Would you sign a pact with the devil?

I saw this blog post on Richard Wiseman's blog yesterday. Had a look around to see whether it was posted on TA, but didn't find anything, sorry if someone posted it and I missed it.

I signed it, no second thoughts. I find some of the comments quite stupid. Some people state they don't believe in the devil, but they won't participate, "just in case".

How do you feel about it?

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Comment by Pinko Commie on February 3, 2010 at 8:32am
Yeah, I saw that post earlier today and I had a similar reaction to the comments. If you have 'just in case' feelings that are strong enough to dictate your actions in any way, wouldn't you technically be agnostic? Though I have to imagine it's more of an issue for those who were at some point in their lives religious - the residual fear of hell acting as a kind of emotional phantom limb.
Comment by Monique Reimer on February 3, 2010 at 8:53am
I read a book a while back all about how Satan is an invention, that there never was this great opposite adversary, that the whole idea evolved over time. Things in the bible have been attributed to the devil but there isn't one. The book is called Satan - Christianity's Other God by James Brayshaw. Amazon has it if you want 500 pages of proof that humans invented him. And that's only part 1. I think the guy has a second half in the works.
Comment by Kirk Holden on February 3, 2010 at 10:19am
As an atheist the pact is both inauthentic and lacks credibility. Go and party with devil worshipers for the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. I just got ordained by the Dude, much more awesome.

Comment by Dave G on February 3, 2010 at 11:46am
I saw a number of comments along the lines that PC points out. Ones who don't believe, make the 'deal', yet report a residual unease left over from childhood beliefs. Much like one might be uneasy at stepping on a crack in the sidewalk, despite knowing that there is no causal relationship to the state of your mother's back.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 3, 2010 at 12:19pm
I signed it, lol! B/c I think it's funny.

This is what I said... and if you don't believe me on the CORRECT way of selling your soul, I got it from the complete encyclopedia of Demons and devils
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 3, 2010 at 12:20pm
Skycomet Heretic Says:

February 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Reply
“I agree that upon my death the devil can have my soul for eternal damnation”

Satan, you now own my soul!
Please give me a boyfriend, a laptop, free college tuition, and a million dollars!
It was nice doing business with you. lol

How do I feel about this:
Well basically – lmfao
The devil doesn’t exist and besides, according to ORIGINAL christian requirements for selling your soul, you can’t do it this way anyhow!

The real requirements:

You have to write THIS on a fresh, dried lamb’s skin in your own blood…
“I promise [Demon name or the devil] my eternal soul in return for ____ years of service and [whatever material objects you demand]. I sign in my own blood to seal this contract forever. [Sign your name]”

And then, supposedly, six demons [some of high order, such as Beelzebub, or Azrael [the anti-christ]] will appear before you and add their signatures at the bottom… and in this way you will sell your soul.

Of course, this is all bs… and I wouldn’t suggest doing this, think of the poor lamb! And writing a contract in your blood is gross and messed up.
But stilll… LOL – XD!!
Comment by Shine on February 4, 2010 at 8:34am
Kirk, Dudeism is amazing; I'm totally sold!

Jesus Christ
Bearded prophet of the meek and early archetype of the 1960s hippie.

Jesus was born Jewish, but then converted to Dudeism after he realized that the Romans and the Pharisees were fucking fascists. Today lots of people think he's the son of the guy who created the universe and that our life is in his hands. But probably he was just a dude who thought people should mellow out and stop getting so worked up about stuff. Sadly, few of his followers seem to actually realize that. Remember: There's not a literal connection.
Comment by Wesley on April 28, 2010 at 6:46pm
Whyt sell your soul...(as if atheists had one?..lol) to any part of the christian pantheon? I'm selling my soul..(if I got one) to Aphrodite the goddess of love. (and lots of sex)

The only reason I would be reluctant to sign something 'selling my soul to the devil'.....is because it could be used as a promotion of the fundamentalist cosmology. It would be just another thing FUNDIES could pull out of their hat and say...'See we told you all them Atheists were devil worshippers'.

It would do no use saying you signed it because you didn't believe it had any validity. In the end it would be used to promote the fundy mindset! They would say..(as they often have) the devil's greatest feat has been to make people believe that he doesn't exist.

Blah, blah, blah,


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