The entire premise of this topic is God is evil. I am showing how the ancients believed Satan was an intermediary to God through the entire old Testament. Satan is not thrown from heaven until in Revelations of the New testament, which was written decades after the death of Jesus. Satan is not the same thing as the Devil. The Devil is pure evil, but Satan is both good and evil, like the tree in paradise; tree of knowledge of good and evil. The temptation of Jesus in the desert comes from Satan. Satan had the authority to give Jesus all the riches and kingdoms of the world, if Jesus bowed and worshipped him. Satan was in charge of the earth. The evil attributed to God was performed by Satan, as the CEO of the earth. If God created the universe, the earth is a tiny place and does not need a full time God. The humans were defective and were given a remedial god; Satan. It is not exactly clear whether the Jewish God of the Old Testament is Satan, God the Father, or both. The prophets seem to be the only ones who had access to God. Satan appears to be the more common intermediary; keep getting into trouble. God the father is not evil but is morally neutral like instinct and the laws of science. If matter and anti-matter annihilate is this evil? The answer is no, even though things are destroyed. Satan, who is connected to knowledge go good and evil is more about value judgements placed upon things. To some this will become evil. Or meat becomes evil, even though it is morally neutral via instinct. This mythology is also symbolic. Up to eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, there is no complaint by God about the state of his creation. It was all good. Adam and Eve lived in paradise. The crap hits the fan after Adam and Eve eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is Satan's tree. Genesis tells about the evolution of the modern human psyche, with paradise implicit of natural human instinct; one with nature. Knowledge of good and evil is where subjective knowledge replaces instinct. Instead of eating when instinctively hungry, good could have meant eating on a schedule, and evil could have meant eating impulsively like an animal. Since this law is subjective, and will conflict with natural instinct, repression, sublimation and temptation appear; death appears. Now the human creation is messed up. Satan is placed in charge of the human beasts he had helped to mess up.