Felicia wrote:Nick, seeing as we've already got God in the forum, I think we need the horned god (ie, the Devil) to balance him. He always had the best lines!
God and Satan are in fact both aspects of the same entity. That's the killer of the whole joke thing. In fact, it was actually Satan which came first and invented God in order to confuse humans - who had not yet been invented BTW. Satan's invention of God however was only in his (Satan's) own mind, rather than in objective reality. God on the other hand was created (by Satan) with the power to create actual real stuff.
The "horn" by the way is - ahem - a euphemism. It in fact refers to an entirely different aspect (shall we say) of bodily reality than something sticking out of the Auld Goat's head. Watered down, I believe, by Christians.
Its like "the blood of a virgin" - you know, this has no implications of death or dying about it, although that is how it is usually portrayed (eg: a white robed pagan wearing a goats head wielding a knife in a threatening manner over the throat of a young woman tied down on an alter). It is in fact simply to do with a commonplace reality for young chaste females. Paganism is simply to do with nature, and all the "death" stuff is pure fabrication. In fact it's purely to do with celebrating life - and fertility of course. The Christians made up all the death stuff to frighten folk off, and help convert them to Christianity. Diabolical!
So - now you know!
Only - did I make it all up? And if I did, well, I can, can't I!
EDIT: Sorry - only just realised how badly off-topic this all is. Apologies all. Unfortunately the delete ("X") button has vanished!