by bob county
The Devil inside us...
I really don't understand the Bible stories... but I'm open to
suggestions. Take Sarah and Tobias in the book of Tobias
"(Sarah) had been given to seven husbands, and a devil
named Asmodeous had killed them, at first going into her."
Tobias likes Sarah and begs God to allow him to marry her.
A large fish assaults Tobias along the river Tigris. The angel
Azarias advises Tobias to grab the fish by the gills and gut it.
The liver will be burned to drive off the demon from Sarah.
Does this sound odd?
Then angel Raphael tells Tobias~
"And on that night(wedding night)lay the liver of the
fish on the fire, and devil shall be driven away.
"Then the angel Raphael took the devil,
and bound him in the desert of upper Egypt.
I guess the moral of this story is love conquers all, but why is fish liver
Rev.~ "Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth
after the woman in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood.
But the woman was given two wings of a giant eagle so that she
could fly out into the wilderness to the place God prepared for her.
Am I seeing an adversarial relation between male and female?
Or perhaps the serpent doesn't like women?
Well, women make babies and babies are the future of
Adam's seed. But, the serpent tempted Adam&Eve with
.. knowledge? or was it defiance?
Nothing can happen without God's consent. God can stop the serpent.
But, this drama continues.. for entertainment?
This is very irrational.
Is God sane?
Just kibitzing. ..
I'd like to know what you think.