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Is there really a devil?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 5:07 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Not in my beliefs... that's a Christian thing...

    Answer by WoodWitch at 5:08 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's fourteenth-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through what is largely the medieval concept of Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.[1]
    I just put this on here because this guy who wrote the inferno was a reject of society, he wanted to harm the socialites who rejected him.

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 5:09 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • nope,the evil is in us. We decide whether or not to let it out.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:10 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I am Christian, but there are smart Christians and dumb ones.

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 5:10 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • i think where there is a good, there must be a bad. so since i believe in God, there must be an opposite being, be it Satan/Lucifer/Devil/etc.

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:11 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • yes and she has a CM account under a new name now.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 5:17 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • YES!!! of course!

    Answer by janieishappy at 5:17 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • yes and she has a CM account under a new name now.
    Answer by jewjewbee


    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 5:18 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I'm a Christian who doesn't believe that the devil represents a literal being. But I don't believe that its meant to represent the "evil" in us, as I don't believe we ARE evil ( basically, I reject the idea of original sin and the inherent wickedness of mankind). I believe we are born with an innate purity and potential to become more spiritually mature (Christ-like, if you will, but that's a major oversimplification). I believe that we have the choice to pursue the cultivation of that potential, or to ignore it. So I reject the more typical definition of sin. Given that, the belief or idea of a Devil doesn't really fit in with my line of thinking.... :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:25 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Satan's greatest lie is convincing people that he doesn't exist.

    Answer by Gal51 at 5:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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