Oh irony of ironies. Christ is Satan’s shadow—and not the other way around! An afterthought and consequence. As Nietzsche observed, while master moralities focus first on what is good (powerful) and conceive of bad (not-good) only afterwards, a pale counterpart and a sort of lesser good—and thus are fundamentally creative—slave moralities focus first on what is evil (harmful) and conceive of good (not-evil) only afterwards, a pale counterpart and a sort of lesser evil—and thus are fundamentally reactive.
Satan is an essential character for Christianity, in some ways even more primary than Jesus. Without the threat of Satan, Sin, and Hell, a savior would serve no purpose. In order to convince people that they need Jesus to be connected to God, one first has to convince them that they are not already connected to God. And this has been the great goal of the missionaries—to recreate in each new culture they encounter the experience of separation, that their ideology may then become the bridge to salvation. But like they say in the song “Tear Me Down,” “There ain’t much of a difference, between a bridge and a wall.”
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