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cheebdragon's avatar

Is Satan "white"?

Asked by cheebdragon (14884 points ) December 20th, 2013 from iPhone

Not trying to start any arguments…

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chyna's avatar

I’ve always thought he was red.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

He is an angel originally, and the most beautiful and favored. So I am going with yes.

kritiper's avatar

He can change his appearance to suit his needs, if you believe in him.

Seek's avatar

It depends on if you’re the type that believes the Lucifer referred to in Isaiah is also Satan.

(most American fundamentals do, Lutherans do not)

That Lucifer is referred to as the “Son of the Dawn” and the “Morning Star”, and thus is bright and shiny and light, and had instruments of gold in his throat.

So, yes.

If not, then Satan is just a dragon. Or snake. Whatever.

marinelife's avatar

If Santa Claus is (thank you for that news flash Fox!) why wouldn’t Satan be?

ibstubro's avatar

Were I a believer, I’d have to say that Satan, like God, dwells within each of us and so, therefore, is pretty much a reflection of our individual selves.

Pachy's avatar

Like Santa, Satan is a fictional entity. Santa embodies the spirit of goodness… Satan embodies the spirit of evil. He’s whatever color one’s mind imagines. (I opt for red.)

livelaughlove21's avatar

Yes, white, and also an insanely hot woman with a sexy British accent. Haven’t you seen Bedazzled?

Pandora's avatar

When I was a kid, I didn’t buy into the whole white Santa thing. My parents talked about the 3 kings. Then later I saw cartoons about Santa traveling the whole world and visiting people everywhere. I believed that was true but I wondered how did he know so many languages. So I thought that maybe there was more than one Santa. One for every country, so none of them would be the same color. Later I thought that it was silly and since Santa was magical that he probably could change his race and with it just instantly know different languages. After all, he could fly and squeeze in chimneys, and never age and travel the world in one night. and know who has been naughty or nice and make toys like they have in the stores. LOL

ETpro's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought Black is beautiful, baby. I know because the of the woman on the MBTA train today. Black is beautiful.

@Pachy Santa embodies the spirit of autocratic thought police. It’s little children’s first introduction to a thought policeman who can see what they are thinking and knows when they have been bad or good. Be good and get a reward. Bad, and a bag of coal. Presumably it’s coal that won’t even burn in the hearth, and it only worthwhile for your eternal torture. Only little kids don’t find out about that part till a bit later.

dxs's avatar

You better contact Fox news. This sounds like a great headline discussion for them tomorrow.
I also could use a laugh or two.

Blondesjon's avatar

Santa embodies the spirit of autocratic thought police. It’s little children’s first introduction to a thought policeman who can see what they are thinking and knows when they have been bad or good. Be good and get a reward. Bad, and a bag of coal. Presumably it’s coal that won’t even burn in the hearth, and it only worthwhile for your eternal torture. Only little kids don’t find out about that part till a bit later.

I believe the above statement also applies to Dr. Suess, Mother Teresa, and Funkadelic.

1TubeGuru's avatar

I always imagined him to look like Ernest Borgnine in the film the Devils Rain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8YtpkkG7og

ETpro's avatar

@Blondesjon Care to demonstrate how “Dr. Suess [sic], Mother Teresa and Funcadelic” can act as thought police? And if they do, they deserve the same condemnation as any other though policeman. Autocracy with no escape, even through death, is not a good thing. The poor citizens of North Korea are required to worship their Dear Leader and his progeny throughout their lives. They deal with thought police who make it their business to decide whether n individual North Korean is respectful enough or not. But the scam that Santa is designed to inculcate into children cannot even be escaped by death. It involves an eternal, supernatural though policeman with perfect knowledge of every though that comes into your head and a plan for eternal horrific punishment unless you think what he requires you to think. Not very much like Dr. Seuss, as far as I can see.

Blondesjon's avatar

Care to demonstrate how “Dr. Suess [sic], Mother Teresa and Funcadelic” can act as thought police? And if they do, they deserve the same condemnation as any other though [sic] policeman.

Nope.

If you have to ask you’ll never know.

ETpro's avatar

@Blondesjon Thank you for conceding the point.

Blondesjon's avatar

awww . . . shucks

zenvelo's avatar

I always thought Satan was swarthy like Al Pacino…

cheebdragon's avatar

James Woods would be an awesome Satan I think…

Haleth's avatar

If you try to combine creation myths with anthropology, which doesn’t really work but bear with me, both God and Satan should be black people. In the bible, man was made in God’s image. The angels probably looked a lot like God, too, but it doesn’t really say (Satan being a former angel). The first modern humans came from Africa and migrated outward to settle the rest of the world. The settlement of northern Europe happened several tens of thousands of years after human migration began. Later still, people began to have pale skin to better absorb the weaker sunlight there. The existence of white people is a relatively recent development in human history. When God created early man in his image, they didn’t even exist yet.

So, white Satan is feasible but unlikely, but God is almost definitely a black person. Jesus was probably a middle eastern dude but that hasn’t stopped painters from portraying him as a white guy for hundreds of years. So in reality, it probably just depends on who you ask.

cheebdragon's avatar

I found Satan!

(Trust me, it’s hilarious)

ucme's avatar

He can’t jump, so…

rojo's avatar

No, god is good and goodness is white and, since satan is her exact opposite, he must be black.

Once again logic triumphs over theocracy

flutherother's avatar

He may have started off white when he was called Lucifer but I think he is black now.

Darth_Algar's avatar

If I believed in such things (which I don’t, but for the sake of argument…) I would think that Satan wouldn’t necessarily be one thing or another but would take whatever form he felt relevant to the person in question – whether that form being a terrible red demon, a swarthy dark-skinned man, a stunning fair-skinned woman or any one of countless forms.

cheebdragon's avatar

Lucifer could have been a cool name if it didnt have such a bad reputation.

dabbler's avatar

(@cheebdragon Lucille and Lucius are available…)

cheebdragon's avatar

@dabbler thats true, I always liked Lucian also.

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