Because he accepts me without conditions
Because he said “send me, that one soul shall not be lost”
Because he fought for all of God’s children
Because his plan sounds an awful lot like unconditional love
Because he told a woman that she could know like God knows
Because he dared to dream bigger than his Father would allow
Because he imagined a world without fear or pain
Because he knows what it feels like to live in hell
And because he, too, was cast out of heaven
I have found power and healing through reclaiming certain religious narratives. I am reclaiming the church’s tools of oppression and making these stories my own by reshaping the Satanic caricature in ways that I personally find ennobling.
If you’re reading this and feel compelled to find me through social media in order to set me straight, don’t. I know that Satan doesn’t love me. Satan isn’t real.