On Sunday, August 5, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be “The Origin of Satan,” presented by Julie Loar.
Loar comments that, “The Old Testament Satan is called ‘The Adversary,’ a forbidding but highly respected member of God’s retinue. How then did he become the Gospel’s prince of darkness, who is seen in hindsight to have brought about the crucifixion of Jesus as part of a cosmic struggle between good and evil? And why did the followers of Jesus increasingly identify the archetype of Satan with their own human antagonists ... first the Jews, then pagans and then heretics of their own faith?”
Julie will explore and lead a discussion on this topic, which is based on the groundbreaking work of noted Biblical scholar Elaine Pagels, as revealed in her acclaimed book, “The Origin of Satan.”
Award-winning author Julie Loar is one of the lay leaders of the Pagosa UU Fellowship and is now chair of the Worship Committee. She is also the program director for the Archuleta County Education Center.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.