"Please allow me to introduce myself
Im a man of wealth and taste
Ive been around for a long, long year
Stole many a mans soul and faith
And I was round when jesus christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But whats puzzling you
Is the nature of my game"
Sympathy For The Devil
Satan is a lawyer,
atleast according to the Jewish Encyclopedia:
"Satan is the member of the divine council who watches over human activity, but with the evil purpose of searching out men's sins and appearing as their accuser. Satan is the celestial prosecutorial lawyer who sees only iniquity."
"Yet it is also evident that the Devil has no power of independent action, but requires the permission of God (the Judge), which he may not transgress.
He cannot be regarded, therefore, as an opponent of the Deity; and the doctrine of monotheism is disturbed by his existence no more than by the presence of other beings before the face of God."
In the film Devil's Advocate, Al Pacino, as Lucifer, gives a fabulous synopsis and legal defense of his existance
"I'm here on the ground with my nose in it since the whole thing began.
I've nurtured every sensation man's been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I'm a fan of man! I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist. "
El Diablo even reveals his secret weapon...
"Don't get too cocky my boy.
No matter how good you are don't ever let them see you coming.
That's the gaffe my friend.
You gotta keep yourself small.
Innocuous. Be the little guy. You know, the nerd... the leper... sh*t-kickin' surfer. Look at me.
Underestimated from day one.
You'd never think I was a master of the universe, now would ya?"
This 'worst kept secret in the universe' was also divulged in another film, The Usual Suspects, wherein Kevin Spacey (Verbal) said,
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist."
Back to Pacino's Lucifer, I was fascinated by the ferocity of his speech about God as he tries to garner a little sympathy for the devil...
"Let me give you a little inside information about God.
God likes to watch. He's a prankster...
He's an absentee landlord!
Worship that? NEVER!"
Have you ever wondered why there are so many Lawyers on Earth and why they have their finger in everything?
Did you know that there may be over 1 MILLION Lawyers in the USA today!
I noticed this from the power-of-attorneys.com
"Lawyers amass their fortune through the redistribution of the existing wealth of others, rather than by creating wealth through their own entrepreneurial efforts? In other words, they rob from the rich, the poor and everyone else in between and give the loot to themselves. Now that’s quite a gig they’ve got working for them, isn’t it?
Hmmm. Sweet deal.
In Devil's Advocate Pacino said that being a Lawyer was the ultimate backstage pass. So I would have to say that this modern comparison of Beelzebub and Lawyers is a perfect fit and it was inevitable,