I had a discussion with 4 JWs today and they told me that Jesus could
not be tempted, ( they say that he would not be perfect if he could)
but also they told me that Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness.
anyone clarify their beliefs please. I like to give them a reasoned
argument when I talk to them, but have never noticed this conflict of
My believes are that the existence of such "Satan" is worse than the idea of the existence of a God as per atheists. The concept of such being (a) is too convenient, a contrived way of explaining and blaming everything that goes wrong, doesn't make sense or is untrue. The concept of Satan is just a cop out. (b) makes less sense than the concept of Adam/Eve as per the Bible itself.
First, is that being is supposed to be the way the Bible describes it, Satan is 1,000 morally better than the paranoid, childish, bipolar schizophrenic Jehovah of the Bible. When you look at the behavior of both, seems like Satan even has better manners than Jehovah.
Second, calling "absolute justice" to letting people be/live and suffer for millennia the way they have simply for Jehovah make a point that he's being fair about that Satan thing doesn't look like justice at all from any angle you look at.
As for Jesus being "tempted" in the wilderness, that just reminds me of gay men in central park. That's how relevant that is.