Satan is responsible for “the redefinition of marriage” (i.e. same-sex marriage), according to Twin Cities Archbishop John Neinstedt. Satan is responsible for a lot of other things, too, according to the archbishop, such as abortion, contraception and pornography.

People still believe in Satan? How about Santa? Oy . . .

Disclosure: I think the Satan myth is just that, a myth. An allegory. Oh, yes, and if taken literally, superstitious hogwash, too.  Same goes for Santa.

BUT, going along with the Satan line of thought for a bit . . . if there were a Satan, would it not be safe to say that it has probably corrupted the religions of this planet, and even the Bible itself? I mean, how else could you explain the seeds of hate being sown by so many religious people bent on denying equal rights to others? How else could you explain people who seek to impose their parameters on relationships between consenting adults? How else could you explain their murderous crusades?

The master Jesus, among others, pointed out that you could judge a tree by the fruit it bears. Sadly, too many religious organizations yield bitter and rotten fruit these days. That’s reality . . . it’s in our faces, it leaves a bad taste in our mouths. Yup, they must be in league with Satan . . .

Sigh . . .

Jillian