased toward the God side of things. Even the bad stuff, like the floods and plagues were supposedly him "teaching us a lesson". But could it not be that certain things aren't as Black and White as the bible makes it out to be? That often things happen because God just felt like being a jerk? Or Satan's just a misunderstood angel, crying out for help? Now I'm not a religious guy myself, and I don't want to offend anyone here, but I'd like to go a little deeper with this.
Ever heard the phrase, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter"? Take Nelson Mandela, for example. What he did for South Africa was phenomenal and stopping the apartheid and putting an end to a lot of racial prejudices was no easy task. But this figure of public appreciation and respect isn't just one huge beam of human goodness. Back in the 60's, Nelson helped wage a huge guerrilla war against the apartheid government, in which the majority of casualties were civilians and innocents. And yet, because he won, everyone seems to forget this fact. Obviously, Nelson regrets his violations on human rights, and is deeply apologetic of his past actions, but you can see that this is a very two sided argument.
|Mandela and Castro - This image can really speak volumes.|
|All for a reason... Apparently.|
Although it may be a bit risqué to right out call God a fascist dictator, that won a war against Satan, you have to admit it's certainly an interesting idea. After all, if Hitler had won WWII, wouldn't we all be heiling and marching, strongly against the "evil" democratic idea. Which is where a certain "The bible is propaganda" theory comes into play. But this may be getting away from the point.
Who's to say they're not just both on the same side? Maybe they're the same guy; a Gollum/Smeagol deal, you know - Just a schizophrenic loony in the sky? Or perhaps they are, as religion describes it, just the incarnations of pure good and evil. Who knows, maybe the universe is just one big chess game between the two of them.
|Let's just hope they don't reach Checkmate...|