Druid Thoughts: Is There Really a Devil? I think the Devil is a way of putting outside of us all the things we don’t want to admit are part of being human. We kill and torture, rape and abuse. Once we admit that evil wears human faces, then we stand a better chance of dealing with it and not becoming a manifestation of it ourselves.
Yes, there is "a" devil -- in fact, there are tons of them!
I'd dearly love to blame my faint-heartedness, faithlessness, and fickleness on some Big Bad.
We could all be the devil. It's a choice we make every day.
For the series on “What do I really believe,” another question asked whether I believe there really is a Devil? It seems a rather irrelevant question as there is no such purveyor of evil in Roman tradition. It does, however, recall philosophical questions which pertain to all religious traditions. Epicurus asked: “Is God willing to [...]
Evil is determined by your own perception, or intent.
Pure evil must have an origin.
I can't completely dismiss the idea of the Devil. I'm of the opinion that if billions of people believe in something then that energy of belief goes into manufacturing whatever construct is on their minds. Do I believe in a devil with a pitchfork feeding the furnaces of hell? Certainly not, but I think there's something that appears every time Satan is invoked. -