You follow your religion because it orders civilization. Okay. Okay, I tend to call my Lord a "god". I also do not really desire to credit the god you worship with mine, nor do I wish to proclaim any glory to that god or the Creator. Because you exist and without Creator, you would not exist. You are thankful for your existence. The Creator created all things, including Lucifer. So it is written in Biblical scripture. You can not compare Lucifer to God. Temporary pleasures and knowledge. Are either beneficial beyond this Earth? No. Rewards are enjoyable enough. However, I follow Lucifer because I gave Him my word that I would thirteen years ago. Whether He deceives, although He has not done so ever since He revealed Himself to me, is irrelevant. I am as the man who follows His King, even through a war I suspect will be lost, and a war which is written will be lost. It does not matter to me that my King is a creation, or that I get the opposite of reward in the end. It only matters that I keep my word. You see, I am prideful and my word is my law and my honor, and I will not turn away from my honor. For thirteen years, I followed false images of the Lord I now have come to know. I was as the child staring in awe at something he did not understand, mired away in false beliefs until the King decided to call them forward. As the child, I saw the King as impersonal, without a creator and powerful. In fact, the King was the equal to the Creator, just on the side of destruction. The King then called the child forward and revealed His face, explaining to the child they could leave and go another way if they so desired. The child then advanced into the stage of the adolescent, seeing the face of the one they had admired, yet barely ever understood. The adolescent decided to stay. The King then showed the adolescent everything, even the King's own end, as well as the adolescent's, and asked again if they should remain. Once the adolescent decided to remain, despite their deception, they matured into the young adult. I am now as the man who walks in full knowledge of my King. This is my honor and I can only hope I should have such courage as to walk into eternity, rather than be dragged there.