Persian Metaphor

The great Persian Myth that explains how Iblis (Satan) was sent to hell because he would not serve Humans and would only serve God rings true throughout the ages – as long as we recognize it’s metaphorical meaning.  

His love of God was more than his love of mankind; therefore, he was sentenced to hell.

The meaning, it appears to me, is that we must love our fellow man more than we love our God, or we get caught in the crossfire of judgmental paradigms.  When looking at world history, it appears that most wars were in the name of God – meaning we are fighting for our God, and not our fellow human beings.

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