Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Devil

The Devil is an abstraction. He comes from us, which means in the end he is us. He's real, but not the same way God is real, God being our name for that which never changes.

The Devil is the worst part of human nature, and his face is in the faces of evil and degraded people. Did evil exist before there were humans? You can see the devil's eyes and mouth in the face of a sadistic bully, but could you ever see God's face?

All evil in the world is done by the Devil or caused by him. Most of the good in it is inherent. People under the Devil's sway are in bondage.

The Devil's enemies are first, anybody who rejects him, and secondly, St. Michael the Archangel, but he's another story and another day's blog.

Tarot card, XV - The Devil, by Catboxer.

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