Do you believe there is a devil?
Some cultures believe there is a malevolent being that
competes with a more powerful (sometimes only equally powerful) benevolent
being in the lives of men.
Others believe there is only a trickster type deity that
just puts us in situations that make our lives interesting and force us to grow
and or face challenges in life.
Satanism as founded by Anton Levy was really atheist. They really didn’t believe in God or
devil. The Temple of Set
sees “The Adversary” more as the “Emotive Force” or even the “Subconscious”. Traditional Christianity in the west seems
to view the devil more from television pop culture and the writings of
Islam seems to not place the devil on such a powerful level
as Christianity. The Devil is not given
the power to move mankind, only suggest.
In traditional Africa and
other cultures there are only trickster deities that pose no real threat to
mankind or the “God head”. They play an important
role in the destiny of people lives.
Many times playing a major role in the spiritual initiation of the
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