Satan is a rather late creation of those in charge of religion. It's the way Christians can chalk good things up to the works of God and charge bad things to another account without having to reassess their ideas. It's like in Britain with the Royal Mint and the National debt... It's like with privatized gains of major American corporations, yet when they take large risks and fail, their losses are socialized. The idea of Satan is really just a way of avoiding blame and keeping the peasantry afraid, ready to bow to the will of a king, pope, or president.
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