if you go to hell for being bad why wouldn’t satan reward you for it why does he make you suffer wtf id be like hell yeah motherfucker you my nigga lets party
i started to laugh and then i realized that this is actually a really valid question
Alternatively, if Satan punishes sinners, why isn’t he considered good?
If the Pope dies, is he being promoted or fired?
We’re becoming self aware
1) The Pope is being returned at the end of a lease.
2) One of the theological interpretations of the role of the Devil is to create temptation, and in that, they play the role of an assessor. They are an agent of Heaven, who offers the individual a chance to reject the path of righteous. Should that occur, Heaven gives you a counteroffer (reconciliation, forgiveness, last rites, take-back, and do-over). Get that wrong, and you’re in the theological hotspot.
The rationale for not treating the Board of Assessment as a positive element is that there’s a points scoring contest - the Devil gains a win for stealing one from Team Heaven, and is allowed to cheat (and does cheat, if required, and rules lawyers like nothing else).
See also the PR team for Heaven noting that the Big G is a jealous god, and is not going to be happy with someone else getting the limelight.
tl;dr: It’s complicated