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Solemateleft

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I've been thinking about the spirit of the antichrist...

No no no, put your crystal ball down. Everybody tries to predict who the "Antichrist" will be. The most popular choices always seem to be the current pope or the current USA president. The only thing the Bible talks about though, is the spirit of the antichrist, which was already at work in the new testament church days.

The spirit of the antichrist... a spirit that is anti-Christ, directly opposite everything that Christ is. What kind of spirit would that be? Pride? That is the Original Sin after all, the starting point of satan's fall. Greed? Greed precludes a lot of what Christ is. Hatred? That's about the worst thing we can think of, hating everybody. Hatred seems to be the opposite of love, and everybody knows God is love.

Personally I think it is spite. Spite is the best... or rather, worst... opposition I can think of to everything God is. Spite requires a person to destroy, not for any gain to oneself, but just because a spiteful person can't stand to let other people have it if he can't have it.

If a spiteful person doesn't get his way, he can't bear to just sit down and sulk. He has to cause a problem to ruin everybody else's good time. A spiteful person can't just accept that he didn't get the promotion and go back to his job, he has to find some way to tear down the person who did get the promotion. If a spiteful person does get something, it's not enough to have it - he has to make you feel bad because he has it and you don't. Spite is as destructive as love is constructive. That is what I think the antichrist spirit is.

I've heard a lot of people say the devil is stupid. He fights a war he knows he can't win, and I hear a lot of Christians, ministers even, talk about how dumb he is to think he might win anyway. I don't think he's stupid at all, and I don't think he actually believes he will win. I believe he's just destroying all he can, because all he has left is one last act of spite.

It's the only way I can make sense of everything the devil does. Logically he should just sit in the corner and try to not mess anything else up. He made a big play for control of everything, he lost, there is no possible way to win, so he should just sit down and shut up. But he can't do that. If he can't have it all, he is compelled to do everything he can to ruin it for God and for the humans God made.

Mind you, this is just what I've been thinking about. I don't have chapter and verse on it, and I'm certainly not going to preach it from the pulpit. But thinking back on all the really spiteful people I have known... and all the times I myself have been spiteful, and there have been a few... it sure makes sense to me.
Agree with the sensibility of the reasoning and Sense of polarity.. while I would Add to that spectrum from good to bad to evil. Where such spiteful people have either the sense or compulsive nature to act bad, and to chose bad decisions.
Whereas evil doers own the farthest end of the spectrum opposite HIS love. This is where sociopaths, murders, rapists, child molsters, sex traffickers, and serial killers reside. Where spiteful people might be deemed as lost souls, evil doers signify the absence of a soul.
Just my humble opinion, completely unsubstantiated..
 

cinder

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As someone who detests calling strangers on the phone, I function much better with an internet that allows me to do so much of that stuff you used to have to call people to do by reading and clicking instead. Today I will be thankful to live in the internet age. Tomorrow I may go back to bemoaning how easy it is for all my time to get swallowed up by the internet, but I have so much essential stuff I do online that being without internet doesn't seem to be an option either. Some days I really am just another spoiled american.
 

Lynx

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As someone who detests calling strangers on the phone, I function much better with an internet that allows me to do so much of that stuff you used to have to call people to do by reading and clicking instead. Today I will be thankful to live in the internet age. Tomorrow I may go back to bemoaning how easy it is for all my time to get swallowed up by the internet, but I have so much essential stuff I do online that being without internet doesn't seem to be an option either. Some days I really am just another spoiled american.
Gotta say something here. There's nothing wrong with appreciating what you have. You're not spoiled until you expect something as your right and get offended if it is taken away.

If your internet goes down for two hours and you start talking about suing the internet provider, THEN you can call yourself spoiled.
 
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Does anyone know how long it takes to approve threads? I've started three and I think they weren't approved, idk?
 
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still waiting on mine to be approved from an hour ago, not sure any mods are awake rn