We, a hundred years after science discovered quantum physics, are alreay able to travel outside the solar system, create small black holes and extract energy out of the emptiness of space. Wonder what an exponent of our civilization would be able to do. Probably it will be capable of creating a universe. We have to see religion from that perspective. God is a proponent of an advanced civilization that has created this universe. It's not a unclear 'Father in heaven'. It's not metaphysical. We can see the traditional story in the same way -- it may be essential for ourself to understand it as a realistic, unnarrative account of what is occurring. Legend will it that God's son, Satan, became unhappy in life. Angry, Satan's desire is to destroy his father's creation. He is cast as a 'devil' -- a term that comes from a Greek word meaning "a false witness" or "malicious accuser." Ultimately, people belonging to this world have become the victim of this bad father-son relationship, and will just as long as this unhappiness persists. How does Satan satisfy his frustrations? Weaker elements in his father's universe are susceptible to his influence. Satan is attracted to civilizations that have become unhappy for some reason. He amplifies their discontent by entering the people of these civilizations spiritually (spirit means transparent energy belonging to a person). Their badness is emotionally fed with his own. Certain civilizations are thereby aggravated and can become a nuisance to other civilizations, even a lethal threat. To free oneself from this influence demands the discovery, recognition and expelling of the satanic spiritual presence. Not easy, for some people will succomb to stubbornness, self-pride and hate towards others. Key is to acknowledge that these emotions are an effect of his presence itself - leading the way to discover that one's personality might be much more gentle and civilized than this powerful being was able to distort.