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Second thoughts -- and -- very unlikely controversy erupted this week over the miniseries the Bible.
Some believe that the actor who plays a double was made up to look like Barack Obama produces a program deny that -- the likeness is undeniable.
So we wanted to update the status of Lucifer the prince of darkness what as the current wisdom regarding him.
-- South Philadelphia rabbi -- -- Spiro the author of the book push back reclaiming the American Judeo Christian spirit.
-- from Washington doctor Chris -- teaches theology Catholic university.
So first of all doctor Ruddy.
-- and a rabbi writes about this the Bible is fairly clear that that god and the doubles set off the classic.
Good vs evil free will decisions that people have to make on earth that's what we have both god and the double.
Dot representing good to double -- represent -- Do you believe doctor first -- -- on the -- front that there is an act of god who does exist and and actually influences what happens here -- Definitely that there is an act of god and that there is also an active.
Evil principle he might call the double.
And Angel that was created good.
But fell through his own free will and is now a sort of presence of evil in the world are -- these -- spirits that actively.
Effects on human beings that's your belief doctor right.
Yes OK but I do rabbi do you see the same way.
What we don't believe -- an actual double what we do believe that -- during the time of creation.
Got a -- unleashed a force.
And even within people there's the constant struggle between our good inclinations and some of our unsavory inclinations.
And it's not an actual.
-- but they are forces outside of us and our our sentiments within us I don't understand a word force though is that a spirit is that a.
Is that a didn't -- Within people what is a force.
Within man it's an instinct there is things towards good and our instincts towards evil -- how do I have read these are inherent in every human being -- -- on earth there -- things to go either way and there's a poll and a porch.
A between god and I know you believe in god around by.
And at what you call the other force would you say you don't believe in a double.
Don't believe and a double per say now in the Bible there is mention of that in in jolt of Satan coming.
Which is more of an allegorical character of figure to represent.
Satan meaning representing the the evil that's found in the world.
But within -- there's no independent force within us it's part of -- -- -- the nation's view is I I was OK but you see it did a little differently doc do you believe that there is an active evil.
Spirit if you will or something that injects.
Himself for a better you know pro -- thrown out.
-- -- -- yes certainly a sense that we can be tempted by this evil presents this evil power.
But yet we're free as human beings to resist that are two or two rejected it's not a case of god and Satan being equal part -- and this isn't -- -- -- -- the professor of theology at Catholic U.
Sees somebody some for -- as you said rabbi a spirit that is actively.
All right pulling people to do wrong.
You don't see it that way you see it.
As everybody is born with both the inclination to do good and evil.
And then the person has to decide which way they wanna go that rabbi how do you explain the people who choose evil.
How do you explain those people and what happens to them after they die IE Adolf Hitler people like that.
I do believe that people who have a life where they choose tremendous evil and harm people.
They do end up and -- how I do believe that there is a heaven and hell and there is a judgment no question.
People sometimes -- evil because they're lazy.
They haven't worked on themselves and sometimes it's simply because they have ambitions -- lots.
And they don't bowed to the authority of the almighty.
Two great authorities and -- -- that you looked over take them that they almost -- -- our capacity for freedom of.
It's always judge Jeffrey decision and my sure mentally ill and -- always do you see it that -- as well doctor do you see -- you that that.
You are going to be judged after you die there is going to be a reward or punishment.
Definitely there's accountability that we will be judged on what we've done or not in that sense we're afraid to resist evil.
To succumb to it.
And in that sense were responsive I wonder why so many people succumb to evil low because I believe that they know it.
They know it when you do something bad there is something inside you whether it -- you born with -- -- decision on this is that right.
You know the -- the people who are slaughtering other people in May mean other people in betraying other people and stealing and all they know what they're doing is wrong.
Yet they choose to do it anyway rabbi and a -- You know because they bill because they succumb to the immediate gratification of what they want I don't think power is gonna be up payday down the road for that.
They should if they had.
But at the right type of revision in teaching they would understand that ultimately we're going to be accountable.
In the name of fairness doc has the world he created I had if you believe -- it just got but they're an awful lot of secular -- to say what you're dead you're dead.
Giving you the last word doctor.
I think -- -- more people are choosing to do evil today than ever before in the history of this planet.
I would disagree I think that this is a constant human temptation.
I think sometimes we seek what is outright evil but more often I think we see what we think is good for us but which is actually evil and again.
You really think that I mean I'm seeing every day so many terrible things done to other people around this world is just staggering.
And that's my job I have to deal with it every day that was a fascinating discussion you guys I really appreciate you coming on -- -- and.
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