Would you sell or trade your 'soul' to the devil for a bit of prosperity while that prosperity still matters?
To be honest, I think most people already have, or many, they may not think so, but if you look at their actions, their ways, how they've hurt others to get where they are, how they lie about others in business, politics, within families, social circles and more, I think many have already sold their soles for fame and prosperity based on their actions and behavior.
Look at the ugly vengeful behavior being displayed by those in the highest offices of the land? Totally vengeful spiteful behavior, yet they'd all swear up and down that 'We're the good ones'.
So I guess when people think 'They're the good ones', than it allows them to 'bend' Gods commandments to fit their need to condemn and destroy those they don't like?
You see it all the time, people in power just change, also money and greed changes people or the persute of.
If people think you're getting in the way of their money they'll lie, fib, spread rumors, destroy your good name and rep and more....just for a few dollars...is that not selling ones soul?
So point is, I don't think one has to sit down and write out a contract with the Devil, like on TV, to have already sold their souls to 'evil'...but the sitting down with Satan across from table paints a more vivid image of course.
That aside, I still want to explore this idea of selling ones soul to the devil, but in more of a theatrical way.
(let's have a bit of fun here, for exploration of thought is a healthy exercise)
Would I sell my soul to the devil?
My answer of that changes with time, long ago, when life felt more full, when still had more life in front of me than behind me, I'd of said 'no'....but now, now, with less life in front, less hope, an empty hollow future with seemingly no friends or family, my answer would might be 'yes'.
I mean would I trade what few years of health I have left for some prosperity and vitality?...I'd might say yes now.
Get that from God?, one might say...
Are you kidding me, I've been 'good' my whole life, use to go to church regulalry and all, and you'd think I were being punished for it.
And I've only seen Religion turn those around me into self righteous demons, who abandon you in your time of emotional need, yet swear up and down they worship the real god...BS, they worship their own flesh and desires and simply call that god!
They simply shrink 'god' down to their own puny size and biases.
And when under this 'spell' they'll never admit they're wrong, and then guilt beats them over the head and makes them avoid you.
So I don't want to hear about turning to god....
One guy on the radio the other day suggested, well I don't want to repeat it.
But just saying, I see self getting older, body getting more tired, yet prosperity nowhere in sight.
Getting by, yes, prosperity, no.
And getting by, just getting by as you get older is a recipy for homelessness at the first time of trouble or illness or injury ect.
So what if the Devil came along and said 'I'll give you 10 years of grand prosperity for your soul'
I'd might say yes now, especially since beginning to doubt in the whole afterlife thing.
The whole 'Jesus coming back' thing, you don't think Jesus would of come back by now if going to?
Hearing now that Christanity simply borrowed from other ancient religions of that time, like Hinduism and all.
Anyways, it isn't going to happen, my luck isn't that good, so I doubt 'the devil' would ever make such a deal with me, it would pain the devil to actually seem me enjoy life again for a while.
I think the devil is more happy to see 'me' slowly decline and to see my hope in the future slowly erode away, and no love, no this or that.
If the Devil is evil, I doubt the devil would ever want me to prosper even for 5 years, even if it meant my soul. I figure the devil knows he's already got most peoples souls, so what's the point in making any deals to get that which he already has?
Anyways, that's just my take on it at the moment, could change tomorrow depending on mood.
Kind of like how people will create the very conditions in your life, then come back later and ask 'Why are you this way?'.
Maybe that's not the best example.
In other words you ignore someone for years, isolate them, (isolation isn't good for anyone), so create the 'condition' on purpose, then come back and act surprised that person is how they are do to isolation.
It's like a sick form of trickery.
So I don't think people have to sell their soles to the Devil, I think most people already have with how they treat others, lie about others, don't bother confirming whether something is true or not, willing to believe the worst about another, and so forth.
Most have already 'sold out' long ago to dark principles, regardless of how big of a bible they hold in their hands, while then spreading untrue rumors about another as a way of 'manipulation'.
There is no justice in this world, just paranoid minds.