Going into a study of Satan is an off topic discussion, so let us just say that good study reveals a different story, perhaps we can start a thread on this?
It seems to me that this is more on topic than many of the issues being discussed. If God created everything then God created Satan. So, this is directly related to the question of what God did wrong.
As to the term satan in the Hebrew Bible, here is a complete list:
If you go through each entry you will find that they confirm what I have said. What you will not find, however, is support for your claim:
Satan’s role, in general, is to make humanity stronger by trying and testing them. He plays an important role of tempering the character of humans, of which even the Son was not exempt … In fact, the Lord put us in a safer environment by introducing Satan, since living without the knowledge of opposites is dangerous … Satan’s part is not only to expose us to evil, but also to strengthen us is everyday life.
I note that Origen attaches his philosophy of God to the axiom that evil is absence of good. Of course one takes pleasure and a feeling of safety from that idea. However how is it a better axiom than that good is absence of evil? (Schopenhauer)
An interesting question. For Origen it goes back to Plato and the Greek question of the end or good of a thing. To ask: “what good is it?” is to ask not only about the value of something but its purpose or that for which it is. We retain this meaning when we say that something that does not function properly is no good. This, of course, does not mean that it is evil.
The question arises for Plato’s of the good of the whole, or, put differently, as the question arises in the Republic
, what is the Good itself? Related to this is the question of how the good of each thing relates to the Good itself, that is, the problem of mereology.
So, for Plato the Good is not simply evaluative, but is about the proper relation and function of the part to the whole. For Origen and Christian neoplatonism in general it is a matter of unification with God as the realization of one’s part within the whole. Evil as the absence of good means the inability to function properly as part of the whole.
I do not know if Schopenhauer’s axiom is better, but it does reflect a difference in attitude or temperament. Schopenhauer was a pessimist. See his Studies in Pessimism
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