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On the strength of faith

And so Abraham, tried until only his faith remained, killed the false angel sent by Satan, and then fulfilled the command of his Lord.

.finis.

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__marcelo
Mar. 13th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm, an interesting thing to ponder. Thanks!
anowack
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
To the best of my knowledge, they didn't. The concept of Satan as an opponent to God is a much later Christian innovation. My understanding is that the "original" Satan was a servant of God whose job was to argue against the merciful option and in favor of harsh justice. Even that, I believe, was added later than the time of Abaraham.

That's my recollection, anyhow. It's been a while since I studied it, so I could be wrong.
__marcelo
Mar. 14th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, ok. Thanks!
razorsmile
Mar. 18th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Nope, you're correct. Book of Job makes that clear and explicit which, in turn quite literally makes God the biggest asshole in the universe.

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