It’s quite obvious the devil serves the same purpose as the god. That purpose is to make sure a person feels selfworth.
That is to say, “God knows who I am. He singles out me as someone important. He tells me personnal things I should and should not do.”
The devil makes us feel important, too. “The devil is tempting me. He does this because I am important to him. It’s a big deal if he draws me into sin.”
If ever there was a person who needed self affermation of his importance, it is former Republican candidate for President, Herman Cain. And, sure enough, he finds the devil takes time in his busy schedule to focus on Herman.
According to poles, a lot of people believe there is a literal Devil. That makes sense because about the same number believe in the god.
It has become expecially popular recently for conservative politicans to bring up Satan in their remarks. Cain joins Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Judge Scalia in giving us fair warning.
With so many talking about it, there seems a good possibility the Devil will be a campaign issue in the Republican primary. It is just as legitimate as being against as gay marrige. Perhaps the Republican Party can establish itself as the Party that fights Satan.
Conservative politicans entertain us all with talk of morals. Hearing them talk about Satan is so fun I’m buying a season ticket.