if you go to hell for being bad why wouldn’t satan reward you for it why does he make you suffer wtf id be like hell yeah motherfucker you my nigga lets party
i started to laugh and then i realized that this is actually a really valid question
Alternatively, if Satan punishes sinners, why isn’t he considered good?
If the Pope dies, is he being promoted or fired?
We’re becoming self aware
The idea of Satan has become twisted over the millennia. He originally was not some demon that ruled over Hell (Hell originally derived from a Nordic term anyway) but rather he was responsible for tempting people into sin or proving their sins to God—but was not responsible for their punishment.
Picture a courtroom. God is the judge, you are the defendant, and Satan is the prosecutor. It’s Satan’s job to prove to God that you are guilty of sinning and he will test you with all sorts of temptations to prove it.
That’s why he’s seen tempting Adam, Eve, Job, and Jesus. He’s trying to prove to God that humans are easily tempted and ready sinners. In the Book of Job, God actually gives Satan permission to tempt the unfortunate Job, leading some people to interpret that Satan actually works for the Will of God.
And Jesus, in accordance to my metaphor, is your get-out-of-jail-free card.