I’m not going to get into a theological argument about what constitutes sin or prayer. Not my cup of tea even if I could talk circles around a priest should I need to (and that’s not a reference to the famed circular logic of faith; though it was a cheap crack on religion).
But Mr. Clemens makes an interesting point:
Up to his time, had anyone in all those eighteen centuries wondered about the turmoil that Satan might be going through? For many centuries, you couldn’t challenge God’s viewpoint; which is just as biased as any kid who ever got in a fight with a little brother. But here’s a man with the clarity of mind to ask, “But who prays for Satan?”
Who prays for the bad guy in one of the most novel, and perhaps the most well known, fairy tale to grace the Earth?
And sure, you could say Satanists; but Satanism is more about accepting personal responsibility for your actions and accepting that the world isn’t perfect than worshipping or praying to/for Satan.
What I hope you take away from this is that there are as many views and truths about the world as there are people, and it’s important to at least attempt to see the other side of your conflict before acting.
Best, and until next time,