‘Round the earth, roaming about.
Religious types seems to be confused why Satan can roam around the earth freely, at least according to the discussions on Internet forums. The best explanation is that he’s an angel, an “evil angel” and he’s free to do what he wants - but still, there’s those who say that he’s trapped down in hell and shouldn't be able to get out of there.
Satan, or Lucifer - two of many, many names of christianity's number one opponent, is as you all know not the bad, evil, malevolent character priests and preachers claim him to be. Satan is the symbol of enlightenment, the opposition to the oppressor - in this case a psycho god who one day tells you to sacrifice your only child and the next day say it “was just a test” or gladly kills millions of people with a huge flood because they are too sinful. Sigh. A pretty unstable and disturbing dude if you ask me.
The answer is that Satan, and you, is free to roam the earth to gain knowledge, to seek experience, to open the eyes to what’s outside your little part of the world. I know there’s an economical question to this, but thanks to the wage slavery and the greedy concept of borders many are trapped in a prison they call home. They just don’t dare to leave their safe place, spending their money on fast food, television and crap they don’t really need - instead of saving and learn something new.
In my belief leaving your home, for a shorter or longer time, is a must to be able to feel comfortable in this earthly existence. To experience other cultures, to hear new languages, to meet amazing and not-so-amazing people are the cornerstones of wisdom. I’m not just talking about going to a sunny beach somewhere and getting burned to crisp together with other countrymen, I’m talking about getting out from the tourist clusters and learning something new. Staying with others from your own country sipping drinks at the pools is awesome, I don’t mind it, but take your time and get away from the perfectly temperate pools and see what’s outside the tourist zoo/gated community.
Here’s the thing; it’s not dangerous. In general it’s not dangerous anyway. The only danger is yourself provoking danger by showing you are scared, which is the best way to lure out the sinister characters from the backstreet shadows. Show your weakness and the wolves will attack. But then again, there’s a bigger chance you’ll get hit by the bus when leaving for work, choking on a piece of chicken in front of the TV or getting a heart attack from work related stress than getting robbed or killed by someone during your vacation.
By leaving your safe zone and go to another country far from your own you’ll get the following insight: what you consider normal is only normal for you. You might find it disgusting that people in some countries eat dogs and cats, but they probably think you’re sick to have dogs or cats inside - or eat sea insects (boiled alive!) and rotten fish once a year. They have their normality, you have yours, and there’s no reason at all to be upset of what someone else finds normal - at least inside that elusive concept of common sense.
Have you seen the Wachowski siblings’ Sense8? If not, it’s a great show with some stellar, fringe and very radical ideas - but what makes it sensational is the credit sequence. It’s an eclectic, massive, colorful montage of the world - with all its cultures and colors and people, and it quite well sums up how utterly amazing the world is.
I, and you, might be individualists/satanists - but that also mean we must be aware of how and why we are unique, and the best way to do that is to go out and see the world around us.
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