Black Spirituality Religion : THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD 'SATAN'...

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    In the three major religions of the world - Islam, Christianity and Judaism - Satan is depicted as the prince of evil spirits and adversary of God. The word is the English transliteration of the Hebrew word “adversary” (or "accuser") in the Old Testament. With the definite article, the Hebrew word denotes “the adversary” par excellence, mainly in the Book of Job, where the adversary comes to the Heavenly court with the “sons of God.” His task is to roam.

    The word “satan” also has shared etymology with the word “santa,” which is Dutch in origin, and translates, “saint.” Both words use the same letters. The common source of the word “satan” is “Saturn,” first given to the Greek god Chronos, then later to the planet. Obviously this ancient and misunderstood Saturn harbors a devout nature for which he is seldom given credit. Instead, Saturn remains better known for his more malefic contributions to mankind, and eventually became “The Grim Reaper” and “the Devil,” which, in Christian dogma, is the personification of evil...

    “Adversary,” the word that describes Satan, is derived from the word “adverse,” which basically means, “opposed.” As the cosmic science of astrology is the synthesizer of all knowledge, here is the cosmic origin of the word “adversary,” and thusly Satan:

    The Sun, which is the Giver of All Life, is exalted (meaning its influences are most powerful) in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the first fire sign. Libra is Aries’ complimentary and opposite sign, and the planet Saturn (from which the word “satan” is derived) is exalted in Libra. As a result of this opposition, which is an adverse aspect, Saturn (or Satan) becomes the Sun's adversary. And as the Sun represents God, Saturn, or Satan, becomes God’s adversary…

    In light of this truth, all of man’s perceived and concocted stories and images of Satan – i.e., red with horns and tail – become cartoons and fairy tales…
     
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    Also explain about Santa Claws and Christmas. The original wording for Santa Claws was Satan’s Claw.
     
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    The correct spelling of the word is "claus." The American version of the Santa Claus figure received its inspiration and its name from the Dutch legend of Sinter Klaas, brought by settlers to New York in the 17th century...
     
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    Re: the word "devil":

    In the three major religions the Devil is depicted as the spirit or power of evil. Though sometimes used to refer to demons, the term more often designates the prince of evil spirits. In the Bible the Devil is known as "Satan" and "Beelzebub." In Judaism, Satan emerges as subservient to God and as an adversary and accuser of Job and other humans. In postbiblical traditions he emerges as the tempter of humankind and is responsible for all the sins in the Bible. Christian theology holds that his main task is to tempt humans to reject the way of life and redemption in favor of sin and death. In the Qur'an (Muslim Holy Book) the Devil is frequently associated with Iblis; he tempts the unfaithful but not the true believer. In Hinduism there is no principal devil, although there are a variety of demons or devilish beings. Buddhists also recognize the existence of many demons, and "Mara," the Buddha's opponent and tempter, is sometimes identified as a specific devil...

    Re: the word "Lucifer":

    The planet Venus was called “Vesper” by the early astrologers, meaning “evening” in Latin. Thus Venus was called "Vesper" when an evening star, shining brilliantly in the Heavens during and after sunset. When Venus is the morning star, rising brilliantly before sunrise, it was called “Lucifer,” which is Latin for “light-bearing.”
     
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    Rv:22:16: I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
     
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    John writes in Revelations 22:16 that he was told by an angel that Jesus is "the bright and morning star," which describes the beautiful planet Venus as it rises brilliantly in the Heavens before sunrise. It was called “Lucifer,” which is Latin for “light-bearing" or "bringer of light.” The New Testament was translated from the Greek language to English, and the priests and religionists of ancient Greece called Jesus "Lucifer." Interpreted thusly, the verse means that Jesus is the bringer of light, or knowledge...
     
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    So, then, how exactly did we get from calling Satan "satan" and Jesus "Lucifer" if Lucifer means bright morning star? When did Lucifer come to ba another name for the devil? And what's all this about Santa Claus? Is this another name for the Devil?
     
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    It's all a result of mistranslation and mistransliteration by the Biblical scripture-makers...
     
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    Ahh.. okay. Thank you.
     
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