no problems. he has great faith in the abilities of these persons.
“Yes, it only takes a few leaders who have made the Dark Angel their guest to lead the rest–who don’t really believe in him–astray; especially when the antidote to evil has been virtually expunged from all aspects of public life; no prayer in schools or civic events, while in many churches, worship has turned inward instead of upward. And all that’s needed are a few dupes willing to sell their souls in the name of Utopia to lead others downward. C.S. Lewis brilliantly puts this explanation on the lips of his favorite demon, Screwtape:
As the great sinners grow fewer, and the majority lose all individuality, the great sinners become far more effective agents for us. Every dictator or even demagogue — almost every film star or crooner — can now draw tens of thousands of the human sheep with him…There may come a time when we shall have no need to bother about individual temptation at all, except for the few. Catch the bellwether, and his whole flock comes after him.
It was the French poet Baudelaire who wrote, “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist.” So you can believe in the existence of personified evil or not; and many folks choose the latter. No, most people do not believe in the devil; but he believes in them.
Lisa Fabrizio* is a columnist who hails from Connecticut. You may write her at firstname.lastname@example.org**.”*